There are two possibilities to be admitted at the university: as a degree or a non-degree programme student. Degree programme students are enrolled in a bachelor, master or doctoral programme. As a non-degree programme student you cannot receive an academic degree – this is only possible within the framework of a degree programme.
Non-degree students are students who are:
- not yet holding a secondary school leaving certificate,
- attending the University Preparation Programme (i.e. German course),
- attending an University course (Universitätslehrgang),
- preparing for the University entrance qualification exam,
- doing the Academic validation.
If you are interested in attending an University course (Universitätlehrgang), please contact the Continuing Education Center.
If you are a non-Austrian citizen, you should bear in mind that as non-degree programme student you do not get a student residence permit (inquire about the visa regulations at the Austrian embassy/consulate in your country) and that you cannot get insurance in Austria. To be insured is compulsory for people living in Austria.
The interim status as non-degree programme student while attending the University Preparation Programme (i.e. 'German course') is a different legal matter, as the applicant is already officially accepted at the university. This is also valid for students attending a university course ("Universitätslehrgang").
Please note! Exams passed as a non-degree student can only be recognized in a later regular degree programme if, at the time of passing the exam, you did not have a secondary school leaving certificate.
The admission procedere for non- degree students is similar to the admission procedere for degree student.
You have to do the online registration and come with:
- the duly completed application form
- your admission code from the online registration
- and your passport
to the Admission Office to register personally within the admission periods (Deadlines: summer semester 30 April; winter semester 30 November) for degree programme students.