Incoming Exchange Students

Current ENTRY REGULATIONS Ministry of Social Affairs

Next application deadline 2021W (winter semester) for Incoming Students >> 15 April 2021

If you already received a positive answer, see the Checkliste Incoming and Exchange Guide.

Application Deadlines

  • Winter term (1 October - 31 January): 15. April
  • Whole study year (1 October - 30 June): 15. April
  • Summer term (1 March - 30 June): 15. October

Factsheet (PDF)

Application Form / Bewerbungsformular (PDF)


ERASMUS Code of the University of Applied Arts Vienna: A WIEN07

Students from Partner Institutions (excluding CEEPUS-scholars, Freemover) have the possibility to apply for participation for one or two terms.

Note: Most courses are held in German, some in English. Basic knowledge of the German language is generally recommended, English - level B2. A free German course is offered at the beginning of the semester.


Step 1: See the International Office in YOUR institution

indicate interest at the International Students Office of your home institution.

Step 2: Nomination

If you have been selected for participation in an Erasmus+ programme, your home institution has to nominate you officially (E-Mail of coordinator is sufficient incl. Application Form).

Nomination details necessary:

  • Last name & First name
  • Date & City of birth
  • Sex (f / m)
  • Citizenship
  • Home address
  • Telephone
  • E-mail
  • ERASMUS code of Home University (if available)
  • Field of Study at Home University
  • Desired field of study at our university (BA or MA if necessary) and 2nd choice if applicable, in case of rejection in the desired department
  • Semester you are in at the moment
  • Desired exchange semester (winter / summer / whole year)

Step 3: Application

send your complete application, consisting in:

  • Application Form
  • Curriculum Vitae with contact information
  • Motivationletter
  • Portfolio
by post in time to downstanding POST-address:

Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien
International Office
Oskar-Kokoschka-Platz 2

Applications should be sent digitally - if possible - (ownCloud link will be provided after nomination | max. 100MB! | contact:

For English taught studies, the application must be handed in English only!
Only a complete application can be accepted, documents must be handed in either in English or German!

Special features:
Students interested in Architecture are advised to contact the preferred studio before sending an application (most architectural projects take a whole year, applications should be made preferably for winter term or for the whole study year!)
For applications in Graphics and Advertising German knowledge in level B1-B2 is highly recommended! We expect a profound knowledge of English (B1-B2) from all students!
Applications for Grafic Design have to  be sent digitally only!
The University of Applied Arts Vienna reserves the right to reject applicants, who not meeting the requirements of the chosen programme.

The selection is based on the portfolio and the number of disposable places. The announcement can take up to 8 weeks. An application is NOT an acceptance! Partnership between home- and guest university is no warranty for admission.

The information about admission will be sent to you as soon as possible.

NOT OFFERED | You will receive supportive information about housing possibilities in our
Exchange Guide or e-mail to:

European Health Insurance Card: health insurance card
Private Health Insurance for International Students & Academics:,
Austrian Health Insurance Company – Österreichische Gesundheitskasse (ÖGK):
The Transcript of Records will be issued after the assessment period has finished. This can take up to 10 weeks.
International Office

Office location: Rosenbursenstraße 3 (Georg-Coch-Platz 2) | Room Nr. 010 | 1010 Vienna
Post Address: Oskar-Kokoschka - Platz 2 | 1010 Vienna | Austria


Mag. Astrid Anna Behrens
Contracts, Policy, Staff-Exchange
T: +43-1-71133-3170

Doris Grössing-Schima
Exchange Coordinator
Outgoing, Deputy Head
T: +43-1-71133-3171

Mag. Veronika Merklein
Exchange Coordinator
Incoming, Exchange-Grants
T: +43-1-71133-3173

Sabine Eder
Back Office
T: +43-1-71133-3172

Opening Hours
Mon - Thu: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wed: additionally 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Fridays closed!
The IO-office can ONLY be reached digitally and by phone at the moment!

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