Master programme in East Asian Economy and Society

Your steps in the admission procedure depend on whether you have completed your previous degree programme at the University of Vienna or another post-secondary educational institution. 

In the study profile of the master programme in East Asian Economy and Science you can find out which previous degree programmes are eligible. 

 Degree programme with selection procedure

A selection procedure is conducted for admission to this master programme.

  • You can only submit your application for admission to the degree programme once per year, within the application period.  
  • The admission letter is only valid for the winter semester you have applied for and the following summer semester. 
  • 35 study places are available per academic year. The allocation of available study places ensues during the selection procedure. 

Application period academic year 2024/25: from 4 March to 8 April 2024

 Degree programme instructed in English

The language of instruction in this degree programme is English. A proof of German language proficiency is not required.

Additional requirements

English language proficiency at level B2

To be admitted to an English or multilingual master programme at the University of Vienna, you have to provide a proof of English language proficiency. 

To apply for admission to this degree programme, you require a proof of English language proficiency at level B2

English curriculum vitae (CV)

Upload your English curriculum vitae in u:space at "Further documents and proofs" as document type "CV".

English letter of motivation

Upload your letter of motivation as PDF file in u:space at "Further documents and proofs" as document type "Letter of motivation".

The letter of motivation should address each question in the provided questionnaire individually, in a clear, list format rather than in essay style. Please write in English, using two pages in total. Please answer all questions individually in the order below. Be precise.

Answer the following questions:

  1. How did you learn about the EcoS master’s programme?
  2. Please describe your current skillset and formal qualifications relevant to this field.
  3. In what ways will the master’s degree in East Asian Economy and Society complement your existing skills and qualifications?
  4. Which alternatives to the EcoS master’s programme have you considered, and why did you choose the EcoS programme over them?
  5. Where do you see your professional future after graduating from the EcoS master’s programme?
  6. Please list examples of previous academic writing you have done in English, such as term papers, bachelor’s theses, articles, etc. If there are none, please state so.
  7. What potential topic are you considering for your EcoS master’s thesis?
  8. Which research question (only one!) do you want to address in your EcoS master’s thesis? To whom do you think this answer will matter, and why?

If you have any questions regarding the letter of motivation, please contact

You can find detailed information regarding the structure, the course contents and any potential info events of the master programme on the Chair of East Asian Economy and Society's website.