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Language requirements

for your PhD study

The working language for the PhD study in basic medical research is English, therefore all documents and paperwork must be written and submitted in English. Information and documents relating to the employment relationship with MedUni Wien are primarily only available in German.

 

If English is not your first language, you need to demonstrate a level of English language compentency that will enable you succeed in your studies. Our PhD study asks for a minimum proficiency requirement standard of English level B2. We need to verify your qualifications therefore if your certificates are not in English you will also submit a certified translation. The language compentency proof must be provided for the first time at admission. Following qualification verifications or certificates are accepted by university:

Evidence of level B1 (no expiration date)

Successful graduation from high school with an examination in English at a recognized domestic or foreign educational institution

Evidence of level C1 (no expiration date)

Successful completion of a bachelor's or master's degree with English being the working and teaching language at a recognized domestic or foreign educational institution

Certificates level B1 (not older than 3 years from the date of the examination)

  • OEFL: ibt (internet-base): at least 87 points
  • IELTS: Overall Band Score: 6.5
  • Cambridge English First Certificate (FCE) - from Grade C (at least 160 points)
  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): Result Level B2
  • Proof of language competence from a university language center at level B2
  • Certificates level C1 TOEFL: ibt (internet-base): at least 95 points
  • IELTS: Overall Band Score: 7
  • Cambridge English - Advanced: from Grade C (at least 180 points)
  • Cambridge English - Proficiency: result from Grade C
  • Proof of language competence from a university language center at level C1.

Certificate Level C1 (not older than 3 years from the date of the examination)

  • TOEFL: ibt (internet-base): at least 95 points
  • IELTS: Overall Band Score: 7
  • Cambridge English - Advanced: from Grade C (at least 180 points)
  • Cambridge English - Proficiency: result from Grade C
  • Proof of language competence from a university language center at level C1

 

To avoid any unnecessary delays, please make sure to have your certificates ready for admission. A certificate of enrollment can only be issued after successful proof of language proficiency.