FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)


  • What are the entrance requirements?

    You need a Bachelor in Business Administration, Information Systems/Business Informatics, Informatics or an equivalent degree from an accredited University or organization for higher education. The admission department of the University of Innsbruck will inform you about the equivalence of your respective educational background.

  • Is it possible to start the program in the spring?

    No. There is only one intake per year in October.

  • Is working experience a requirement?


  • Can I apply online?

    No, you need to send the application directly to the admission department of the University of Innsbruck: http://www.uibk.ac.at/studienabteilung/.

  • Are there any tuition fees?

    There are no tuition fees for students from EEC countries, except a fee of Euro 15,86 for the Austrian Students’ Union. International students pay a tuition fee of Euro 363,36 plus the fee of Euro 15,86 for the Austrian Students’ Union.

  • Is knowledge of German a requirement?

    Our program is taught in English. However, knowing a few German sentences helps a lot getting along.

  • Do I really need a TOEFL test or IELTS?

    It is very important that your English speaking skills reach an academic standard. A TOEFL or IELTS is desirable.

  • What should be attached to the application?

    For further information go to: http://www.uibk.ac.at/studienabteilung/

  • When is the application deadline?

    For further information go to: https://www.uibk.ac.at/studium/organisation/studium/termine-fristen/#Termine

  • My Bachelor level studies will not be finished until the deadline. Can I still apply?

    Please hand in all your documents except your bachelor certificate before the program starts (October 1st; for non-EEA nationals the application deadline is September 5th). Based on these documents we check the conditions for admission in content. You can hand in your bachelor certificate later but before the 30st of November. The final admission will not take place before you handed in your bachelor certificate. To be able to attend the courses from October 1st in this case, please contact Dr. Steffen Zimmermann.

  • When receiving the application, is a confirmation sent out to the students?

    Usually not, unless some documents are missing. Anyway, don't worry; Austrian institutions and organizations are very reliable.

  • Why does the admission notification take so long?

    Usually notifications are sent out within a period of 3 weeks. However, in September/October the admission department is confronted with truckloads of applications so it will take longer. Also, if your application is not complete, or the admission department needs to engage in further inquiries, the application procedure takes longer.

  • What is the duration of a program?

    2 years.

  • Is it possible to work part-time during the program?

    This is a full-time Master’s program. Only VERY ambitious students will be able to work part-time up to 10 hours a week.

  • Is there any internship included in the program?

    We have guest speakers from interesting companies in our program, who are interested in interns. But you may, of course, look for an internship on your own.

  • Is it possible to study one term abroad at a partner university?

    Currently we are planning to establish an exchange program (ERASMUS) with the University of Mannheim. Within this program an exchange in the third master term will be possible.

  • What degree will be received after I completed the program?

    Master of Science

  • How can I find accommodation?

    On the official Student Union’s Webpage (ÖH) you can find help with accommodation: http://www.oehweb.at/

  • Where can I find information about Innsbruck University?


  • What are the most important dates of the academic year?

    Please consult the official Webpage of our University at:


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