Admission to the Magister programme in Statistics with a degree from another university

Information regarding the admission to the Magister programme in Statistics for prospective students who 

  • have completed a bachelor/diploma programme 
  • at another university/university of applied sciences and
  • have German language proficiency below level C1.

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Please note:

  • You may only apply if
    • you have completed all ECTS prescribed in your degree programme and
    • you are no longer entitled to take exams at your previous educational institution anymore.
  • We accept a confirmation of your university about the completion of studies and your transcripts/diploma supplement.
  • You must hold an eligible higher education degree of at least three years from a post-secondary educational institution in the same discipline as the Magister programme you intend to study. 
  • Submit your complete application for admission as early as possible with easily legible high-quality scans of your documents.
  • The processing of your application is time-consuming. The processing of your residence permit (if required) by the Austrian embassy/consulate also takes time. Therefore it is in your own best interest to apply for admission as early as possible. You might only be able to complete the admission procedure in the semester after you have applied for admission.

Deadlines and dates

EU/EEA/CH citizenship

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 2024
  • 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

Non-EU/EEA citizenship

The following deadlines apply for citizens of non-EU/EEA countries.

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

 Registration at the Preparation Programme

Please note the registration period of the University Preparation Programme of the Vienna Universities (VWU). You have to consider several things regarding your admission at the University of Vienna while attending the VWU

 Required documents

For the registration in u:space

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

For the application for admission

You can find information regarding further requirements (e.g. qualitative admission requirements, language proficiency) on the overview page of the Magister programme in Statistics.

 Your steps in the admission procedure

Step 1: Prepare the required documents

  1. Scan all required documents and save them in the appropriate format. Make sure that your files are easily readable and provided in high quality. 
  2. Merge multiple pages of the same document into one PDF file using an online tool of your choice (e.g. higher education degree certificate + transcripts/diploma supplement + legalisation + translation). 

Prepare all required documents before the beginning of the application period. Thereby, you can apply for admission with complete documents as soon as the application period starts. 

Step 2: Apply for admission

  1. Create your u:account in u:space within the application period. Make sure to remember your login data. You will need your u:account during your studies. 
  2. Log into u:space to complete the registration and select the degree programme of your choice.
  3. Upload the required documents. 
  4. Check the summary to see if the data you have entered is correct (especially your e-mail address) and choose "submit application". 

When the status of your application is "submitted" in u:space > Studies > Apply for admission > My applications, the Admission Office can process your application.

Missing documents delay the processing of your application. Only submit your application once you have uploaded all required documents. 

 Registration in u:space

Step 3: Wait for the admission letter

After you have applied for admission, you have to wait for your admission letter. The review of your documents by the Admission Office takes several weeks. We cannot provide information regarding the status of your application due to organisational reasons. 

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. 

The admission can

  • be granted without any supplementary examinations, or
  • be granted with the supplementary examination in German at the University Preparation Programme of the Vienna Universities (VWU) and possibly with supplementary examinations from the bachelor programme (max. 30 ECTS), which you have to complete until the end of the second semester in the Magister programme at the latest. 
  • be rejected due to missing pertinence/qualitative admission requirements.

If you did not upload a proof of German language proficiency at level C1, the supplementary examination in German will be prescribed. You will receive information regarding any supplementary examinations from the bachelor programme in your admission letter. These compensate fundamental subject-specific differences and stem from the relevant bachelor programme at the University of Vienna. You do not have to be admitted to the bachelor programme to take the "subject-specific" supplementary examinations, as you can only complete these exams after admission to the Magister programme. 

The admission letter is valid as long as there are no legal changes or changes in the curriculum that affect the admission procedure. If you are not able or do not want to start your studies in the semester you have applied for, e.g. because the semester has already started, admission in the following semester (or later) is possible. We recommend starting 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've applied for is possible. You still have to complete the admission procedure as described in step 4, 5 and 6.

Step 4: Register for the University Preparation Programme of the Vienna Universities

If the supplementary examination in German is prescribed in your admission letter, you first have to register for the University Preparation Programme of the Vienna Universities (VWU) and pay the course fee.

Step 5: Admission to the non-degree programme

This is how you complete the admission procedure:

  1. Book an appointment for online first-time admission by using our appointment-booking tool.
    Detailed information on how to book an appointment
    As your identity needs to be verified, you have to complete this step in person. Representation by third parties is not possible.
  2. After the online appointment you will be preliminarily admitted to the non-degree programme. During the non-degree programme (= attending the VWU) you are not allowed to start your degree programme, you are only authorised to complete the supplementary examination in German at the VWU. You will receive an e-mail with your student ID number and information regarding further steps after the online-appointment. 

Step 6: Pay the Students' Union fee and order the u:card

Pay the Students’ Union fee after your appointment. The admission is complete as soon as the prescribed fee is "received" in u:space > Financial matters > Tuition fee/Students’ Union fee. Then you can also order and validate your student ID card, the u:card

You can also print your study documents (student record sheet and confirmation of enrolment) in u:space > Personal matters > My documents. 

The admission to the degree programme is only possible, once you have completed the supplementary examination in German