MORE – The Refugees Initiative of Universities Austria

The mdw – University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna is an Art University offering music and instrumental studies, performing arts, film as well as music education.

MORE-Students can participate a number of courses as auditors.


All refugees living in Austria can participate at MORE:


  • Asylum-Seekers (green card)
  • Persons with temporary stay permit (white card) 
  • Recognised refugees (blue card)
  • Persons entitled to subsidiary protection (grey card)


Waive of the membership fee for the Austrian student union; the insurance fee being covered by the student union



How to apply as a MORE student:


  • For registering as a MORE student, please create an applicant-account (mdw-online: ►Link). In the list of studies, section "other studies", chose: T 990 - Besuch einzelner Lehrveranstaltungen
  • Once you created your applicant-account, please visit the Studies and Academic Service Department (STAB) of the mdw (find your way here).
  • Please bring your Identity Card (green, white, blue or grey)
  • Please note the general admission deadline for the summer term 2018:

Monday, 9 September 2019 
until Friday, 4 Oktober 2019 


  • As a MORE student you will get an e-mail account from the mdw that keeps you updated on informations and activities by the MORE initiative.



How to apply for courses:

  • You will receive a PIN that enables you to access mdwOnline, the online system that helps you managing your studies.
  • You can search mdwOnline for courses you are interested in. If you need assistance, ask for help.