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A selection procedure is carried out PRIOR to admission

In the coming academic year, 50 places will be allocated for the English-language master’s programme in Green Chemistry. Study places are allocated as part of a three-stage admissions process that all registered applicants who meet the qualitative admission requirements based on their educational background must go through.

Prerequisite for participation in the admissions process is online registration in the TU’s own campus software TISS. Online registration is carried out once a year before the start of the winter semester and is valid for the same academic year. It is recommended to start your studies in the winter semester.

Deadlines and dates for selection procedure 2022

  • Online registration from Monday, May 2, 2022, 12:00 p.m. to Tuesday, May 31, 2022 11:59 p.m.
  • Proof of qualitative admission requirements until Tuesday, May 31, 2022 11:59 p.m.
  • Upload motivational letter until Tuesday, May 31, 2022 11:59 p.m.
  • EChem-Test, online, several, freely selectable dates during June 2022
  • Interview, online, with some break following the EChem-Test.

Further information about the selection procedure

  • Qualitative Admission Requirements

    As part of previous studies (bachelor’s degree), 48 ECTS have been completed in chemical subjects such as fundamentals of chemistry, organic chemistry, physical chemistry, analytical chemistry and biochemistry. A further 60 ECTS of courses must come from the area of chemistry/natural sciences such as chemical technology, process engineering, theoretical chemistry, biology, measurement technology. As part of the chemical subjects, at least 16 ECTS laboratory exercises must have been completed in the areas of basic chemistry, physical chemistry, preparative laboratory or synthetic chemistry, analytical chemistry or biochemistry.

    In any case, the bachelor’s degrees in technical chemistry at the Technical University of Vienna, food and biotechnology at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Vienna and chemistry at the University of Vienna are technically relevant. By completing one of these studies, proof of the qualitative admission requirements is considered to have been provided. For all other bachelor’s degrees, even if the qualitative admission requirements are met, it must be checked whether they are technically suitable.

    If there is evidence of at least 150 completed ECTS credit points from a course of study, as well as confirmation from the educational institution of the expected degree, and if the qualitative admission requirements are not covered by the course content completed to date, the qualitative admission requirements are deemed to have been met for the time being, provided they are based on the curriculum for the degree being pursued must still be completed in order to complete it.

  • First stage: letter of motivation

    The first stage of the admissions process consists of uploading a letter of motivation as part of the online registration.

    In the letter of motivation, the applicants should explain and justify why they would like to complete the master’s degree in Green Chemistry. The letter of motivation must be written in English, should not exceed one A4 page and must be uploaded by the applicant as part of the online registration process. The purpose of the letter of motivation is to check to what extent the applicant has dealt with the special content of the Green Chemistry master’s programme, how well he/she can relate his/her own skills and knowledge to it, and what expectations and goals are being pursued with it.

  • Second stage: EChem test

    The written EChem test takes place online on fixed dates and is held in English. The EChem test is an electronic, standardized method for assessing chemistry skills. The test supervisor must determine the identity of the applicants before the EChem test begins. If it is not possible to clearly establish your identity, the test supervisor must prohibit you from taking the EChem test.

    Information on the subject area of the EChem test can be found in good time at examination material.

  • Third stage: Interview

    An interview is conducted with each applicant to further determine their professional and personal suitability. The interview takes place in English between the applicant and at least two people from the department of the Master’s degree in Green Chemistry.

    During the interview, applicants are expected to provide information on the following topics in particular:

    1. Abstract CV;
    2. Presentation of the main contents of the basic studies and the bachelor thesis;
    3. why he_she would like to do the master’s degree in Green Chemistry;
    4. Presentation of expectations regarding the qualification content of the course and future job profiles in professional life
    5. why the completion of the master’s degree in question makes sense for the future of the applicant;

    The topics can be supplemented by questions from the participants. During the interview, feedback is given on performance in the EChem test.

  • Ranking

    The ranking of the applicants is carried out by the selection committee on the basis of the number of points achieved in the admissions process and leads to a ranking. The available study places are awarded to the applicants with the highest number of points. In the event of a tie, the selection committee will decide based on the evaluation of the letter of motivation and the interview.

    The method of awarding points and the evaluation scheme will be announced in good time.

  • Admission

    Those applicants who have received a place on the course are entitled to be admitted to the Green Chemistry master’s programme at the Technical University of Vienna, the University of Vienna and the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences until the end of the grace period for the winter and summer semester immediately following the completed admissions procedure Submission of the necessary evidence and fulfillment of the other admission requirements. Admission to a later semester is excluded. It is recommended to start your studies in the winter semester.

    Admission takes place in the Studies Department of the TU Wien.

    Students who did not get a place in one academic year can take part in the admissions process again in the following academic years.

    In the case of repeated participation in the admissions process, this must be completed in full each time.