Austria's historic universities reflect the the country's centuries of cultural and intellectual achievement. A Masters in Austria will allow you to take part in this proud legacy, studying at internationally renowned universities in some of Europe's most beautiful cities.
Famous as the home of some of history's greatest composers, Austria offers a cultural backdrop that few other study abroad destinations can compare with - and an ideal setting for subjects like music, architecture and theatre.
It's not all about Mozart and Mahler though. As you'd expect from the country that also gave the world Sigmund Freud, Erwin Schrodinger and Arnold Schwarzenneger, opportunities for Masters study in Austria are very broad.
You'll be able to choose from academic progreammes at prestigious public research universities as well as specialised professional and vocational training at Austria's Universities of Applied Sciences (or 'Fachhochschulen').
There are nearly 60,000 students studying abroad in Austria (making it the sixth most popular international study destination in Europe).
Masters degrees in Austria usually take two years to complete and the Austrian academic year runs between October and September.
If you are an EU or EEA student, you can usually study a Masters in Austria for free - provided you complete your course within the assigned period. Students from outside the EU or EEA will pay an average of €700 per semester.
The main teaching language at Austrian universities is German, but many Masters programs are also offered in English.
Students from the EU and EEA won't require a visa to study in Austria, but will need to register with the authorities upon arrival. International students will usually need to apply for a permit before travelling to Austria (unless arriving on a seperate tourist visa).
You can find more information in our in-depth guide to Masters study in Austra. This includes advice on the Austrian university system and degree structure, together with detailed guidance on visas and immigration for study abroad in Austria.
You can also read our guide to living as a Masters student in Austria for information about accommodation, living costs and working whilst studying abroad in the country. If you're planning to study a Masters in Austria in German, take a look at our introduction to international German language tests.
Image and signal processing affect our daily lives in an ever-increasing way. Participate in designing this fascinating technology and shape IT‘s future function in business and society. Today‘s networked devices for image and signal generation provide a historically unmatched volume of raw data for automated decision making and control systems. The demands are high: How can we design new tools and software in order to best distil useful information? A lot of interesting research and development projects in the private and the public sectors are calling for your expertise. Alternatively, this degree will open career tracks in universities and research labs.
The international Joint Degree Master Programme„Applied Image and Signal Processing“ is conducted in English. The standard period of study is four semesters. The full program is worth a total of 120 points according to the ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System). The academic degree of „Master of Science in Engineering“ (MSc) will be awarded upon successful completion of the programme.
From Theory to Practice (Curriculum)
The first semester is devoted to a concise study of the theoretical basis, the mathematical models and the algorithms used in image and signal processing. The second semester additionally focuses on geometric modelling, audio processing and digital media formats. Starting with the third semester, specific application scenarios are discussed and corresponding technologies are investigated in a number of elective courses.
Choose your Elective Courses
The elective courses comprise medical imaging, platform specific signal processing, data science, biometric systems, media security, computational geometry and machine learning.
Apply your Scientific Knowledge
In the third semester, students also start research on their master thesis and acquire profound IT-project management skills. The fourth semester is dedicated to the completion of the master thesis. An accompanying master seminar provides a forum for presenting and defending one‘s approach to a solution and the results obtained, i.e., for scientific discourse with faculty and peers.
Modules & Competences
This Joint Degree Master Programme is designed to provide students with an in-depth professional and scientific training. Based on appropriate prior bachelor studies, this programme offers a thorough technical training in conjunction with research-driven teaching. It will make the participants familiar with introductory and advanced-level topics in the fields of image and signal processing, their formal and methodical basics, and with diverse fields of application. The sound knowledge and skills acquired in this programme qualify the alumni for diverse practical challenges in their professional work and empower them to contribute to future innovations in image and signal processing. A master thesis serves as a documentary proof of the student‘s ability to tackle scientific problems successfully on his or her own and to come up with a result that is correct with regards to contents and methodology. Furthermore the publication of Master Thesis is intended. Thus, this programme also paves the road to subsequent work in science and technology.
The JKU Master in Computer Science is a 2 years full-time program with 120 ECTS points. It is delivered in English and comes with 6 areas of specialization:
JKU is a vibrant place to study and a premier institution for research. The Computer Science department employs a 30-strong tenured faculty and has about 1000 enrolled students (roughly 650 Bachelor, 300 Master, and 80 PhD students). It is among the top young universities in Europe and has a strong commitment to fundamental and applied research.
See also the curriculum (http://cs.jku.at/teaching/curricula/2017/CS_Master_Guide.pdf) and the admissions FAQ (http://cs.jku.at/teaching/master/admissionFAQs.html).
The master program Corporate Governance & Finance combines knowledge of financial management and governance systems with advanced academic research skills. Based on a blended learning concept, the program employs a balanced mix of online courses and traditional classroom lectures. Corporate Governance & Finance is not a typical distance education program, but is designed to match the requirements of students who wish to remain employed while studying. The program is fully taught in English and marked by continuous interaction between students and lecturers. The clear structure of semesters assists students in planning in advance and fulfilling their professional, academic, and private commitments simultaneously. Typically, graduates of Corporate Governance & Finance will be hired in or promoted to leading positions in fields such as corporate management, compliance, business consulting, politics, lobbying, financial institutions, and research.
The master program Corporate Governance & Finance addresses the specific needs of employed students. The blended learning concept comprises synchronous and asynchronous online lectures and mandatory classroom lectures in Innsbruck to assure high flexibility and optimized time-management.
Corporate Governance and Finance are of utmost importance for the long-term success of a company. Good and efficient management and control is not only important for international companies but increasingly relevant for medium-size businesses as well. Financial management is a strategic task for long-term existence of businesses. In today’s business environment, it must be coupled with good corporate governance to ensure sustainable success of the firm. The master program Corporate Governance & Finance enables graduates to take on senior management positions, and to assume responsibilities at the interface of financial management and regulatory frameworks.
The program is designed to suit the requirements of students who wish to remain employed during their studies. In order to help learners fulfilling their professional, academic and private commitments, semesters are structured consistently. For this, online lectures are held during evening hours and mandatory classroom attendance in Innsbruck is limited to a minimum. Typically, three courses take place in the first half of a semester with each course lasting three weeks. Following these nine weeks there is one week in which students must attend four days of classroom lectures and exams in Innsbruck. The second half of a semester is structured the same way with nine weeks of online courses and one week in which four days of classroom lectures and exams close the semester. The fourth study semester is structured differently. There are only six weeks of online lectures followed by one week with four days of mandatory classroom lectures and exams. After this, students are supposed to write their Master thesis and sit the final exam.