Register for a Master's Degree Program.

Interested in pursuing a Master's degree at the JKU Linz? All of the information you need to register and enroll is available for you here.

The registration procedure depends on your educational background and your choice of Master's degree:

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Register as a JKU Graduate for a Subsequent Master's Degree Program

Subsequent Master's degree programs continue and build on material taught during your Bachelor's degree program. In this case, you can be admitted directly to the program. The curriculum for the Master's degree you wish to pursue lists which graduates (Bachelor's) qualify for direct admission.

1. Apply for Direct Admission

How do I apply for direct admission?

Once you have successfully completed a degree program, you can indicate that you would like to be admitted to the subsequent Master’s degree program at the next available opportunity. You can inform the Office of Examinations and Recognition Services of your intention when you turn in your examination roster.

If you would like to enroll in the Master’s program at a later date, please submit your application via JKU MyAdmission.

 

Procedure:

Log in to JKU My Admission using your student account and select the desired degree program.

 

Log-in Information:

  • If your student account (K + matriculation number) is still active, you can log in using this information.
  • Otherwise, you will need your account as a student applicant (V or VK + 6 digits). If you do not remember your user name, please contact the JKU Admissions Office (link). If you have forgotten your password, you can reset it here.

For this step, you will need to following documents: 

  • Information and verification about your educational background (PDF)
  • A current portrait-size photo (JPEG) for your JKU Card (student ID card), in the event you no longer have one.

What documents are required when submitting an application for admission?

Ensure that all of the documents are in a PDF format, complete (all pages), and legible.

  • Valid passport, ID card, or driver's license in combination with proof of nationality. Alternatively: your JKU Card
  • Confirmation of any name change, providing your name has changed
  • Confirmation of disenrollment and academic transcripts in the event you are coming from another university and would like to earn a degree in the area of study at the JKU.

Please note:

  • Make sure to enter your student matriculation number.
  • You will be officially enrolled once you have paid your Austrian Student Union fee and, if applicable, tuition fees.

What are the dates and deadlines for direct admission?

Admissions deadline to start studies for Winter Semester 2021/2022

Deadline

Start

End

General Admissions Period

July 5, 2021

September 5, 2021

Grace Period

September 6, 2021

November 30, 2021

 

In exceptional cases, you may be admitted to a consecutive Master’s degree program outside of the admission deadlines.

2. Pay the Austrian Student Union Fee and, if applicable, Tuition Fees

Why do I have to pay the Austrian Student Union fee and, if applicable, tuition fees?

Registration for JKU Bachelor's/Diploma Degree Graduates to Other Master's Degree Program

Other Master's degree programs do not build on and continue your undergraduate degree education.There is no direct admission in this case. The curriculum for the Master's degree you wish to pursue will state which Bachelor's/Diploma degrees qualify for direct admission.

1. Select your degree program and submit an application for admission

How do I select my degree program?

Log in to JKU MyAdmission using your student account and select the desired degree program.

 

Log-in Information:

  • If your student account (K + matriculation number) is still active, you can log in using this information.
  • Otherwise, you will need your account as a student applicant (V or VK + 6 digits). If you do not remember your user name, please contact the JKU Admissions Office. If you have forgotten your password, you can reset it here.

For this step, you will need to following documents: 

  • Information and verification about your educational background (PDF)
  • A current portrait-size photo (JPEG) for your JKU Card (student ID card), in the event you no longer have one.

What are the deadlines to submit an application?

The processing time for your application can take some time. Please submit your application in good time before the time period you wish to start your studies:

To begin studies in Recommended Application Deadline
Winter Semester until the end of September
Summer Semester until the end of February

What documents are required when submitting an application?

1) Valid Passport
Only official identity documents that contain both a photograph and signature of the holder will be accepted.

 

2) Proof of University Education
Academic transcripts

 

3) Proof of Language Proficiency 
Depending on the degree program you choose, proof of proficiency in German or English may be required. 

