Social Design

Entrance Exam

The Social Design master programme is oriented towards graduates from diverse fields of study.

Admission Requirements

  • graduation from a bachelor or equivalent programme at a recognised domestic or foreign post-secondary educational institution and
  • proof of artistic aptitude in the framework of an entrance examination before the examination board.

Entrance Examination

The examination consists of two parts. Positive assessment of the first part is a requirement for the second part of the examination. The entrance examination is passed when all parts of the examination have been positively assessed.

First Part of the Entrance Examination
  • Application Form – Personal Data
  • Relevant extracurricular activity (max. 1,000 characters)
  • Short biography (max. 2,000 characters): An overview of the applicant’s previous qualifications, competences, and main fields of intra- and extracurricular activity.
  • Letter of motivation (max. 4,500 characters): Description of main personal interests in dealing with the complexity of urban systems and their implications within a mainly artistic-scientific based programme; Description of the applicant’s own development perspective within the transdisciplinary programme structure
  • Submission deadline: 01.12.2020 — 17.012021
  • Online submission of the following application documents at www.socialdesign.ac.at

Second Part of the Entrance Examination
  • Discussion of specified topics in different team constellations
  • Interview on the basis of the letter of motivation
  • takes place at the University of Applied Arts Vienna
  • last week of february - exact dates are to be confirmed - in the Social Design studio

Examination Board
Teachers in the fields of expertise, external members
Entry exam
Academic Year 2021/22


Admission to Diploma/Bachelor/Master programmes is possible after successfully passed entrance exam, during admission period of the subsequent winter semester.

Due to corona, online registration and portfolio submission will start already by end of January 2021. All information and online application HERE.