The selection procedure is being done BEFORE admission

For the Bachelor's Programme Architecture 625 programme places are assigned in the coming academic year. The allocation of the programme places takes place in a two-stage selection procedure.

Prerequisite for the participation in the selection procedure is the online registration in the TU-own Campus Software TISS, opens an external URL in a new window. The online registration is carried out once a year before the beginning of the winter semester and is valid for the winter semester and the following summer semester.

Deadlines and dates for selection procedure 2024

  • Online registration from Monday, April 1, 2024, 12:00 p.m. to Wednesday, June 5, 2024 11:59 p.m.
  • Upload motivational letter until Wednesday, June 5, 2024
  • Pay the fee, must be confirmed in TISS until Wednesday, June 5, 2024
  • Ranking test on site at August 21, 2024

Further information about the selection procedure

For the selection procedure the applicants have to pay a fee of EUR 50,00. Payment of the fee is made via an online payment system in your online-application. As soon as your payment has been received, you will also see a confirmation there.

The first stage of the selection process is to upload a motivational letter as part of the Online-Registration. The motivational letter will be discussed in the course orientation but is not taken into account for in the course evaluation.
The motivational letter is to be written in German language and must meet the following requirements:

Letter of motivation Part 1: The letter of motivation is a text written by you independently and in your own words, in which you explain your motivation and reasons for choosing to study at TU Wien and what you expect from the Bachelor's Programme Architecture. Answer the following questions: What motivates you to study architecture? What are the most important knowledge and skills that you want to acquire during your education?

The letter of motivation must be written in German and be between 2,000 and 3,000 characters long (including spaces). The text is uploaded in an online form (in other words the text is not formatted, it does not contain HTML tags or similar, blank lines are possible) and cannot be changed after uploading.

Letter of motivation Part 2:  

You will find instructions on the page Instructions for the sketches for the motivation letter.

Please note that you must submit 4-5 sketches drawn by hand!

! If the letter of motivation does not comply with these requirements, you will be excluded from the selection procedure and you will not be admitted to the ranking test (stage two) !

The selection procedure for the Bachelor's degree program in Architecture includes an Online-Self-Assessment. The Online-Self-Assessment serves as a self-assessment of the applicants regarding their choice of study in terms of their basic suitability for the chosen Bachelor's degree program. The Online-Self-Assessment test can be completed by applicants independently and from any location. This stage of the admission procedure is completed when the Online-Self-Assessment test has been completed in full; the result achieved is not included in the procedure. You will receive a confirmation after completing the self-assessment, please keep this as proof that you have completed the self-assessment - you will be able to enter this in your TISS Guest account during the process.

Please note: We will send you the confirmation code to the email address you used to register for the self-assessment. Therefore, please use an email address that you will still have access to in the coming months.

The written test, which is the third stage of the selection procedure, will take place on the date set by the Rectorate of TU Wien and will be held in German. The exact date for the ranking test will be announced after the letter of motivation has been checked! The ranking test will only take place if there are more applicants than places available after the first stage.

In the ranking test, the basic understanding of architectural topics as well as the basic ability in the area of analytical thinking and general problem-solving skills will be tested.

More information about the second stage can be found below or in the FAQ.

The result of the selection process will be determined on the basis of the points achieved in the ranking test.

The results of the selection process achieved by the students are ranked and lead to a ranking. The available programme places are awarded to the students with the highest number of points. If there is a tie, the lot decides. The result of the ranking will be announced to the students exlusively in the personal TISS-User account.

Those applicants who have been granted a place are entitled to apply for admission to the Bachelor´s Programme Architecture at TU Wien until the end of the additional period of time for the winter or summer semester immediately following the completed admission procedure, upon presentation of the necessary evidence and fulfillment of the other admission requirements (§§ 63 ff and 91 UG). Admission to a later semester is excluded.

Admission takes place in the Admissions Office.

Students who have not been admitted in one academic year can participate in the admission procedure again in the following academic years.

Students who participate in the admission procedure again must complete it in its entirety each time.

Applicants who already started a Bachelor's Programme Architecture or an equivalent course from a recognized post-secondary educational institution in Austria, where they have earned at least 90 ECTS credits and wish to continue their studies at TU Wien, are to be admitted to the degree course if they fulfill the other admission requirements (§§ 63 ff and 91 UG) and the programme entrance and orientation phase (SteOP) of the Bachelor's Programme Architecture.
The examination of the professional relevance and equivalence of the studies according to paragraph 1 item 1 is carried out by the responsible Dean of Academic Affairs, opens an external URL in a new window of TU Wien.

General information on the programmes can be found in the overview page of the Bachelor's Programme Architecture.