Initial admissionAdmission to a diploma, bachelor, and master programme requires proof of artistic aptitude in the framework of an entrance examination. Admission to studies (only possible within the admission period!) is granted upon successful completion of the entrance examination
and the payment of the Austrian Student Union fee and if applicable, the Tuition fee. Successful completion of the entrance
examination is valid for a total of three semesters. this means that studies can also commence at a later date. The required
tuition fees / Student Union fees need to be transferred to our bank account. Details about the admission process are provided
in the checklist.Additional requirements
- For diploma degree programmes in Industrial Design, or the bachelor programme in Art Education and the bachelor programme in Cross-Disciplinary Strategies, proof of completion of the Austrian school leaving examination (Matura) or an international equivalent is also required
in addition to the entrance examination.
- For master programmes in Architecture, Art & Science, Global Challenges and Sustainable Developments, Social Design, Studies in Art and Cultur and TransArts , proof of successful completion of a domestic diploma or bachelor degree (or foreign equivalent) - in a related field must
be provided in addition to the entrance examination. For detailed information please see the curriculum of the respective
The admission for winter semester 2021/22 will take place exclusively online. All necessary information HERE.
Artistic Research PhD Programme (PhD in Art)Admission requires the successful completion of the selection process. For further details please contact the Zentrum Fokus Forschung.
Scientific Doctoral programme
in Philosophy, Natural Sciences or Technical SciencesAt the moment, information about admission to Scientific Doctoral programmes is available only in German language. English
translation coming soon.
Admission to postgraduate programmes requires an assessment of aptitude by the respective head of the programme. Specific
information about the requirements and programme fees can be received in the office of the respective study programme.
General InformationBeside admission to a degree programme, it is also possible to attend individual courses and examinations in the framework
of a non-degree programme. However, lectures in artistic subjects are generally excluded - attendable courses are marked with
"Besuch einzelner Lehrveranstaltungen: möglich" on base Angewandte.
General InformationDegree programme students at Austrian universities can attend additional lectures at the “Angewandte” and have them recognised
in accordance with the regulations of their primary university. This is only possible with courses marked with "Mitbelegung
möglich" – see base Angewandte.For students at "Fachhochschulen", "Pädagogischen Hochschulen" or "Privatuniversitäten" co-registration at the "Angewandte"
is not possible.
AdmissionAdmission as a co-registered student is only valid for one semester and must be renewed each subsequent semester.
The University of Applied Arts Vienna is participating in the MORE-initiative of the Austrian universities, in order to help
refugees gain access to higher education. MORE students have the possibility to attend individual courses and examinations.
However, lectures in artistic subjects are generally excluded. Attendable courses are marked with "Besuch einzelner Lehrveranstaltungen:
möglich" in Courses Online (Base).Women and men with the following residence permits can participate:
The mentioned groups of persons are exempted from payment of the tuition fee, if they can show at least one course for which
they are granted admission due to their ability to participate in a beneficial way. (Approval of the head of the respective
course is needed.)Admission is possible until 30 November for the winter semester and until 30 April for the summer semester. Exact dates are
stated in the academic calendar. For information about admission please contact the office for Student and Academic Affairs: firstname.lastname@example.org.Information about courses is accessible via Base Angewandte - please read the course description for detailed information also about teaching language, and/or contact the teaching person
directly concerning admission to the course.
- Asylum-Seekers with a residence entitlement card acc. to Art. 51 Asylum Act
- Recognised refugees
- Persons who have been granted subsidiary protection acc. to Art. 52 Asylum Act
- Persons who have been granted temporary leave to remain acc. to Art. 46a Aliens Police Act
Re-Admission to a Diploma/Bachelor/Master programmeFor renewed admission, confirmation of a study place (an application for resumed studies signed by the professor of the main
artistic subject or head of programme) and the completed registration form is requiredPlease note that re-admission to studies with a main artistic subject is only possible when it can be proven that no more
than three semesters were completed with a negative assessment.
Re-Admission to a scientific doctoral programmeFor renewed admission, confirmation of a study place (application for resumed studies signed by the advisor) and the completed registration form is required.
Foreign students who would like to study for one or two semesters in the framework of the ERASMUS programme or any other international
scholarship programme are admitted as degree programme students upon application within the admission period.