Tuition Fee

The tuition for the Vienna Master of Arts in Human Rights of EUR 20,600 for all students independent of their citizenship and covers both years (4 semesters) and is not subject to VAT.

The Vienna Master in Human Rights is a postgraduate programme which differs from regular study schemes at the University of Vienna offering limited places with highly individualised educational services and guidance.

Besides the educational service the tuition fee covers

  • the most important study books
  • refreshments in class
  • accident and liability insurance
  • full costs of the one week Kosovo field trip (including flights, accommodation, meal allowance and travel insurance)
  • flight and accommodation costs for the excursion to The Hague*
  • exclusive access to a printer/photocopy machine/scanner 
  • a small library with selected human rights literature

 * The annual field trip is subject to final confirmation and availability of budgetary resources

Please note: The tuition fee does not cover costs for travel and accommodation to and in Vienna, subsistence expenses, cots for the residence permit and health insurance. 




Every year we aim to support some students with financial aid to cover fully or partially the programme fee. The number of scholarships and the amounts are subject to yearly contributions of external donors, who form the economic advisory board of our programme.

Only excellent candidates with outstanding academic or professional performances will be nominated for the selection to our economic advisory board which ultimately appoints the scholarship holder(s).
Since the funding from donors is very limited and not guaranteed, candidates from the Global South are given preference. If you would like to apply for a scholarship please send us your complete application and additionally a scholarship application letter by the first application deadline. Scholarship applications cannot be taken into consideration after the first application deadline (deadlines are announced in the section application).

We recommend that you apply at relevant institutions for a scholarship that would cover the tuition fee and possibly also your living costs in Vienna.