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MedAT admissions procedure to study medicine: 15.788 applications

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(Vienna/Innsbruck/Graz/Linz, 13 April 2022) The end of March was the deadline for applications to take part in the joint admission procedures for the medical universities in Vienna, Innsbruck and Graz as well as the Medical Faculty of Johannes Kepler University in Linz. This will be the tenth year that this procedure has been used. By 31 March 2022, a total of 15,788 people has registered for the entrance exam to be held on 8 July. In March 2021, there were 17,823 registered candidates.

The application figures in detail
Medical University of Vienna: a total of 7,881 applications (2021: 8,713) - 7,240 for medicine, 641 for dentistry. The gender break-down is: 2,889 male (2021: 3,123) and 4,992 female (2021: 5,590).

Medical University of Innsbruck: a total of 3,350 applications (2021: 3,951) – 3,055 for medicine, 295 for dentistry. The gender break-down is: 1,211 male (2021: 1,395) and 2,139 female (2021: 2,556).

Medical University of Graz: a total of 2,650 applications (2021: 2,936), 2,494 for medicine, 156 for dentistry. The gender break-down is: 962 male (2021: 1,097), 1,688 female (2021: 1,839).

Medical Faculty of JKU Linz: a total of 1,907 applications (2021: 2,223). The gender break-down is: 689 male (2021: 850), 1,218 female (2021: 1,373).

Content of the MedAT-H and MedAT-Z entrance exams
The entrance exam for human medicine (Med-AT-H) is a multi-part, written exam comprising the following elements:

  • Basic knowledge test for medical studies:  checking existing knowledge from school in the areas of biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics.
  • Text comprehension:  checking reading ability and understanding of texts.
  •  Cognitive skills and abilities:  this part of the test consists of five groups of exercises (assembling figures, numerical sequences, language proficiency, memory and retention and recognising implications) and covers basic cognitive skills and abilities.
  • Social and emotional skills:  this part of the exam consists of a group of exercises on Reading Emotions and Social Decision-Making, covering important aspects of social and emotional skills.

The entrance exam for dentistry (MedAT-Z) is largely identical to MedAT-H, except that the "Text Comprehension" section of the test is replaced by "Manual Skills" and the group of exercises on "Understanding Implications” is replaced by "Wire Bending" and "Reproducing Shapes".

A total of 1,850 university places available
There are a total of 1,850 university places available for medicine and dentistry for the 2022/23 academic year (2021: 1,740 places), 760 of these at the Medical University of Vienna, 410 at the Medical University of Innsbruck, 370 at the Medical University of Graz and 310 at the Medical Faculty of JKU Linz. At least 95% of the university places are reserved for EU citizens and those with equivalent rights of access to education and at least 75% of places for applicants with an Austrian school leaving certificate. However, this quota system only applies to the allocation of university places for medicine.

Timetable for admissions procedure for medicine and dentistry 2022:
Friday, 8 July 2022: MedAT entrance exam in Vienna, Innsbruck, Graz and Linz
Calendar week 32, 2022: Announcement of exam results