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Admissions

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  

ACCEPTED LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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.

Bachelor Admissions

When applying to Modul University Vienna for a Bachelor program, you need to meet the following admissions entry requirements and provide your documents in English through our online portal: 

  • 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 

  • One letter of recommendation (from academic sources) 

  • Proof of English proficiency level B2 

All bachelor applicants must provide proof of their English proficiency, at minimum level B2 - according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages - through a test taken within the last two years. We accept different English Certificates, you can choose the one that suits you from the list below.

When applying, our Student Recruitment Advisors can exempt you from providing the High School Certificate and last year's study transcript. If you lack these documents, please email us at recruitment@modul.ac.at and our team will provide support to continue your application.

ACCEPTED ENGLISH PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENTS FOR BACHELOR APPLICANTS:  

  • TOEFL Internet-Based Test– 79 points. A minimum of 22 points in writing is required 

  • IELTS – band score 6.5. We do not accept sub-scores below 6.0. A minimum of 6.0 in writing is required 

  • Cambridge Certificate – First Certificate in English (FCE): Minimum grade B and a minimum of 173 points are required

  • Pearson Academic – 59 points   

  • Exceptions will only be considered for students who are English natives or have completed their high school education entirely in English at recognized International Schools following American, British, or IB curricula.  Our admissions committee maintains the authority to request any additional evidence of English proficiency if deemed necessary. 

If you applied for a bachelor program and did not meet all requirements, you may still be accepted to study at Modul University Vienna on the condition of first completing our one-semester Foundation Program. You do not need to apply separately or again for the Foundation Program.  

Guide to our Online Application Portal

Check High School Requirements by Country

Criteria for International Schools Curriculum: If you have attended an international school in any country and followed an American, British, or International Baccalaureate curriculum, please review the admissions criteria specific to your curriculum here.

 

See what criteria apply to you based on your high school leaving certificate:

Please keep in mind that depending on your school system, you might need to complete the Foundation Program prior to your Bachelor Program. 

Master Admissions

When applying to Modul University Vienna for a Master program, you will need to meet the following admissions entry requirements and provide your documents in English through out online portal (hyperlink portal): 

  • Curriculum vitae (resume) 

  • Letter of motivation (1 A4 page) 

  • Bachelor's Degree (minimum of 3 years) 

  • Bachelor's Transcripts of Records 

  • Copy of passport 

  • Passport-sized photograph 

  • Two letters of recommendation (from academic sources) 

  • Proof of English proficiency level C1.  

Exceptions: If not available yet, the Bachelor's Degree Diploma may be submitted later on. In such cases, the most up-to-date transcripts must be submitted and provisional admission may be granted until the pending document is submitted.

All Master’s applicants must provide proof of their English proficiency, at minimum level C1 - according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages - through a test taken within the last two years.

ACCEPTED ENGLISH PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENTS FOR MASTER’S APPLICANTS:  

  • TOEFL: 570 paper-based test (PBT) or 230 computer-based test (CBT) or 95 Internet-based test (IBT) 
  • IELTS: overall band score 7.0 (no sub-score below 6.5)
  • Pearson Academic: 76 points
  • Cambridge Certificate BEC Higher – Grade A or Cambridge Advanced Certificate of English: From Grade C. A minimum of 180 points is required.

Exceptions will only be considered for students who are English natives or have completed their high school education entirely in English at recognized International Schools following American, British, or IB curricula.  Our admissions committee maintains the authority to request any additional evidence of English proficiency if deemed necessary.  

Guide to our Online Application Portal

Continuing Education Admissions

Bachelor professional admissions

When applying for the Bachelor Professional, applicants must provide the following documents in English: 

  • Curriculum vitae (personal data sheet) 

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

  • Proof of relevant work experience 

  • One letter of recommendation 

  • Proof of English proficiency level B2* 

  • Proof of German proficiency level B2* 

  • Copy of passport 

  • Passport-sized photograph 

  • OPTIONAL: Proof you have been accepted to or completed ÖHV Unternehmerakamie (UNA). If you have not yet applied to ÖHV, we will need to liaise with ÖHV to ensure admission will be granted for both institutions. 

ACCEPTED LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENTS FOR BACHELOR APPLICANTS:  

  • TOEFL Internet-Based Test– 79 points. A minimum of 22 points in writing is required 
  • IELTS – band score 6.5. We do not accept sub-scores below 6.0. A minimum of 6.0 in writing is required 
  • Cambridge Certificate – First Certificate in English (FCE): Minimum grade B and a minimum of 173 points are required
  • Pearson Academic – 59 points   
  • Exceptions will only be considered for students who are English natives or have completed their high school education entirely in English at recognized International Schools following American, British, or IB curricula.  Our admissions committee maintains the authority to request any additional evidence of English proficiency if deemed necessary. 