 

2.  Letter of Admission

How do I get a Letter of Admission (= Zulassungsbescheid)?

You will receive a letter of notification containing the results of your application review.

 

Please note:

  • The application review process can take some time.
  • Original documents will be returned with the letter, at the latest.

What types of notification letters are there?

The JKU issues acceptance letters or rejection letters in regards to admission. There are several types of acceptance letters:

  • Letter of admission requiring a supplementary examination to prove language proficiency in German:
    You must enroll as a non-degree seeking student first to take and pass this examination.
  • Letter of admission with conditional requirements:
    You will be required to take and pass additional courses during your studies; these courses will be listed in the letter of admission.
  • Lettter of admission requiring supplementary examination(s) and additional conditions (see above).

Please note:

It is possible that your letter of admission contains conditions. You can only be admitted if you fulfill these. 

 

3. Pay the Austrian Student Union Fee and, if applicable, Tuition Fees

Why do I have to pay the Austrian Student Union fee and, if applicable, tuition fees?

Registration for Bachelor's/Diploma Degree Graduates from Other Universities/FH in Austria

1. Create an Applicant Account

How do I create a applicant account?

During the account registration procedure, you will register at the JKU for the first time and as an applicant to the university, you will receive a guest account. This account will allow you to continue the registration procedure.

 

Please note:

  • You will only need this account as a prospective applicant to register to enroll in a degree program until you have been successfully admitted to the university.
  • The applicant account does not permit you to log into JKU IT services (i.e. KUSSS). You may only log in to JKU IT services once you have been successfully admitted to the university and your degree program.

 

If you already have an applicant account, proceed directly to Step 2 "How Do I Choose a Degree Program?”

If you have forgotten your user name, please contact the JKU Admission Office.

If you have forgotten your password, click here to reset your password.

2. Select your degree program and submit an application for admission

How do I select my degree program?

Log in to your applicant account at JKU MyAdmission and select the program you wish to enroll in.

 

For this step, we ask that you submit the following:

  • Information and verification of your past educational background (PDF)
  • A recent portrait-size photo (JPEG) for your JKU Card (student ID card)

 

Please note:

  • You will be taking part in a statistical survey in accordance with § 18 Sec. 6 of the Education Documentation Act.
  • Submit the recent photo as a JPEG file, not in a read-only mode, and as a portrait size. Please select a passport photo in which you are clearly identifiable, preferably with a monochrome background.
  • There is no fee to submit an application for admission. Applications submitted by an agency or placement organization are unlawful and will not be processed.

What are the deadlines to submit an application?

The processing time for your application can take some time. Please submit your application in good time before the time period you wish to start your studies:

To begin studies in Recommended Application Deadline
Winter Semester by April 30
Summer Semester by November 30

What documents do I need when submitting an application for admission?

1) Valid Passport
Only official identity documents that contain both a photograph and signature of the holder will be accepted.

 

2) Proof of completing preliminary studies
Proof of having successfully completed a Bachelor’s or Diploma degree program is required:

  • Diploma or conferral certificate
  • Test certificates including details of subjects, grades, hours per week and, if applicable, diploma supplement
  • Curriculum

If a thesis was written as part of the program, please provide a short summary (abstract) with the application.

 

3) Proof of Language Proficiency 
Depending on the degree program you choose, proof of proficiency in German or English may be required.

3. Letter of Admission

How do I get a Letter of Admission (= Zulassungsbescheid)?

You will receive a letter of notification containing the results of your application review.

 

Please note:

  • The application review process can take some time.
  • Original documents will be returned with the letter, at the latest.

What types of notification letters are there?

The JKU issues acceptance letters or rejection letters in regards to admission. There are several types of acceptance letters:

  • Letter of admission requiring a supplementary examination to prove language proficiency in German:
    You must enroll as a non-degree seeking student first to take and pass this examination.
  • Letter of admission with conditional requirements:
    You will be required to take and pass additional courses during your studies; these courses will be listed in the letter of admission.
  • Lettter of admission requiring supplementary examination(s) and additional conditions (see above).

