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Are there special resources for international students on campus?

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Yes. To find out more, look at our Experience and Cultural Practice Programme.

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What is the Soft-Landing-Arrival Programme?

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Our Soft-Landing-Arrival Programme will make sure you feel at home from the day you decide to study with us. W ...

Our Soft-Landing-Arrival Programme will make sure you feel at home from the day you decide to study with us. We will support during the admission process and entrance exam preparations, guide you regarding your journey here, help you in finding the right place to stay and welcome you with a special package of information and items you will need to get through your first days. If you can make time to arrive before the semester begins, you will find excellent possibilities to start with a discovery tour in Europe with our Cultural Practice Programme. We have a number of special suggestions for your pre-study trip through Europe. For further information you can contact our Cultural Practice Programme Office.

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How can I learn more about European Culture while I am at the Salzburg Urstein Institut?

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No textbook can teach you how to gain a global mind-set, nor can it replace cultural empathy – being familia ...

No textbook can teach you how to gain a global mind-set, nor can it replace cultural empathy – being familiar with European culture by experience will not only enrich your personality but also substantially enhance your employment prospects – and it will definitely grow your network. For further information, click here.

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How long before study starts will I be able to arrive?

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Depending on your Visa situation, you can arrive up to one month before the university year commences.

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Can I do a paid internship or work on or off the campus?

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Yes, you can. For detailed information, please check our blog.

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Do you offer scholarships for students?


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We have a wide network of partners offering scholarship opportunities, most of them have to do with companies ...

We have a wide network of partners offering scholarship opportunities, most of them have to do with companies looking for outstanding students to later join their staff. If you would like to apply for a Master Programme and Scholarship, make sure your motivation letter points us to the right direction - we will gladly assist you with further information.

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Do you offer student loans?

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We do not offer student loans ourselves at this point, but can connect you to relevant partners.

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Is the tuition fee for international students higher than for domestic ones?


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The tuition fee is the same for all our students.

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I would like to have some extra information, how can I receive brochures?

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For further information you can download the following brochures: For an introduction of our Salzburg U ...

For further information you can download the following brochures:

  • For an introduction of our Salzburg Urstein Institut, please click  here
For detailed information about our Master Programmes, please choose the following:
  • Studies on the Culture of Europe   here
  • Applied Media   here
  • Media Innovation Management   here
  • Environmental Management and Sustainability   here
  • For an overview of our Academic Modules, please click  here

  • For an overview of our Learning by Travelling, please click   here

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Which programmes does the Salzburg Urstein Institut offer?

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The Salzburg Urstein Institut and our University of Applied Sciences offer four Master Programmes in the field ...

The Salzburg Urstein Institut and our University of Applied Sciences offer four Master Programmes in the fields of Management & Entrepreneurship, Intercultural Communication, Media Science, Sustainability and European Culture as well as Academic Modules and Learning by Travelling modules. The Academic Modules  comprise modules from our four Master Programmes and require your presence in Europe for only two to five weeks. We also offer these modules to companies for HR-development -  whereby top-companies send their staff to get in depth expertise on a distinct matter. The Learning by Travelling modules  offer hand picked specialities from our courses, with which we hope to give you an intensive and personal experience and for your maximum learning outcome

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How do I apply at the Salzburg Urstein Institut?

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As soon as you have decided whether to apply for a Master Programme, an Academic Module or a Learning by Trave ...

As soon as you have decided whether to apply for a Master Programme, an Academic Module or a Learning by Travelling module, you can start looking at the specific entry requirements on the following pages:

Master Programmes

Academic Modules

Learning by Travelling Modules  
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When will the admission for 2017-2018 be available?

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The admission for the Master programmes are open! Deadline is on February 15th 2017. If you want to apply fo ...

The admission for the Master programmes are open! Deadline is on February 15th 2017.

If you want to apply for an Academic Module or Learning by Travelling Module, then you are free to apply at any time. We do not have admission deadlines for these programmes.

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Which programmes have a restricted intake?

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In order to guarantee an ideal student-to-lecturer ratio, our Master Programmes have a restricted intake. Our ...

