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Admissions Procedure for Master’s Programs

Journalism & New Media

Have you fulfilled the admission requirements for a Master’s degree at FHWien der WKW? Then nothing is standing in your way to applying. The following application steps are waiting for you:

  1. As of January 11, 2022, you can apply for the study programs at FHWien der WKW starting in fall 2022. The application deadline is April 4, 2022. For applicants with final documents from a third country, the application period ends on March 14, 2022.

  2. You will receive your personal login data via e-mail once you have registered. With the login data, you will have access to our online application form. This form should be printed out once you have filled it out.

  3. You will need various copies of documents as well as your printed and signed application form. You can find out which documents you need in the checklist for Master’s students.

    Applicants with a foreign degree must have their documents translated into German or English by a court certified translator. Please respect the relevant rules of certification for your country. Determining the equivalence of certificates/degrees from foreign countries can take up to three weeks. For this reason we recommend that you send in the relevant documentation in a timely manner.

  4. Together with a printout of the application form, all application documents (loose, not stuck together in any way) should be sent by mail to:

    FHWien der WKW
    Service Point

    Password: BEWERBUNG
    Währinger Gürtel 97
    1180 Vienna

    The postmark is used as proof of the date of mailing.

  5. The computer-based admissions test will take place online. Therefore, you do not need to come to FHWien der WKW.

    Once we have received your documents, you will receive an e-mail requesting that you log in and choose a date for the aptitude test.

    The aptitude test is multiple choice, filled out on a computer and evaluates your existing level of knowledge about business administration.

    We recommend the following literature, depending on your prior knowledge of business administration to help prepare you for the general business administration test:

    • Kreuzer, Christian: BWL kompakt – Die 100 wichtigsten Themen der Betriebswirtschaft für Praktiker
    • Thommen, Jean-Paul / Achleitner, Ann-Kristin: Allgemeine Betriebswirtschaftslehre

    It is not compulsory to read everything, the textbooks are just suggestions that you could use to prepare yourself with.

    The subject-specific aptitude test covers the areas of journalism, digital media, media law und media economics. Active and critical media consumption is recommended as preparation.

    We see ourselves as the leading university of applied sciences for management & communication. Therefore, you can expect a particularly challenging admissions procedure.

    Since we want to know what potential you have, the computer-based test contains a number of questions that are not easy to answer. Please do not be discouraged by this! This will give us a more accurate picture of your potential and talents.

    Seize the opportunity to show us what potential and strengths you already have!

    >> Click here to get all important information about the computer-based admissions test.

  6. Degree-program specific admissions procedure

    After the evaluation of the computer-based admissions test, the best applicants are invited to the Assessment Center of the Journalism & Media Management Study Programs at FHWien der WKW. The Assessment Center consists of three parts:

    1. You create a motivational video in advance and upload it for evaluation,
    2. write a commentary on one of three current topics
    3. and undergo a hearing (personal group interview with representatives of the Journalism & Media Management Study Programs and journalists/media experts).

    You will receive more detailed information on the individual steps after you have been accepted for the degree program specific admissions procedure.

Application Video

The application video serves as a personal introduction and should reflect your motivation. The video can be created in advance at any time and will be uploaded online for evaluation. You will receive details about this in good time by e-mail.

Design notes for the application video:

Task definition Create a personal application video and explain your motivation. Present yourself and provide information on:

  • Who you are.
  • Why you are interested in journalism/media.
  • Why you would like to study at the Journalism & Media Management study programs at FHWien der WKW.
Hint: “On-site comment”
  • You should be easily recognizable.
  • The sound should be understandable.
  • Speak directly into the camera.
  • Creativity is allowed (We do not assume that you already know how to cut or similar.)
Technical requirements
  • Length: 45 – 75 seconds
  • Recording made with mobile phone or video camera
  • The format and resolution can be freely chosen, as long as the video can be played on VLC (freely available on videolan.org/).

Please note: Videos that are longer or a lot shorter than the time specified above or which do not talk about the applicant’s motivation (see topic requirements) will be graded with 0 points. The same is valid for videos where a lack of image or sound quality makes assessment impossible.

Commentary

You write a commentary on one of three daily topics that you receive at your appointment.

Which of the three you choose is up to you. You will have about one and a half hours to complete the assignment. The task will be carried out computer-aided without access to research facilities (Internet, etc.).

Hearing

A personal group interview will take place in small groups with representatives of the Journalism & Media Management Study Programs and journalists or media experts.

During the hearing, we would like to get a personal picture of you, learn about your motivation and your points of view, and give you the opportunity to ask questions. The hearing will take about one hour.