Expenses for the degree programme arise not only from the cost of living, but must also be calculated for related infrastructure supplies (workplace), for any new equipment, software, literature and for incidental expenses (meetings, conferences).

Doctoral candidates are budding researchers pursuing a professional activity. The University of Liechtenstein and the chairs endeavour to ensure that the work performed by doctoral candidates is funded and an employment relationship ensues. The University of Liechtenstein budgets a limited number of positions for doctoral candidates. Under specific conditions it is also possible that candidates may take also a job outside the university to receive the necessary income. Obviously, doctoral candidates may always commence a doctoral programme if they have their own funding and if supervision is secured.

Professors offering a doctoral thesis can supply information regarding available positions and funding options.