Admissions procedure

(c) 2020, work by Golnaz Bashiri "Running Position — Sitting Position"


Entry requirements

To study Art & Science, you need to have a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in any discipline and to pass the entrance exam. Candidates should show a special interest in transdisciplinary projects and the ability to deal with techniques that experiment with different methods and media. The two-year programme is held in English so candidates should also be comfortable in conversing and writing in this language (no language certificate is necessary).

Due to the current Covid-19 situation, please check this site from time to time for further updates and possible amendments!

Application procedure

For the Academic Year 2022-23

Information Meetings for prospective applicants (optional)
4 March 2021, 14:00 CET – with Teachers
@BeSt digital 2021 Vienna, online via Zoom

5 March 2021, 14:00 CET – with Q&A with Students
@BeSt digital 2021 Vienna, online via Zoom

30 June 2021, 14:30 CET – with Teachers and Q&A with Students
during Angewandte Festival 2021, online via Zoom
11 November 2021, 13:00 CET – with Teachers
live in presence at Art & Science Studios at PSK and online via Zoom
ID: 661 6657 7596 Code: 047593

13 December 2021, 13:00 CET – with Teachers
live in presence at Art & Science Studios at PSK and online via Zoom
ID: 996 5071 5046 Code: 057163

Entrance Exam

The entrance exam consists of three phases. Each phase requires a positive assessment to move on to the next step.

Phase 1 – Registration & submission
2 – 20 January 2022
– online 
The following should be emailed to 

  • Art & Science registration form – download pdf here  fill out, sign, scan and return it.

  • Letter of motivation (LoM) – stating your interest in art and science as well as in the approach of the course (What do I expect from the course? Why do I want to study this? What is my professional vision for the future?)

  • Curriculum vitae (CV) – including contact information (telephone, email)

  • Digital portfolio – with your artistic and/or scientific works; if your portfolio is not in German/English, please translate the abstract only.)

Please use this format: PDF, max. 50 MB or link to shared drive, e.g. video/audio-files; naming convention: LastName_FirstName_ RegistrationForm/LoM/Portfolio/CV             
Decision and notification: end-January 2022
Positive assessment of the first phase is a requirement for the second phase. Whether you have passed the first phase, you will be informed by email only by the Art & Science Office. (Any other communication you may have with the Office of Academic and Student Affairs regarding visas etc. does not imply that you have already passed the first phase).

Phase 2 – Written and practical tasks
22 and 23 February 2022
– online via zoom (links will follow)
10 am: tasks distribution;
4 pm of the same day: deadline tasks submission per email.
The second phase lasts two days and consists of two conceptual/creative tasks in the fields of art and science to be completed in English.
Decision and notification: 24 February 2022
Positive assessment of the second phase is a requirement for the third phase, the interview. You will be informed by email.

Phase 3 – Admission interview
25 February 2022
– online via zoom (links will follow)
a.m. CET, single appointments
In the third phase, your aptitude for the programme is reviewed in an interview with the team. 

Positive assessment of all three phases is a requirement to pass the admission exam.

Publication of results
Between 28 February – 4 March 2022

Feedback meeting
1 March 2022, 12:30 CET – online via zoom (link will follow)
Optional, for applicants who have not passed the exam; Please note that we cannot offer any further feedback beyond this one date.

Start date
October 2022


Please note that ongoing personal attendance in Vienna is required for the study program.
Only in exceptional cases, when it is so ordered by the government due to covid-19 restrictions, the study is held online.

For more information on our programme we invite you to attend one of the info meetings and to look at the formats/activities and works on the website. We also welcome you to already join our public lectures and events which are announced through our newsletter.

Enrolment phase and entry date for the winter semester 2022/23 are found here.

Please contact Art & Science Office for additional information on study programme & application procedure:  | +43.1.71133–2250

Please contact Student and Academic Affairs Office at Angewandte main building for all administrative questions related to help with Visa, notarized documents, degrees, translations, fees, enrolment at the University of Applied Arts Vienna, etc.:  | +43.1.71133–2060

We are looking forward to receiving your applications!