The architectural study at the Angewandte is offered only as a Master Program that takes 6 semesters and finishes with a MArch; teaching language is English.

The central artistic subject is taught in three Design Studios, each with its own specific focus under the direction of renowned architects. The studios focus on the development of conceptual, practical and critical skills and aim to create compelling and future-orientated architecture — within all of its various facets, scales and contexts. Around the central artistic subject, education within the expertise fields of Architectural Science, Theory and Instrumentarium is organized and understood as an integral component and essential extension of design practice.

The integration of technical departments (Building Construction, Energy Design, Structural Design) offers students the opportunity to develop and deepen constructive and structural understanding and technical knowledge while working on their individual projects. In addition, the department of Digital Methods (Digital Production, Digital Simulation) — with its own in-house machinery that is constantly adapted to changing digital developments — provides the framework for acquiring two- and three-dimensional visualization and model-ling techniques, as well as expertise in digital analysis and simulation techniques. Discursive, interdisciplinary and practice-oriented contextualization, as well as theoretical, scientific and artistic reflection are offered in the fields of Theory of Architecture, History of Architecture and Urban and Social Strategies ([applied] Foreign Affairs, Special Topics in Architecture, Urban Strategies).

Each admission to the university depends on the artistic talent of the candidate which is established by a portfolio and a personal interview. The admission is decided by a jury.

Requirement for approval is a Bachelor (BA) in Architecture and evidence of English language skills at level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

Your portfolio should include your CV and a motivation letter.

First Entry Date
Recommended for students who need to apply for a visa!
Online registration and upload of documents – 10th January 2024, 12 pm (noon, CET) – 26th January 2024, 12 pm (noon, CET)
Announcement of results of the first until 2nd February 2024
Second round / Interviews – 19th February – 23rd February 2024
Announcement of results until 8th March 2024

Second Entry Date
Online registration and upload of documents – 5th August 2024 – 16th August 2024
Announcement of results of the first until 26th August 2024
Second round / Interviews – 2nd September 2024 – 6th September 2024
Announcement of results until 13th September 2024

Registration and portfolio upload


Applicants can only apply to one studio!

Further information and advice respectively in each studio:

Studio 1: Cristina Díaz Moreno and Efrén García Grinda
Tel. +43 (1) 71133 – 2310

Studio 2: Greg Lynn
Tel. +43 (1) 71133 – 2320

Studio 3: Sam Jacob
Tel. +43 (1) 71133 – 2330

News, program, events and current dates at ioa​.angewandte​.at