 

Please note:

It is possible that your letter of admission contains conditions. You can only be admitted if you fulfill these.

4. Enroll in Person

How does the procedure to enroll in person work?

Normally, after receiving the notification of admission, you must also appear in person at the JKU's admission service within the admission period (see below). You will be informed in writing whether you have to come in person or not..

When do I have to come to the Admissions Office in person?

If you have to complete the admission in person, the following deadlines apply:

 

Admissions Deadline to Start Studies for Winter Semester 2021/22
 

Deadline Start End
General Admissions Period July 5, 2021 September 5, 2021*
Grace Period September 6, 2021 November 30, 2021*

 

Admissions Deadline to Start Studies for Summer Semester 2022
 

Deadline Start End
General Admissions Period January 7, 2022 February 5, 2022
Grace Period February 6, 2022 April 30, 2022

 

What documents do I need when enrolling in person?

If you already submitted the original documents with your application for admission, you just need to bring your registration confirmation, letter of admission, and your passport.

If there is a standard decision in your case, please bring the following documents in the original with you to the Admissions Office in order to enroll:

1) Proof of successfully completing an undergraduate degree
Please bring proof showing you successfully completed a Bachelor's or Diploma degree program:

  • Diploma or certificate of conferral
  • Test certificates including details on the subjects, grades and hours per week, possibly diploma supplement
  • Curriculum

If you wrote a thesis as part of your undergraduate degree, please include a short summary (abstract).

1) your passport
The only official identity documents accepted must contain both a photograph and the holder's signature.

2) Proof of language proficiency in English for English-language degree programs
If you are applying for an English-language degree program, you must provide proof of proficiency in English. Click below for information on accepted certification:

Proof of Language Proficiency in English

5. Pay the Austrian Student Union Fee and, if applicable, Tuition Fees

Why do I have to pay the Austrian Student Union fee and, if applicable, tuition fees?

Registration for International Applicants

If you did not earn your undergraduate degree in Austria, you must complete the following steps to register and enroll in a Master's degree program at the JKU:

1. Create an Applicant Account

How do I create an applicant account?

During the account registration procedureyou will register at the JKU for the first time and as an applicant to the university, you will receive a guest account. This account will allow you to continue the registration procedure.

 

Please note:

  • You will only need this account as a prospective applicant to register to enroll in a degree program until you have been successfully admitted to the university.
  • The applicant account does not permit you to log into JKU IT services (i.e. KUSSS). You may only log in to JKU IT services once you have been successfully admitted to the university and your degree program.

 

If you already have an applicant account, proceed directly to Step 2 "How Do I Choose a Degree Program?”

If you have forgotten your user name, please contact the JKU Admission Office.

If you have forgotten your password, click here to reset your password.

2. Select your degree program and submit an application for admission

How do I select my degree program?

Log in to your applicant account at JKU MyAdmission and select the program you wish to enroll in.

 

For this step, we ask that you submit the following:

  • Information and verification of your past educational background (PDF)
  • A recent portrait-size photo (JPEG) for your JKU Card (student ID card)

 

Please note:

  • You will be taking part in a statistical survey in accordance with § 18 Sec. 6 of the Education Documentation Act.
  • Submit the recent photo as a JPEG file, not in a read-only mode, and as a portrait size. Please select a passport photo in which you are clearly identifiable, preferably with a monochrome background.
  • There is no fee to submit an application for admission. Applications submitted by an agency or placement organization are unlawful and will not be processed.

What are the deadlines to submit an application?

