Overview

The University of Vienna and the Master’s program in Communication Science stand with the Ukrainian people in their struggle for freedom and democracy. We pay respect to all those people in the Russian Federation who oppose the criminal policies of their government. We stand in solidarity with students and applicants who are affected by the invasion of Ukraine and want to support them, regardless of their citizenship, as far as possible.

Some aid projects have already started, others have been initiated. If you are a current student at the University of Vienna, please find the up-to-date information here. If you are considering studying at the University of Vienna, please visit this page to find information on the current initiatives.

Applicants for our Master's program in Communication Science who are affected by the war and face serious difficulties in submitting the required certificates on time (e.g., sworn translation, up-to-date English proficiency certificates), please contact us and explain your situation in detail. We will get back to you as soon as possible.


In light of the global situation surrounding COVID-19, courses and exams as well as research and administration at the University of Vienna are currently carried out digitally, on site, or in a hybrid format. Click here for important updates.

Find all important information about the currently applicable regulations and regulations that become effective in the future here.


The English-taught Master's Program Communication Science launched in October 2015.

The Department of Communication at the University of Vienna is one of the largest communication science institutes worldwide. Vienna's geographic and cultural position makes us a hub for numerous international projects in the fields of research and teaching. The department is home to many internationally renowned scholars and research groups, and we also host leading scholars from around the globe throughout the year.
Master in Communication Science is a two-year MSc degree program designed to help students from around the world develop a broad understanding of communication processes on the individual, organisational, and societal levels. By introducing the latest research methodologies and theories, the curriculum equips students with the knowledge and skills needed for investigating communication phenomena in a complex media environment. Graduates of the Master's program are able to plan, implement and evaluate scientific research on an internationally competitive level.
We are looking for ambitious students who have a strong interest in understanding the significance of communication science with the potential to specialize in one of three areas: Media and Politics, Strategic Communication, and Journalism and Society. Students with an ambition for a career in professional or academic research are highly encouraged to apply.

  • Learn more about the Communication Science master's program here.
  • Learn more about the changes in the Study Law from winter semester 2022/23 here.