To start your study at Universität Klagenfurt a two step process has to be fullfilled. The first step for application at Universität Klagenfurt is the admission. All required documents have to be submitted to the admission office in advance for validation. This may take up to 4 months. Only with successful admission, the second step, the on-site registration is possible.


Foreign nationals and stateless persons are subject to the special admissions deadline. This period ends on 5 September for applications for the winter semester, on 5 February for applications for the summer semester. Applications must be received in full by the Admissions Department before the end of this deadline.

As the admission for foreign students may take up to 4 months it is recommended to send the required documents as early as possible (for winter semester in June, for summer semester in November).

Admission to the Master's degree programme

General University Entrance Qualification (Bachelor's Degree)

Admission to a Master's Degree Programme requires the completion of a Bachelor's Degree in a relevant subject or a Bachelor's Course of Study at a University of Applied Sciences (Fachhochschule) in a relevant subject or another equivalent study programme at a recognised Austrian or foreign post-secondary educational institution. In any event, evidence of General University Entrance Qualification shall be deemed to have been provided by means of evidence that these conditions for admission have been satisfied.

Special University Entrance Qualification

In addition to the General University Entrance Qualification, students holding foreign certificates must provide evidence that they satisfy the conditions for admission specific to the field of studies, including proof that they would be admitted directly to the degree programme in the country issuing the document. The holder of the school leaving certificate must be actually entitled to immediately commence the course of study for which he/she has applied to admission in Austria at a university without any further entrance examination, admission examination, supplementary examination, or other restrictions in the country of issue ('Special University Entrance Qualification'). If the study programme that the student wishes to attend in Austria does not exist in the country of issue, shall be submitted with respect to the most closely related study programme. It is only if this country has no universities whatsoever that no such evidence need be provided (not valid for applicants from countries of the European Union). Please use following Word Template to organize your personal Special University Entrance Qualification at your home university:TEMPLATE

Knowledge of Languages

All courses of the Master programme are held in English. Therefore no German knowledge is necessary, but sufficient knowledge of the English language is demanded to ensure that you are capable of following the courses.

Application Checklist

The following documents shall be submitted for the application at least 4 months before the deadline:
  • Evidence of university study programmes already completed (inclusive all in english translated and apostilled credentials)
  • Completed application form
  • Proof of General University Entrance Qualification (Bachelor's Degree)
  • Proof of Special University Entrance Qualification (not applicable to EU states)
  • Curriculum vitae in German or English (CERTIFIED TRANSLATION)

Applications within the framework of mobility programmes (ERASMUS, Joint Study) are submitted via the Office for International Relations (


All documents shall be submitted in the form of an original or authenticated copy. Documents in foreign languages shall be accompanied by German translations or at least by an English translation. Original documents, copies and translations must be officially authenticated in the country of issue and confirmed by the local Austrian embassy/consulate. Pursuant to international treaties, documents from certain countries only require a simplified authentication or no authentication. Court-sworn interpreters are responsible for translations of documents in Austria. Follow that link for further information.