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Deadline & Application

Rolling admissions schedule for the 2020/21 intake

DateDeadlineResults expected by
September 1, 2020 (14:00 CET)Start of rolling admissions for programs commencing in the fall of 2021 
October 8, 2020 (23:59 CET)Priority deadline IProcessing of all applications received until this date and selection of students. Results are expected to be available by mid-December 2020.
January 8, 2021 (23:59 CET)Priority deadline IIProcessing of all applications received until this date and selection of students. Results are expected to be available by the end of March 2021.
March 8, 2021 (23:59 CET)Priority deadline IIIProcessing of all applications received until this date and selection of students. Results are expected to be available by mid-June 2021.

Priority deadlines

Three so-​called "prio­ri­ty dead­lines" have been set for the 2021/22 ap­p­li­ca­ti­on and selec­tion pro­cee­dings. Sub­mit­ted ap­p­li­ca­ti­ons are bat­ched and pro­ces­sed ac­cording to these prio­ri­ty dead­lines. This means that the pro­ces­sing of ap­p­li­ca­ti­ons sub­mit­ted after a par­ti­cu­lar prio­ri­ty dead­line will be de­lay­ed until after the next dead­line. Plea­se note the fol­lo­wing:

  • The ad­van­ta­ge for po­ten­ti­al stu­dents is the op­por­tu­ni­ty to apply early and se­cu­re a place in the WU pro­gram of their choice

ATTENTION INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS (third-country nationals)
We strongly advise third-country nationals to use the 1st priority deadline which ends at the beginning of October. Austrian visa procedures are complex and demanding. The visa process should be started as early as possible. Please note that WU cannot assist students in visa procedures.

Online application

Ap­p­li­ca­ti­ons are sub­mit­ted using the on­line ap­p­li­ca­ti­on tool. Stu­dents in­te­rested in more than one of WU's English-​taught pro­grams must apply for all pro­grams of in­te­rest at the same time and order their pre­fe­ren­ces ac­cording to first choice, se­cond choice, etc. Plea­se note that in­di­vi­du­al pro­gram ap­p­li­ca­ti­ons may re­qui­re dif­fe­rent in­for­ma­ti­on and do­cu­ments, and that only com­ple­te ap­p­li­ca­ti­ons can be con­side­red for fur­ther pro­ces­sing.

On­line ap­p­li­ca­ti­on tool (avail­able du­ring the ap­p­li­ca­ti­on pe­ri­od)

Results of the application and selection process

Each prio­ri­ty dead­line is fol­lo­wed by a pro­ces­sing and selec­tion phase. Ap­p­li­cants are in­for­med of their sta­tus after com­ple­ti­on of this phase. Stu­dents selec­ted for a pro­gram will be sent an ad­mis­si­on offer. Since ad­mis­si­on to WU's English-​taught MSc pro­grams is restric­ted to one pro­gram per ap­p­li­cant, stu­dents who have ap­p­lied for more than one pro­gram will be of­fe­red a place in the pro­gram of their hig­h­est pre­fe­rence they are ac­cep­ted for.

In the mas­ter pro­grams Eco­no­mics, In­for­ma­ti­on Sys­tems, Quan­ti­ta­ti­ve Fi­nan­ce, Socio-​Ecological Eco­no­mics and Po­li­cy as well as Sup­ply Chain Ma­nage­ment pre-​selected ap­p­li­cants may re­cei­ve an ad­mis­si­on offer in ad­van­ce to the re­gu­lar pro­ce­du­res. Pre­re­qui­si­te is that the pro­gram was mar­ked as first pre­fe­rence upon ap­p­li­ca­ti­on and that the ap­p­li­ca­ti­on seems to be of out­stan­ding qua­li­ty or spe­cial in­te­rest for the pro­gram.

After re­cep­ti­on of the ad­mis­si­on offer ap­p­li­cants have 10 days time for ac­cep­t­ance of the offer and pay­ment of the ad­mis­si­on de­po­sit.  

Procedure for application and enrolment