Admission, Application, Costs & Scholarships

Admission, Application, Costs & Scholarships


Students admitted to the MA program must hold a Bachelor's degree or its equivalent. Since Peace, Development, Security and International Conflict Transformation is a transdisciplinary field of study, there are no restrictions as to the subject area of one's degree. Students are required to provide an application essay, stating the basis of their interest in Peace, Development, Security and International Conflict Transformation, and how this relates to their career objectives.

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Priority in selection is given to students with relevant professional experience and high grades in previous education. Students, whose native language is not English must provide official English language test scores (TOEFL or IELTS). This requirement may, under certain circumstances be waived for students who are non-native English speakers but have completed their third-level education in English.

All students admitted for a term participate in the preparatory online seminar of the First Modular Period. Students who do not fulfill the academic requirements of the First Modular Period will not be admitted to continue into the presence phase (Modular Period II-V).

Students accepted into the Masters Degree program will be given registration and provisional acceptance into following terms. Students whose work is insufficient for graduate level work will not continue past the first term.

The deadline for registration for applications for the academic year 2022/2023 is May 31st, 2022
However, applicants who wish to be considered for a scholarship should send the appropriate materials by March 1 of the respective year.


New Application Process

If you are interested in the English-language Master’s Program in Peace and Conflict Studies, please note the following general conditions: The University of Innsbruck provides 30 study places for the Master's Program in Peace and Conflict Studies per academic year for first-year students. In order to get one of these study places, please go to

Ready to apply? Then follow the steps of the Online Application explained here



Costs of Participation

The costs of participation for each of the three teaching terms consist of:

  • Tuition fee: Euro 1.900;
  • Housing during the presence phase: Euro 1.550;
  • Full board during the presence phase (except holidays): Euro 1.550;

The total cost of participation for each of the three teaching terms thus is Euro 5.000.


Students who have finished all three teaching terms and are enrolling for the research term (fourth term) to complete their Master thesis have to pay only inscription and tuition fees. Those fees currently amount to Euro 1.200 per term.

All fees are to be paid in Euros. The program reserves the right to changes in participation costs in between terms.

German citizens who fulfil the eligibility criteria according to the German 'Bundesausbildungsförderungsgesetz' (Bafög) can apply for a corresponding loan in their home country to meet the studying costs at the MA Program in Innsbruck.



The MA Program for Peace Studies offers different scholarships venues in cooperation with the Afro-Asian Institute Salzburg and the Austrian Exchange Service. Students who are citizens of those institutions' countries of focus can apply for financial aid in order to study at the MA Program in Peace Studies. In order to be considered for such financial aid, please tick the corresponding box on the MA Program's application form.

As scholarship positions are limited, we also recommend researching the database for grants and scholarships for incoming students of the OeAD

For further information on scholarships, please contact




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