Applicants are required to have a Bachelor’s degree either in

  • Ingenieurwissenschaften (joint degree Bachelorstudiengang PLUS – TUM)
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Materials Science

or related studies

Application Deadline

Please, submit your documents before May 15th for the Winter semester (start in October of the same year).

Application Procedure

  1. The application procedure starts by sending the application documents for the academic admission (section A)

Department of Chemistry and Physics of Materials
Keyword: Application STM Master
University of Salzburg
Jakob-Haringer-Straße 2a
5020 Salzburg

  1. Academic committee ranks the applicants and decides whether to conduct an interview or not
  2. Interview with members of the academic committee (at least 2 persons)
  3. Academic committee decides whether to admit applicant to program
  4. In case of a positive evaluation, the student is then directly contacted by the Office of Admissions (Studienabteilung) that will ask for some documents (the list can be seen in section B. Administrative admission)
  5. Once all the proper documentation has been received and proofed by the Office of Admissions, the University of Salzburg/ Vice Rector of Educational Affairs formally admits the applicant
  6. The student enrolls for the program. The admission is valid for one year

A. Application Documents for the academic admission (to send via email or mail)

  • Completed and signed registration form
  • CV / Resumé (2 pages)
  • Letter of motivation (1 page)
  • High school/secondary school leaving certificate or university entrance certificate
  • University degree certificate(s)
  • International transcript of courses attended at university – if the list of classes is not detailed in the transcript: i.e. physics, chemistry, maths instead of physical chemistry, organic chemistry, quantum mechanics etc., please add an extra document that details the content of your lectures. This is especially important for non E.U. candidates.
  • Certificates of English language courses taken
  • APS certificate (Chinese applicants only)
  • Certificate(s) of industrial internship(s) attended
  • Recommendation letters from two professors, senior lecturers or former employers who know you well. The referees should send the original recommendation letters to us directly.
  • Completed and signed form „Application for admission – study (zulassungsantrag – studium)“

B. List of documents to provide to the administration (given here as an indication only, this might change depending on the country of origin)

  • A completed and signed form „Application for admission – study (zulassungsantrag – studium)“. The form can found here:

  • A copy of the page of your passport with your picture on it. (The copy need not be certified by an authority).
  • The graduation certificate of your Bachelor’s degree. (If your certificate is not in English or German, you are required to provide a certified English or German translation.)
  • Official Transcript of Records.


  1. For non- European Union students and depending on the country where you obtained your BSc, you will most probably have to legalize your documents (graduation certificate, confirmation of entrance requirement, language certificate if requested). This can be either a fairly simple and quick process such as getting an Apostille, or a more complicated and lengthy process requiring you to have your documents approved by your Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Austrian embassy/representative. You need to be aware that this process might take a few weeks to up to a few months depending on your situation.
  2. If you have translations of your documents, they will have to be certified. If possible, we recommend the simplified procedure called “Hague apostille”. For information about this procedure see here

Further information

Proof of language skills in English (C1) 

For the master STM, you will need to demonstrate an appropriate level in English (expected C1). This will be checked during an online Microsoft Teams interview (no language certificate required). So: There is no need to provide certificates of aptitude for English when you apply.


Our university does not provide any financial support to incoming students.
Concerning possible scholarships to study in Austria, you can find the list  here.