Information on the admission procedure prior to admission to the English-language Master's Program in Peace and Conflict Studies in the academic year 2022/2023

The following information is only valid on condition that the curriculum for the Master's programme Peace and Conflict Studies is approved and announced.

Workflow admission procedure academic year 2022/2023

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, you have to take the following steps:

Admission procedure - process:

Electronic registration, letter of motivation and payment of the cost contribution: 1st March to 31st May 2022
  1. Registration/application for admission procedure before admission.
  2. You enter your data into the system and upload a letter of motivation of max. 5,000 characters (incl. spaces) outlining which competencies qualify you for the Master's Program in terms of diversity and internationality, which motives led you to apply, and which interests and expectations you have with regard to the Master's Program in Peace and Conflict Studies.
  3. You then pay the fee of € 50,-- and thus complete the application as a student applicant for the Master's program in Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Innsbruck.
  4. After completing the data entry, uploading the motivation letter and paying the fee, you can print your registration confirmation.
Online application: 1st March to 15th June 2022
  1. As soon as you have registered for the Master Program in Peace and Conflict Studies, uploaded the letter of motivation and paid the fee, you are eligible to apply for this program via LFU:online.
  2. All applicants who do not fulfill the requirements of §§ 63 ff UG for admission to the Master's Program in Peace and Conflict Studies will be informed by the University of Innsbruck and excluded from the admission procedure.
  3. All applicants who meet the requirements of §§ 63 ff UG for admission to the Master's Program in Peace and Conflict Studies and have correctly completed the online application via LFU:online can participate in the online admission test and the online admission interview.
Online admission test (written, in English)

In case more than 30 applicants register for the Master's Program in Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Innsbruck within the given registration period, a written online admission test in English will take place on June 24th, 2022 at 10:00 am (CET). You will be informed about the further procedure by e-mail after the end of the registration and application period and will also receive a link to the online admission test.

The online admission test is administered in written form and consists of study-relevant knowledge and comprehension questions that are set at the level of bachelor graduates. The exam takes a maximum of 90 minutes (1.5 hours).

The examination material for the academic year 2022/2023 can be found here: Examination literature Admission procedure MA Peace and Conflict Studies 2022/23 (subject to be changed until February 24th, 2022).

The ranking of the results of the online admission test is undertaken by a commission. The ranking is based on a point system according to the following criteria: adequate reproduction (replicating, structuring and processing content); coherent reflection (interpretation, discussion and evaluation of topics); systematic transfer (linking, comparing and applying knowledge).

Online admission interview (oral, in English)

After the online admission test, the applicants will be informed about the result by email. Up to a maximum of 50 of the best ranked applicants will be invited to an oral online admission interview in English. The decision is made by drawing lots among the tied applicants. The written invitation to the online admission interview will be sent on Monday, 27th June 2022 after the admission tests have been corrected. The exact date, time and the technical medium to be used will be announced. The dates of the online interviews will also be published on this homepage.

The online admission interview serves to introduce the applicants personally and to convey their interests in the Master's program Peace and Conflict Studies. The online admission interview lasts a maximum of 30 minutes (05, hours).

The final ranking of the applicants is made by the commission on the basis of the written online admission test and the study-relevant competences stated in the letter of motivation by means of a point system as well as the result of the online admission interview.

Please note
Admission to the Master's Program in Peace and Conflict Studies is only possible if you achieve a rank within the available 30 study places in the admission procedure in the academic year 2022/2023 and have completed an eligible Bachelor's program. The equivalence of your Bachelor's degree can only be verified with the complete degree documents. Please inquire in time at the study department of the University of Innsbruck.

We ask that those applicants who require special aid or assistance (e.g., severe visual impairment, hearing aids, barrier-free access, other physical and mental impairments) contact the Office of the Disability Officer no later than June 15th, 2022, so that we may make the necessary arrangements. To do so, send a medical specialist's certificate directly to:


Informationen about the Curriculum will be published in the study profile (work in progress)
The regulation of the admission procedure can be found here.
If you have any questions, please contact us at or +43/512 507 37001.

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