Master programme in Science-Technology-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 Science-Technology-Society 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. 
  • 40 study places are available per academic year. The allocation of available study places ensues during the selection procedure. 

Application period academic year 2023/24: from 1 March to 17 April 2023

 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 in u:space at "Further documents and proofs" as document type "Letter of motivation".

The document must be written in English and contain between 1,500 and 2,500 words. Please make sure that the document is page numbered and created in the format A4. 

Do not forget to write your name and the total number of words in the document header.

Answer the following questions in clearly separated sections: 

  • Why do you think that science-technology-society relations are relevant and important in the contemporary world and why do you think a study of these relations is necessary?
  • What is your personal motivation to apply for this programme?
  • In which ways do you think your prior experiences, qualifications, and skills will support your studies in this new domain?
  • What do you expect to learn in doing the master programme, and which role does it play in your further academic, personal, and professional development?
  • Having looked at the past and present research projects and foci of the Department of Science and Technology Studies of the University of Vienna, which questions relate most to your own current interests?

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 Department of Science and Technology Studies' website.