Online Application for the Academic Year 2016/17


To begin the application process for the English-taught MSc programs, you will need to submit the completed online application form and all necessary documents as PDF files (max. size: 2 MB each upload).

At first you find below a list of the documents required for every application. Subsequently we indicate which documents are additionally needed for the specific program of your choice.

Please note that any documents issued in a language other than German or English must be submitted accompanied by a certified translation.
The German or English translations must be done by a certified, court-approved translator officially recognized by the issuing country.
Please see the regulations for translations.

Applications including only the translations but not a PDF of the documents in original language can not be considered.

Please note that only complete applications with all the required documents can be considered. Please check the legibility of your PDF files before submitting the application!

Documents required for all programs (as PDF files, max. size: 2 MB each upload):
 
  1. In the event that you have already completed your relevant first degree program: Degree certificate
    (Applicants who will finish their Bachelor's programs after the application deadline but before the start of the Master's program are welcome to apply as well.)
  2. Official transcripts of all courses passed within the relevant first degree program, including grades, weekly hours and/or ECTS credits or credits. Please also read this important information!
  3. Information provided by your university about the legally required duration of the program and the number of ECTS credits or credits or weekly hours required for the completion of the program (e.g. Diploma Supplement or confirmation issued by your university, WU students are not required to provide this information). Please also read this important information!
  4. Official curriculum of the relevant Bachelor's program (WU students are not required to submit the curriculum)
  5. Official confirmation indicating all courses you still have to pass for completion of the program. The confirmation has to indicate the weekly hours and/or ECTS credits or credits required for each course (WU students are not required to submit this confirmation)
  6. Proof of adequate competence in English: list of accepted proofs (Please note: There are different requirements for some programs!)
  7. Passport (only the page with your personal information)
  8. In case of change of name after completion of the first degree program: the document proofing this change (e.g. marriage certificate)
 

 

Please find here a list of the documents required in addition to the above mentioned items (as PDF files, max. size: 2 MB each upload).

Additionally required for the MSc in Information Systems:
 
  • Proof of aptitude: valid GMAT or an equivalent standard test or two letters of recommendation written by a course teacher, an advisor or supervisor of an academic thesis, or the educational institution at which the course or courses were attended or the academic thesis was written, detailing your achievement potential
 
Additionally requiered for the MSc in International Management/CEMS:
  1. Proof of further language skills (CEMS language and third language)
  2. Proof of achievement potential: valid GMAT *
  3. Curriculum vitae
  4. Motivation letter
    The motivation letter should be no longer than 600 words. It should focus on the questions: Why do you want to study the Master in International Management/CEMS at WU Vienna? Which areas of study, which courses and topics are of most interest for you and why?

* The GMAT result is obligatory for all applicants except WU students. WU students can submit the weighted grade point average (GPA) of all exams completed as part of the relevant study program instead of the GMAT. They can download the GPA confirmation as a PDF (see Online Services).

However, the GMAT is also highly recommended for WU students!

Additionally required for the MSc in Marketing:
 
  1. Proof of aptitude: valid GMAT*
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Motivation letter (max. 3200 letters; not required as an upload but to be prepared in advance and entered into the online application form)
* Please note: The GMAT result is obligatory for all applicants except WU students. WU students can submit instead of the GMAT:
  • The weighted grade point average (GPA) of all exams completed as part of the relevant study program. WU students can download the GPA confirmation as a PDF (see Online Services). AND
  • Letter(s) of recommendation written by a course teacher, an advisor or supervisor of an academic thesis, or the educational institution at which the course or courses were attended or the academic thesis was written, detailing the achievement potential

However, the GMAT is also highly recommended for
WU students!

Additionally required for the MSc in Quantitative Finance:
 
  1. Proof of further skills and knowledge: certificates or letters of recommendation about further skills and knowledge in Business Administration/Economics/Finance or Mathematics/Statistics acquired in addition to the qualifications included under "Prerequisites" (in the online application tool)
  2. Proof of aptitude: valid GMAT or an equivalent standard test or letter(s) of recommendation written by a course teacher, an advisor or supervisor of an academic thesis, or the educational institution at which the course or courses were attended or the academic thesis was written, detailing your achievement potential
 
Additionally required for the MSc in Socio-Ecological Economics and Policy:
 
  1. Two reference letters
    You should nominate two referees who can provide an informed view of your academic ability and suitability for the MSc Socio-ecological Economics and Policy. The university will accept one professional references, if the work was relevant for the MSc SEEP, but please note that personal references, such as those from family and friends, are not acceptable. You will need to ensure, in good time, that your referees are willing and able to write a reference (letter of recommendation) for you. Please pass the Referee Report for Graduate Study on to your referees. The reference should be on professional or institutional letter-headed paper. If this is not possible - for example, where a referee has retired - the reference should still include the referee's contact details and current (or relevant previous) position. We must receive your references by the priority deadline applicable for your application. We will not contact referees on your behalf.
  2. Curriculum vitae in English
  3. Statement of motivation in English
    The statement of motivation should be 400-600 words long and must be entirely your own original work, except where clearly indicated. It should detail your motivation for graduate study at the Department. You may wish to consider a number of issues such as:
    - What relevant academic, research, or practical experience do you have?
    - Why are you applying to this particular program of study?
    - What areas of study in the subject interest you?
  4. Two relevant academic essays or other writing samples in English from your most recent qualification of 2,000 words each, or 2,000 word extracts of longer work(s)
 
Additionally required for the MSc in Strategy, Innovation and Management Control:
 
  1. Proof of achievement potential: valid GMAT *
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Motivation letter (max. 3200 letters; not required as an upload but to be prepared in advance and entered into the online application form)

* The GMAT result is obligatory for all applicants except WU students. WU students can submit the weighted grade point average (GPA) of all exams completed as part of the relevant study program instead of the GMAT. They can download the GPA confirmation as a PDF (see Online Services).

However, the GMAT is also highly recommended for WU students!


Additionally required for the MSc in Supply Chain Management:
 
  1. Proof of further skills and knowledge: certificates or letters of recommendation about skills and knowledge in production/transport/logistics and management information systems/geoinformatics and mathematics/statistics acquired in addition to the qualifications included under "Prerequisites" (in the online application tool)
  2. Proof of aptitude: valid GMAT or an equivalent standard test or letters of recommendation written by a course teacher, an advisor or supervisor of an academic thesis, or the educational institution at which the course or courses were attended or the academic thesis was written, detailing your achievement potential
 


Online Application Tool
  (available during the application period)

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