Information about admission for preparation program
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
The University Preparation Programme (VWU) offers applicants with another first language than German intensive courses to prepare them for supplementary examinations ((for MedUni Wien: German, biology, chemistry, physics). The most important information on the VWU can be found on the Website of OeAD.
Attention: For the application of admission it is necessary to provide proof of German language skills at the Level A2.
Online registration in MedCampus
Register online at
Take the specified steps in the application mask. In the window "study selection" please select "preparation program (Vorstudienlehrgang)" and for the type of study also "preparation program (Vorstudienlehrgang)".
After submitting the application track the status of your application. You will be informed of any incorrect or missing documents via the application mask.
The application deadlines are:
- for winter semester: by 5 September at the latest
- for summer semester: by 5 February at the latest
For the online application, you should have the following documents on file for uploading
- General university entrance qualification with all subjects and grades and last annual report card;
- proof of completed years of study (marks on individual examinations and diploma and state examinations)
- Proof of completed German language certificate at level A2
The following certificates (valid for two years from the date of the examination)
- Österreichisches Sprachdiplom Deutsch - ÖSD Zertifikat A2 or higher
- Goethe Institut - Goethe Zertifikat A2 or higher
- telc GmbH - Deutsch A2 or higher
- Deutsches Sprachdiplom der Kultusministerkonferenz DSD I or higher
- Language competence certificate of an university language center -
successfully passed exam on the level A2 or higher
- Österreichischer Integrationsfonds (ÖIF) - ÖIF Test (A2) or higher
- "Declaration of secrecy and commitment to maintain data secrecy", here for download Declaration of secrecy in original, (Annex to the declaration of secrecy)
Please always enclose certified German or English translations of foreign language documents.
Foreign documents can only be accepted and evaluated, if they have been officially legalized. More information on the types of legalization can be found here.
Note for refugees and asylum seekers: Documents must be translated by a court-certified translator in Austria.
As soon as the application has been processed, you will receive the letter of acceptance by mail at the address you provided during the registration. With this letter of acceptance, you will be admitted as a non-degree programme student.
With your letter of acceptance, you can apply for a residence authorisation at the Austrian Embassy or Consulate of your country of origin, if necessary.
What comes after the application?
As soon as the online application has been processed, you will receive the letter of acceptance by post to the address you provided during registration. With this letter of acceptance, you will be admitted as a non-degree programme student during the admission period - you will then be asked to attend the personal enrolment.
At the personal admission appointment, you must then present all documents in the original. The foreign document and the translation must be inseparable.
With your letter of acceptance, you can apply for a residence permit at the Austrian representative authority (embassy, consulate) of your home country, if necessary.
Attention participants of the Preparation Programme:
Once you have been admitted to the University Preparation programme of the Vienna Universities as a non-degree student, only the supplementary examination in German (Ergänzungsprüfung Deutsch, EPD) of the Preparation Programme is accepted as a proof of proficiency in German. It is not possible to quit or interrupt the Prepaeration Programme and take the German exam through another institution.
Information and contact details for institutions where you can take the necessary exam in A2 or higher can be found at ÖSD.
Questions about the visa:
The Medical University of Vienna accepts no responsibility for the visa. The residence authority of the resident community of students is responsible. For information about visa, etc., see: