(C) Graphic design: Matilde Igual Capdevilla; work: Laura Stoll, 2019


ONLINE Registration & Portfolio: 2 - 19 January 2020

Entrance Exam for the Academic Year 2020/21


Entry requirements

To study Art & Science, you need to have a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in any discipline and to pass the entrance exam. Candidates should show a special interest in transdisciplinary projects and the ability to deal with techniques that experiment with different methods and media. The two-year programme is held in English so candidates should also be comfortable in conversing and writing in this language.


Application procedure

The entrance exam consists of three phases. Each phase requires a positive assessment to move on to the next step.

Phase 1 – Registration & submission
2 – 19 January 2020 – online             
The following should be emailed to 
– Art & Science registration form – between 2 and 19 January 2020: download pdf here (form online during that registration period only); fill out, sign, scan and return
– Letter of motivation (LoM) – 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 study this? What is my professional vision for the future?)
– Curriculum vitae (CV) – including contact information (telephone, email)
– Digital portfolio – with your artistic and/or scientific works (Physical portfolios can be submitted in addition, but a digital version is mandatory; if your portfolio is not in German/English, please translate the abstract only.)
Please use this format: PDF, max. 10 MB or link to shared drive, e.g. video/audio-files; naming convention: LastName_FirstName_ RegistrationForm/LoM/Portfolio/CV                                                                 
Decision and notification: end-January 2020: Positive assessment of the first phase is a requirement for the second phase. You will be informed by email which needs to be acknowledged by yourself in view of the following exams in Vienna.

Phases 2 & 3 will take place in the Art & Science studios and, therefore, a personal appearance in Vienna is obligatory!

Phase 2 – Written and practical tasks
25 and 26 February 2020 – Vienna

at Salzgries 14/2nd floor, Art & Science Studios (personal appearance obligatory!)
The second phase lasts two days and consists of two conceptual/creative tasks in the fields of art and science to be completed in English.
Decision and notification: 27 February 2020: Positive assessment of the second phase is a requirement for the third phase, the interview. You will be informed by email as well as the list with names will be posted at the Art & Science Studio info board on Friday morning.

Phase 3 – Admission interview
28 February 2020 – Vienna

at Salzgries 14/2nd floor, Art & Science Studios (personal appearance obligatory!)
In the third phase, your aptitude for the programme is reviewed in a short face-to-face interview with the team. 
Publication of results
Between 2 – 6 March 2020
Positive assessment of all three phases is a requirement to pass the admission exam. A list with names of accepted students will be posted in the main building of the University, at Oskar-Kokoschka-Platz 2, 1010 Vienna. An email notification will follow thereon.

Feedback meeting
3 March 2020, 12:30
Optional, for applicants who have not passed the exam; at Salzgries 14/2nd floor, 1010 Vienna, Art & Science Studios.

Start date
October 2020

For more information on our programme we invite you to attend one of the info meetings and to look at the activities and works on the website. We also welcome you to already join our public lectures and events which are announced through our newsletter.

Enrolment phase and entry date for the winter semester 2020/21 are found here.

Download leaflet.
Please contact Art & Science Office for additional information on study programme & application procedure:  | +43.1.71133–2250

Please contact Student and Academic Affairs Office at Angewandte main building for all administrative questions related to Visa, notarized documents, degrees, translations, fees, enrolment at the University of Applied Arts Vienna, etc.:  | +43.1.71133–2060

We are looking forward to receiving your applications!

Fact Box

January 19, 2020, 9:00h
Salzgries 14, 2nd Floor, 1010 Vienna