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There were 11.409 interested candidates altogether who participated in the general admission tests in order to study medicine in Austria

(Vienna, 3rd July 2015) There were 14,046 candidates altogether who had registered by the end of March 2015 for participating in the procedure of general admission tests in order to study medicine at the Medical Universities of Vienna, Innsbruck and Graz as well as at the Medical Faculty of the Johannes Kepler University (JKU) in Linz, of whom 11.409 interested candidates altogether have participated up to the present day, which is 81.2 per cent of the total. The results of the tests will be announced during the first week of August 2015.

Information about registrations and the actual number of participants is given in detail below.
- A total of 6,912 persons had bindingly registered at the Medical University of Vienna in order to take the admission test and the actual number of candidates who participated on Friday was 5.657.
- A total of 3,498 candidates had registered at the Medical University of Innsbruck, of which 2.753 appeared for today’s test.
- A total of 3,039 registrations were received at the Medical University of Graz and 2.523 persons came to today’s medical admission test.
- There were 597 persons who registered in Linz (at the Medical Faculty of the JKU in Linz), of whom 476 actually participated.

The admission test for human medicine (medical admission test for human medicine) is a written procedure in several parts and it took place at the same time as the admission test for prospective dental specialists.

The following sub-tests must be passed in the medical admission test for human medicine:

  • Test of basic knowledge in medical studies (BMS): checking of the student’s prior knowledge about the subjects of biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics.
  • Test of comprehending texts: checking the reading competence and comprehension of texts.
  • Cognitive abilities and proficiencies: this test consists of five groups of tasks (numerical sequences, memory and retentiveness, combining figures, lingual fluency, recognizing implications and it comprises basic cognitive abilities and proficiencies.
  • Making social decisions: this groups of tasks mixes the attributes of making decisions in social contexts regarding their signifance.


The medical admission test in dental medicine is very similar to the medical admission test in human medicine, except that the sub-tests of textual comprehension and recognizing implications are replaced by checking the manual proficiencies or dexterity.

There are a total of 1,560 places on courses of study for prospective doctors in Austria
There are 1,560 places available on courses of study in human medicine and dental medicine in Austria for the coming academic year, of which 740 are 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 in Linz. The contingent regulation that was passed by the National Advisory Board is also used in this case: according to which, 75 % of the places are available for candidates with Austrian ‘A level’ certificates, 20 % of the places are available for candidates from the European Union’s Member States and 5 % are available for candidates from other countries.