Application Instructions- Undergraduate

When should I apply?

Term Start: Fall 1 (Aug. 21, 2017) *
Priority Deadline: for visa students May 1 (for EU citizens August 10)

Term Start: Fall 2 (Oct. 24, 2016) *
Priority Deadline: October 1 

Term Start: Spring 1 (Jan 16th, 2017) *    
Priority Deadline: December 1 of the preceding year

Term Start: Spring 2 (March 20th, 2017)   
Priority Deadline: January 1

Term Start: Summer (May 15, 2017)
Priority Deadline: May 1 (depending on course availability)


NOTE: all students have to arrive on campus one week prior to the starting date of the term

* All first time freshman students (coming directly from high school) can start  in Fall 1 and Spring 1 only - due to the required First Year courses and the sequencing of the majority of our semester courses. 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 credits). Under certain conditions a Freshman student might also be able to start in the Spring 2 term.

Transfer students may enroll in any of our 5 starting terms depending on course availability. A transfer student is a student who is transferring from another accredited college or university and has accumulated over 30 credit hours as transfer credits. 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 any courses you have completed into the Webster degree program.

Priority Deadlines - please be aware that  Webster University has rolling admissions meaning that you can apply at any time. The earlier you apply, the better in order to secure a place in your intended program. If you need a visa, please apply right away to make sure you have enough time to apply for a visa as it can be a long process.

Apply as early as possible, if:

  • you need a visa to enter Austria. The visa process might take 3 to 6 months depending on your country of citizenship. You should apply for your visa as soon as you have been accepted to Webster University 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 (s)he can defer your acceptance to the next starting term.
  • you are interested in scholarships for the fall terms of the academic year. Send in your Webster University application early (Jan, Feb). Please be aware that you need to be accepted approx. a month before the scholarship deadline. Please check our scholarship page to find out more details including scholarship application instructions and supporting documents. Transfer students are not eligible for scholarships.

How do I apply?

Webster University makes admissions decisions based on the application documents to evaluate your likelihood to succeed in your studies. For this process it is essential for us to have the official documentation of your prior educational records.  Please be aware that we cannot make an admissions decision without all of the following documents.

Summary of the application steps:

  1. Read the information details of your intended degree.
  2. Start your application by clicking on the blue Apply for programs button.
  3. Fill out your online application form and Submit the application. At this point the online application is sent to the university and you will receive a confirmation email.
  4. Once you have submitted your online application form, you can attach your documents and upload them into your application (please submit all required documents as mentioned in the information details).
  5. Once all documents are submitted, an admissions decision will be made.

Details of the application steps:

It is the applicant’s responsibility to make sure that all necessary documentation is submitted to the Admissions Office:

  1. A completed online application form.
  2. A copy of the biographical page of your passport.
  3. Application fee should be paid by credit card (USD 35): please follow the payment instructions given in the online form.
  4. Academic documents: Official transcripts must be sent directly from your school or university to the Vienna Office of Admissions
  • Official transcripts showing secondary school coursework and results of the past 3 years
    • If your transcript does not show your date of graduation or degree conferral, you will also need to submit a certified copy of your secondary school diploma
  • Transfer students must also include official transcripts of all university work for a possible transfer credit evaluation.
  • All academic transcripts must be in English. If they are not in English, you need to send us an official certified English translation thereof attached to a copy of the original transcript
  • If you have IB results, please send an e-mail to to request that Webster Vienna can access your official results online. Please make sure to copy your Admissions Officer on that e-mail
  1. 400 word essay. This is not meant to be a research paper, and should not be something that you have written for one of your classes. Your admission essay should be a new, original work, written by you specifically for this application.  It should demonstrate your writing ability, including good structure, correct use of grammar, the extent of your vocabulary etc.  Online application: your essay can be submitted in your online application. Please click here for essay topic suggestions.
  2. A resume or a list of activities and achievements.
  3. One letter of recommendation from a teacher/professor. Your recommenders can either fill out the undergraduate recommendation forms and send them directly to us, or they can write us a recommendation letter based on the questions asked in the forms.
  • If you choose to use the forms, please fill out the top and sign it before giving the forms to your recommenders.
  • If the recommender chooses to write a separate recommendation letter, please make sure the recommendation is on official school or company letterhead stating the recommenders' contact details, including their e-mail address.
  1. English proficiency test. If you are a non-native speaker of English, you will need to submit official scores for the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or equivalent exam (e.g. IELTS, Cambridge Advanced Certificate ). Your Admissions Officer can check your official results online if you send your log in information after your scores have been published. To arrange that the TOEFL results are sent to us directly from the testing center, please indicate our Webster Vienna code 0547 on your request to the TOEFL testing center.
  2. If you attended/are attending an international or U.S. high school, you will need to submit SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) scores.  When requesting an official SAT score report to be sent to Webster Vienna, please mention our institution code: 9131. SAT scores are not required, but if you have them you might be exempt from some placement testing. This code can also be used when requesting an AP score report to be sent to Webster Vienna.

Please send your application documents to:
Admissions Office
Praterstrasse 23

1020 Vienna

All applicants will be contacted via email upon receipt of the official online application. At that point we create an individual file in our database. 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 and a complete acceptance package will be sent to you per post 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 TNT Express delivery). This acceptance package will include important information and visa application forms as needed.

Who should apply?

Undergraduate applicants should possess a completed high school degree and have a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

Both undergraduate and graduates applicants must also meet the required English proficiency to be considered for enrollment.

Selection Process

Due to the diverse backgrounds of our student population, acceptance is determined by a variety of characteristics. 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 the Admissions Office.

We are looking forward to have you join Webster Vienna in future!