Study at the Institute
Cultural Heritage Conservation and Management


Admission to the programme is open to students holding a 7 semesters BA or a diploma or an equivalent degree (MA, Dipl.-Rest) in conservation-restoration and is subject to the general admission requirements of the University of Applied Arts Vienna. English proficiency (minimum level B2, CEFR) is a prerequisite as the language of instruction is English.

The admission procedure consists of two phases.

Phase 1: Written Application
The following documentation is to be submitted:

  • Curriculum Vitae/CV (in English) including a list of publications (if available)
  • Portfolio (in English) Description of conservation-restoration works, including the full documentation of a restoration project
  • Motivation Letter (in English) in which applicants outline their (vocational) experience to date, their motivation and expectations regarding the study programme
  • Documents: Copy of valid passport, copies of education certificates or degrees and evidence of English language proficiency

The application is to be submitted by e-mail to

Phase 2: Interview
Pre-selected applicants are invited to an interview.

Admissions will be announced after the interviews.


Information on application
The application period for the academic year 2022 has ended!
Next start of the programme in March 2024 (application December 2023)!


Please contact either the head of the Institute or the study coordinator if you have questions regarding the study programme or the admission procedure. We recommend an (online) appointment for a personal discussion prior to the application.

Please note that there is a >> Videoclip << about the study programme!