Department of Media & Design

Information Design

Admissions

 

How do I apply?

If you meet the course requirements, you can apply for a place on the programme. You will find some helpful tips in our blog.

Step 1: Gather the required documents.

Letter of application, signed
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In the letter, explain precisely why you are interested in this course and why you would be suitable. Discuss what you want in your future career. Describe any experience you already have in the topics covered by the course. Explain a bit about yourself and about your strengths, weaknesses and personality.

CV, signed
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List your education together with any additional qualifications you have in chronological order in your CV and include any certificates or documents as proof. Do you already have some professional experience? Completed an internship? Had a holiday job? Been involved in social work? Then include all of these activities. Your CV should provide us with an impression of your education and career to date. Example Europass curriculum vitae

Proof of qualification for university entrance

You must provide documentary evidence that you meet the formal requirements for study. Enclose the following documents with your application

  • a copy of your secondary school leaving certificate and final school report
    • Note: In order to evaluate your school performance, please send us copies of your school reports for classes 6 and 7 (years 10 and 11) of academic secondary school (AHS), or for classes 3 and 4 (years 11 and 12) of vocational secondary school (BHS). If you have not yet received your Austrian university entrance certificate at the time of applying, this may be submitted at any time up to 1 November 2020.

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  • proof of qualification for university entrance and/or certificates of additional exams
    • Note: In order to evaluate your school performance, please send us copies of your school reports for the last two years. If you have not yet received your Austrian university entrance certificate at the time of applying, this may be submitted at any time up to 1 November 2020.
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Separate regulations apply to documents of international applicants, vocational matriculation exams and university entrance qualification exams. Email any questions you may have to bewerbung@fh-joanneum.at.

A a copy of your citizenship certificate or passport
Application Form, completed and signed
You have international documents proving that you have obtained the general university entrance qualification and/or you are not an Austrian citizen?

Then you’ll need to meet certain requirements. For more information please go to International Applicants.

Step 2: Digital portfolio in PDF format

The portfolio in PDF format (max. 10 MB) should contain a representative selection (no more than 30 pieces) of your work, demonstrating your design interests and skills: e.g. drawings, graphic work, paintings and the like. Photographic work (no slides) and samples relating to information design may also be submitted. Three dimensional samples may only be submitted as photographs and computer-generated work only as print-outs.

Samples that are the result of team work are not permissible.

The following documents should be attached to the portfolio (in the sequence given below):

  • a signed CV
  • a list of the pieces of work included, together with title, year of creation and source (school, study, work, leisure)
  • a written statement certifying that the samples are your own work and your intellectual property

You can upload the PDF (max 10 MB) with your online application until 8 June 2020 at the latest.

Step 3: Submit your application

Complete the Application Form online and upload your application documents and your online portfolio. Simply follow the link to the online application for Bachelor's degree programmes.

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In the event of a system overload, you can also send the application documents by email to bewerbung@fh-joanneum.at. In this case please attach the Application Form as a PDF.

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Adhere to the application deadline and ensure that your documents are complete and signed before you send them off. Only then will your application be accepted. The only exception to this rule are the certificates proving qualification for university entrance. These documents can also be submitted by the start of your course.

Step 4: Wait to be invited to the assessment interview

Your application will be examined by the Study Administration team. Within a period of around 2 weeks you will receive an email confirming whether your documents are complete, and if you meet the admission requirements.

You will be invited to the assessment interview if you meet the admission requirements, your portfolio has been approved by the admission committee and your application documents are complete and were submitted on time.