Master programme Applied Research and Innovation in Computer Science

Admission Requirements

General Requirements

  • completion of a subject-relevant bachelor programme
  • completion of an equivalent post-secondary national or international qualification 

Qualification for the dual study programme Master in Applied Research and Innovation in Computer Science requires the successful completion of a bachelor programme with IT elements of at least 60 ECTS credits which adequately covered the following areas: operating systems and network engineering, programming, web technologies and database systems, electronics and/or computer science.

If the qualifications are basically equivalent and only certain supplementary qualifications are required for full equivalence, the Academic Directors have the right to make the determination of equivalence dependent on the completion certain of examinations that need to be taken in the course of the respective master programme.

The Academic Directors have the decision-making authority in individual cases when it comes to the admission based on the completion of other study programmes.

Language Skills

In order to be admitted to an English-speaking master programme, the applicant must provide evidence of an English language proficiency, level C1, of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

The following (valid) proofs for sufficient knowledge of English are accepted:

  • TOEFL 100
  • IELTS 7.0
  • TOEIC 800
  • Cambridge English: CAE (Certificate in Advanced English), CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English), BEC Higher (Business English Certificate Higher)
  • UNIcert III
  • Documents from an educational institution proving that the applicant successfully completed a bachelor programme, or an at least a two-year master programme in the English language (courses held in English, exchange semesters or study visits in an English-speaking country are not sufficient).
  • A document proving that English is your first language.
  • A C1 certificate in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) obtained at the language centre of a university. “Certificate” means that the four kinds of language activity “reading, writing, listening, speaking” were tested in the form of an exam and language proficiency on level C1 was proven.
  • Certificates or other documents confirming a certain language proficiency level or the attendance of language courses are NOT accepted.

Applicants with international documents

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Students from third countries

For students from third countries with a residence permit for students pursuant to Section 64 Settlement and Residence Act (NAG), BGBI. (Federal Law Gazette) I no. 100/2005 (who are not citizens of the EEA countries Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein or Switzerland or members of a group of persons according to Section 1 Regulation on Eligible Group of Persons 2014 – PersGV 2014, BGBI. II no. 340/2013), the tuition fee amounts to EUR 726.72 per semester plus the student union fee of (currently) EUR 20.20.

Admission Process in Relation to the Dual Implementation

Required Documents

  • CV with your photo
  • valid passport
  • graduation certificate or
  • certificate of the study entrance examination or proof of a subject-relevant additional examination
  • bachelor certificate or diploma programme certificate
  • proof of English language skills 

Due to the fact that this is a dual study programme, representatives of research partners are included in the admission process. They have access to the written assignment and are members of the commission.

Admission Process

Only merit-based criteria are taken into account for the admission process which also form the basis of the ranking system.

1. Drafting of a Text

The candidate has at least two topics to choose from on the basis of which he/she has to write an expository English text of about 1.500 words. Candidates use a word processing software to write the text which allows for no other resources than an integrated spell and grammar aid. Evaluation criteria are the quality of the produced text as well as the correct use of the English language.

2. Presentation and Discussion in front of a Committee

Approximately two weeks before the presentation date, the candidate gains access to a (large) selection of scientific papers in English. In accordance with future mentors and partners of research projects, the candidate chooses a paper of personal interest and prepares a presentation on the topic.

The presentation in front of the committee replaces the usual admission interviews. Any questions or uncertainties can be addressed at the end of the presentation.

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International Degree-Seeking Applicants

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Application Deadline


Admission Dates

For applicants until 15.08.2019: individual appointments (for remaining places only)


To the online application

Studying for People with Special Needs

The St. Pölten UAS, in cooperation with the Academic Directors (or Gender and Diversity Officers), is doing its best to adapt the admission procedure to special needs. We kindly ask you to contact the UAS early on in order to find a good individual solution. After a personal conversation, the UAS tries to adapt everyday student-life to suit certain needs. Teachers and other staff members are informed and integrated in order to ensure accessible, barrier-free studying.

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