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Admission Requirements to the Medicine and Dentistry Degree Programmes

In order to be admitted as an ordinary student to the diploma studies in human medicine and dentistry, certain supporting documents must be submitted, which may vary according to the nationality of the applicants and the country in which the school leaving certificate was issued.

The verification of the admission requirements is carried out during the personal admission to the studies after the results of the admission procedure have been announced.

Please note that you must take the entrance test "MedAT" in order to be allowed to begin the diploma studies of human medicine and dentistry* You can find more information about the entrance test and the allocation of study places here:

*For exceptions, see the information on admission as a "Quereinsteiger/in" and on obtaining the "Doppelapprobation" for training as a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery.

German language skills, general and special university entrance qualifications

For admission to the regular German-language studies at the Medical University of Vienna, in particular the diploma studies in human medicine and dentistry, the knowledge of the German language at level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages is required.

Persons whose first language is not German must prove that they have the necessary knowledge of this language for the successful continuation of their studies. This is done in particular by means of a secondary leaving certificate based on instruction in this language. The Rectorate of the Medical University of Vienna has laid down further possible proof of German language skills by decree:
Ordinance on German language skills

If you do not have a sufficient command of German, you can acquire this as part of the pre-study course and take a "Ergänzungsprüfung" from German. Further information can be found here: pre-studies course

Due to legal requirements, a possible supplementary examination must be taken to prove the German language skills required for admission to a course of study (i.e. for the diploma studies in human and dental medicine specifically: C1) within the framework of attending a university course set up for this purpose. However, at the time of application for admission to a course of study, the requirement for this supplementary examination requires knowledge of German at least at level A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Proof of this knowledge of the German language is deemed to be generally recognised language diplomas which have been established by decree of the Rectorate: Ordinance on German language skills

In addition to knowledge of the German language, further proof of general university entrance qualifications and - if necessary - special university entrance qualifications is required.