As processing your application for admission will take some time, we recommend submitting your application in good time – within the following deadlines - before you wish to start your studies:

 

Recommended application deadline for EU/EEA citizens

It is recommended to submit applications within the application period listed here:

Begin Studies

Application Deadline

Summer Semester September 6 – November 30
Winter Semester February 6 – April 30

 

 

Mandatory application deadlines for non-EU/EEA citizens and NON-equivalent third country nationals

If you belong to the following groups of people, you must meet the application deadline, meaning you must submit your application six months before the date you wish to start of your studies.

  • NON EU/EEA citizens
  • foreign nationals who do not fall under (PersGV 2018)
  • Stateless

Begin Studies

Application Deadline

Summer Semester September 6 – November 30
Winter Semester February 6 – April 30

 

 

Please note: If you submit your application for admission at a later date, you run a risk of passing the deadline to register for classes.

Our tip: Regardless of which group of people you belong to, submit the application for admission at least six months before the date you wish to start your studies so that you can make sure you can begin the program on time.

What documents do I need when submitting an application for admission?

1) Passport
Only official identity documents that contain both a photograph and signature of the holder will be accepted.

 

2) Proof of completing preliminary studies
Proof of having successfully completed a Bachelor’s or Diploma degree program is required:

  • Diploma or conferral certificate
  • Test certificates including details of subjects, grades, hours per week and, if applicable, diploma supplement
  • Curriculum

If a thesis was written as part of the program, please provide a short summary (abstract) with the application.

 

3) Proof of Language Proficiency 
Depending on the degree program you choose, proof of proficiency in German or English may be required. 

See Proof of Language Proficiency for information regarding levels of language proficiency and providing certifications.

Proof of Language Proficiency when Applying – German
When submitting the application, you must include language certificates demonstrating an A2 level of language proficiency in accordance with the Council of Europe's Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). These diplomas/certificates are recognized as proof of an A2 level of language proficiency. 

 

Please note:

  • When submitting the application, the language certificates may not be older than 2 year.
  • The JKU offers German language courses starting at Level B1 as part of the pre-study program to prepare students for their studies. An overview of courses is available in KUSSS.
  • Students applying to enroll in an academic degree program offered entirely in English are not subject to providing proof of language proficiency in German before beginning studies.

Do I need to have my documents notarized?

JKU MyAdmission allows you to upload your documents without any notarization. Once you have received a Letter of Admission, you will have to submit required documents in the original or as certified copies.

 

Please note: Depending on the country issuing the respective certification, the documents must also be certified as to their authenticity.

 

Documents without verification for authenticity
Verification procedures do not apply to documents issued from the following countries (however, all documents must be submitted in the original or as a verified "true" copy of the original):

   
Countries A - K Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy
Countries L - Z Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania Sweden, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain

 

 

Verification with an Apostille
Documents issued by contracting states of the so-called “Hague Convention Abolishing The Requirements of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents” must be verified with an APOSTILLE. The verification, in the form of apostille, is to be issued by the foreign ministry or Foreign Office of the issuing country in regards to the documents involved or issued by the proper authorities from the foreign ministry. The Apostille must be submitted in the original. Member states of the “Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirements of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents” include:

   
Countries A - G Albania, Andorra, Angola, Antigua / Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Australia, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Cabo Verde, Chile, China (Hong Kong and Macao), Colombia, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Dominica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Fiji, Georgia, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana
Countries H - P Honduras, India, Iceland, Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Morocco, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Mozambique, Namibia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niue, Oman, Panama, Paraguay, Peru
Countries R - Z Russian Federation, Samoa, San Marino, São Tomé / Príncipe, Switzerland, Seychelles, Singapure (valid from September 16, 2021), St. Kitts / Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent / Grenadines, South Africa, Suriname, Swaziland, Tonga, Trinidad / Tobago, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uruguay, USA, Vanuatu, Venezuela

 

 

Verification and Authenticity
If there is no agreement regarding authentication - i.e. for all of the countries not mentioned above - the documents' authenticity must be verified by the foreign ministry of the country in which the documents were issued and also verified by the Austrian consulate or embassy in that country.



