Research and Innovation in Higher Education (MARIHE)

Master of Administrative Sciences


The following application documents are needed:

1. Application Form for participation in MARIHE as a self-paying student 

2.  Copy of passport / personal identification card

3.  Curriculum Vitae (CV), in Europass format (English)

4.  Letter of Motivation (LoM)

5.  Final university diploma from first degree
Has to be from a university degree of at least three years in duration (in most cases a Bachelor)

  • If original is not in English, please provide original plus translation (see information on translation of documents)
  • Notice: in the application database you will have the possibility to upload more than one university degree diploma. As application document number 5 you should upload a diploma from a bachelor degree or from another degree of at least three years in duration.

Instructions for applicants who will obtain their Bachelor's Degree after the application deadline:
If you receive your final university diploma (of your first university degree) after the application deadline, you may submit it to MARIHE Secretariat until 15 June 2017. Before, please fill in the signed “Statement on expected first university degree” (find the template here) and submit it as application document No. 5 until the application deadline. The address for sending a scanned copy of the university diploma after the application period has ended and and until 15 June 2017:

6.  Transcripts of records from all university studies

  • Has to include a transcript from a university degree of at least three years in duration (in most cases a Bachelor).
  • If original is not in English, please provide original plus translation (see information on translations of documents)

7.  Recent photograph

8.  Proof of proficiency in English language (certificate with scores from TOEFL / IELTS / Cambridge CPE)

9.  Two letters of recommendation

10.  Essay
For topic and lenght of essay, please see template.

11.-14.  Optional documents: further university degree diplomas, certificates, proof of work experience (e.g. letter from an employer).

In general, all application documents should be prepared in English language, or, if they are originals in other languages (e.g university diplomas), should be translated into English according to our requirements.

Technical Specifications for Application Documents

  • As application to the MARIHE programme takes place electronically, please prepare from all the application documents, apart from the photograph (document No. 7), single PDF files/scanned copies in single PDF files.
    Find out more about how to convert electronic files into PDF format online.
  • Single PDF file means that if a document has several pages, they have to be merged into one PDF document.
    Find out more about how to merge several PDF files into a single file PDF.
  • Every application document/every single PDF file to be uploaded for application should have a maximum of 5 MB file size per document.
    Find out more about how to reduce the file size of a PDF file.
  • The maximum number of application documents is 14.
  • Please name your application document as described in the instructions in the application database.
  • The results of the proficiency in English test (document No. 8) has to be included in your application as a scanned copy.
    If you choose to submit a TOEFL test: In addition to the scanned copy you may let your score be submitted directly from TOEFL to the MARIHE coordinating institution, Danube University Krems. The institutional code for this direct submission of TOEFL results is 8773 (please choose option "graduate schools of management ").
  • The photograph (document No. 7) should be preferrably in JPG format, and the file size has to be max. 5 MB.
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