Please note that the application procedure has changed for 2017!
The MEi:CogSci master programme is fully taught in English at the University of Vienna and is following a special admission procedure.
The number of students being admitted to the programme is limited to 25 per year.
The programme only starts in the fall semester (October).
Admitted are students holding a bachelor or equivalent degree in cognitive science or one of its core disciplines (anthropology, biology, computer science, linguistics, medicine, neuroscience, philosophy, psychology). For applications of students from other fields, the local advisory board must decide (and can prescribe up to 30 additional ECTS to be accomplished in the course of the programme).
The application period starts beginning of March. The application deadline is April 30th.
In order to assess your qualification for the MEi:CogSci master programme we ask you to follow the application procedure as stated below.
All deadlines & dates concern the application for the current calendar year.
1) Request admission to the MEi:CogSci programme by registering at U:Space
U:SPACE is the portal for students from the University of Vienna. It is the central access point for all services related to the organisation of your studies.
Notice that you may only be able to complete the registration process in the application period!
It is the first time that you enrol at the University of Vienna?
As a prospective student, you have to register at U:SPACE. On the log-in page you find a link that guides you through the registration process. Afterwards, you can apply for admission to degree programmes via U:SPACE.
Do you already study/did you study at the University of Vienna?
As a student, you can log in to U:SPACE in the usual way, select your desired degree programme from a list of possible degree programmes and finally apply for admission.
In U:SPACE you click on "Administration" and then "Admission to degree programmes". Select the MEi:CogSci master programme and follow the admission request procedure. 2) Submit your application for MEi:CogSci at U:Space
Prepare the following documents in digital form (scans from original documents):
Bachelor-Certificate or transcript of records with at least 150 ECTS in your bachelor degree. Your original bachelor certificate needs to be handed in at the admission office by 30 September latest, otherwise your admission will be cancelled. If you receive no bachelor certificate but a final transcript of records (common at e.g. some US universities), this document needs to state the date of graduation/award of the degree.
Diploma Supplement & transcripts or Consolidated Grade Record
Proof of English proficiency
Scan of your passport or ID (with photo)
Letter of Reference (optional)
Please be aware that secondary education diplomas (bachelor/master certificate, transcript of records) need to be presented in English or German language. Copies have to be legalised by a notary. Please see the following information regarding legalisation and translation.
In case you provide documents which are digitally signed (or can be validated online), please make sure that you provide all the required data for the admission office to verify the validity of the documents.
Reference letters can also be sent to us via email (email@example.com) or snail mail. We only accept signed and stamped reference letters (resp. scans of them). Our postal address is:
University of Vienna
StudiesServiceCenter Philosophy and Education
Room B0311, 3rd floor
Attn: Elisabeth Zimmermann/Peter Hochenauer
Create a single PDF document containing the aforementioned documents in the order listed.
Please prepare the PDF document carefully. Otherwise you may fail formal compliance and, therefore, fail admission!
See the short video tutorial on how to prepare your documents:
The admission committee will check whether you meet the formal requirements as well as assess your qualification and announce the nominated candidates and the candidates for the waiting list by June 30th.
The admission committee consists of:
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Ulrich Ansorge
Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Psych. Dr. Helmut Leder
ao. Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Franz-Markus Peschl
Mag. Dr. Sabine Tebbich, Privatdoz.
Candidates are chosen on the basis of their letter of motivation (your motivation to study cognitive science and your research question) and the discipline of their bachelor degree. As the didactical design of the curriculum requires an equal distribution of representatives of the core disciplines of cognitive science, rankings will be made for these different areas: (1) natural sciences, (2) humanities, (3) formal sciences, (4) social sciences, (5) cognitive science. The five highest ranked students from each area will be admitted.
Applications will be evaluated according to the following criteria and weights: