Admission and possible supplementary examinations

For graduates of the BA Development Studies:

Admission can be started every semester. The enrollment can be done once the Bachelor Degree was issued. (no loss of time as long as the student fee is paid!)


For graduates of differen Bachelor at the University of Vienna or any other University:

Enrollment is possible every semester and is done via the Admission Office of the University of Vienna ( for detailed information see here). Students with a 'relevant' BA degree (e.g. a BA degree in Social Science, Economics, Cultural Studies, Regiona Studies, Global History....)  can apply for admission.

You will get an admission with stipulations of supplementary examinations (up to a maximum of 30 ECTS) from our former bachelor programme which you have to pass during your master programme.

These are exams up to a  maximum of 30 ECTS - the exact amount depends on the prior knowledge on Development Studies by the applicant. These are called "Ergänzungsprüfungen" and it is required to pass them during the first MA year. Enclosed a list with possible supplementary examinations.

It is highly recommended to fulfill these requirements during the first two semesters. (Please note: those additional exams also mean very likely a prolonged time for finishing the MA programme (add one to two semesters to the average of 5 semesters). 


Information regarding the necessary documents and the detailed description of the admission process can be found here.

For questions regarding the admission process please also considering this service of the admission office: Let's Talk.


For all who are interested in starting the Master Development Studies, it is recommended to read the Master IE Reader, which is available at the Facultas store at the Campus (Altes AKH, Hof 1, 1090 Wien). The price is appr. €12.