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Online registration for course places to study human and dental medicine

(Vienna/Innsbruck/Graz/Linz, 19th February 2015) On 2nd March 2015, Internet registration begins for applicants wishing to study human or dental medicine during the 2015/16 academic year at the Medical Universities of Vienna, Innsbruck and Graz, as well as the Medical Faculty of the Johannes Kepler University (JKU) in Linz. Would-be students then have until 31st March 2015 to register for the MedAT admissions process at and transfer their cost contribution of EUR 110 to the relevant medical university or faculty. The admission examinations themselves will be held on Friday, 3rd July 2015.

A new feature of MedAT 2015 is the duration of the examination, which has been shortened by around an hour. Evaluation of the examinations by the participating Medical Universities of Vienna, Innsbruck and Graz, as well as the Medical Faculty of Linz, has revealed that the examination can be shortened without risking any loss of quality or informativeness.

Also new is the "social decision-making" element of the examination, which tests how decisions are made in social situations and what considerations are factored into the decision-making process.

Content of the MedAT-H and MedAT-Z admission examinations
The admission examination for human medicine (MedAT-H) is a multi-part, written process.

The MedAT-H has the following structure:

  • Basic knowledge test in medical studies (BMS): this tests the applicant's school knowledge of biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics.
  • Text comprehension test: this checks the applicant's reading skills and understanding of texts
  • Cognitive skills and abilities: this test comprises five groups of tasks (number sequences, memory and retention, object association, fluency and realisation of implications) and involves basic cognitive skills and abilities
  • Social decision-making

The MedAT-Z is largely identical to the MedAT-H. The elements of the text comprehension test and realisation of implications are replaced by a test of manual skills.

All of the information about the admission examinations for human and dental medicine, along with preparatory documents and practice examinations can be found on the medical universities' and faculty's joint website at

1,500 course places at the Medical Universities in Austria, 60 places for human medicine at the Medical Faculty of the JKU Linz
For the forthcoming academic year, there are a total of 1,560 places available for human and dental medicine, 740 of them at the Medical University of Vienna, 400 at the Medical University of Innsbruck, 360 at the Medical University of Graz and 60 at the Medical Faculty of the JKU Linz. This year too, the quota rule passed by the National Council will apply: according to this rule, 75% of the study places will be given to candidates with an Austrian university entrance qualification, 20% to candidates from EU member states and five per cent to candidates from other countries.

Dates for the admission process to human and dental medicine:
2nd to 31st March 2015: Internet registration and transfer of cost contribution (EUR 110)  Friday, 3rd July 2015: Admission examinations