Foundation Programs

Prepare for University and experience Vienna

The foundation program is a 1-semester pre-program and provides students with the essential preparation for a smooth transition into any of MU’s bachelor programs or other european universities. Students will achieve a level of proficiency in English and Mathematics in accordance to the university regulations and will also be exposed to key aspects in Business Administration, Geography and Economics. They will not only gain a theoretical education, but also have the necessary support for getting settled in Vienna and adapting to life in Austria and its culture. Upon successful completion of the foundation program and a final exam, students may directly enter the bachelor program of their choice at Modul University Vienna or continue their studies at a different university.

Spend your time wisely

Every year millions of high school graduates choose to continue their educational path and apply for university. MU's foundation programs are non-degree programs which may help you in gaining education that is required by your university. 

You should consider the 1-semester Foundation Program if:

  • You didn't meet the requirements for your desired study program
  • You didn't get a spot in your chosen program and need to wait for the next intake
  • You would like to spend a semester in Vienna while being educated
  • You want to improve your English within an international community

MU offers two Foundation Programs that will prepare you for your preferred career path:
Foundation Program Business - for everyone interested in taking business related classes
Foundation Program Tech - for everyone interested in taking classes related to data science and technology

Improve your English

Classes will be conducted in English only.
This is why we require these proficiency examinations:

  • IELTS band score 5.5 (no sub-score below 5.0)
  • TOEFL Internet Based Test: 65 points
  • Cambridge English Certificate - Cambridge English: First (FCE): B2, grade C or above

Register and apply fully online for the Foundation Program of your choice.

Info Evenings & Open Days

If you have further questions about this program, the admissions process or Vienna then our online Info Evenings or Open Days on campus are a great opportunity to talk to us in person. Register for the event of your choice and explain your case either online or privately on campus.

MU Connect      Open Days


Please be advised that an application for a Foundation Program will be considered separate from an Undergraduate. MU can't guarantee a spot in any additional future program upfront. MU encourages you to apply for the highest level program that you would like to undertake.