Admission to a bachelor's degree programme with foreign school leaving certificate

Admission to a bachelor's degree programme is conditional on possession of the general university entrance qualification. This qualification shall be certified by an Austrian secondary-school leaving certificate or a foreign certificate which is equivalent to the Austrian secondary-school leaving certificate.

Step 1: Application

Applicants in possession of a school leaving certificate issued in an EU/EEA state or a non-EU/EEA state are required to send in their application for admission by post mail. 

Expect EU/EEA-Citizens with a school leaving certificate issued in one of the following German-speaking countries:

  • Germany (Allgemeine Hochschulreife)
  • Luxemburg (Diplome de Fin d'Etudes Secondaires)
  • South Tyrol.

You have the possiblity to enrol at the University directly without sending an application. For further Information read here

All other international students have to submit the following documents:

  • duly signed application form
  • supply a valid email-adress
  • Secondary School Leaving Certificate (officially legalised copy with official translation)
  • proof of Special University Entrance Qualification (only for non-EU/EEA-citizens!) in officially legalised copy with official translation
  • proof of Proficiency of German  Level A2 or/and Level C 1 (in legalised copy with official translation)
  • passport copy

You find further Information in the leaflet of the application form.

NOTE! Documents issued in countries other than Austria are subject to notarisation regulations. All documents whose originals were not drafted in German or English shall be officially translated. Please have documents translated only after notarisation. The official translation must be inseparably attached to the original document!

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EU/EEA-Citiziens

To receive the admission letter for the applied Semester in time, we recommend to send your completed application to the Admission Office until

  • 15th July for winter Semester
  • 15th January for summer Semester.

Incomplete applications and applications sent after this recommended deadline can only be assessed for the following Semester.

Send in your documents in a timely manner, allowing for up to 10-12 weeks processing time! Please note, that the Admission Office is not able to provide you with information about the current status of your application until the full processing time has expired!

Non-EU/EEA-Citizens

Applicants from Non-EU/EEA-Countries are subject to the special admission period. Completed applications must be received latest by

  • 5th September (for winter Semester) and
  • 5th February (for summer Semester).

If missing documents are not submitted within this date, the application can only be assessed for the following Semester, without exception.

Send in your documents in a timely manner, allowing for up to 10-12 weeks processing time! Please note, that the Admission Office is not able to provide you with information about the current status of your application until the full processing time has expired!

 

Step 2: Admission letter

Formality check

After receiving your application the Admission Office is verifying the existence and authenticity of the documents. If there are any formal irregluarities in the documents the Admission Office will inform you by post or e-mail.

If missing documents, translations etc. are not sent within the set deadlines, the admission at TU Wien is not longer possible. So follow the instructions of the Admission Office carefully!

Next step is to verify, if the foreign certificate is basically equivalent to the Austrian secondary-school leaving certificate. In case the foreign certificate is not equivalent as to contents and requirements of an Austrian secondary-school leaving examination, supplementary examinations that are necessary to establish an equivalence are prescribed and shall be passed prior to admission as degree student.

If the foreign certificate is not equivalent, the admission at TU Wien is not possible!

Prescribed supplementary examinations like german, mathematics, chemistry and physics must be completed at the University Preparation Programme ("Vorstudienlehrgang der Wiener Universitäten - VWU"). Therefore you will get enrolled as non-degree-student. You have to pay the course fee.

NOTE! Applicants, who have to pass supplementary examinations, have to watch aditionally the deadlines for course-registration to the University Preparation Programme! Read the relevant information on the Homepage of the University Preparation Programme very carefully!

Your documents will be verified by the registrars of the Admission Office staff following receipt. If your application is complete and is submitted within the period prescribed, you will receive by post mail an admission letter from TU Wien. You will be also notified by post mail if the admission is not possible.

Read all received documents from TU Wien very carefully! They contain all of the necessary information! 

Supplementary examinations German, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics

In this case you have to follow these steps.

Supplementary examination Descriptive Geometry

This proof is required for the bachelor's programmes Architecture, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical and Process Engineering, Surveying and Geoinformation and Mechanical Engineering-Economics.

If the required proof was not provided, the supplementary examination in Descriptive Geometry must be taken during studying in the bachelor's programme, latest before completion of the bachelor's final examination.

TU Wien offers special courses in Descriptive Geometry.

Step 3: Enrollment

Should you be subject to visa requirements, you can apply for residence authorisation with the Austrian diplomatic authorities (embassy, consulate) in your country of origin, exhibiting your admission letter.

NOTE! The Admission Office cannot provide you with any information or help in visa requirements. It is not the responsibility of the Admission Office. If you have any questions please ask the Austrian diplomatic authority in your country or the Magsitratsabteilung 35 in Vienna for help.

Once in Vienna, you have to do the online pre-registration before you enrol in person at the university. With completion of the online-pre-enrollment you will receive a sequencenumber per Email.

After completion of the online-pre-registration you have to come to the Admission Office in person during the office hours within the admission deadlines.

You will be required to exhibit the following documents:

  • your admission letter,
  • your sequencenumber (from the online-pre-registration),
  • your valid passport and
  • your valid residence permit.

If you have to pass supplementary examinations (prescribed in your admission letter) you have to follow these steps.

EU-Bürger_innen

Um die Zulassung für das beantragte Semester zu erhalten, wird empfohlen, den Antrag

  • für das Wintersemester bis 15. Juli
  • für das Sommersemester bis 15. Dezember

vollständig an die Studienabteilung zu übermitteln.

Für unvollständige Anträge oder Anträge, die nach diesem Zeitpunkt in der Studienabteilung einlangen, kann eine Zulassung für das beantragte Semester nicht gewährleistet werden. In diesem Fall ist eine Zulassung erst für das Folgesemester möglich.

Senden Sie daher die Unterlagen rechtzeitig ab! Die Bearbeitung kann in Folge der enorm hohen Anzahl von Anträgen 10-12 Wochen in Anspruch nehmen.

Bitte haben Sie Verständnis dafür, dass vor Ablauf dieser Bearbeitungszeit seitens der Studienabteilung keine Auskunft (weder telefonisch noch per Email) über den Bearbeitungsstand Ihres Antrages gegeben werden kann.

Drittstaatsangehörige

Sie unterliegen der besonderen Zulassungsfrist. Ihre Anträge müssen ausnahmslos vollständig

  • für das Wintersemester bis 5. September
  • für das Sommersemester bis 5. Februar

in der Studienabteilung eingelangt sein. Sollten fehlende Unterlagen oder Beglaubigungen erst nach diesem Zeitraum nachgereicht werden, kann dieser Antrag erst für das nächstfolgende Semester gewertet werden.

Senden Sie daher die Unterlagen rechtzeitig ab! Die Bearbeitung kann in Folge der enorm hohen Anzahl an Anträgen 10-12 Wochen in Anspruch nehmen.

Bitte haben Sie Verständnis dafür, dass vor Ablauf dieser Bearbeitungszeit seitens der Studienabteilung keine Auskunft (weder telefonisch noch per Email) über den Bearbeitungsstand Ihres Antrages gegeben werden kann.