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Application and admission at the University of Vienna

You decided to study at the University of Vienna? You find all information about the admission procedure on this pages.

The admission procedure depends on the degree programme you want to study, your nationality and the country in which you finished school or university.

Degree programmes with special entrance procedures

In the bachelor-/diploma programmes Business Administration, International Business Administration, Economics, Biology, Pharmacy, Nutritional Sciences, Business Informatics, Computer Science, Psychology as well as Mass Media and Communication Sciences entrance exams can be held.

There are entrance exams in the master programmes Environmental Sciences, Science-Technology-Society, MEi:CogSci, East Asian Economy and Society, Physics of the Earth (Geophysics), Evolutionary System Biology, Psychology, Communication Sciences, and the PhD-programmes at the Faculty of Business, Economics and Statistics.

If you want to study the bachelor in Sport Science or the teacher accreditation programme Physical Education and Sport, you have to pass the physical supplementary exam before being admitted.

For some degree programmes, students have to prove supplementary exams in Latin, Greek or Biology. You find information about these studies on the detailled pages concerning degree programmes from A-Z.

Details of degree programmes

Studying without school leaving certificate

In case you do not have a school graduation certificate yet, you can do the so called "Studienberechtigungsprüfung" if you are a citizen of an EU/EEA country.
While doing this or passing the school leaving certificate in Austria, you can also study as a non-degree student.

Starting an other degree programme

If you are already studying, you can either change your degree programme or start one or more studies. All degree programmes are equivalent and unique (except for the teacher accreditation programmes where you need two subjects). If you are studying at an other university, you can co-register or start a second degree programme at the University of Vienna.

Renewing the studies after a break

You can take a pause of one or two semesters after asking for a leave of absence. If you stop your studies, you can renew them after several time, but you will be admitted to the than valid curriculum.

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

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