Post­gradu­ate de­gree

Suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion of a mas­ter's pro­gram or a rel­ev­ant equi­val­ent de­gree pro­gram at a re­cog­nized Aus­trian or for­eign post-sec­ond­ary in­sti­tu­tion of edu­ca­tion (ac­cord­ing to § 64 (4) of the Uni­versit­ies Act 2002).

Ap­plic­ants who ex­pect to fin­ish their mas­ter’s stud­ies by the end of the com­ing aca­demic year (sum­mer semester) are also wel­come to ap­ply.


You must sub­mit a Gradu­ate Man­age­ment Ad­mis­sion Test (GMAT) or Gradu­ate Re­cord Ex­am­in­a­tions (GRE) score that is no more than five years old.

Eng­lish Lan­guage

Can­did­ates whose nat­ive lan­guage is not Eng­lish are re­quired to demon­strate their Eng­lish pro­fi­ciency:

  • By sub­mit­ting valid ori­ginal Eng­lish test res­ults (see sup­port­ing ma­ter­ial for more in­form­a­tion)
  • By hold­ing a de­gree from an in­sti­tu­tion at which Eng­lish is the lan­guage of in­struc­tion or by hav­ing writ­ten a mas­ter’s thesis in Eng­lish

Please sub­mit at least two re­com­mend­a­tion let­ters sup­port­ing your ap­plic­a­tion to the pro­gram.


Can­did­ates should be strongly mo­tiv­ated to pur­sue a PhD pro­gram in fin­ance. Such mo­tiv­a­tion will be assessed by your state­ment of pur­pose.

See also: Sup­port­ing Ma­ter­ial.

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