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Online application for university places for human and dental medicine studies at medical universities in Vienna, Innsbruck and Graz as well as the medical faculty at JKU Linz (human medicine) begins 1 March 2016

(Vienna/Innsbruck/Graz/Linz, 22-02-2016) The Internet application for applicants of study places for human or dental medicine for year 2016/17 at the medical universities in Vienna, Innsbruck and Graz as well as the medical faculty of Johannes Kepler University Linz begins on 1 March 2016. Applicants have the opportunity to apply for one of the MedAT application procedures at until 31 March.

The binding application requires the transfer of EUR 110.00 toward the costs to the respective university and/or faculty. This amount covers the administration costs for the application, the preparation and organisation of the test. Admission tests are conducted respectively on Friday, 8 July 2016.

During the past years, the part of "Social decision-making", whereby the manner in which social situation decisions are made and the contemplations for the decision-making are examined, was new. This part of the test, as other components, was evaluated and improved.

Numerous exercise examples for the ideal preparation for the test are available at The website also provides detailed answers to all other questions pertaining to the test - from A for Application to Z for Zulassung (registration).

Contents of the admission tests MedAT-H and MedAT-Z

The admission test for human medicine (MedAT-H) is a multipart, written process and segmented as follows:
- Basic knowledge test medical studies (BMS): review of prior academic knowledge in the sectors biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics
- Text comprehension: review of reading competency and comprehension of texts
- Cognitive abilities and skills: this test consists of five task groups (numerical sequences, memory and retention, assembling figures, word fluency as well as recognising implications) and comprises cognitive basic abilities and skills
- Social decision-making

MedAT-Z is largely identical to MedAT-H. The test components of text comprehension as well as recognising implications are replaced by the review of manual skills.

1,500 study places at the medical universities in Austria, 120 places for human medicine at the medical faculty of JKU Linz

A total of 1,620 places are available in human and dental medicine for the coming study year, 740 of those at the Medical University Vienna, 400 at the Medical University Innsbruck, 360 at the Medical University Graz and 120 at the Medical Faculty at JKU Linz. The contingent regulation concluded by the National Council is applied also now: accordingly, 75% of the places are reserved for applicants with Austrian Matura certificates, 20% for applicants from EU member states and 5% for applicants of other countries.

Dates for the application procedure for human and dental medicine:

1 to 31 March 2016: Internet application and transfer of administration fee
Friday 8 July 2016: Admission tests