Sebastian Voigt studied biology in Hamburg and Innsbruck, where he specialized in physiology and embryology. He also attended courses in protein biochemistry and cell biology and carried out work on neotenic hemoglobin expression patterns in pupfish (Cyprinodon) in Umeå, Sweden, in 2001. He obtained his MA in zoology on physiological maternal effects in zebrafish (Danio rerio) in Innsbruck in 2003. Until 2006 he studied veterinary medicine in Vienna. He is currently attending biology courses at the University of Vienna.