Frequently Asked Questions

The Vienna Master of Arts in Applied Human Rights is an interdisciplinary program welcoming applicants from all over the world regardless of their academic background; age; socio-economic, ethnic, cultural or religious background; sexual orientation and physical abilities.

The admission requirements are:

  1. Completed first university or college degree equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree (180 ECTS), or at least 5 years of relevant professional experience, the equivalence of which is to be assessed by the admissions committee.
  2. Positive result of the admission procedure.

Yes. Candidates who have not yet finished their university studies at the time of application may submit their degree certificate two months before the start of the academic year.

In this case, please send us your most recent transcripts and a confirmation issued by your university stating the expected date of the completion of your studies and date of conferral.

In case the applicant does not send us the certificate within the deadline, the provisionally reserved study place is forfeited.

If you completed your degree in a programme where the English language was the only medium of instruction, you do not need an additional test of English language proficiency.

Yes. You can still apply however you have to indicate the date of your language test in the application form and send us the results immediately after you receive them.

In case the applicant does not fulfil the English language requirement, the provisionally reserved study place is forfeited.

No. The language of instruction of the Vienna Master of Arts in Applied Human Rights is English and the level of English language proficiency has to be mastered at a higher proficiency in order to fully grasp the academic content of the programme.

100 points are the minimum requirement for the TOEFL in order to be accepted into the Vienna Master.

6.5 points are the minimum requirement for the IELTS in order to be accepted into the Vienna Master.

In case the applicant does not fulfil the English language requirement, the provisionally reserved study place is forfeited.

No. The programme is a 2 year, full-time, postgraduate program.

The tuition fee is € 22,500 for all students independent of their citizenship.

The Vienna Master in Human Rights is a postgraduate programme offering only limited places with highly individualised educational services and guidance.

The tuition fee covers, next to a high quality learning and growing experience and all the amenities of the university, also the most important study books as well as the cost for the study trips (including flights, accommodation and travel insurance).

The tuition fee does not cover costs for travel and accommodation to and in Vienna, subsistence expenses, cots for the residence permit and health insurance.

Every year we aim to support some students with financial aid to cover fully or partially the programme fee. The number of scholarships and the amounts are subject to yearly contributions of external donors, who form the economic advisory board of our programme.

Only excellent candidates with outstanding academic or professional performances will be nominated for the selection to our economic advisory board which ultimately appoints the scholarship holder(s). Since the funding from donors is very limited and not guaranteed, candidates from the global south are given preference.

If you would like to apply for a scholarship, please send us your complete application and additionally a scholarship application letter.

We recommend that you apply at relevant institutions for a scholarship that would cover the tuition fee and possibly also your living costs in Vienna.

 

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