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Additional and supplementary examinations

Information about supplementary examinations is valid for all students and applicants. So far usually applicants holding an Austrian secondary education diploma had to take supplementary examinations. However, as of the amendment of the University Law 2002 (BGBl. I Nr.77/2005) supplementary examinations also apply for applicants holding a non-Austrian secondary education diploma.

What is a supplementary examination?

For some degree programmes supplementary qualifications are required in addition to the general admission criteria. Please consider the information regarding the offered degree programmes and the differences between the old and the new curricula in particular.

Which supplementary examinations might be necessary?

If you can prove that the respective subject (Latin/Greek/Descriptive Geometry) has been part of your curriculum after grade eight in secondary school (amounting to a total of ten hours per week in Latin and Greek and four hours per week in Descriptive Geometry), this serves as proof of the supplementary qualification in the corresponding subject. If you cannot prove this, you have to take a supplementary examination in the respective subject. If you have obtained a secondary school leaving certificate at a school without any instruction in Biology after grade eight (schools similar to Austrian HTL) you have to sit a supplementary examination in Biology at the Externistenreferat of the Vienna Stadtschulrat. The deadline by which you need to complete the supplementary examination depends on the degree programme you applied for.

Latin

Ancient History and Classical Studies
Classical Archaeology
Classical Philology (Latin)
Latin – Subject of instruction
Studies in Egyptology

Greek

Greek – Subject of instruction
Classical Philology (Greek)

Descriptive GeometryDescriptive Geometry - Subject of instruction

Which degree programmes require a supplementary examination before finishing the programme or the first stage of studies?

These supplementary examinations are ordered when you are admitted. They are noted on your admission record (Studienblatt). Once you have taken the exam and shown the certificate at the Admissions Office, the entry is deleted.
Attention: for the degree programme Law a supplementary exam in Latin is required before taking the exam 'Römisches Recht', at the latest before completing the first diploma degree.

Latin

Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian – Subject of instruction
Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies
Catholic Theology (before completing the first stage of studies)
Classical Philology (Greek)
Comparative Literature
Czech – Subject of instruction
English – Subject of instruction
English and American Studies
Fennistic Studies
French – Subject of instruction
German – Subject of instruction
German Studies
Greek – Subject of instruction
History
History of Art and Architecture
History, Social Studies and Political Education – Subject of instruction
Hungarian – Subject of instruction
Hungarian Studies
Italian – Subject of instruction
Jewish Studies
Linguistics
Musicology
Near Eastern Studies
Pharmacy
Philosophy

Prehistoric and Historical Archaeology
Protestant Theology
Romance Studies
Russian – Subject of instruction
Skandinavian Studies
Slavonic Studies
Slovenian – Subject of instruction
Spanish – Subject of instruction

Greek

Ancient History and Classical Studies
Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies
Catholic Theology (before completing the first stage of studies)
Classical Philology (Latin)
Latin – Subject of instruction
Protestant Theology
Studies in Egyptology

Where to take supplementary examinations?

The Department of Classical Philology offers preparatory courses for the supplementary examinations in Latin and in Greek. You can take equivalent supplementary examinations at other institutions (registration at the 'Stadtschulrat').

What is an additional examination?

Additional examinations are exams which are required in some degree programmes, and which need to be taken before taking the last exam of the first stage of studies.

Which degree programmes require an additional examination before admission?

For studying degree programmes of the field Sports Sciences and Physical Education and Sport as subject of instruction, physical aptitude has to be proven before admission. This is done by a medical aptitude test and a practical check of your fitness level in the main fields of the programme.

Which degree programmes require an additional examination before the third semester?

In this case you will find a reference for the additional examination on your admission record (Studienblatt). After you have passed the examination you have to present the certificate at the Admissions Office.

Musicology

musical talent (can be shown by successfully completing the relevant introductory courses of the degree programme or equivalent proof)

Comparative Literature

a living foreign language (can be shown by successfully completing the relevant introductory courses of the degree programme or equivalent proof)

Which degree programmes require an additional examination before finishing the degree programme?

You will find a reference for the additional examination on your admission record (Studienblatt). After you have passed the examination you have to present the certificate at the Admissions Office.
For additional examinations in a living foreign language for the degree programmes Business Informatics, Sociology, Economics, Statistics and Business Administration, the secondary education diploma serves as proof.

Business Informatics

a living foreign language (secondary education diploma)
Accounting (in the extent of an Austrian HAK curriculum)

History of Art and Architecture

visual talent (can be shown by successfully completing the relevant introductory courses of the degree programme or equivalent proof)

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