The admission exam consists of assessment documents (50% of the final score), and the interview (50% of the final score).


  • Motivation to study in the programme, including a vision of the possible ways of applying acquired knowledge and experience in the future
  • Research interests within the scope of the research group’s research activities 
  • Background and/or previous experience in sustainable societies, AI and data and active citizenship. 
  • General required documents see application procedure

Ability to freely express oneself in English, both in oral and written form 

 If applying for a scholarship, please add a justification why you should be the one to receive the scholarship. 

Applicants are assessed based on: 

I) Motivation video
The motivation video (max 2 min 30 s) should provide a clear overview of the applicant’s intention to study in the AISS joint master’s programme. The motivation video positions the applicant’s interests within the current research topics. The video is an opportunity to connect the applicant’s skill set and academic and/or professional background with the preferred topic. Applicants are encouraged to situate themselves within current academic and/or industry developments and to envision possible projects and outcomes for their potential Master thesis.

Accepted format is a link to a website.  

II) Skill set

a) Applicants from an artistic or design background are expected to submit a design portfolio with a set of selected works, demonstrating their previous experience and skill set on a professional level. The portfolio can include videos, images, sketches, 3D visualisations and graphic or interactive presentations.

The expected format of the portfolio is as follows: 

    • Up to 5 individual works with a brief description. 
    • The individual pieces of work should represent and identify the candidate’s best skills. 
    • Each work’s description should include a summary and relevant background information. 
    • In all cases, the applicant should clearly explain the skill set required for the project and their contribution.

Accepted format is a link to a website. 

b) Applicants from a technical background are expected to clearly identify their technical skill set in the CV and links to GitHub or similar in terms of the programming languages and frameworks they are most familiar with. 

c) Applicants from a social or behavioural sciences background are expected to submit a research portfolio of the previously conducted studies or projects, demonstrating their capacity to conduct analytical/research work, collect and analyse data, and draw conclusions. Descriptions of each study/project should include: 

    • An overview of the research phenomena.  
    • An overview and justification of the sample and methods selection. 
    • An overview of the research design, including the data collection and analysis procedure. 
    • A description of the main outcomes. 

Accepted format is a link to a website. 

III) Interview
The interview with the admission board is conducted in English. Each candidate is assigned a 15–20 minutes time slot. The order of the interviews is arranged through email. 

The structure of the interview is as follows: 

  • A personal introduction of the applicant, focusing on their previous academic and/or professional experience as related to his/her eventual studies in the AISS programme.  
  • An explanation of the applicant’s motivation to study in the AISS programme introduces the topics the applicant is interested in exploring in depth during his/her studies. 
  • An overview of the skill set that the applicant expects to acquire during their eventual studies in the AISS programme and the relevance of this desired skill set for the applicant’s future career plans.  
  • Answers to the follow-up questions from the members of the admissions committee.  

Applicants are evaluated based on: 

  • The academic transcript illustrates the relevance and excellence of their academic background. 
  • The CV illustrates the relevant professional experience and training. 
  • The motivation video illustrates the submitted statement of research intentions. 
  • Technical and/or design and/or research skills, as illustrated by the portfolio or results of addressing the technical assignments. 
  • English language skills, as illustrated by the English language certification and the interview. 

Please send any additional questions regarding the admissions procedure or requirements to 

Further, the selected students are proposed for Erasmus Mundus scholarships in case they have applied for it. Finally, the selected students can then enrol and be admitted to the programme, becoming automatically enrolled in the Partner’s institutions.

Each applicant is required to submit:  

  • CV (submitted as a separate file)
  • A situated motivation video (submitted as link)
  • A design or research portfolio for applicants with an artistic or urban or mobility design background or Github for applicants with programming background (submitted as link)
  • Scholarship justification letter

Entrance exam part name: Documents
Minimum positive result: 35
Maximum positive result: 50
Entrance exam part name: Interview
Minimum positive result: 35
Maximum positive result: 50

Further, the selected students are proposed for Erasmus Mundus scholarships in case they have applied for it.