Application Instructions- Undergraduate


When should I apply?

Please refer to the image and table below to see our academic periods, start dates, and deadlines.

wvpu semesters and terms

Academic Year 2020-21 and 2021-22


Spring (January) Semester

Spring II Term: part-time only

Fall (August) Semester

Start Date and Deadlines
January 11, 2021

March 15, 2021

August 23, 2021
EU / EEA Deadline December 4
February 28, 2021 July 30, 2021
Non-EU/EEA Deadline CLOSED CLOSED February 28, 2021
Distance Learning
December 4
February 28, 2021 N/A


NOTE: All regular students have to arrive on campus 1 week before the start date of the term or "Week 0" for the New Student Orientation (NSO).

Apply as early as possible if:

  • you need an entry visa to come to Austria. The visa application process may take 6 months or longer depending on your country of citizenship. You should apply for your visa as soon as you have been accepted to WVPU and have received your acceptance package which includes a visa application form. In case your visa is not ready for you to start your degree program with us, please notify your Admissions Officer so she/he can defer your acceptance to the next starting term.
  • you are interested in scholarships for the fall terms of the academic year. Please check our scholarship page to find out more on scholarship application instructions and supporting documents.

How do I apply?

Webster Vienna Private University makes admissions decisions based on a review of several application documents to evaluate the likelihood of applicants' success in our degree programs. For this process, it is essential for us to have the official documentation of your prior educational records. Please be aware that we cannot make an admissions decision without all of the required documents.

Summary of the application steps:

  1. Read the information details of your intended degree and the tuition fees.
  2. Start and submit your online application form here:
  3. After submitting your online application, please upload the required documents (secondary transcripts and diploma, English test scores, original essay, recommendation letter/s, etc.) into your application. Read below for further details.
  4. Once all documents are submitted, the application will be reviewed and you will be contacted by an Admissions Officer.

Details on Required Application Documents:

  1. A completed online application:
  2. A copy of the biographical page of your passport
  3. Academic transcripts / records showing subjects and results of the past 3 years with a copy of your secondary school diploma: this may be emailed directly by your school (certified copies will be required for full acceptance). Transfer students should include their latest university or college academic transcripts as well. If you have taken International Baccalaureate exams, please send an e-mail to to request access to your results for Webster Vienna and copy (CC) our Admissions Officer in that e-mail. Certified English translations must be provided if these documents were issued in another language. For more information on how to submit these documents, please contact us.
  4. English proficiency test results: see all acceptable tests, minimum scores, and exemptions here.
  5. An original applicant essay - should be a new, original work written by you specifically for this application. It should demonstrate your writing ability, good structure, correct grammar, diction, and vocabulary. Your essay should be uploaded in your online application. Please click here for essay topic suggestions and guidelines.
  6. Letter of recommendation written and signed by a counselor or teacher/professor (on official school or organization letterhead) or a completed undergraduate recommendation form.
  7. If you attended/are attending an international or U.S. high school, you may submit SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) scores. When requesting for an official SAT score report to be sent to Webster Vienna, please provide our institution code 9131. SAT scores are not required, but if available, can help support your application. The same institutional code may also be used when requesting AP Score Reports to Webster Vienna.

All applicants will be contacted via e-mail upon completion of all application requirements. Your Admissions Officer will be in direct contact with you regarding your application status.

Once you are accepted, you will receive an acceptance e-mail and a complete acceptance package will be sent to you by e-mail and postal mail. Please make sure to state your correct and complete mailing address including your zip code, city and country etc. on the application form including your phone number (for courier deliveries outside of Europe). This acceptance package will include important information and visa application forms as needed.


Who should apply?

Undergraduate applicants should possess a completed secondary / high school degree, have a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale or its equivalent in non-US grading scales, and meet the minimum required English proficiency to be considered for admission.

All first-time university students or "freshmen" (secondary / high school graduates) are encouraged to start in the Fall 1 or Spring 1 Terms due to the required First Year semester courses (16 weeks) and the sequencing of degree major courses. However, if classes are available, freshman students are welcome to start with our Fall 2 Term (8 weeks from October to December) on a part-time basis. First-time freshman students are unfortunately not able to start with the Summer term and are discouraged from starting in the Spring II term due to the few term courses offered. A Freshman is a student who enrolls at Webster directly from high school or transfers in from another accredited university with less than one year of courses (less than 30 credits).

Depending on class availability, Transfer Students may enroll in any of our 5 starting terms (including the optional Summer term) if the classes they want or need are available. A transfer student is one who is transferring from another accredited college or university and has accumulated over 30 credit hours as transfer credits. Please make sure that your university and program are accredited nationally or has an official regional US accreditation, otherwise, Webster will not be able to transfer any courses students have satisfactorily completed into their Webster records. Kindly note that transfer students with more than 30 US transfer credits will only be eligible for the American Webster University diploma.


Selection Process

Due to the diverse backgrounds of our student population, acceptance is determined by a variety of characteristics. Decisions are based on (but are not limited to) academic background, English proficiency, motivations, global perspectives, extracurricular involvement and strength of essay.

If you have any further questions, please contact us. We are looking forward to welcoming you at Webster!

Recommendation Form Template (PDF)
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