Applications for admission to MCI study programs are accepted on a rolling basis. An early application is recommended to secure a place in your course of choice. The following deadlines apply to Master’s and Bachelor’s study programs:
The dates of the written and/or oral admission procedure can be found on the website of the relevant program of study and will be communicated to you by email upon receiving your application.
*recommended for applications from non-EU countries
The following dates apply for all Executive Programs (except seminars) for 2018/19:
In the course of the application process, MCI will verify your documents and check whether the admission requirements of the respective course are met. The following criteria apply:
The program accepts individuals with a higher education entrance qualification (Matura, Abitur, relevant vocational qualification, or other school leaving certificate that allows them to matriculate at a higher education institution and study).
Prospective students are not required to have completed the school leaving examination by the time of application. In the case of admission, the relevant certificate may be handed in later. Please include the most recent certificate in your application.
Applicants without higher education entrance qualification may be admitted to MCI if they
Higher education entrance examination
In general, applicants are eligible for admission to study at MCI if they have completed the higher education entrance examination in subjects corresponding to the subjects required by the respective course of study. The higher education entrance examination may be taken, for example, at the University of Innsbruck.
Relevant vocational qualification & additional examinations
Applicants with a relevant professional qualification, such as a certificate of apprenticeship, master craftsman certificate, or advanced technical certificate, may be admitted if they successfully complete additional examinations in German, English, Mathematics, and Physics. Applicants without higher education entrance qualification are required to take the additional examinations as part of the MCI admission procedure.
Admission to a Master’s program requires a relevant Bachelor’s degree or recognized equivalent from an accredited institution. Further information can be found on the respective subpages of the Master's program under "Admission".
Special regulations apply to applicants who do not hold Austrian citizenship. Please consider our
Please include the following documents in your online application:
Should you apply for a Master’s program, please also submit:
Once all required application documents have been received, the department responsible for your desired course of study will verify the documents and check whether the requirements for admission are met. If all requirements are fulfilled, you will be invited to the written entrance examination and personal interview by email.
You may interrupt or cancel your application at any time during the application period. If desired, we will save your data, enabling you to continue to apply or reapply later on.
Applicants are welcome to apply for more than one study program at the same time, as long as a plausible rationale is given.
Applications for English-language degree courses are accepted in English only.
The admission to the study requires the completion of an admission process, which is divided into the following parts:
Your application must include a brief cover letter as well as a résumé. Your cover letter should explain your interest in, and aptitude for, the course of study to which you would like apply. The résumé should reflect your accumulated life and professional experiences. A particular focus in the evaluation of your application will be placed on your education, professional background, and study as well as career goals.
If your application is received within the application period and all general admission requirements are met, you will be invited to the written entrance examination. This is to assess your suitability for the respective course of study.
The written entrance exam consists of questions on deductive thinking, numerical abilities, long-term memory, English language skills, as well as a study-related personality profile.
The exam is computer-based, has a duration of 2 and a half hours and takes place, on-campus, at MCI. Aids such as calculators, dictionaries etc. are not permitted.
The written entrance exam applies to all business-related studies (see below) and has only to be taken once.
Here you can find important information on the written examination and examples of possible tasks ( pdf | 328.47K ).
The written entrance examination for business-related Master’s programs, Social Work programs and all programs in the fields of Technology & Life Sciences assesses candidates’ knowledge in fields relevant to the desired course of study. Further information can be found on the respective subpages of the Master's program under "Admission".
All participants in the written entrance examination are also invited to take part in a personal interview, in which the study objectives and motivation of the applicant will be questioned.
Once the admission procedure has been completed, we will assess your results. These will be communicated to you within three weeks of the conclusion of the application process.
When a student is accepted, a Contract of Study is concluded, which stipulates the relationship between MCI and the student. At the core of the contract is the definition of the rights and obligations of both parties, e.g.
Moreover, the Contract of Study contains information and rules regarding academic degree, specializations/elective modules etc., interruption of studies, tuition fees, cancellation of the contract including examples of possible reasons for cancellation, terms and conditions, house rules etc. Model contract of Study ( pdf | 1.37M )
Tuition feeThe tuition fee for beginning students from the EU, EEA, and Switzerland is 363 euros per semester. Non-EU students have to pay 5,000 euros’ tuition per semester in a Bachelor’s program and 7,000 euros per semester in a Master’s program.
MCI is committed to creating a framework which provides applicants with disabilities an equal opportunity in the application for admission to MCI.
Applicants with special needs are encouraged to contact us and request accommodations for their participation in the application procedure or studies. We are happy to answer any questions relating to accessibility and diversity and to provide support.
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