Application is easy.

You can apply only online by completing our online application form and uploading your documents. 

You will need to present your original documents upon enrolment before starting the semester. Please do not send any documents by regular mail to us!

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How to apply?

  1. Go to the IBS Application page and click on the ‘Become an Applicant’ button. You will see your login immediately and it will be sent to your email too. Save your login as you will need to sign in from time to time.
  2. Choose your programme and intake (you can apply only to one programme).
  3. Fill in the form and upload the required documents.
  4. Pay special attention to the ‘Checklist tasks’, you need to do all of them in order to be admitted.
  5. Submit your application.
  6. You will need to pay EUR 100 application fee (non-refundable) that will be deducted from your tuition fee later. Please note that your application becomes valid only after your application fee payment.

If you have any technical problems with uploading your documents, please email them to 

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Application step-by-step

For EU cizitens: steps 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9.
For non-EU citizens: steps 0-9.

Step 0

Enquire about visa requirements at the nearest Austrian Consulate, you will apply for a pupil residence permit (Aufenthaltsbewilligung - SCHÜLER), receive a type D visa valid for single entry to Austria and you will need to pick up your pupil residence permit within 30 days after arrival in Vienna, at the Municipal Department 35 (Magistratsabteilung MA35).

Step 1

Prepare documents required for IBS (Bachelor’s degree or transcript, its official English translation, passport, English language certificate if you have one). Non-EU applicants should prepare further documents required by the Austrian Consulate.

Step 2

Fill in the online application form of IBS and upload documents to the online form, press the SUBMIT button (in case of a technical problem, contact

Step 3

Check the e-mail you receive automatically after submitting your application. 

Step 4

If documents are accepted, MSc applicants will have to pass a Master’s Online Interview via Zoom first, then they receive a Conditional Acceptance email that includes an invoice. All students who are not exempt from English testing must take the IBS English test ONLINE. 

Step 5

Proceed with payment (bank transfer only).

Step 6

After IBS receives the tuition and registration fees, non-EU citizens will receive our Visa Support Certificate and Letter sent by express courier (you pay for delivery with the tuition fee); if they are residing outside of Austria, they must contact the immigration lawyer in Vienna. EU citizens receive an Acceptance email.

Step 7

Contact the nearest Austrian Consulate and ask for a visa interview. Please note that IBS does not deal with visa application, it is your responsibility to get all information and apply for a residence permit for the pupil. You will be an MSc student in Vienna, but the registration of IBS in Austria requires a permit for pupils (SCHÜLER), not for students (Studierende)! IBS is a ’Zertifizierte nichtschulische Bildungseinrichtung’ on the form.

Step 8

If visa is granted, please inform IBS about your arrival. If the visa is refused, please e-mail the official refusal ASAP to IBS so that we can refund your tuition fee (but NOT the registration fee).

Step 9

Do not forget to bring original documents, its official English translation, proof of payment, and 2 ID photos with you for enrolment. IBS will inform you about the date of enrolment and some pre-course tasks in August by email. Non-EU citizens should also bring their birth certificates.

All students have to register with the registration office (Meldeservice im Magistratischem Bezirksamt) at the place of residence within 3 working days of arrival in Austria and also with the Viennese Immigration Office (Municipal Department 35). 

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