How to Apply

Applying online is fast and easy. Below you will find two links to our online application center for undergraduate (Bachelor) and graduate (Master) studies on our global Webster University website. Please make sure you click the submit button at the end of the application, otherwise we will not receive your application. If you do not click the submit button, you can go into your account to change or update your application - so please keep your log-in info handy.


Bachelor Degree/Undergraduate programs (BA, BS)

   All first time freshman students (coming directly from high school) can start  in Fall 1 and Spring 1 only - due to the sequencing of the majority of our semester courses.

All Bachelor transfer students - transferring from an accredited university (by the Ministry of Education in your country) -can start in all 5 terms.

If a student has visa issues, the university will look into the individual case to see if the starting term can be deferred to the next upcoming term. For questions, please contact your Admissions Officer.



Master Degree/Graduate programs (MS, MA, MBA)

MA in Counseling Psychology - only one starting date per year in Fall 1 (Aug.)

All other graduate (Master) students can start during our 5 terms until Spring 2 (March) 2014.  Due to slight changes in the sequencing of the different programs, we are changing the starting terms starting in Fall 2014. Graduate students will then be able to start only in F1 (Aug.) and Sp 1 (Jan.). If students have visa issues, we can look into individual cases to see which upcoming starting term is available.

As part of your application process, an admissions essay is required. Please choose one of the following essay topics.

Once you have submitted your application, our Admissions office will send you an e-mail confirming receipt of your application and listing any documents still missing. Once all outstanding documents are received, you will receive an admissions decision within one week.

If you only reach the minimum English proficiency scores, you will be registered for a number of ESL (English as a Second Language) courses. When meeting with your academic advisor, you will find out which ESL classes you are signed up for. If you would like to know the amount of ESL classes before, please contact your Admissions Officer. Please be aware that the ESL classes are not in addition to your degree but part of your degree. To find out more details about the English testing, please click here.

Non-degree seeking students

If you do not plan to seek a full degree from Webster you are applying as a "non-degree" seeking student. Please be aware that a non-degree seeking student can study for a maximum of 1 year (5 terms) before turning into a degree-seeking student. Also, please be aware that non-degree seeking students DO NOT qualify for an Austrian Student Visa as per Austrian Visa regulations.

Once you applied online, the Admissions Office will contact you within 7 days. If you do not hear from us after 7 days, please contact us again.

Please also be aware that Student Visas, if needed, take time, therefore apply as soon as possible:

  • general visa processing time takes up to 3 months from the point of acceptance to the university
  • for certain countries, the visa processing time will take up to 12 months from the point of acceptance. If you are a citizen of any African country, India, Pakistan or Egypt, please apply for the Fall 1 (August) term of next year since it is quite unlikely that you will be receiving your visa before that time.
  • Please be aware that visas are only issued for students who are at least 18 years old when they start their studies. If a student is younger than 18 years (e.g. Russia, Kazakhstan etc.) then a legal guardian in Austria is required in order to receive a student visa for Austria. The Letter of legal guardianship has to mention the appointed legal guardian in Austria, must be certified by a  public notary and mention a power of attorney for the legal guardian in terms of care and education in all legal circumstances while the student is in Austria until the age of 18. (German: 'Mit der Betrauung der Pflege und Erziehung sowie der Bevollmächtigung in aufenthaltsrechtilichen Belangen'). Please be aware that Webster University can not act as a legal guardian but can defer the acceptance until the student is 18 years old. 

Please send all your supporting documents electronically (PDF format only!), preferably uploading/attaching them directly to your application (for faster processing) or sending them per regular email.

We are looking forward to welcoming you to Webster University Vienna!

Academic Calendar 2013-2014:


  Housing Check In if arranged Placement testing NSO - New Student Orientation Term Start

Term End

Fall 1

Monday/Tuesday, 19- 20 August

Tuesday, 20 August

UG: Wednesday, 21 -24 August

G: Thursday, 22 August

Monday, 26 August

Friday, 18 October

Fall 2

Monday/Tuesday, 21- 22 October Tuesday, 22 October

Wednesday, 24 October

Monday, 28 October

Friday, 20 December

Spring 1

Monday/Tuesday, 6-7 January Tuesday, 7 January

Wednesday, 8 January

Monday, 13 January

Friday, 7 March

Spring 2


Monday/Tuesday 10-11 March Tuesday, 11 March

Wednesday, 12 March

Monday, 17 March

Friday, 9 May



  Tuesday, 13 March

Wednesday, 14 May

Monday, 19 May

Friday, 11 July  


Fall 1

Monday/Tuesday, 17,18 August

Tuesday, 19 August Wednesday, 20 - 23 August Monday, 25 August Friday, 17 October


Fall 2

Monday/Tuesday, 19, 20 October

Tuesday, 21 October Wednesday, 23 October Monday, 27 October Friday, 19 December

If you have questions or need assistance, please don't hesitate to Contact our Admissions Office for more information:

Admissions Office
Webster University Vienna
Berchtoldgasse 1
A-1220 Vienna, Austria
Tel: + 43 1-269-92-93-0
Fax: + 43 1-269-92-93-13

Please call in if you would like to schedule an appointment to meet with an Admissions Officer.

Special Needs/Disability disclosure:

If you have certain health conditions e.g. learning disabilities, dyslexia, ADD/ADHD, acquired brain surgery, blind or low vision, deaf and hearing loss, and/or other disabilities, please let us know right away so we can assess the situation to find out how we can accommodate your needs best. The earlier we know, the best we can support you. We do have procedures in place, so please send us an email about the history of your situation (including any documentation of a psychologist or medical doctor). Please contact the following email to describe your situation in detail. We are looking forward to working together with you!


 Offline Application (pdf) Bachelor's degree and International Student Supplement 

Offline Application (pdf) Master's degree, (pdf 67 KB) and International Student Supplement