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Applications for entry in the academic year 2022/23 can be submitted in March/April 2022. The number of admitted students per academic year is limited. Admission follows a competitive selection procedure.

We evaluate applications based on

a) suitability of prior education as preparation for the course

b) academic merit, as indicated by the results obtained in university education to date, and

c) motivation and fit for the programme, as shown in the motivation questionnaire


Application Period for entry in 2021/22 is closed. The next application window will open in March 2022.

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First time enrolling at the University of Vienna

  • Activating your u:account: Via your u:account, you have access to the IT services of the University of Vienna. By activating your u:account, you will receive your UserID for logging in to u:space. To activate your u:account please follow the instructions here.

  • Registering for u:space: Having successfully activated your u:account, you will receive an e-mail with your login data for u:space. There, you enter your personal data, which will be stored for all further activities. Following your registration, you can apply for admission to a degree programme in u:space and edit your personal data. To apply for the master's programme go to "Master" and search for the Philosophy and Economics Master.

Already enrolled at the University of Vienna.

  • As a University of Vienna student, you can log into u:space in the usual way, select our master’s programme from a list of possible degree programmes and finally apply for admission. To apply for the master's programme go to "Administration" --> "Admission to Degree Programmes" --> "Master" and search for Philosophy and Economics.

1. Application Process

  • Complete the online pre-registration for the programme at u:space. Please note that you should completely fill the online pre-registration within the application period stated above.
  • Please also upload your full application and all required documents [see Required documents] via u:space during the application period stated above.
  • The Admission Office will then check your application for completeness.
  • Admission Office will forward only those applications that are complete to P&E Selection Committee
  • Should you have any questions concerning the application procedure, please check the information provided by the Admission Office [Student Point] at the University of Vienna.
  • Make sure to confirm the tuition fee you must pay, according to your citizenship

2. Required Documents

  • Proof of Qualification [original BA or BA-equivalent certificate] from an authorised Austrian or foreign post-secondary educational institution.
  • Diploma Supplement, Transcript of Academic Records or Consolidated Grade Record*
  • Copy of your passport or identity card
  • Proof of English proficiency [accepted certificates here]
  • This filled out document including the motivation questionnaire and a list of 15 ECTS-credits in both subjects [PDF or Word]
    (If you use the Word-document, please don't change the formatting and stick to the one-page limit (only the first page will be transmitted to the selection committee!). Please convert the document to PDF before uploading it.)
  • Curriculum Vitae [in English] (without application photo!)

*Documents must be legalised and translated into English or German. For more details on required documents please see FAQs




3. Notification of Candidates

  • We will inform you about the outcome of your application by the end of June. We unfortunately are unable to provide information on the status of your application during the selection process.
  • Accepted students must bring all original documents and finalise their admission in person at the Admission Office. We strongly recommend to do so by mid-September, since course registration for Winter Semester otherwise is not possible. Course registration usually closes a week before the start of the semester. Please see the Philosophy and Economics' entry at the online course directory for more details.
  • In case you foresee a delay in your enrolment, or if your plans changed and you do not wish to enroll for the Philosophy and Economics MA anymore, please inform the administrative coordinator Boris Staykov as soon as possible.