The admission to a Master’s degree programme at the University of Klagenfurt is contingent, among other things, upon the successful completion of a relevant Bachelor’s programme or other equivalent programme at a recognized post-secondary educational institution.
The legal provisions governing the requirements for admission to a Master’s degree programme are defined in the Universities Act 2002 (UG), Federal Law Gazette I No. 120/2002 as amended (§§ 63, 64 (3) and 65).
Please note, in the case of certain degree programmes at the University of Klagenfurt, admittance is subject to the completion of a special admission procedure (entrance examination)!
Student data sheet (if you have been enrolled at the University of Klagenfurt in the past)
Passport / ID card (copy)
Non-EU and non-EEA citizens are required to submit proof of their special university entrance qualification (“eligibility letter“) acc. to § 65 (2) of the Universities Act. A template for the “eligibility letter” is available here.
Proof of language proficiency
Prospective students who apply for admission to a German-language degree programme and whose first language is not German must provide evidence of German language proficiency no lower than level A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) at the time of application.
Evidence of German language proficiency A2
– School-leaving certificates or certificates issued by a post-secondary institution (unlimited validity):
University entrance qualification certificate from a school with German as language of tuition & examination or from an Austrian or German school abroad
Completion of a course of studies lasting at least two years and taught in German at a recognised post-secondary eduational establishment
– The following language certificates, which must not be more than two years old at the time of application, shall be accepted:
ÖSD certificate A2
Goethe certificate A2
telc Deutsch A2
Österreichischer Integrationsfonds A2
Deutsches Sprachdiplom der Kultusministerkonferenz DSD I
Course certificates at the A2/b level from the German Intensive Course or the university course DaF/DaZ offered by the language centre Deutsch in Österreich at the University of Klagenfurt.
EU and EEA citizens can apply for admission at any time. However, actual enrolment is only possible during the admission periods.
Non-EU and non-EEA citizens are subject to the special admission period: Fully completed applications must be received by the Admissions Office no later than 5 September for applications for the winter semester, and 5 February for applications for the summer semester.
The processing time for applications for admission is approx. 2 months.
All documents must be made available as original documents or as notarized copies. However, proof of special university entrance qualification must always be made available as an original document.
Foreign documents and their translations must be accompanied by the appropriate certifications. English or German translations must be included except when the original documents were issued in one of these two languages. For detailed information on the applicable certification regulations please refer to the document Legalization of Foreign Documents in Higher Education.
For Master’s degree programmes not taught in English, prospective students must demonstrate German language proficiency at the B2 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. For the Master’s degree programme in German Studies and teacher qualification programmes at Master’s level the required proficiency level is C1. Accepted forms of evidence detailing the required language proficiency are listed in the Regulation issued by the Rectorate concerning proof of required language proficiency for admission to study programmes.
If there is any doubt whether the applicant’s level of German is sufficient (Level B2/C1), the students must sit the German language supplementary examination prior to admission to their degree programme. It is possible to take the German language supplementary examination as part of the pre-study course in preparation for supplementary examinations (VAAU). For information on VAAU, please visit https://dia.aau.at/german-courses/university-preparation-course-vaau/general-information/
For Master’s degree programmes taught in English, prospective students must demonstrate English language proficiency at the B2 respectively C1 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.