Completion of a relevant Bachelor's programme in the field of informatics or mathematics or another technical degree programme at a recognized Austrian or foreign post-secondary institution. To be considered relevant, the completed programme has to meet the following criteria:
The programme compromises at least 180 ECTS credit points (corresponds to three academic years) including:
- core area informatics by a minimum number of 18 ECTS credit points or semester-long courses of at least 12 contact hours per week (e.g. high level programming language, object oriented programming, procedural programming languages, algorithms and data structures, Mathematica/Matlab)
- core area mathematics by a minimum number of 12 ECTS credit points or semester-long courses of at least 9 contact hours per week (e.g. foundations of calculus / analysis and linear algebra).
Adequate English proficiency is assumed, ideally (but not necessarily) documented through a certificate (e.g. TOEFL) and will be assessed in an individual interview.