The admission procedure for the academic year 2020/21 is open and you can still apply. Admission interviews will be conducted online via video conference. Applicants will be informed about the procedure by e-mail.

Requirements for enrolment

  • Academic degree provided by relevant bachelor programmes in the fields of human computer interaction, computer science, design, media, communication studies, psychology, sociology and engineering
  • Adequate English proficiency (CEFR level English B2)

Phase 1: Online Application

Apply online at https://application.fh-salzburg.ac.at

Please provide the following information for your online application:

  • High School diploma (Matura, Abitur, A-levels, …)
  • Bachelor’s diploma, diploma supplement (including course duration, description of the content and credits) and / or transcript of records including course titles, credit hours & grades, final GPA    
  • CV (in English)       
  • Letter of Motivation, describing your motivation, objectives and expectations (approx. 1.000 words, in English)
  • Copy of passport

Phase 2: Preselection & Notifcation of Interview

After your online application a team of experts from University of Salzburg and Salzburg University of Applied Sciences will review your documents and decide, whether you will be recommended for phase 3 of the admission process. Your application is evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • Key competences for the intended Master's programme
  • Motivation, objectives and expectations of the studies 
  • Previous academic achievements or practical experience 
  • Exceptionality of the applicant profile

You will receive a notification, if your application is going to be considered for the next phase in the application process. Expect this notification one or two weeks befrore the interview. 

Phase 3: Interview & Preparation Courses

The admission interview is held in Salzburg with members of the staff of University of Salzburg and Salzburg University of Applied Sciences. The contents of this interview refer to the submitted documents and previous knowledge as well as to motivation and personal interests. The interviews is conducted in English and lasts about 25 minutes. In exceptional cases, a video interview via videoconference is possible.

Please note: during the interview, questions will also be asked about the privious knowledge in order to make a decision about the respective preparation courses. After the admission interview and a review of the application documents the programme committee decides which preparation courses will be mandatory for you. Preparation courses are integral part of your official letter of admission and you will only be approved in your studies after successfully completing the assigned preparation courses. Preparation courses will be held in advance to the regular courses at the beginning of September. The exact planning for the preparation courses will be announced in a timely manner.

Phase 4: Final Decision

After the interview and a review of your application documents the programme committee decides on the admission. Within a two week period following the interview you will receive official notification of your status (accepted/waiting list/rejected).

Enrolment at University of Salzburg

We will inform the Paris-Lodron University of Salzburg that your application for the Master in Human-Computer Interaction has been recommended for acceptance by the programme committee of the master programme. The Admission-Center at the University of Salzburg will inform you about the registration process and ultimately decide whether you will be accepted for the programme or not. You have to hand-in all documents as an original at  the admission center in order to get admission. With the formal enrolment by the University of Salzburg you are admitted at both universities. 

Please note: If you are citizen from a country outside the European Union (EU) applying to the master programme Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) it is essential that you read and follow the Admission Guide for international students (NON-EU citizen).

For questions regarding the course of study or application procedures, please contact:  office.hci@fh-salzburg.ac.at