Austria - Application Process

When to Apply

This varies between universities so do check with them. Generally deadlines for September admission are in the spring, although some universities have a late applications window over the summer. You will need to pay an additional fee if you decide to apply late.

For the University of Vienna the application window for EU students, or those with Bachelor’s degrees from EU universities, is open from 7th January to 30th April 2015 for September semester.

Entry Requirements

Generally a relevant Bachelor’s degree with at least 180 ECTS is required to access a postgraduate taught programme at an Austrian university. Some subjects also require applicants to take an entrance exam.

It is also possible that you will have to prove you speak German to B2 level even if your course is taught in English.

How to Apply

You will have to apply directly to the university and present your documents to them in advance of getting an offer. Most universities enable online applications. A useful website about application processes is This is only available in German, however.