Entrance Exam – Cross-Disciplinary StrategiesThe bachelor’s degree Cross-Disciplinary Strategies. Applied Studies in Art, Science, Philosophy, and Global Challenges (CDS) communicates a broad spectrum of artistic and scientific skills, strategies and principles of artistic and scientific practice. This spectrum is linked with the aspiration to promote a critical approach, collaborative skills, and goal-oriented learning not only in individual areas of knowledge but also beyond the arts.
An Austrian Higher School Certificate or an equivalent from any other country is a precondition of admission to the CDS programme. All CDS courses are in English; we recommend B2 level (CEFR).
All certificates will be examined for their equivalence by the Student and Academic Affairs Office after you have passed the entrance exam. Studies commence in the winter semester following your entrance exam.
The entrance exam consists of two phases. Each phase requires a positive assessment to move on to the next step.
- Registration for the Entrance Exam
download http://studien.homepage.uni-ak.ac.at/formulare/ZUL_CDS.pdf, fill out, sign and send us the scan.
- Letter of Motivation
(600 words / 4000 characters): state your interest in CDS as well as in the general approach of the programme. What skills and ideas will you bring to the programme? What do you expect from the course? What is your vision for your professional future? Convince us with global or personal topics; independent, sophisticated concepts; innovative ideas!
- Curriculum Vitae
Curriculum Vitae: including your contact information (telephone, email). No photos!
- Practical Tasks and Interview
If you have passed phase 1, you will be invited to practical assignments followed by a face-to-face interview with the team at the CDS premises between 22 and 25 February 2021.
- Publication of Results between 1 and 5 March 2021