How to apply for MSc Petroleum Engineering at DPE

Applications for the upcoming summer term 2018 need to be submitted by February 5, 2018 at 23:59. Please note that applications received after the deadline cannot be considered.

Degree programs at Montanuniversität begin in the winter and summer semester. However, it is best to begin in the winter semester. All students with a high school diploma can study at Montanuniversität. There is no selection process and the number of university places is unlimited. You can only become an enrolled and matriculated student during the matriculation periods.

International students please be aware that the admission and visa process can take several months, for this reason it is highly recommend to send your application 6 months in advance.

If you are not sure you want to apply yet, learn more about MSc Petroleum Engineering first.

MSc Petroleum Engineering

MSc Petroleum Engineering

Harald Tauderer

I am an Austrian citizen.

I am a resident of the EU.

I live outside the EU.

Application Process for Austrians

1. Pre-requisites

  • Hold a high school diploma
    • Anyone without a high school diploma may sit the equivalency test to determine if they are ready for bachelor studies at university
    • You can take equivalency tests for engineering and mining studies at Graz University of Technology
  • Hold a bachelor certificate in the field of engineering
  • Have 80 working days of internships
  • A minimum B2 English level is recommended

2. Required documents

Bring all original documents to Montanuniversität registrar’s office: Admission Office, Franz-Josef-Strasse 18, 8700 Leoben, Austria

  • Passport or birth certificate/proof of citizenship combined with an ID-card
  • High school diploma or equivalent certificate
    • If transferring from another Austrian university, you will also need to bring your leaving certificate and the student statistics form
  • Bachelor Certificate
  • Transcripts
  • Proof of experience and/or internships
  • Proof of English proficiency (not compulsory)

3. Registration at Montanuniversität

Once you have been admitted:

  • Submit your pre-registration online
  • Show evidence of the required documents at the Registrar's Office
  • Pay students' union membership fee [ÖH-Beitrag]
  • Sign into your MU-Online account.
    • Note: For the first access to your MU-Online account, you will need the pin code given to you at registration office
  • Sign-up for classes

For detailed information please visit the following links:


What are the criteria taken into account for non-petroleum engineers who want to do the Master’s program in Petroleum Engineering?

Each case is considered individually. Criteria include your academic background, grades, and experience. In general, we will ask you to take 1 or 2 semesters of the BSc PE or the summer course offered by DPE as supplementary courses.

What is the procedure to select a topic for the Master's Thesis?

Please consult the page Academics > MSc PE > Thesis.

Should I expect to be interviewed?

An interview may take place depending on your academic background and achievements.

Could you please send me information about your MSc PE program?

Please consult the page Academics > MSc PE > Overview.

What qualifications are required for admission to the MSc PE?

Please select your citizenship at Apply > Enrollment Process > MSc PE and follow the instructions.

More questions? Ask Office Manager Patrizia Haberl!