Change of master programme

The admission to a master programme is only possible after completing a subject-relevant bachelor or diploma programme in the same or a related discipline. In the Master Access Guide you can find out which bachelor/diploma degree programmes qualify for admission to a specific master programme.

Master programmes with entrance exam procedure

Entrance exam procedures only take place once per academic year (before the winter semester) and are valid for two semesters.

  1. Apply for admission to the degree programme you would like to change to within the application period. Choose the desired degree programme in u:space > Studies > Apply for admission and upload the required documents. Documents that were already confirmed by the Admission Office (status "confirmed") do not need to be uploaded again. Note any potentially required additional proofs. You can find these in the curriculum of your degree programme.
    Check the status of your application in u:space under "My application". This status has to be "application submitted".
  2. Complete the entrance exam procedure of the chosen degree programme. The Admission Office will inform you about further steps via e-mail.

 Deadlines

Application period for the academic year 2023/24:

  • from 1 March to 17 April 2023

Summer semester 2024:

  • Admission period: from 8 January to 31 March 2024
  • Semester start: 1 March

Application period for the academic year 2024/25:

  • from 4 March to 8 April 2024

Winter semester 2024/25:

  • Admission period: from 11 July to 31 October 2024
  • Semester start: 1 October

Summer semester 2025:

  • Admission period: from 7 January to 31 March 2025
  • Semester start: 1 March

Schedule of the academic year

Master programmes without entrance exam procedure

  1. Apply for admission to the degree programme you would like to change to within the application period. Choose the desired degree programme in u:space > Studies > Apply for admission and upload the required documents. Documents that were already confirmed by the Admission Office (status "confirmed") do not need to be uploaded again. Note the potentially required additional proofs. You can find these in the curriculum of your degree programme.
    Check the status of your application in u:space under "My application". This status has to be "application submitted".
  2. If you fulfil all requirements you can be admitted to the new degree programme. You will receive an admission letter to your u:account e-mail address (webmail.univie.ac.at) after a processing time of a few weeks. You can also find the admission letter in u:space > Personal matters > My documents.

The Admission Office will inform you about further steps via e-mail. 

 Deadlines EU/EEA

The following deadlines apply for EU/EEA/CH citizens and groups of persons according to the Decree on Groups of Persons.

Summer semester 2024:

  • Application period: from 15 November 2023 to 5 February 2024
  • Admission period: from 8 January to 31 March 2023
  • Semester start: 1 March

Winter semester 2024/25:

  • Application period: from 10 June to 5 September 2024
  • Admission period: from 11 July to 31 October 2024
  • Semester start: 1 October

Summer semester 2025:

  • Application period: from 11 November 2024 to 5 February 2025
  • Admission period: from 7 January to 31 March 2025
  • Semester start: 1 March

Schedule of the academic year

 Deadlines non-EU/EEA

The following deadlines apply for persons with citizenship from a non-EU/EEA country.

Summer semester 2024:

  • Application period: from 15 November 2023 to 2 January 2024
  • Admission period: from 8 January to 31 March 2024
  • Semester start: 1 March

Winter semester 2024/25:

  • Application period: from 10 June to 31 July 2024
  • Admission period: from 11 July to 31 October 2024
  • Semester start: 1 October

Summer semester 2025:

  • Application period: from 11 November 2024 to 8 January 2025
  • Admission period: from 7 January to 31 March 2025
  • Semester start: 1 March

Schedule of the academic year

 Note for graduates of the University of Vienna

The application and admission period for graduates of the University of Vienna who want to study an eligible master programme according to the curriculum for the winter semester 2024/25 is from 10 June to 31 October 2024. The application and admission period for the summer semester 2025 is from 11 November 2025 to 31 March 2025. 

The direct admission to consecutive master programmes in the same discipline (only available in German) is possible year round for graduates of a bachelor programme at the University of Vienna.