How do I apply as an international student for a master's degree program at the University of Salzburg?  

A. Basic rules  

  • The formal admission process is administered by the Admissions Office, known here as the "Studienabteilung". Depending on the case, this process may take up to two months. We therefore advise you to start the formal admission process as soon as possible, but not later than the beginning of September if your program starts at the beginning of October.
  • For some programs there is a qualification based selection process used by the department offering the program for which you are applying. You need to refer to the website of the respective departments in order to find the guidelines of the selection process.  If your program has a selection process, you should complete this process first before sending documents to the Studienabteilung
  • After receiving your official document of admission, you can start enrolling online in the program you have chosen. However, to complete enrolment, you will have to go to "Studienabteilung" in Salzburg in person to receive your student ID-card and number.  
  • The admission procedure is essentially the same for EU and non-EU students, with two exceptions stated in step 2 and step 5 below.   


B. The application process step by step  

Step 1: Eligibility  

Check whether the program you would like to apply to has a qualitative selection process. If so, then complete this process by following the specific guidelines for this program.  

Step 2: Sending the application form and documents in print  

In order to start the formal admission procedure, you must first send in the physical copies of the following documents to the Studienabteilung (see address below): 

1. A completed and signed application form. The form can be found here.

2. A copy of the page of your passport with your picture on it. (The copy need not be certified by an authority). 

3. The graduation certificate of your BA degree. (You will need to send the original! If your certificate is not in English, you are required to provide a certified English or German translation.)    

4. A copy of the complete list of courses that you have taken in your BA-program.  

5. For non-EU students only: an official document of a University in your home country saying that you are allowed to enter their MA-program as a home student.   

Note: You will need to certify your documents. If possible, we recommend the simplified procedure called “Hague apostille”. For information about this procedure see here https://www.hcch.net/en/instruments/conventions/authorities1/?cid=41  

Address to which the above documents need to be sent:   

University of Salzburg

Studienabteilung

Kapitelgasse 4

5020 Salzburg

Austria    

Step 3: Confirmation by the university and further inquiries  

After sending your documents, you should receive a confirmation email from the Studienabteilung. This email will also inform you about any problems with your documents. 

After receiving the confirmation that the application is complete, students will typically receive an admission certificate, or they will be informed about why it has been declined.

If you do not get the confirmation letter or the certificate in time, you should contact the Studienabteilung either by email or phone:              

Email: studium@sbg.ac.at            

Phone: +43-662-8044-2251/2252  

Note: You should also contact the Studienabteilung immediately if, for any reason, your application is delayed, you cannot provide your documents in time, or you have no safe way to send your documents in their original form.  

Step 4: Get more information from the International Relations Office  

The International Relations Office is a service facility at the University of Salzburg which international students information and help with organisational procedures, i.e. student housing, scholarships, social and cultural activities etc.

Have a look at their website using this link:                        

https://www.uni-salzburg.at/index.php?id=45332    

Step 5: Enrolling in your program  

To enroll in your chosen programm, complete the procedure as follows:  

1. Online registration (starts at the beginning of July or at the beginning of January)

You should go online to the following page: 

https://online.uni-salzburg.at/plus_online/studentenvoranmeldung.startseite   

There you will need to do the following:

  • upload your personal and statistical data
  • choose your study program
  • upload a passport picture of yourself for the student ID-card
  • book a date for personal registration at the Admissions Office in Salzburg, Kapitelgasse 4.    


2. When you arrive to your pre-booked appointment at the Admissions Office, you should bring along the following documents:

  • passport
  • the official letter of admission
     

 

3. Pay the student union fee (€ 19.70) once your student account has been set up.  

4. For non-EU students only: in addition to this you will need to pay a student fee of € 726.72 (per semester).   

5. After receiving your student ID and paying the fees, your admission process is completed. You can now use your student-ID for accessing PLUS-online. There you find the complete catalogue of courses offered at the University. You can now select the courses you would like to attend.

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