Master, Master of Laws (LL.M.)
Part-time study, full-time study
This program is offered in English only, as a full-time and part-time program, with the former lasting one academic year. Courses are scheduled on Fridays and Saturdays from 8.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. The remaining time is to be spent on course preparation and revision.
Full-time programs commence in September 2017 and 2018. The part-time program continues over two academic years, with courses mostly held from 8.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. The part-time program commences in September 2017. A wide range of courses is available for students opting for the full-time programs (2017/2018 or 2018/2019), as well as for part-time students (2017/2019).
The program aims to provide postgraduate education in the area of international tax law, focusing on significant national tax law regimes and related areas, in particular business administration. Graduates
should be in a position to skillfully apply international tax law in professional corporate, consulting and administrative environments.
The academic degree “Master of Laws” (LL.M.) is conferred on all graduates in accordance with the terms of the Austrian University Act. This is conditional upon presentation of complete academic records for all program courses as well as a positive assessment of the master
Each course entails an assessment of academic performance on the basis of criteria laid down by the lecturers. This assessment consists of either a written or an oral exam on the course contents, and/or evaluation of performance during lectures, such as presentation of case studies or short presentations.
The master thesis is core of the studies. It should be an academic piece of work of about 25 pages on a defined topic and will be published in the Series on International Taxation of Linde publishing house.
Requirements / Application
A university degree is a precondition for admission. The academic director will decide whether a similar or comparable qualification results in eligibility for the program. The number of places is limited. In the case of equal qualifications the date of application will be decisive as to which applicants are selected.
The deadline for applications for the 2023/2024 full-time program
and the 2023/2025 part-time program
is February 15, 2023
. The academic director assesses each application by February 28, 2023 and will base his decision on the applicants’ qualifications and the order in which the applications were received. On March 1, 2023 we will inform you of the outcome by e-mail.
All successful applicants must pay a registration fee of EUR 1,000, which will be deducted from the total program fee, by March 15, 2023. 50% of the remainder of the program fee (EUR 7,450) must be transferred by May 15, 2023 and 50% (EUR 7,450) by July 15, 2023 at the latest.
Applications for the 2024/2025 full-time program
must be submitted by February 15, 2024
. A decision on the applications will be made by February 28, 2024. The registration fee must be paid by March 15, 2024 and the remaining program fee must be transferred by May 15, 2024 (EUR 7,450) and July 15, 2024 (EUR 7,450).
The following documents must be submitted online:
- University diploma
- Transcript (list of grades)
- letter of motivation (addressed to Prof. Michael Lang, dated and signed)
- 2 letters of recommendation (addressed to Prof. Michael Lang, dated and signed)
- Passport style photograph
- Furthermore it is recommended that applicants provide the results of a TOEFL test or a similar assessment of language skills.
Please note that only complete applications - including the requested documents - will be considered.
Tuition / Fees
The program fees, as assessed by WU, amount to EUR 15,900
for both the full- and part-time programs. This includes all materials made available by the lecturers as well as examination fees. Travel and accommodation expenses, and in particular costs incurred for the 3-day course held in Brussels, must be borne by the program participants.
After being selected, the applicants must pay a registration fee of EUR 1,000
, which will be deducted from the total program fee. The registration fee cannot be refunded if an applicant decides to withdraw from the program. There is also no refund of the program fee for applicants who withdraw from the program after it officially begins (i.e. on September 1).
For scholarship options, please check grants.at/en/
Possible scholarships WU Executive Academy | Vienna University of Economics and Business
Both the full-time and part-time programs are aimed at university graduates from all parts of the world who would like to acquire additional specialist knowledge, as well as at professionals wishing to participate in such a program while they continue to work.