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Application & Admission

Entry Requirements

In order to apply for the MSc Economics you have to fulfil the following requirements and prove your aptitude for the program. In case one or more of the required proofs are missing, your application has to be rejected.    

  • Relevant Bachelor's program in economics or other equivalent degree program (worth at least 180 ECTS credits). The Bachelor’s Program in Business, Economics and Social Sciences with a major in economics and socioeconomics at Vienna University of Economics and Business is considered relevant.    

  • If you apply with an equivalent degree, you need to document the successful completion of courses in the following areas: 25 ECTS credits in Economics and 8 ECTS credits in Mathematics/Statistics/Econometrics/Quantitative Methods.    

  • Proficiency in English: TOEFL 100, IELTS 7.0, TOEIC 800, CAE, CPE, BEC, UNIcert III or Language Certificate at C1-Level from the Language Center of a University. Alternatively, you can prove that you have completed an English Bachelor's program or 2-year Master's program or that English is your native language. Graduates of WU’s Bachelor program in Business, Economics and Social Sciences as well as of WU's Bachelor’s Program in Business Law already fulfil this requirement.
    For more detailled information concerning the accepted proofs of proficiency in English, please read the following website carefully.


You can apply to the Master's program before having completed your Bachelor's degree!

Your application package should also include a letter of motivation and a CV. Students wishing to attend the Science Track should submit an extended abstract of their already completed Bachelor's Thesis or an exposé if the Thesis is still work in progress (800 words maximum, the list of references of the Thesis should also be appended). Equivalent work such as a research article can also be submitted.

In your application you must indicate whether you want to attend the Applied Track or the Research Track. Students preferring the Science Track, but qualifying rather for the Applied Track automatically get considered for the Applied Track in the Selection Process.

Application Deadlines

The application deadlines for the rolling admissions process and notification schedules for successful applicants can be found here.

Procedure for Application and Enrolment

ATTENTION: Priority deadlines I and II do NOT have a waiting list. You can only be put on the waiting list if you apply within priority deadline III.

Deadline Ino waiting list
Deadline IIno waiting list
Deadline IIIwaiting list available


If you apply within priority deadline I and you are rejected, you can apply again in priority deadline II or III. If you apply within priority deadline II and you are rejected, you CANNOT apply again within priority deadline III. The reason is that you will only be notified of your rejection when priority deadline III is already over.
To increase your chances of receiving an offer, you can apply within priority deadline I and, in case of rejection, you can apply again within priority deadline III (which is the only priority deadline with a waiting list).

We recommend third-country nationals to apply early. Visa procedures can be time-consuming. Therefore the visa process should be started as soon as you receive your offer. Please note that WU cannot assist students in visa procedures.

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FAQs about the Application Process