In order to guarantee an ideal student-to-lecturer ratio, our Master Programmes have a restricted intake. Our Academic and Learning by Travelling Modules are customised to the needs of the specific groups.

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If I decide for an Academic or Learning by Travelling Module, can I still decide for a Master Programme?

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Yes, you can. An Academic Module academic certificate can even replace the entrance exam for our Master Progra ...

Yes, you can. An Academic Module academic certificate can even replace the entrance exam for our Master Programmes. For further information look at our Academic Modules FAQs or Learning by Travelling FAQs.

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Why should I choose to study at the Salzburg Urstein Institut?

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What sets the Salzburg Urstein Institut and our University of Applied Sciences apart from other institutions, ...

What sets the Salzburg Urstein Institut and our University of Applied Sciences apart from other institutions, is the engineering approach to managerial, innovation, sustainability, media and intercultural issues.We also aim at giving our students a head-start by equipping them with the knowledge and skills needed to successfully, innovatively and sustainably operate in a globalised economy. Acquired knowledge and skills can be applied in our extensive network by our students and alumni – from practical to spin-off to job-placement. Besides ensuring an excellent education, we attach great importance to the mutual exchange between students, our faculty as well as all involved individuals, companies and institutions. This exchange gives way to a vast discourse helping its participants to acquire knowledge, to foster cultural understanding and thus to open new doors. The only way to create a globalised economy – where everybody can have their share –  is by creating embodied synergies and true collaboration.

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Is the Salzburg Urstein Institut only located in Salzburg?

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We operate on two campuses; one is located in Berlin and the other in Salzburg.

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Do you have a Distance Learning Programme?

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Yes, a unique one: the mnemocity has been specifically designed for our students to memorise the maximum of co ...

Yes, a unique one: the mnemocity has been specifically designed for our students to memorise the maximum of content and to support and teach them a new way of learning.  

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Is there an age limit for entry?

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No.  The Salzburg Urstein Institut encourages everyone with the will to deepen their knowledge and develop su ...

No.  The Salzburg Urstein Institut encourages everyone with the will to deepen their knowledge and develop sustainable skills.

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What are the requirements for the Master Programmes?

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General Admission requirement is a university-level educational degree in any field, which has to be equivalen ...

General Admission requirement is a university-level educational degree in any field, which has to be equivalent to an 180 ECTS-Programme (Diploma/Master or Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent national or foreign degree). Furthermore, you need an English proficiency certificate  (eg. IELTS or TOEFL) and evidence of the programme specific suitability (motivation letter, entrance exam).

For a detailed overview of our entry requirements, please visit our Master Programmes admission page.

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May I apply for the Master Programmes with a bachelor from a different field?

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Yes, you may apply with a bachelor from a different field.

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I would like to be considered for more than one of your Master Programmes. Is this possible?

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Yes, it is possible, however please make sure you apply separately for each Programme.

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When do I need the APS (Akademische Prüfungsstelle) Certificate?

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It is obligatory for Chinese, Vietnamese and Mongolian applicants to check their qualifications for admissions ...

It is obligatory for Chinese, Vietnamese and Mongolian applicants to check their qualifications for admissions by means of the APS procedure, which is enforced by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

For Further information’s about the procedure and deadlines, please visit www.aps.org.cn,  www.hanoi.diplo.de or www.ulan-bator.diplo.de.

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What should be included in the motivation letter?

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Your motivation letter needs to explain the reasons for application, outlining your specific talents, interest ...

Your motivation letter needs to explain the reasons for application, outlining your specific talents, interests and it needs to explain why you are suitable for the postgraduate Master Programme of your choice. To read more about writing a motivation letter, click here.

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Do I need to provide a CV or resume?

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Master applicants need to provide a CV with a complete listing of all previously completed courses and any fur ...

Master applicants need to provide a CV with a complete listing of all previously completed courses and any further achievements. Click here for further information about your Master Programme application. All other applicants do not need to provide this.

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Is a writing sample required if I apply for a Master Programme?


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There is no writing sample required for the admission. Click here, to find out what is needed for your applic ...

