Application for a Master 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 secondary school leaving certificate or general university entrance qualification (incl. stamp and signatures)
  • (translated and certified/legalised) Bachelor degree certificate/university diploma or other equivalent degree (incl. degree supplement)
  • (translated and certified/legalised) official transcript of your Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • (translated and certified/legalised) official transcript of records (list of all completed courses including contact hours and ECTS credits)
  • 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:

Applicants for Master programmes Digital Business Innovation and Transformation, International Business and Export Managment, Marketing and Sales as well as Tourism and Leisure Management additionally have to submit:

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
  • Reflection about your previous studies/professional life
  • Expectations towards your future studies
  • Self-estimation (strengths and weaknesses)

Some advice if...

... you wish to apply before completing your Bachelor degree or equivalent, please submit an official personalised confirmation from your university of

  • your target degree (including the total score of ECTS points),
  • a list of outstanding lectures/courses that still have to be completed,
  • the scheduled/estimated date of completion and
  • the qualification you will obtain at the end of your degree course.

You also have to upload the (translated and certified/legalised) transcripts of records for each semester you have already completed to your online application. The final documents have to be submitted until the start of studies.

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 requirments 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.