Application Process & Timeline

Applications for the academic year 2018/19 are received from 1st of December 2017 until 31st of January 2018 for the first deadline and from 1st of March 2018 until 30th of April 2018 for the second deadline. Please be aware of the application timeline and don't apply outside.

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.

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 are accepted)

Response

February

You will receive

⇒ an interview invitation or
⇒ letter of rejection

Interview Phase

Early March
  • personal interview or interview via skype

Shortly after the interview you will receive

⇒ offer for admission with full fellowship or
⇒ offer for admission with partial fellowship or
⇒ offer for admission with no fellowship or

⇒ no admission

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 are accepted)

Response

May

You will receive

⇒ an interview invitation or
⇒ letter of rejection

Interview Phase

Late May
  • personal interview or interview via skype

Shortly after the interview you will receive

⇒ offer for admission with full fellowship or
⇒ offer for admission with partial fellowship or
⇒ offer for admission with no fellowship or

⇒ no admission

Further Steps

June - September
  • Enrollement at the University of Vienna/VGSE
  • Visa and residence permit (if applicable)
  • Program starts on Oct 

For questions please first consult the FAQs and Application Process & Timeline, or contact Katharina Simma at application@vgse.at.