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Entrance examination Master in Architecture for study year 2017|18

Deadline for applications Master in Architecture

Online Registration: 01.05. – 19.05.2017

In order to registrate the applicant is asked to fill in the online application form; applicants will get a reply by eMail.

22.05.2017 , 9am - 4pm

Submittal of application material including a bound portfolio with work samples.

ATTENTION: The deadline designates the reception date of the application material, not the postal stamp. Applicants are responsible to guarantee the timely arrival of their material.


The entrance jury reviews the applicants work and selects a shortlist to be invited for a personal interview. Official announcement of the shortlist earliest at 6pm.

Interview: personal interview with the entrance jury and discussion on submitted work on following days:

03.07.2017 , starting 9am

04.07.2017 , starting 9am

Address for applications :

Following application materials have to be submitted until 22.05.2017 to the following address:

Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien
Institut für Kunst und Architektur
Sekretariat, 2. OG. R213
Schillerplatz 3, A -1010 Wien

Applications are to be labelled with “MArch application”.

Application materials:

  • letter of intent
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Proof of German language proficiency: Level B2 (copy)
  • Proof of English language proficiency: Level B2 (copy)
  • Certified copy of your Bachelor degree
  • One letter of recommendation (academic and/or professional)
  • Bound portfolio with your work

Portfolio: the portfolio should contain personal projects and work samples as also your final bachelor project. In case your Bachelor project is not finished by 22.05.2017 please hand in a preview of the work. Please bring your finalized bachelor project to the interview.

The portfolio should not exceed A3 format and be bound. Please label the portfolio with your name and the online registration number.

Letter of intent: in a text of max. one A4 page you should state your motivation and interests to continue your studies in the Master Program for Architecture at the Academy of fine Arts Vienna

Language Competency: Please be aware that you have to have proof of your knowledge of the German and English language (Level B2) before admission but latest before registration.

Upon admission the study department needs to receive the required documents

After the application procedure all application materials and portfolios have to be picked up immediately after the entrance interviews are completed. No application materials or portfolios will be returned by the IKA via post or kept beyond the end of the semester.