Your application to the degree programme International Management and Leadership!

We look forward to receiving your application! Please do not hesitate to contact us at any time if you have questions about your admission for study or about the application procedure.

The following documents are required to complete your application:

  • The online application form
  • Cover letter (motivation letter)
  • Curriculum vitae in tabular format 
  • Evidence of general university entrance qualifications (school-leaving examination, advanced level qualifications, university entrance examinations)
  • Completion of a Bachelor‘s degree or equivalent
    • Transcript of Records – performance overview
    • Diploma certificate
    • Bachelor's/Master's degrees, diploma examination certificates or diplomas
  • Diploma supplement: if applicable
  • Proof of at least two years professional experience (certificate of employment, employment contract)
  • If your native language is other than English, you need to provide evidence of your English proficiency (at least level B2 based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). This proof can by provided by a toefl or IELTS test. Applicants with “Matura” or “Abitur” are exampted.
  • Copy of your passport
  • Passport photograph

Regulations for applicants with international certificates/documents

Proof of higher education at an institution in another country need to be legalised. Guidelines for legalisation and translation can be found under International.

The admission procedure consists of two stages

Stage 1
Stage 1 includes the preliminary examination of your documents, in particular the evaluation of your motivation letter, your achievements in the preliminary studies as well as your professional experience.

The best 45 candidates from the rankings in stage 1 will be admitted to stage 2.
Stage 2 Stage 2 consists of an one-hour structured interview conducted by two experts. The interview covers the following topics
  • personal motivation to study,
  • professional experience,
  • previous specialist knowledge,
  • organizational prerequisites.

To prepare for the discussion in the field of previous specialist knowledge you will receive a selected assignment or a professional article before the interview.

Additionally, you participate in an online English test.

The best 15 applicants will be admitted.

We are seeking high-calibre candidates and have timed the admission process as follows:

November 15th to May 15thYou can submit your online-application consecutively from November 15th to May 15th.
Application deadline for third-party 
states: March 1st

The application deadline for applicants coming from and living in third-party states (outside of the EU and the EEA) is March 1st! The duration for applying and obtaining a visa and/or residence permit my vary by country of origin. We recommend that you inform yourself as soon as possible.


Early stage: 
Deadline March 1st
  • Applicants who have submitted their documents by March 1st will take part in the admission procedure in April.
  • There will be a decision at an early stage, if FH Vorarlberg offers you a place to study or not.
  • If it is not quite sure, you will first receive a place on the waiting list. In June, FH Vorarlberg allocates the remaining places among all applicants on the waiting list.
Phase 2:  
after May 15th
  • You are applying between March and May 15th? Then you will participate in the admission procedure in May and June. 
  • All applicants from Phase 2 and the applicants from the waiting list from March will be informed by the end of June about the outcome of the final admission process.

Kontaktpersonen International Management and Leadership MA

Sabine Simon

+43 5572 792 5602

E2 19


Prof. (FH) Dipl.-Ing. Wilfried Manhart, MBA
Programme Director International Management and Leadership Master, Lecturer

+43 5572 792 3312

E2 10


Do you need further advice? We are pleased to answer your questions and give you further information personally.

Service Hours:
Friday 9 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. to 12 p.m
(or individual appointment)