There is no writing sample required for the admission. Click here, to find out what is needed for your application.

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Do I need IELTS or TOEFL or another English language qualification to apply for a Master Programme?

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English is our primary language of instruction. All non-native English-speaking applicants are required to pro ...

English is our primary language of instruction. All non-native English-speaking applicants are required to provide us with the following English language qualifications and tests that are recognised by the SUI: 

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic - IELTS Band Score 6.5                          
  • Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT - TOEFL Score 90
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Do I need to provide a letter of recommendation for admission?

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While not obligatory, we encourage you to submit one or two letters of recommendation. A letter can attest yo ...

While not obligatory, we encourage you to submit one or two letters of recommendation. A letter can attest your academic abilities and can be helpful during the review of your application.

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When does my course start?

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The Master Programmes start in the third week of September.

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How do I apply for the entrance exam?

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Prior to being able to take our Master Programme entrance exam, you need to firstly go through our Admission ...
Prior to being able to take our Master Programme entrance exam, you need to firstly go through our Admission process, convey all necessary documents and apply online on our admissions portal.

If your admission was successful, you will receive the specific dates and locations for you to take your entrance exam.

 
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How do I prepare for the entrance exam?

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All applicants, who are invited to the entrance exam, will be provided with a reading list. To prepare for the ...

All applicants, who are invited to the entrance exam, will be provided with a reading list. To prepare for the entrance exam, we recommend booking the non-mandatory Distance Learning preparatory course, specifically designed to give you the most relevant information you need to pass. Please note, that this does not cover the English language certificate.

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Can I print out and send it has card copy, rather than using the online admission portal?

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All the admission documents for our Master Programmes need to uploaded on our Online Admission portal. To app ...

All the admission documents for our Master Programmes need to uploaded on our Online Admission portal. To apply for an Academic Module, please contact our Academic Module Office. If you would like to register for a Learning by Travelling module, please send us your request to our Learning by Travelling Office.

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How can I check if my application has been received?

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As soon as you have applied, you will receive an automated email notification that we have received your admis ...

As soon as you have applied, you will receive an automated email notification that we have received your admission from our admission portal.

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What should I do if I experience technical problems submitting my application?

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If you experience technical difficulties please go through your application and verify that all necessary docu ...

If you experience technical difficulties please go through your application and verify that all necessary documents and text fields have been filled. If the problems persists, please contact our Admissions Office.

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Will you provide feedback on an unsuccessful application?

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Yes, applicants will receive a notification of rejection.

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If my application has been unsuccessful, may I reapply in the next round?

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Yes, you can reapply with improved application documents.
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Can I defer admission?

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Prospective students who have been offered admission may request to defer their enrolment for up to one year. ...

Prospective students who have been offered admission may request to defer their enrolment for up to one year. Students who are approved to defer their enrolment and who satisfy the requirements do not have to file a new application and are guaranteed re-admission for the subsequent fall semester.

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How strict are the application deadlines?

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If you apply before our deadline February the 15th, your application will definitely be considered for the com ...

If you apply before our deadline February the 15th, your application will definitely be considered for the coming term. You are free to apply at any later date and we will let you know for which term we can consider your application.

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Can I meet the Salzburg Urstein Institut at a student fair?

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We are regularly present at distinguished Education Fairs and Networking events. For the upcoming Events, plea ...

We are regularly present at distinguished Education Fairs and Networking events. For the upcoming Events, please check here.

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What can I experience with the Cultural Practice Programme?

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The Cultural Practice Programme will provide you with an intensive experience and introduce to you Europea ...

The Cultural Practice Programme will provide you with an intensive experience and introduce to you European Culture in a different way. It  includes elements of classical high culture, such as the works of Goethe, Mozart, Wagner or Picasso, as well as current sites of high technology and visits to some of the many hidden champions. You will also have the possibility to visit companies, language courses, cooking and skiing classes, courses in trend sports, study tours, concerts and exhibitions, driving licenses, speed&skills driving trainings and many more.

For further information’s or bookings, please contact our Cultural Practice Programme Office.