Foundation Program Tech

Foundation Program Tech

ECTS credits​
Students per class
per semester


Your foundation to study Data Science, IT or Programming at MU Vienna.

The Foundation Program Technology at Modul University Vienna offers a solid academic foundation for students pursuing a bachelor's degree in technology-related fields. This program equips students with essential knowledge and skills in areas such as computer science, programming, mathematics, and data analysis. 

By providing a comprehensive introduction to key technological concepts, the program prepares students for the challenges of higher education and future careers in the dynamic field of technology. Through hands-on projects and practical assignments, students develop critical thinking, problem-solving, and technical skills necessary for success in the digital age. 

Embarking on the Foundation Program in Technology sets students on a path towards a rewarding academic journey at MU Vienna and gives them a head start to diverse career opportunities in the tech industry. 

This foundation program is specifically designed as an ideal starting point for the BSc in Applied Data Science at MU Vienna. This program is the perfect entry point for students who may not have had a solid introduction into data science or programming, despite feeling a connection to the subject. Topics covered in this one-semester program include Business Communication, Mathematics, Calculus and Basics in Computer Programming. 

The Foundation Program Tech course includes: 

  • Business Communication 

  • Mathematics 

  • Calculus

  • Basics in Computer Programming

If you are conditionally accepted into one of our undergraduate programs with the condition of first completing a Foundation Program, the Undergraduate Dean may deem it possible for you to study Foundation Program “without English” or Foundation Program “Mathematics only”. 

Study Plan

Study Start
February or September

20 hours per week
Full time Monday - Friday

Online or on campus learning

1 Semester

Education Methods:
Seminars, lectures, small group work, presentations and exams for grading


“I’ve always wanted to enter a career in data science, programming or tech. To be honest I didn’t really know which direction I wanted to go and the whole industry seemed a little daunting. This was the perfect introduction to build my confidence and show me a variety of paths I could take. Now I’m ready to start my degree and look forward to taking my future head on.”

Jane Student

Foundation Admissions

The Foundation Programs offer students the opportunity to improve their English and deepen their knowledge in basic subject areas that are required for undergraduate study.

It is possible to study a Foundation Program without continuing on to study an undergraduate degree at Modul University Vienna, however our Foundation programs are specifically designed to prepare students for our bachelor programs.  If you're a non-EU/EEA applicant and plan to study only a Foundation Program at MU, please be aware that online study is the eligible option for you.

If you wish to study a Bachelor program with MU Vienna, please apply for a Bachelor program as you may still be accepted on the condition of first completing our one-semester Foundation Program. In this case, you do not need to apply separately or again for the Foundation Program.

If you are unsure which requirements you meet, you can contact our friendly Student Recruitment team who will happily support you on your journey to become a student at MU.

If you are only applying for the Foundation Program and do not plan to continue with a Bachelor’s program at MU, you will need the following documents for enrollment: 

  • Curriculum vitae (personal data sheet) 

  • Letter of motivation (description of reasons for applying to Modul University Vienna) 

  • High school certificate 

  • High school transcripts of records 

  • Copy of passport 

  • Passport-sized photograph 

  • Proof of English proficiency  


  • TOEFL Internet-Based Test– 65 points. 

  • IELTS – band score 5.5. We do not accept sub-scores below 5.5

  • Cambridge Certificate – First Certificate in English (FCE) B2: Minimum grade C  

If you wish to study a Bachelor’s program at MU, but are not directly eligible or prefer a preparatory semester, begin your application directly for your desired Bachelor’s program in the application portal. In this instance, you will have to follow the Bachelor Program requirements for enrollment. Our admissions team will discuss your options with you during the online interview and add the completion of the foundation program as a condition to your admission to one of our bachelor programs.


New Application Deadlines​

Dear students, please see below the deadlines which apply for our next intakes​

Student housing

Austrian universities typically do not have their own student housing accommodations. Instead, students in Vienna have a variety of excellent housing providers located throughout the city. Wherever you choose to live, there are some factors that you might want to consider in making your choice.

Tuition Fees

Program Semesters Fees / Semester
Foundation Program Business 1 €7630
Foundation Program Tech 1 €7630

Student Recruitment Advisors

Andrada, Eduardo, Max and Jessica

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