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Admission with International Baccalaureate Diploma

An IB is a secondary school leaving certificate issued by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO). It serves as proof of the general university entrance qualification.

It is considered a non-Austrian school leaving certificate (even if the exams have been taken at a school in Austria), but it is considered equivalent and therefore no nostrification is necessary, provided that certain criteria are fulfilled.

What are the criteria for recognition of an IB?

  • You have to have at least 24 points out of six subjects. If you can't reach the minimum points of 24, you won't get an IB Diploma but an IB Certificate. It's not possible to be admitted at the University of Vienna with an IB Certificate.

  • One foreign language and mathematics need to be among the subjects.

  • 3 of the 6 subjects need to have been passed in Higher Level (HL), the rest in Standard Level (SL).

What advantages do holders of an IB diploma have?

As opposed to holders of other non-EU/EEA secondary school certificates, holders of an IB diploma do not have to prove the special entrance qualification ("statement of admission").

German knowledge has to be proved. If you have a grade of German in your IB it can be accepted as sufficient proof of German knowlege.

Applicants who have EU/EEA citizenship and have sufficient knowledge of German can be admitted personally after having done the u:space registration.

If you are an EU-citizens with IB but without German knowlege or you are a non-EU citizen you need to wait for the admission letter. With the admission letter you come here and attend the Preparation Programme in case you do not yet know German at B2 level. If you are from a non-EU country you also need to apply for a student visa in between.

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Universität Wien
Student Point
Universitätsring 1
1010 Wien
Tiefparterre, Hof 4, Stiege 6
Tel. +43/1/4277-10600

english.studentpoint@univie.ac.at

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