Guide to our Online Application Portal

Doctorate Program Admissions

When applying to Modul University Vienna for a PhD, you will need to meet the following admissions entry requirements and provide your  documents in English through our online portal. 

  • Curriculum Vitae 

  • Motivation Statement 

  • Research Proposal* 

  • Bachelor (3-year) and Master (2-year) diploma 

  • Bachelor and Master Transcripts including supplements 

  • One example of a research publication or report (optional) 

  • Copy of passport 

  • Photo 

  • Two letters of recommendation from academic sources 

  • English proficiency level C1 

All PhD applicants must provide proof of their English proficiency, at minimum level C1 - according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages - through a test taken within the last two years.

ACCEPTED ENGLISH PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENTS FOR MASTER’S APPLICANTS:

  • TOEFL Internet-Based Test – 100 points. We do not accept individual section scores below 20. 

  • IELTS – band score between 7 -7.5. We do not accept sub-scores below 6.0. 

*Your research proposal can either be for a research subject suggested by a member of our faculty or your own area of interest. In either case, the proposal should contain a short summary of the current state of scientific knowledge, the research question and its relevance, a concrete description of the planned methodology, including data, materials used and statistical evaluation, a sketch of potential results and the anticipated limitations of the conclusions. This will typically take 5 to 10 pages.  

Guide to our Online Application Portal

Application Deadlines

Advised Application Deadlines:

I am an EU / EEA citizen or resident

FALL Semester SPRING Semester
August 15thJanuary 15th

 

I have 90 days visa free entry to Austria

FALL SemesterSPRING Semester
July 1stDecember 1st

 

I reside outside of the EU (NON-EU) and need a visa

FALL SemesterSPRING Semester
April 1stSeptember 1st

 

Third country nationals eligible for a 90-day visa free in Schengen from the countries mentioned below:

Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brasil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica, Dominica, El Salvador, Liechtenstein, Georgia, Grenada, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Kiribati, Macau, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, Nicaragua, North Macedonia, Palau, Panama, Paraguay, Peru,  Samoa, San Marino, Serbia, Seychelles, South Korea, Solomon Islands, Switzerland, Singapore, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Taiwan, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Vatican City, Venezuela.

 

These deadlines are based on approximate lead times required for being granted a Visa. Applicants are welcome to apply after their deadline, however the application will likely be for the following semester. 
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International Schools Curriculum

If you have attended an international school in any country and followed an American, British, or International Baccalaureate curriculum, please review the admissions criteria specific to your curriculum below.

International Baccalaureate  

For direct entry the student must provide an IBDP (International Baccalaureate Diploma) with min. 24 points. One of the following scores for Mathematics is required: 

  • Math Studies score of minimum 5 points, or 
  • Math Standard Level score of minimum 4 points, or 
  • Analysis and Approaches SL minimum 4 points or HL minimum 3 points, or 
  • Applications and Interpretation SL minimum 4 points or HL minimum 3 points 

In case the Mathematics score is lower than the required points the student must complete our Mathematics Foundation course. This course represents an additional class in Mathematics which can be taken throughout the first semester of studies.

In case the student graduates with IB Certificates instead of the IBDP, then the student will be eligible to enrol to one of our bachelor programs based on the following conditions: completing our one semester Foundation Programs in Business or Technology, as well as an entrance examination. The student can apply directly for the bachelor's program of their choice and will receive a conditional admission.

Students following the IB Careers Programme are welcome to also apply for a Bachelor’s program and their profile will be assessed individually to determine if the Foundation course is required prior to acceptance onto the degree program.  

 

British System 

The student must complete 3 general, independent subjects at GCE (A Level) with a minimum grade of C 

  • Two of these must be either a Language, History, Geography, Social studies/Politics, Business/Economics, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Computer Science. 
  • The third subject must be independent of the other 2 subjects from either the list above or below subjects: Art & design, Drama and Theatre, Music, Philosophy, Physical Education, Psychology, Religious Studies 

In case applicants have 3 A-Levels that are not independent of each other, an entrance examination or additional classes may be offered following an admission assessment. 

In case the student graduates with less than 3 A-Levels, then the student will be eligible to enrol to one of our bachelor programs based on the following conditions: completing our one semester Foundation Programs in Business or Technology, as well as an entrance examination. The student can apply directly for the bachelor's program of their choice and will receive a conditional admission.

