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Online registration for MedAT entrance exam opens on 02 March 2020

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(Vienna/Innsbruck/Graz/Linz, 24 February 2020) Online registration for the MedAT 2020 entrance exam to gain a university place to study medicine or dentistry at the medical universities of Vienna, Innsbruck or Graz or the Medical Faculty of Johannes Kepler University (JKU) opens on 02 March 2020 on the website: Applications to sit the entrance exam, which will be held on 03 July 2020 (approx. 8:00 – 17:00 hrs) close on 31 March 2020.

All details of the admissions procedures and the respective venues are available on the joint website, together with answers to FAQs. To help you prepare for the exam, the website provides numerous examples of exercises and information about the individual elements of the exam and task groups, together with general working hints and instructions. You do not need to provide a school leaving certificate to register online or to take part in the MedAT entrance exam. This only has to be produced at the time of admission, once the results have been announced in August.

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 existing knowledge from school in the areas of biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics.
  • Text comprehension: Checking reading ability and understanding of texts.
  • Cognitive skills and abilities: This part of the test consists of five groups of exercises (assembling figures, numerical sequences, language proficiency, memory and retention and recognising implications) and covers basic cognitive skills and abilities.
  • Social and emotional skills: This part of the exam consists of a group of exercises on Reading 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, except that the "Text Comprehension" section of the test is replaced by "Manual Skills" and the group of exercises on "Understanding Implications” is replaced by "Wire Bending" and "Reproducing Shapes".60 more university places in Linz – 1,740 in totalThere are a total of 1,740 university places available for human medicine and dentistry for the 2020/21 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 240 at the Medical Faculty of JKU Linz (as against 180 in 2019). 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 for applicants with an Austrian school leaving certificate. This quota system only applies to the allocation of university places for human medicine. In order to confirm your registration for the entrance exams, 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 entrance exams will take place at all venues on Friday, 03 July 2020.Timetable for admissions procedure for human medicine and dentistry 2020:02 to 31 March 2020: Online registration and payment of registration fee Friday, 03 July 2020: MedAT entrance exam in Vienna, Innsbruck, Graz and Linz Calendar week 32 of 2020 onwards: Announcement of exam results