Admissions process

Interactive Media is an international programme and we strongly encourage qualified foreign students to apply. Since this programme is government-funded and carries no tuition fees, you may wonder why we seek international applicants in the first place. The answer is simple — we want to offer a truly international campus environment, with students and lecturers from all over the world.

Admission Requirements

To qualify for the Master's degree programme Interactive Media, you must have completed a relevant Bachelor's degree programme of at least 6 semester or a comparable higher education at university level (min. 180 ECTS-credits) at a recognized post-secondary institution. Additional requirements for this particular programme are

  • 60 ECTS credits (or equivalent) in computing/informatics.
  • Solid programming skills.
  • For Non-EU applicants: GRE® revised General Test (Institution Code 9775). 
    Please see below and for further information.

Application Deadlines

  • NON-EU/EEA candidates: June 30
  • EU/EES candidates: August 31

Application and Admission — Step by Step

Step 1 – Online Application

Please use our online platform at to submit your application and upload the following required documents:

  1. Curriculum vitae (in tabular form and in English),
  2. Statement of purpose / motivation letter,
  3. Secondary school certificate / A-level's equivalent,
  4. Diploma and final transcript of records of your completed Bachelor's programme,
  5. Birth certificate,
  6. Passport.

Note: Make sure that your application (including all documents) is complete by the appropriatedeadline! Applications will not be reviewed by our staff if incomplete. You will be informed by email if you fulfil the entry requirements and formally qualify for the indicated programme. Only in this case the admission process is continued.

Please note that applicants who are non-EU or Non-EEA (European Economic Area) nationals have to provide fully legalized documents in English within six weeks! To find out if this applies to you, please go to and check out the list of countries in section 2.3 b ("Full diplomatic legalization"). 

Step 2 – GRE Test (Non-EU Candidates Only)

Non-EU applicants are required to take the "GRE revised General Test" ( It is recommended for all other candidates. This test is required by many international institutions and can be taken at local test centers throughout the world. Please note that your test scores must be received no later than March 31! When registering for the GRE test use the following institution code to ensure your scores are correctly forwarded to the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria:

  • 9775 - U Applied Sciences Upper Austria

The GRE requirement can be waived upon individual request if sufficient academic credentials are provided.

Step 3 – Interview

The next step in our admission process is an interview via Skype with two faculty members. You will be asked to elaborate on your motivation and interest for this programme. Furthermore, you will be interviewed on your educational and (if applicable) professional background.

Step 4 – Notification of Acceptance

After completion of the admission process, you will be informed about the decision as soon as possible. The notification will be sent by email.

IMPORTANT NOTE: In case of admission (and only then!), international candidates must provide notarised documents (authenticated by the local Austrian embassy or consulate) in German or English!

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