 

American System 

The student must complete a High School Leaving Certificate with a minimum GPA score of 3.0. Additionally, we require either: 

  • 4 APs (including math and a language), or 
  • SAT test results with the following scores, or 

New test: A score of at least 1360 points shall be shown in the sections Math and Evidence-Based Reading and Writing. With a score of 1220 points, the evidence of supplementary achievements to the extent of 1 academic year is required. Alternatively, foundation program for 1 semester will be recommended. 

Old test: For high schools diplomas before March 2016, the following scores are applied: A score of 1300 points in the sections Math and  Evidence-Based Reading and Writing. With 1150 points the evidence of supplementary achievements to the extent of one academic year is required. 

  • ACT min. 29 points (composite score).  

With 23 points (for diplomas up to May 2014) or 25 points (afterwards), the evidence of supplementary achievements to the extent of one academic year is required.  Alternatively, foundation program for 1 semester will be recommended. 

In case the student graduates with a lower score or decides to solely complete the High School Leaving Certificate, then the student will be eligible to enrol to one of our bachelor programs based on the following conditions: completing our one semester Foundation Programs in Business or Technology, as well as an entrance examination. The student can apply directly for the bachelor's program of their choice and will receive a conditional admission.

ADMISSION PROCESS

  1. Online Application

    Guide to our Online Application Portal

    There is a non-refundable 100€ application fee due for all applicants. This is deducted from your first tuition fee invoice should your admission be successful.

  2. Application Review & Interview
    Your application will be reviewed by our admissions team to assure eligibility. Once they are satisfied, you will be sent an invitation to book an interview slot with one of our Admission Coordinators. For PhD applicants, your interview will take place with both an Admission Coordinator and the Dean of the PhD program. The interview will be conducted on Microsoft Teams.
    During your interview, you will be asked about your application and motivation to study at MU Vienna.

    We are looking for motivated and enthusiastic students who are engaging and conduct good conversational English. This is also your chance to ask any questions you might have.

    The relevant Dean for the program you are applying for, will then evaluate your application in line with what our Admissions Coordinator has recommended and a decision on your admission will be made.

  3. Admission Decision
    You will be notified by email of the decision made by the Admission committee. Successful acceptance will either be ‘full’ or ‘conditional’. If you have been conditionally accepted, you may be asked to submit further documents (for example; final high school certificates and transcripts that you may not have access to yet) or be asked to complete a Foundation semester or pre-requisite courses.

TRANSFER CREDITS

Course and examination credits obtained at an external higher education institution (including, only English taught subjects from Austrian vocational high schools with a business or hospitality focus, universities, colleges, or any other higher education institutions) may be eligible for credit transfer according to an equivalency evaluation that is based on a review of course contents, outline, methods, and final grade.

Important information: New students have to first submit an application through our portal for your desired study program. After you submit your application and secure an interview. Once you are accepted, sign your study contract and make your first tuition payment, you can proceed with your application for credit transfer as outlined below. The reduction from your credit transfer will be applied to your second tuition payment.

Practical experience acquired by the student prior to enrollment may be credited towards an internship when in accordance with the respective study regulations and the requirements outlined in the Internship Manual.

How to Apply for Credit Transfer

Step 1: Fill out the Application for Credit Transfer and attach the following supporting documents: 

A) Credit Transfer for Academic Courses: 

  • Credit Transfers from Austrian Vocational Schools: Academic Transcript of Record (Zeugnis) listing all courses credit transfer is requested for; 

  • Credit Transfers from national and international higher education institutions: Academic Transcript of Record listing all courses for which a credit transfer is requested and  respective course syllabi (i.e., course description referring to the course title, weekly hours, course type, ECTS and expected learning outcomes for the respective course). 

B) Credit Transfer for Practical Experience: 

  • A work certificate or reference letter from your employer confirming where you worked, your duties and the time period of work; 

  • An internship report; 

  • A project report (only for requests seeking credit of full 900 hour internship); 

For further information on the requirements of the internship and project reports, please read the Internship Manual carefully. 

Step 2: Send your signed form and all supporting documents to the Academic Office (aco@modul.ac.at) prior to the commencement of your studies at MU. 

Important: It is recommended to submit your application for credit transfer as soon as you have been successfully admitted to your study program at MU and as soon as you can attach all supporting documents. Incomplete requests, and requests submitted after the deadline, will not be considered. 

Step 3: The Dean of your study program will assess your request for credit transfer. Within a few days, you will receive notification from the Academic Office on whether your application for credit transfer has been approved. 

Most popular questions answered by the MU Team

Our university provides the opportunity to start your studies 2 times per year. If you are thinking to take a gap after finishing your studies or are completing your degree later, you will not have to wait for the traditional fall intake! MU offer the following enrollment opportunities: 

  • Fall Intake – Studies beginning in the middle of September

  • Spring Intake – Studies beginning in the middle of February  

We operate on a rolling basis for our application process, with applications for each intake opening one year prior to the start of the desired intake.

