Visiting Master

If you intend to spend one semester of your master degree programme at the University of Vienna, you can apply for admission to the master degree programme as „visiting master“. The application needs to be made for the intended master degree programme in u:space within the application period.

 Required Documents

You require as seperate JPEG- or PNG-files:

  • your passport or personal ID
  • a passport photograph for your student ID card (EU standard format)

Additionally, you need the following documents as PDF files:

  • Your diploma and your diploma supplement/transcripts 
  • Recommendation letter from the supervisor/responsible academic authority at your home university

 Start of semester

  • Winter semester: 1. Oktober
  • Summer semester: 1. März

Schedule of the academic year

The recommendation letter has to confirm that attending of specific lectures/courses or the use of certain institutions (e.g. collections, libraries) of the University of Vienna complements the master's degree programme in a sensible way and is required for the completion of it and that the achievements will be recognized for the degree programme at your home university.

The Admission Office will check your application for completeness. After the processing, which may take several weeks, you receive an e-mail notification. Due to organisational reasons information about the current status of processing cannot be provided while it is still running.

The acceptance letter you receive from the Admission Office is valid for one semester only and can be used for the semester you applied for only without exception (actual enrolment cannot be postponed). Admission as a visiting master is possible only once.

Bear in mind that

  • you can participate in a course only if sufficient places are available
  • you are admitted to the University of Vienna for only one semester
  • you have to organize and take care of all things such as visa, residence permit, cost of stay, accommodation, insurance etc. by yourself
  • you have to pay the tuition fee according to your citizenship

If you want to continue studying at the University of Vienna after this semester, you have to apply for admission again with all the required documents. It depends on your citizenship which documents are required.