Admission to master programmes with selection procedure (degree from the University of Vienna)

Detailed information on the admission to master programmes with selection procedure (except Psychology) for prospective students who

  • have completed a bachelor/diploma programme
  • at the University of Vienna.

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Please note:

  • You must have completed your degree programme when applying for admission. If you are near completion, an individual assessment of your study progress will determine whether you may participate in the selection procedure. For this purpose, please merge your transcript of records into one PDF file. Only a maximum of 30 ECTS may be left until completion.
  • You must hold an eligible higher education degree of at least three years from a post-secondary educational institution.
  • Submit your complete application for admission with easily legible high-quality scans of your documents.

 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

 Required documents

For the registration in u:space

  • your valid passport or personal ID card (front and back) as JPEG or PNG file

For the application for admission 

You can find detailed information regarding the content and structure of your letter of motivation and further documents on the overview page of the individual degree programme. Choose the appropriate degree programme at Admission > Master programmes

You do not need a proof of German language proficiency. 

 Your steps in the admission procedure

Step 1: Apply for admission in u:space

Log into u:spae and choose your degree programme at Studies > Apply for Admission. Documents that were already confirmed by the Admission Office (status: "confirmed") do not have to be uploaded again. Upload any proofs prescribed in the curriculum as individual PDF files (e.g. proof of English language proficiency). Afterwards choose "Submit Application". 

As soon as the status of your application is "submitted" in u:space at "My applications", the Admission Office can process your application. 

Step 2: Wait for the admission letter

After you have applied for admission, you have to wait for your admission letter. This takes several weeks. The Admission Office reviews your documents, the selection committee allocates the study places. You will be informed if you receive a study place and may be admitted in the beginning/middle of June. You will receive your admission letter via e-mail to the e-mail address you have provided in u:space. You can also find it in u:space > Personal matters > My documents.

Step 3: Admission to the degree programme

The admission letter is only valid for the winter semester you have applied for and the following summer semester. We recommend starting your studies in the winter semester. Having received the admission letter does not mean that you are already admitted to the degree programme, but rather that an admission to the degree programme you have applied for is possible. 

To complete the admission procedure, please message us via the Servicedesk within the admission period of the semester you have applied for or the following semester. You will receive an e-mail with further information. 

It is in your own best interest to complete the admission procedure as early as possible, so you do not miss any registration deadlines for courses. 

 FAQ

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  • I have received my admission letter, what do I need to do now? Am I already admitted to my degree programme?

    Please message us via the Servicedesk within the admission period of the semester you have applied for or the following semester to complete the admission procedure. You will receive an e-mail with further information. 

  • My bachelor programme is not yet completed. Can I still apply for admission?

    You must have completed your degree programme when applying for admission. If you are near completion, an individual assessment of your study progress will determine whether you may participate in the selection procedure. For this purpose, please merge your transcript of records into one PDF file. Only a maximum of 30 ECTS may be left until completion.

  • Can I submit the application with a certificate for English that is not in the list of accepted certificates?

    No, only language certificates listed as recognised proofs of English language proficiency are accepted.

  • When will I know if I can be admitted?

    You will be informed if you can be admitted to the degree programme in the beginning/middle of June . 

  • How long is my admission letter valid?

    Your admission letter is valid for the winter semester you applied for and the following summer semester. We recommend beginning your studies in the winter semester. 

    Schedule of the academic year

  • In which master programmes with selection procedure may supplementary examinations be prescribed?

    Supplementary examinations from the bachelor programme to compensate fundamental subject-specific differences may only be prescribed in the master programmes Science-Technology-Society and Middle European interdisciplinary master's programme in Cognitive Science (MEi:CogSci).

    In all other master programmes with selection procedure you will either get an admission letter without any supplementary examinations (if you receive a study place) or a rejection letter (if you do not receive a study place). 

  • I have completed a degree programme instructed in English, why do I have to upload a proof of English language proficiency in u:space?

    The system does not recognise, in which language a degree programme was completed. The proof of English language proficiency is a mandatory field that must be filled in. Please upload your diploma supplement, which shows the language of instruction or a confirmation from your university about the language of instruction, in the field "certificate of proficiency in English at level B2" or "certificate of proficiency in English at level C1".

  • I can't find my master programme in the list in u:space – why?

    Please note that the application periods for admission to master programmes with selection procedure and master programmes without selection procedure differ. Make sure, if the application period for the desired master programme is currently open. Only then will it appear in the drop-down menu.

  • How many study places are available each academic year?

    Each academic year, between 30 and 50 places are allocated per degree programme.