For newly registered students, the AGI study programme starts with a unit on 'Orientation and Introduction'. Aiming at assisting with selecting the 'right' study programme, exploring candidates’ career perspectives, assessing requirements for remedial work depending on prior qualifications, English language competence and to develop a personalized approach to the MSc AGI, this unit is offered in every semester.
Interested candidates are invited and strongly recommended to conduct a personal interview with a unit moderator (Prof Thomas Blaschke, Dr Barbara Hofer, Prof Josef Strobl) prior to applying for admission, to receive indicative feedback and recommendations about starting AGI. This personal discussion also can be conducted via phone, Skype or an alternative conferencing platform.
Immediately after admission to the MSc AGI all candidates are obliged to register for the 'Orientation and Introduction' unit. In case this requirement has not been declared as already fulfilled following a previous personal interview, beginning students are requested to contact instructors via firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a personal interview as indicated above.
Within the 'Orientation and Introduction' unit and in addition to the interview mentioned above, students are required to present a 1000+ words letter of motivation and a letter of recommendation from a professor / supervisor from their prior / bachelor level studies. Students will also submit a brief written post-interview statement and will receive a set of recommendations regarding choices of electives for module [856M11]. In addition, class dates will be scheduled during the first weeks of the initial semester.
A positive assessment of ‘Orientation and Introduction’ by the unit instructors is required for admission to any exam in the modules [856M12-17].