Application for a Bachelor programme

What documents are required?

  • Curriculum vitae (in tabular form and in the language of your selected degree programme)
  • Letter of motivation (composed according to the guideline)
  • passport (ID page)
  • A passport-sized photo
  • (translated and certified/legalised) complete school leaving certificate or general university entrance qualification (incl. stamp and signatures)
  • further (translated and certified/legalised) academic transcripts (if applicable)
  • Record of previous work experience (if applicable)

Applicants for degree programmes being taught in German, who are not native speakers of German additionally have to submit at the time of application:

Important information and tips

Letter of motivation

The letter of motivation is an integral part of the online application. Please consider the specific requirements and the pre-defined limit of characters. Among other things, the following points have to be illustrated: 

  • Motivation/Reasons for the study programme selected
  • Expectations towards your future studies
  • Characteristics and skills (strengths and weaknesses)
  • Reflections about the accomplishment your studies with regard to
    Family – Job – Leisure time (part-time studies only)

Some advice if...

... you wish to apply before completing your secondary school leaving qualification, you may submit your certificate until your start of studies. In this case, please upload your official transcript of the previous year and a confirmation - issued by your school - with the exact denomination of the qualification that you will achieve and the estimated date of completion.

Mandatory requirements for applicants with international certificates and degrees

Applicants with international certificates must have their documents translated into German or English and certified/legalised. For detailed information regarding the requirements for translation and legalisation of documents click here.

Please note that only complete application files (incl. translated and legalised documents) sent until the application deadline will be accepted and verified by the academic board according to the entry requirements.

Some advice if...

... you have to apply for Visa and/or residence permit for your studies in Austria. We strongly recommend all international applicants to start the application for visa and residence permit as soon as possible, because the processing may take up to six months. Our International Welcome Center is at your service to assist and help with entry and residence permit regulations, accommodation and insurance issues.

Admission procedure and allocation of study places

In order to help you schedule your application and admission procedure, we will specify a number of different dates for the admission procedure. These can vary between the degree programmes. The contingent per date for the admission procedure is limited. In order to have the opportunity to select the desired date throughout your online application, we recommend you to submit your application in time. The dates for the admission procedure are available on the respective degree programme pages.

If the number of applicants exceeds the number of available study places, we will allocate study places on the basis of: 

  • the quality of the letter of motivation
  • your performance in the admissions procedure for your selected degree programme  

Applicants who perform very well in the admissions procedure will be awarded a study place shortly after the procedure has been completed. If your performance is good or average, you will be placed on the waiting list. This means you could still be accepted onto your chosen degree programme based on the final ranking. Applicants whose performance is below average or does not meet the required standards will not be offered a study place.