Foundation Program Tech

Do you want to study Data Science, IT or Programming?

This specifically designed foundation program is an ideal starting point for the BSc in Applied Data Science at MU Vienna or other data science study programs across Europe. This program can, of course also be taken by students who may not have had a solid introduction into data science or programming, despite feeling a connection to the subject. Topics covered in the semester program include Business Communication, Mathematics, Calculus and Basics in Computer Programming.

Your semester at MU

Program Organization:
Courses will be conducted on the Kahlenberg campus in Vienna and online. You can choose to attend all courses live online in Central European Time (CET) if you can not make it to Vienna. Sessions are organized from Monday to Friday following the academic year.

Application and Admissions:
If you have successfully completed high school and have proof of English proficiency, you are almost there. We need you to submit the following documents in English:

  • Short Motivation Letter
  • English Proficiency Test or Proof of English Language Levels
  • Copy of your Passport
  • CV incl. a portrait picture
  • Unofficial Transcript (your latest record of grades)


English Proficiency:
Please send us the result of your English proficiency test. We accept these test scores:

  • IELTS - band score: 5.5
  • TOEFL - Internet-Based Test: 65 points
  • Cambridge English Certificate - Cambridge English: First (FCE): B2, grade C or above


Educational Methods and Approach:
During your semester at MU Vienna you will be able to experience an Austrian campus and learn from an international teaching staff. With attending classes you will listen to lecturers, participate in seminars and work on small programming projects. You will learn the basics of Computer Science and Programming. In order to achieve your certificate at the end of the semester you are expected to pass quizzes and present small projects.

Your courses in the Foundation Program Tech:

  • Basics in Computer Programming
  • Calculus
  • Business Communication
  • Mathematics

What to do after Foundation Tech?

If you master the Foundation Program Tech and fulfill additional requirements you are enabled to start the BSc program in Applied Data Science at Modul University Vienna without going through the full Admissions process.
Students that want to study at a different school or university may benefit from the knowledge gained at MU, Austria's leading international private university.

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.

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.

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