You can begin your application for your desired intake in the online portal and make sure to check the deadlines for the intake here (Hyperlink to the portal). 

The short answer is no. All students have to upload the required documents in the online portal and pay this fee as a final step to have their application submitted for review.

Our application fee ensures the thorough and thoughtful processing of your submission.

Our Admissions department works tirelessly to process hundreds of applications from across the globe, and some students never take their acceptance letter to the next stage.

So, our fee covers the administrative commitment to our most scholastic applicants.

And like many things in life, there is no guarantee of an outcome, and it should be noted there is a little risk in each decision, since we never know until we try. We guarantee that all accepted students who enroll at MU will receive back the application fee.

For these reasons, we uphold our Application Fee to ensure everyone receives fair and unbiased reviews and attention.

The interview is an approximately 30-minute (UG) or 45-minute (PG) meeting  with the Admissions coordinator. They will ask you about your motivation, your background, your documents and other information based on your application. It is important to be yourself – be natural, stay away from memorized scripts, and be ready to think and respond in the moment to the conversation. The interview is MU’s chance to get to know its future students, so we want to get insights into your personality and your potential.

You should be ready to have your camera on during the video call on Microsoft teams, and make sure that your interview setting allows for the admissions team to clearly see your face.

Upon receiving an admission offer to MU, please ensure the return of your signed study contract and tuition payment choice within two weeks. Following the completion of this step, you will receive your tuition invoice from our MU Accounting team, with the payment deadline clearly marked. Typically, the deadline for tuition payment is one week from the time of receiving the invoice.

Like most Austrian universities, Modul University Vienna does not have its own student residence, instead we have a contract with some local private student accommodation providers. Our choice of partners includes very diverse offers and price ranges to fit different lifestyle needs.

Students can apply directly through MU for one of our dorm partners, WIHAST. If you are interested in this option, our Student Services Coordinators will share with you an application form after you are enrolled. The deadline for applying to WIHAST through MU’s internal application is 15 December for the Spring Intake and 15 July for the Fall Intake.

For all other partners, students need to apply individually through the provider’s website.

A full list of our housing partners can be found here.

BBA Tourism, Hotel Management and Operations

The 4-year BBA program is specifically designed for those students with career aspirations in the international hotel industry. The program offers an additional year of study during which the focus is placed on operational aspects of the industry, including practical training in kitchen and service operations. This program also offers a global study option: 

  • You can study 3 years in Vienna, at Modul University, and 1 year in New York City, at New York City College of Technology. The practical courses will be undertaken throughout the year spent in New York. Your studies will take place across two vibrant and globally diverse campuses: one nestled in Vienna's 19th district, renowned for its vineyards, and the other situated in Brooklyn, New York's trendy district. 

You will also engage with the practical facets of the industry by undertaking a 6-month internship. This opportunity allows you to enhance your skills and discover your specialization. The internship can be carried out in Vienna or any location worldwide. 

BBA Tourism and Hospitality Management 

The 3-year program has a more generic approach towards hotel and tourism management.  However, the core courses are the same for both programs, making the three-year program suitable for students with prior vocational education, as well as those who want to embark on a career in the general tourism industry. This program also allows you to choose a specilization in your last year of studies in the area of Tourism and Event Management or Hotel Management. You will gain practical experience through a 6-month internship, and can also opt for a 1-semester exchange abroad. 

This program also presents the opportunity to complete your studies in 4 years instead of 3, with the benefit of spending 2 years in Hong Kong. You will gain 2 degrees throughout the 4 years: your BBA Tourism and Hospitality Management from Modul University Vienna, as well as a bachelor's degree from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, School of Hotel and Tourism Mananagement: 

  • Opting to complete the program in 4 years entails a 2-year experience in Vienna, followed by another 2 years in Hong Kong. This presents a great prospect to attain two valuable degrees, leveraging Modul's extensive expertise in Vienna's tourism sector and benefiting from the globally acclaimed program at Hong Kong Polytechnic University's School of Hotel and Tourism Management, recognized as the best program worldwide for Hospitality and Tourism Management by the Shanghai Ranking. 

The interview is an approximately 30 minute meeting with the Admissions coordinator. They will ask you about your motivation, your background, your documents and other information they need to cover based on your application. It is important to BE YOURSELF - don't try to have a memorized script, and be ready to think/respond in the moment to a conversation - not just repeat or rehearse some general talking points. The interview is the chance to get to know the student, so we want to see/hear/understand your personality and your potential.  

We also need to have your camera on, and we need to clearly see your face. 

Student Recruitment Advisors

Andrada, Eduardo, Max and Jessica
Recruitment@Modul.ac.at

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