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Entrance examination Master in Architecture for study year 2021|2022

Entrance examination Master in Architecture:  April – July 2021
Online Registration: 19.04. – 07.05.2021

Due to COVID-19, this year the entire admission procedure for the study program MArch | Master in Architecture at the IKA | Institute of Art and Architecture will exceptionally be handled with digital portfolios and the talks will be held using video conferencing tools. Important: all appointment schedules will be maintained!

Online Registration: 19.04. – 07.05.2021

online registration

In order to registrate the applicant is asked to fill in the online application form; A registration confirmation with the link to upload all required documents will be sent by eMail.

Until 11.05.2021

Upload of the digital application documents including a digital bound portfolio with work samples.


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

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

05.07.2021, starting 9am

06.07.2021, starting 9am

Address for applications: The following documents must arrive in digital form at the Institute for Art and Architecture by 11.05.2021 and must be marked „MArch Bewerbung“ on the cover sheet. The upload is to be done via the registration platform.

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)
  • Portfolio with your work

Portfolio: The digital portfolio should contain personal projects and work samples as also your final Bachelor project. In case your Bachelor project is not finished by 11.05.2021 please hand in a preview of the work. Please bring your finalized Bachelor project to the online interview.

The digital portfolio should not exceed the file size of 1GB. If possible, it should be bound together in a PDF. All files in the portfolio must be marked with the name of the applicant 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.

Admission to study: After successfully passing the admission test, you must register in person at the register's office (study department) with all required documents.