(C) Graphic design: Matilde Igual Capdevilla. Photograph: Marina Leblhuber



Entry requirements

The requirements for admission to the Art & Science master's programmes are an artistic and/or scientific qualification (evaluated on the basis of the submitted portfolio and through the admission test) and to have completed the minimum of a domestic (or equivalent international) Bachelor study in any discipline. The programme is held in English so candidates should also be comfortable in conversing and writing in this language.


The entrance examination consists of three phases:
  1. The first phase includes the assessment of artistic and/or scientific works in the portfolio, a letter of motivation and a CV.
  2. The second phase lasts two days and consists of two conceptual/creative tasks in the fields of art and science.
  3. In the third phase, the candidate’s aptitude for the programme is reviewed in a personal interview. 

Each phase requires a positive assessment to move onto the next step.


Application & portfolio submission

To be considered for the course it is necessary to submit a portfolio of your artistic and/or scientific works. Candidates should show a special interest in transdisciplinary projects and the ability to deal with techniques that experiment with different methods and media.

The application should include:

Curriculum Vitae (CV) and contact information (telephone number, email address) 

  • A letter of motivation stating your interest in art and science as well as in the approach of the course (What do I expect from the course? Why do I want to take this study? What is my professional vision for the future?) 

  • Portfolio with your artistic and/or scientific works.
  • Digital versions of the portfolio, motivation letter and CV must also be submitted.

Applications can be  or posted (Art & Science, University of Applied Arts Vienna, Oskar-Kokoschka-Platz 2, 1010 Vienna, Austria), but you will need to come in person to the Art & Science office to sign your application by the 27th of February 2018. 

Tasks & interview

The admission exam includes a written part and practical work, as well as a personal interview. The questions are related to the fields of art and science in interconnection and to a presentation of the aesthetic-visual and conceptual competences.


Application schedule for 2018/2019

Information meeting for prospective applicants
23 January 2018, 13:00 to 14:00

Application & portfolio submission: 
26-27 February 2018, 09:00 to 13:00 

Written and practical tasks:
28 February to 01 March 2018, 10:00 to 16:00

02 March 2018, 10:00 to 14:00
Location (NB: not our postal address):
Art & Science, University of Applied Arts Vienna
Expositur Hohenstaufengasse 9/9, 1010 Vienna, Austria

A summary of this information can be found in our application leaflet:

If you are interested in more information on the programme we suggest that you look at the works and activities on this website. We also welcome you to join our public lectures and events which are announced through our newsletter.

Please contact us with any queries on artscience@uni-ak.ac.at | +43 171133 2250

We look forward to receiving your applications!

Fact Box

February 26, 2018