Next Intake:

The next student intake with available Erasmus+/Erasmus Mundus scholarships is planned in October 2025 - subject to the grant award decision by EACEA, cf. Update about the next prospective student intake - Marihe - Master in Research and Innovation in Higher Education. 


Application Process:

After you have entered all your personal data and uploaded your application documents in the MARIHE application database, i.e. have submitted your application, you will receive an acknowledgement of receipt by e-mail (sent to the e-mail-address you entered into the application database). For technical reasons, this acknowledgement of receipt may take some time.

Your application is then checked for eligibility. You will receive a notice via e-mail:

  • either your application is declared eligible, or
  • your application will be rejected due to formal reasons, if you do not meet our admission requirements or if the application documents are incomplete or do not comply with the formal requirements. 

Eligible applications will be reviewed ongoing and as soon as possible by members of the MARIHE Consortium, according to our assessment criteria. Based on this review, the MARIHE Admission Board will select applicants for participation and inform all candidates.

Successful candidates will be offered a study place and will be asked to submit further documents necessary for their admission to University for Continuing Education Krems. Please note that being selected does in no way guarantee admission to the programme, as for the admission process, the timely submission of further documents is needed (e.g. legalization of first degree certificate). If documents are not submitted in time, or if the outcome of the admission process is that documents do not comply with admission requirements, the study place offer will be withdrawn.

For non-scholarship holders: The application period for participation in MARIHE as a non-scholarship holder is approximately open from February to May in the year of student intake (and will be officially announced on this website). If you wish to apply as a non-scholarship holder but encounter problems to gather all documents until the application deadline, please contact MARIHE Secretariat. Depending on the time when you receive certain documents, a late submission might be possible.

Right to complaint after student selection:

Applicants may file a complaint within 10 days from the date the message regarding the selection result (placement) has been sent to the applicant (via e-mail). The purpose of this complaint is to verify that our rules of procedure have been applied correctly and that no error has been made while processing the application. The applicant is therefore asked to state a reason why he/she thinks that the rules of procedure have not been applied correctly.

A complaint has to be a typed paper letter with original signature and has to be addressed to: University for Continuing Education Krems (Danube University Krems), Department for Higher Education Research, MARIHE Secretariat, Dr.-Karl-Dorrek-Straße 30, 3500 Krems, Austria.

This letter has to be sent via registered mail to the above stated address or via e-mail as scan to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .