Applicants are required to have a Bachelor’s degree either in
- Ingenieurwissenschaften (joint degree Bachelorstudiengang PLUS – TUM)
- Materials Science
or related studies
Please, submit your documents before May 15th for the Winter semester (start in October of the same year) and October 15th for the Summer semester (start in March of the following year).
- 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
- Academic committee ranks the applicants and decides whether to conduct an interview or not
- Interview with members of the academic committee (at least 2 persons)
- Academic committee decides whether to admit applicant to program
- 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)
- 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
- 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 or German 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.
- 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.
- 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 https://www.hcch.net/en/instruments/conventions/authorities1/?cid=41
Proof of language skills in English (C1) and German (B2)
For the master STM, you will need to demonstrate an appropriate level in English (expected C1). This will be checked during an online Skype interview (no language certificate required). Because some courses will be taken at the Technical University of Munich, i.e. at least one semester, at the latest after the first year, where the classes are all in German, you will have to demonstrate and pass a level in German of B2.
So: There is no need to provide certificates of aptitude for English and German when you apply. However:
- Your English level will be assessed during an online interview
- You will need to show a proof of German at the B2 level before the end of your first year in Salzburg. If you cannot demonstrate a B2 in German, you will not be able to continue and finish your degree.
Please note that if German is an issue for you, we also offer a master Chemistry and Physics of Materials, entirely taught in English in Salzburg. If you need more information on this, please let us know.
Our university does not provide any financial support to incoming students. Concerning possible scholarships to study in Austria, you can find the list here.