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Language Proficiency & Courses

All lectures and most textbooks are in German. If you need language preparation, you can enrol in the German courses of the Sprachenzentrum der Universität Wien.

For refunding the costs of Language Courses please contact your Home International Office!

Language Proficiency

  • The required language skill to start your ERASMUS study period (SMS) is at least German B1.
    Applicants for ERASMUS student mobility for studies (SMS) are required to provide proof of language proficiency:
    Deadline for the submission of the language certificate
    1.6. for ERASMUS student mobility for studies (SMS) from the winter semester onwards
    1.12. for ERASMUS student mobility for studies (SMS) from the summer semester onwards
  • The required minimum language level for an ERASMUS SMT training stay (SMT) must be clarified directly with the host clinic/department..
  • For stays within the framework of COOPERATIONS, knowledge of English is required.

The language of instruction and examination is GERMAN:
Please note that all lectures and examinations are held in German. A command of German at least at B1 level is also required for clinical rotations!

For an easier and consistent understanding of language requirements, use of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) is recommended, see


Sprachenzentrum der Universität Wien

University Campus - Old General Hospital
Alser Straße 4, Hof 1.16
1090 Vienna, Austria

P: +43 (0)1 4277-24101
F: +43 (0)1 4277-9241
Sprachenzentrum Universität Wien