Admission

Admission for studies is possible within the stated admission period (see Academic Calendar) upon fulfilment of the respective requirements.

Initial admission

Admission to a diploma, bachelor, and master programme requires proof of artistic aptitude in the framework of an entrance examination.
 
Procedure
  1. Upon registration for the entrance examination, a portfolio must be personally submitted to the respective department (pre-registration during the submission period is not necessary).
  2. After submitting the portfolio, the entrance examination takes place.
Information about the portfolio and entrance examination can be found on the web­site of the respective department. For Architecture, Conservation and Restoration, Cross-Disciplinary Strategies, Language Arts (Creative Writing) and Social Design the process of application is slightly differing.

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, TransArts and Social Design, 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 study programme.

Initial studies

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.

Initial studies

Scientific Doctoral programme

in Philosophy, Natural Sciences or Technical Sciences
In order to start a doctoral programme, a dissertation topic and a respective super­visor are required as a precondition for admission. University professors, emeritus professors and docents are eligible as supervisors - an overview of the subject areas as well as the contact information needed can be found under „Institutes“.
 
Applications for admission to scientific doctoral programmes have to be submitted before the end of the general admission period.
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.

For information about admission please read the checklist!

General Information

Beside 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" in Courses Online (base).
 

Admission

For information about admission please see the checklist.
 

Registration to Courses

Although information about courses can be found in Courses Online (base), the registration to courses is not online.
For registration to lectures it is sufficient to attend the first lecture, for courses other than lectures you should send an email to the teaching person or the institute (to ask about capacity) prior to participation.
 

General Information

Degree 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 Courses Online (base).
For students at "Fachhochschulen", "Pädagogischen Hochschulen" or "Privatuniversitäten" co-registration at the "Angewandte" is impossible.

Admission

Admission as a co-registered student is only valid for one semester and must be renewed each subsequent semester.

There are two ways to apply for admission:
  • Co-register online
  • Co-register in person - the exact procedure is found in the checklist
A checklist and additional information can be found to the right of this page in the field “Orientation“.

Registration to Courses

Although information about courses can be found under Courses Online (base), the registration to courses is not online.
For registration to lectures it is sufficient to attend the first lecture, for courses other than lectures you should send an email to the teaching person or the institute (to ask about capacity) prior to participation.

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:
  • 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
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 see our checklist below.

Although information about courses can be found on our website, the registration to courses is not online.
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.
 
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Re-Admission to a Diploma/Bachelor/Master programme

For renewed admission, one must bring confirmation of a study place (an application for resumed studies signed by the professor of the main artistic subject or programme) and the completed registration form to the Office of Student and Academic Affairs within the respective admission period. A payment slip with the requested tuition fee/Austrian Student Union fee will be issued there. Re-admission ensues upon receipt of payment.

Please 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 programme

For renewed admission, one must bring confirmation of a study place (application for resumed studies signed by the advisor) and the completed registration form to the department of study within the respective admission period. A payment slip with the requested Austrian Student Union fee will be issued there. Re-admission ensues upon receipt of payment.
 
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.