Admission procedure at TU Wien

Here you can find out everything you need to know about the admission to Bachelor's, Master's and doctoral programmes as well as further information on admission and the admission procedure at the TU Wien. The Admissions Office is your first point of contact in this regard.

General admission period winter semester 2023/24

General admission period:

The general admission period starts with 10th of July. For more information, see admission periods.

Continuation of studies winter semester 2023/24

Continuation of studies:

The notification of continuation of studies is possible from 10th of July until 31st of October.

Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral degree programmes

Bachelor's programme

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At TU Wien, there are either selection procedures (Computer Science, Architecture, Spatial Planning) - limited places are available in these programmes - or a study preparation and reflection phase (VoR-phase) for self-orientation (non-restrictive). Both have to be completed before admission and before personal enrolment at TU Wien. It is therefore essential to obtain comprehensive information about the study programmes offered and the admission requirements and deadlines.

The form of admission depends on whether you have completed the Austrian Matura, or whether you have a Secondary higher education completed abroad.

Master's programme


At TU Wien, German-language and English-language Master's degree programmes are offered with and without selection procedures. For admission it is essential whether you have an Austrian or international previous education.

Doctoral programmes

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A technical, natural science or social and economic science doctoral programme can be completed at TU Wien. Admission depends on whether sufficient Austrian or international previous education has been obtained.

What is admission anyway?

Admission to a degree programme at a university is the formal start of the degree programme. Admission to a degree programme can only be made in person each semester during the admission period at the Admissions Office: here, applicants can register for all regular degree programmes (Bachelor's, Master's and doctoral programmes) or extraordinary degree programmes (attendance of individual courses, university entrance qualification examination).

When admitted to a study programme at an Austrian university for the first time, each student is assigned a one-time so-called student ID-number. This 8-digit number will accompany you throughout your studies, no matter if and how often you change your studies or university. The student-ID number appears in all documents (certificates, student ID, study confirmations) and must be presented when you are admitted to another study programme at all Austrian universities.

Admission and TU Account

Admission is only complete and valid when you have paid the student fee ("ÖH-Beitrag") or the tuition fee (third-country nationals). You can do this immediately after enrolment by setting up your TU Student Account on your mobile phone and paying the ÖH fee or tuition fee by EPS payment (instant bank transfer). Your status in the TU Student Account will immediately be set to "registered" and you can validate your TUcard at one of the kiosks in the auditorium on Karlsplatz on your way to the exit of the building.