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Applications for the academic year 2017/18 are received from 1st of December 2016 until 31st of January 2017 for the first deadline and from 6th of March 2017 until 30th of April 2017 for the second deadline. Please be aware of the Applicaton Timeline and don't apply outside.

All complete applications will be reviewed and shortlisted candidates will be invited for personal interviews. The interviews for first round will take place in February or March, for second round will take place in May. They can be held face-to-face, via telephone, or via skype. The decision upon acceptance is taken shortly after the interviews.

The application process consists of the application package and a personal interview with the shortlisted candidates.

Application Package

  1. Application form (online during the application periods only)
  2. Your Application documents (one pdf file) uploaded to the application form in this order:
    1. CV (max. 2 pages)
    2. Motivation letter (1 page)
    3. Research proposal (1-2 pages)
    4. BSc or Magister certificate 
    5. MSc or Magister certificate (finished at the start of the program only)
    6. Transcript of grades of your MSc or Magister studies
    7. Reading lists or syllabi (content and literature) for MSc level courses in:
      • Microeconomics
      • Macroeconomics
      • Econometrics
    8. GRE test result (DI Code 6733)
    9. English test result (TOEFL Code Number 6757, or IELTS test, or waiver request)
  3. Two recommendation letters sent to application@vgse.at by the referees directly

Personal Interview

Interviews may be held face-to-face, via telephone, or via Skype.

For questions please first consult the FAQs and application timeline, or contact Ms Christine Neumeyer at application@vgse.at.

Good Luck with your application.

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