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Online registration for the entrance exam for the medical universities of Vienna, Graz, Innsbruck and Linz opens on 1 March 2018

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(Vienna/Innsbruck/Graz/Linz, 26 February 2018) Online registration to apply for a university place to study medicine or dentistry in the 2018/19 academic year at the medical universities of Vienna, Graz or Innsbruck or the Medical Faculty of Johannes Kepler University (JKU) in Linz opens on 1 March 2018. You have until 30 March 2018 to register at www.medizinstudieren.at to take part in the admissions procedure, which will take place on 6 July 2018.

In order to prepare for the exam, you can find numerous examples of exercises and information about the individual elements of the exam at www.medizinstudieren.at. This website also provides information about all the venues and answers detailed questions about the exam – from registration right through to acceptance.

Content of the MedAT-H and MedAT-Z entrance exams
The entrance exam for human medicine (Med-AT-H) is a multi-part written exam comprising the following elements:

  • Basic knowledge test for medical studies: checking previous knowledge from school in the areas of biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics
  • Text comprehension: checking reading ability and comprehension of texts
  • Cognitive skills and abilities: this test consists of five groups of exercises (numerical sequences, memory and retentiveness, assembling figures, language proficiency and understanding implications) and covers basic cognitive skills and abilities.
  • Social and emotional skills: this part of the exam consists of a group of exercises on "recognising emotions" and "social decision-making", covering important aspects of social and emotional skills.


The entrance exam for dentistry (MedAT-Z) is largely identical to MedAT-H. In place of the "text comprehension" section and the group of exercises on "understanding implications", manual skills are tested by exercises involving "wire bending" and "reproducing shapes".

A total of 1,680 university places available
There are a total of 1,680 university places available for human medicine and dentistry for the 2018/19 academic year: 740 of these at the Medical University of Vienna, 400 at the Medical University of Innsbruck, 360 at the Medical University of Graz and 180 at the Medical Faculty of JKU Linz. At least 95% of the university places are reserved for EU citizens and those with equivalent rights of access to education and at least 75% of places are reserved for applicants with an Austrian school leaving certificate.

In order to confirm your registration for MedAT, you are required to pay a fee of €110 as part of your online registration. This registration fee is used to cover the universities' costs associated with the admissions procedure. The actual entrance exams will take place at all venues on Friday 6 July 2018 (approx. 8:00 - 17:00 hrs).

Timetable for admissions procedure for human medicine and dentistry 2018:
1 to 30 March 2018: Online registration and payment of registration fee
Friday, 6 July 2018: MedAT entrance exam in Vienna, Graz, Innsbruck and Linz