Application Instructions- Undergraduate



When should I apply?

Academic Year 2020-2021

Fall Semester / Fall I, 2020 Term starting August 24, 2020

  • Non-EU Deadline: late February 2020
  • EU/EEA Deadline: end of July 2020

Fall II, 2020 Term - Part-time studies starting October 26, 2021 (8 weeks only, ending December 18th)

  • Non-EU Deadline: mid-April 2020
  • EU/EEA Deadline: end of September 2020

Spring Semester / Spring I, 2021 Term starting January 11, 2021

  • Non-EU Deadline: late June 2020
  • EU/EEA Deadline: mid-November 2020

Academic Year 2021-2022

Fall Semester / Fall I, 2021 Term starting August 23, 2021

  • Non-EU Deadline: February 2021
  • EU/EEA Deadline: July 2021


NOTE: All students have to arrive on campus 1 week before the start date of the term or "Week 0" for the New Student Orientation (NSO).

Apply as early as possible if:

  • you need an entry visa to come to Austria. The visa application process may take 6 months or longer depending on your country of citizenship. You should apply for your visa as soon as you have been accepted to WVPU and have received your acceptance package which includes a visa application form. In case your visa is not ready for you to start your degree program with us, please notify your Admissions Officer so she/he can defer your acceptance to the next starting term.
  • you are interested in scholarships for the fall terms of the academic year. Please check our scholarship page to find out more on scholarship application instructions and supporting documents. 


How do I apply?

Webster Vienna Private University makes admissions decisions based on a review of several application documents to evaluate the likelihood of applicants' success in our degree programs. For this process, it is essential for us to have official documentation of your prior educational records.  Please be aware that we cannot make an admissions decision without all of the required documents.

Summary of the application steps:

  1. Read the information details of your intended degree and the tuition fees.
  2. Start and submit your online application form.
  3. After submitting your online application, please upload the required documents (secondary transcripts and diploma, English test scores, original essay, recommendation letter/s, etc.) into your application. Read below for further details.
  4. Once all documents are submitted, the application will be reviewed and you will be contacted by an Admissions Officer.

Details on Required Application Documents:

  1. A completed online application form at
  2. A copy of the biographical page of your passport
  3. Academic transcripts / records showing subjects and results of the past 3 years with a copy of your secondary school diploma: this may be emailed directly by your school (certified copies will be required for full acceptance). Transfer students should include their latest university or college transcripts as well. If you have taken International Baccalaureate (IB) exams, please send an e-mail to to request access for Webster Vienna to view your results and copy (CC) your Admissions Officer. Certified English translations must be submitted with documents issued in another language. For more information on how to submit these documents, please contact us.
  4. English proficiency test results: see all acceptable tests, minimum scores, and exemptions here
  5. An original applicant essay - should be a new, original work written by you specifically for this application to demonstrate your writing ability. Please click here for essay topic suggestions and guidelines.  This essay should have good structure, correct grammar, diction, and vocabulary. Your essay should be uploaded in your online application.
  6. Letter of recommendation written and signed by a counselor or teacher/professor (on official school or organization letterhead) or a completed undergraduate recommendation form.
  7. If you attended/are attending an international or U.S. high school, you may submit SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) scores.  When requesting for an official SAT score report to be sent to Webster Vienna, please provide our institution code 9131. SAT scores are not required but if available can help support your application. The same institutional code may also be used when requesting AP Score Reports.

All applicants will be contacted via e-mail after submission of all application requirements. Your Admissions Officer will be in direct contact with you regarding your application status.

Once you are accepted, you will receive an acceptance e-mail; a complete acceptance package will be sent to you by e-mail and postal mail. Please make sure to state your correct and complete mailing address including your zip code, city and country etc. on the application form including your phone number (for courier deliveries outside of Europe). This acceptance package will include important information and visa application forms as needed.


Who should apply?

Undergraduate applicants should possess a completed secondary / high school degree, have a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale or its equivalent in non-US grading scales, and meet the minimum required English proficiency to be considered for admission.

All first-time university students or "freshmen" (secondary / high school graduates) are encouraged to start in the Fall 1 or Spring 1 Terms due to the required First Year semester courses (16 weeks) and the sequencing of degree major courses. However, if classes are available, freshman students are welcome to start with our Fall 2 Term (8 weeks from October to December) on a part-time basis. First-time freshman students may not start with the Summer term and are discouraged from starting in the Spring II Term due to the limited courses offered. A Freshman is a student who enrolls at Webster directly from high school or transfers in from another accredited university with less than one year of courses (less than 30 US credits).

Transfer students may enroll in any of our 5 starting terms (including the optional Summer term) depending on course availability. A transfer student is a student who is attending or has attended another accredited college/university and has accumulated over 30 US credit hours. Please make sure that your university is accredited by the local Ministry of Education or has an official regional US accreditation, otherwise, we will not be able to transfer courses or credits once you have enrolled into a Webster degree program.


Selection Process

Due to the diverse backgrounds of our student population, acceptance is determined by several different factors. Decisions are based on (but are not limited to) academic background, English proficiency, motivations, global perspectives, extracurricular involvement and strength of essay.

If you have any further questions, please contact us. We are looking forward to welcoming you at Webster!