Admission procedure

The admission procedure is being done BEFORE admission

For the Bachelor's Programme Computer Science and Business Informatics 670 programme places are assigned in the coming academic year. The allocation of the programme places takes place in a collective two-stage admission procedure. This regulation applies to all the Bachelor's Programmes of Computer Science:

Prerequisite for the participation in the admission 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 for the admission procedure 2021

  • Online registration from Monday, March 1, 2021, 12:00 p.m. to Wednesday, June 30, 2021
  • Upload letter of motivation by Wednesday, June 30, 2021
  • Payment of fee, confirmed by TISS until Wednesday, June 30, 2021
  • Ranking test on site on Saturday, August 19, 2021

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Further information about the admission procedure

For the admission 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 application, opens an external URL in a new window, opens an external URL in a new window. As soon as your payment has been received, you will also see a confirmation there.

In your letter of motivation, you should state your motivation and expectations for the Bachelor's Programme and justify why you would like to complete a Bachelor's programme in Computer Science or Business Information Systems at TU Wien. The letter of motivation has to be written in German and has to be uploaded during the online registration. ! If the letter of motivation does not meet these requirements, this will lead to exclusion from the admission procedure !

The written test, which is the second stage of the admission procedure, will take place on the date set by the Rectorate of TU Wien and will be held in German. The written test consists of a cognitive section that tests problem-solving and reasoning skills, a second section that tests text comprehension, and a subject section.

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.

Letter of motivation (Stage 1)

The letter of motivation is a text written by you independently and in your own words, in which you explain the reasons for choosing your studies at TU Wien and outline what you expect from the programme. It is a prerequisite for successful registration. Furthermore, the letter of motivation is the first stage of the admission procedure. The letter has to be written in German.

The letter of motivation must be written in German and be between 1500 and 4000 characters long (including spaces). Please address the letter to "Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren". The text is uploaded online as "Plain Text" (that means the text is not formatted, it does not contain HTML tags or similar, blank lines are possible) and cannot be changed after uploading.

It is checked whether the letter of motivation actually corresponds to the specifications. Letters of motivation that do not meet the requirements will result in exclusion from the admission process.

At the end of the registration period, stage 1 (letter of motivation) will be evaluated. Afterwards, the result is visible in your application.

Ranking test (Stage 2)

Whether a ranking test will take place will be announced after the evaluation of stage 1.

The exact date, time and place will be announced in your application by confirming your admission. Please note that the test - depending on the person - can take place at different locations!

The identification card provided during registration and the first page of your personal admission confirmation. Your personal admission confirmation will also contain all further details.

You will find information on the placement test in your application and also on our page on examination material.

The ranking test itself will take exactly 2 hours. You must be present at least 1 hour in advance. A total attendance of about 4-5 hours is required.

You will find the result of the test and the confirmation of admission or other documents in your application.

If the test is taken and you miss it or arrive at the right place too late, you will not be admitted to TU Wien. There is no extra appointment for the placement test. You cannot be admitted to the Bachelor's Programme in this academic year.

For detailed information on the admission procedure, please refer to our FAQ.

General information about the programme can be found on the overview page of the Bachelor's Programme Computer Science and Business Informatics.