Please note: The legalization of documents of certain states can be suspended by the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, if a reliable verification of the authenticity or substantive accuracy of these documents cannot be guaranteed. In these cases, the Austrian embassies may not state the authenticity of such documents. If your transcripts were issued by one of those countries the legalizations of your documents are not possible at the Austrian embassies. The admission process at Johannes Kepler University Linz cannot be done at this time.
For additional information, please see: Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs

Do I have to have documents translated?

Foreign-language documents (unless issued in English by the responsible authority) must be accompanied with a German translations provided by an Austrian state-certified translator. If the documents have been translated outside of Austria by certified translator, the translations must be certified in the same way as the documents.

3. Letter of Admission

How do I get a Letter of Admission (= Zulassungsbescheid)?

You will receive a letter of notification containing the results of your application review.

 

Please note:

  • The application review process can take some time.
  • Original documents will be returned with the letter, at the latest.

What types of notification letters are there?

The JKU issues acceptance letters or rejection letters in regards to admission. There are several types of acceptance letters:

  • Letter of admission requiring a supplementary examination to prove language proficiency in German:
    You must enroll as a non-degree seeking student first to take and pass this examination.
  • Letter of admission with conditional requirements:
    You will be required to take and pass additional courses during your studies; these courses will be listed in the letter of admission.
  • Lettter of admission requiring supplementary examination(s) and additional conditions (see above).

Please note:

It is possible that your letter of admission contains conditions. You can only be admitted if you fulfill these.

4. Enroll in Person

How does the procedure to enroll in person work?

Normally, after receiving the notification of admission, you must also appear in person at the JKU's admission service within the admission period (see below). You will be informed in writing whether you have to come in person or not.

When do I have to come to the Admissions Office in person?

If you have to complete the admission in person, the following deadlines apply:

Admissions Deadline to Start Studies for Winter Semester 2021/2022

Deadline Start End
General Admissions Period July 5, 2021 September 5, 2021
Grace Period September 6, 2021 November 30, 2021

 

Admissions Deadline to Start Studies for Summer Semester 2022

Deadline Start End
General Admissions Period January 7, 2022 February 5, 2022
Grace Period February 6, 2022 April 30, 2022

What documents do I need when enrolling in person?

If you already submitted the original documents with your application for admission, you just need to bring your registration confirmation, letter of admission, and your passport.

If there is a standard decision in your case, please bring the following documents in the original with you to the Admissions Office in order to enroll:

1) Proof of successfully completing an undergraduate degree
Please bring proof showing you successfully completed a Bachelor's or Diploma degree program:

  • Diploma or certificate of conferral
  • Test certificates including details on the subjects, grades and hours per week, possibly diploma supplement
  • Curriculum

If you wrote a thesis as part of your undergraduate degree, please include a short summary (abstract).

1) Copy of your passport
The only official identity documents accepted must contain both a photograph and the holder's signature.

3) Proof of Language Proficiency

  • German: If you choose to enroll in a German-language degree program and German is not your first language.
  • English: If you choose to enroll in an English-language degree program, you will have to provide proof of proficiency in English.

See the page: Language Certificates for information regarding levels of language proficiency

Proof of Language Proficiency when Applying - German
When submitting the application, you must include language certificates demonstrating an A2 level of language proficiency in accordance with the Council of Europe's Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). These diplomas/certificates are recognized as proof of an A2 level of language proficiency.

Please note:

  • When submitting the application, the language certificates may not be older than 2 years.
  • The JKU offers German language courses starting at level B1 as part of a pre-study program to prepare students for their studies. An overview of courses is available in KUSSS.
  • Students applying to enroll in an academic degree program offered entirely in English are not subject to providing proof of language proficiency in German before beginning studies.

5. Pay the Austrian Student Union Fee and, if applicable, Tuition Fees

Why do I have to pay the Austrian Student Union fee and, if applicable, tuition fees?