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Language Proficiency & Courses

Language Proficiency

  • Erasmus study stay (SMS): The required level of language proficiency is at least German B1*.
    Applicants for a study stay are required to provide corresponding proof during the application process. The issuing date of the confirmation shouldn't date back longer than 3 years (in case of school graduation certificates not longer than 5 years).                              
    Please note that all lectures and examinations are held in German (international students may use a standard, i.e. non-medical dictionary during exams). A command of German at least at B1 level is also required for clinical rotations.
  • ERASMUS traineeship (SMT): In case of traineeships, the hosting departement / clinic determines their prerequisites regarding language proficiency. Applicants have to enquire with the hosting department / clinic / institute directly.
  • Cooperations: For stays within the framework of cooperations, proficiency in English is required.

*Please refer to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR):


Language courses

German and other language courses are offered e.g. by the language center at University of Vienna  (Sprachenzentrum der Universität Wien , see below). If applicable, please contact the International Office / Erasmus officer at your home university regarding a refund of costs.

Sprachenzentrum 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