Department of Media & Design

Sound Design



How do I apply?

You can apply if you meet the admission requirements.

Step 1: Gather the required documents.

Your application must contain the following documents:

  • a signed letter of application

  • a signed CV

  • a documentary evidence that you have completed a relevant Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification
    This evidence is not required for FH JOANNEUM graduates.

  • a Transcript of Records for verifying compliance with the admission requirements.
    This evidence is not required for FH JOANNEUM graduates.


If you do not yet have your Austrian documents (Bachelor or Diploma certificate) at the time of submitting your application, you can submit them by the start of your course. Separate guidelines apply for documents submitted by international applicants. If you have any questions please send an email to

The application documents (with the exception of original documents) can be submitted in German or English.

  • a proof of qualification for university entrance
    This evidence is not required for FH JOANNEUM graduates.

  • a proof of proficiency in English
    The level of competence must be equivalent to Level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (see
    Proof of proficiency in English must be provided in the form of a TOEFL Certificate (min. 87 points), a TELC Certificate (B2), a Cambridge Certificate (First Certificate in English, FCE), an IELTS Certificate (5.0), a PTE Academic Certificate (Pearson Test of English; min. 59 points), an Austrian secondary school leaving certificate or another equivalent school certificate.

  • a copy of your citizenship certificate or passport
    This evidence is not required for FH JOANNEUM graduates.

  • a PDF including

    • the web-link to your online portfolio in the first line of the first page
    • a list of all the work pieces with correct attribution of the authorship. In case of teamwork the applicant's responsibilities have to be clearly outlined.
    • screenshots of all pages of the online portfolio (also screenshots of videos, animations or interactive applications).
Guidelines for your portfolio
  • Only online portfolios are accepted.
  • The portfolio should comprise approximately 10 to 20 representative work pieces.
  • The selection and form of the work samples is totally up to the applicant, but should correspond to the applicant's range of interests and competencies.
    • All media formats are allowed – e.g. graphics, illustrations, photos, texts, videos, animations, apps, audio productions, web sites, media installations, project documentations, and the like.
  • All descriptive texts must be written in German or English.
  • The online portfolio has to be accessible from 30 June until 03 October 2022.

You can upload the link to your online portfolio when submitting your online application.

You have international documents 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: Submit your application.

All applicants will receive an FH JOANNEUM account allowing them to apply for a degree programme. If you wish to apply, please register at JOANNEUM | online. Fill in the fields First name, Last name, Date of birth and Email, confirm your entries and submit. You will then receive an automatically generated email with a link to the online application.

Follow the link and log in by creating your personal password. You can use the proposed user name or your email address. First select the course type "Master degree programme" and then choose the degree programme you wish to apply for from the drop-down menu. Finally, please fill in your personal and contact details.

Upload your application documents. The letter of motivation, CV, Transcript of Records, proof of university entrance qualification and citizenship certificate or passport copy are mandatory documents. Please also upload proof of a relevant Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification and any required language certificates. If you do not yet have your Austrian documents (e.g., Bachelor or Diploma certificate) at the time of submitting your application, you can submit them by the start of your course.

The online portfolio must be submitted by the end of the application period.


Please remember to tick the agreement box and submit your online application by clicking on Send.

After submission you can follow the status of your online application under My Applications in JOANNEUM | online and also upload documents at a later date.

Applicants and students who already have an FH JOANNEUM account can submit a new application under My Applications.


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.

Step 3: Wait to be invited to the admissions process.

Your application will be checked by the Study Administration division. You will receive an email to confirm that your documents are complete and that you meet the admission requirements within two weeks of submission.

You will receive an email with the time and place of the admissions process two or three weeks after the application deadline.