Application Process

The academic year at the University of Vienna starts at October 1 every year.
VGSE offers two application deadlines for every year:

  • December 1 - January 31 (first round)
  • March 1 - April 30 (second round)

All complete applications will be reviewed and shortlisted candidates will be invited for personal interviews. The interviews for first round will take place in February or March, for second round will take place in May. They can be held face-to-face, via telephone, or via Skype. The decision upon acceptance is taken shortly after the interviews.

Note that you can apply only for one of the deadlines.

Application Timeline

Application Deadline #1
From Dec 1 to January 31
  • Fill in application form & upload application package
  • Send GRE and TOEFL/IELTS test results
  • Referee 1 sends letter
  • Referee 2 sends letter

⇒ you will receive confirmation when your application is complete (only complete application will be considered)

Response

February

We will inform you whether you are invited to an interview.

Interview Phase

Late February - Early March
  • personal interview or interview via skype

Shortly after the interview we will notify you whether we will accept you to the program. Accepted applicants will receive information if we can offer a full or a partial fellowship.

Application Deadline #2
From March 1 to April 30
  • Fill in application form & upload application package
  • Send GRE and TOEFL/IELTS test results
  • Referee 1 sends letter
  • Referee 2 sends letter

⇒ you will receive confirmation when your application is complete (only complete application will be considered)

Response

May

We will inform you whether you are invited to an interview.

Interview Phase

Late May
  • personal interview or interview via skype

Shortly after the interview we will notify you whether we will accept you to the program. Accepted applicants will receive information if we can offer a full or a partial fellowship.