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Necessary documents and information


Please always include German or English translations of foreign language documents and submit all documents in original (or certified copy).

Any translations must be firmly attached (sealed) to the original document or a certified copy thereof. In principle, the original document should already have all the necessary certification stamps so that they can be translated as well. Therefore, only have translations carried out after they have been certified!

Foreign documents can only be accepted and evaluated if they are provided with the prescribed certifications. More information on the types of certification and any exceptions can be found on the pages of the Federal Ministry, for example.

The following documents must be brought along for admission to studies in original (or certified copy):

  • Valid travel document (passport or identity card);
  • Proof of "general university entrance qualification" - by
    o an Austrian secondary leaving certificate, an Austrian Reife- und Diplomprüfungszeugnis or an Austrian certificate of the Berufsreifeprüfung and certificates equivalent thereto by agreement under international law, in each case including the last annual certificate; or
    o a foreign qualification if there is no substantial difference to the general university entrance qualification according to the above-mentioned certificates, including the last annual certificate; or
    o an Austrian university entrance qualification certificate for the study qualification group Medical and Veterinary Studies; or
    o a certificate of completion of at least three years of study (on a full-time basis or 180 ECTS credits) at a recognised domestic or foreign post-secondary educational institution; or
    o an "IB Diploma" obtained in accordance with the provisions of the International Baccalaureate Organization; or
    o a European Baccalaureate in accordance with Article 5(2) of the Agreement on the Statute of the European Schools, Federal Law Gazette III No 173/2005
  • if available: Austrian insurance number (ecard)
  • if required: German Certificate C1
  • if necessary: if transferring from another Austrian university in the same field of study: leaving certificate and proof of academic success
  • "Declaration of secrecy and commitment to maintain data secrecy", here for download Declaration of secrecy in original, (Annex to the declaration of secrecy)

After the examination of the documents and papers, the applicant receives the matriculation number. The tuition fee or the ÖH fee can be paid immediately by bank card (Maestro card) on site. Admission is carried out immediately.

If the tuition fee or the ÖH fee is paid with a payment form, a booking time of about one week is required. Admission and admission becomes legally effective only after receipt of the tuition fee or the ÖH fee. When paying by payment slip (Zahlschein), the applicant has to appear at the Admissions Office once again to receive the study documents.

Please note! Each student can only have one matriculation number. If you have already enrolled in a course of study at an Austrian university, you will keep your existing matriculation number.

Additional information

Supplementary examinations within the framework of the special university entrance qualification

Supplementary examinations are necessary in some cases, especially in Latin.

Note on Places in Small Groups

A large part of the courses takes place in small groups. Please note that you have to personally make sure to register for these groups, or it will not be possible to take part in mandatory courses.