FAQ Programme-PRe-Phase Technical Chemistry

Deadlines for the Programme-PRe-Phase for the winter semester 2021

Application period: Saturday, February 20, 2021 to Sunday, September 5, 2021.
Please note that admission is only possible in person at the Admissions Office from July 12, 2021 to September 5, 2021. Admission to a Bachelor's Programme after the general admission period (extension period) is only possible in legally stipulated exceptional cases.


At TUW Barrier-free you will find general information to support your studies. The team also helps us with the admission procedure.

Please contact zulassung@tuwien.ac.at before the start of registration (or as soon as you know) and let us know which kind of support do you need.

The Programme-PRe-Phase is intended to serve all prospective students as a decision-making aid for a degree Programme, as well as preparation for entry into the chosen degree Programme. This phase is no a selection tool.

Technical Chemistry (033 290)

Five steps to admission:

  1. Complete TISS application
  2. Online survey and feedback on knowledge status (Programme-PRe-Phase)
  3. Complete educational documentation (a query of statistical data on the social background of applicants)
  4. Data entry for admission (formerly online pre-entry) - directly from the TISS user
  5. Admission to studies

Yes. You cannot be admitted to the degree Programme if you have not completed the Programme-PRe-Phase in full. All those who have completed the Programme-PRe-Phase will be offered a place at TU Wien.


We offer an online tool to help you choose a course of study and to provide support for realistic self-assessment. The tests and questionnaires contained in the tool provide an overview of the requirements that we consider necessary for successful study. The tool takes about two hours to complete.

It is best to call up the online self-assessment directly from your application.

If you have already completed the online self-assessment for "Technical Chemistry" at TU Wien, you can enter the confirmation code directly in your application. This will be sent to the email address you provided.


The EChemTest tests a basic chemical knowledge in order to give applicants the opportunity to realistically assess their previous knowledge and thus prepare themselves optimally for their studies.

COVID-19 News: The EChemTest will be completely online this summer using Zoom! Please note that you will in any case need access to a computer with a web browser, camera, speakers and microphone. The possibility to install additional software on this computer would be good, but is not absolutely necessary, because you can also enter a Zoom meeting via web browser.
You will need to sign up for an available appointment within your application and show up at the online meeting for that appointment. Please note that appointments can only be made up to 72 hours prior to the appointment. 
Once you have selected your appointment time, please follow the link to "Create EChemTest Account" and please log in to the test using the same email address as in your application account. This account creation must also be done 72 hours prior to the appointment, as the EChemTest will be conducted using an unlinked external system!
For the online Zoom meeting, where the EChemTest and counseling session will be handled, you will receive a link after registration to join the online meeting 15 minutes before the scheduled appointment time. Please be on time. If you arrive too late, you will have to make a new appointment, because for administrative reasons we have to start the EChemTest with all candidates at the same time.

Maximum four hours, this includes preparation and on-site scheduling, the test itself, preparation of the results and the subsequent consultation. However, it is usually quicker.

If you cannot find a free appointment, especially shortly before the deadline, please contact us immediately. We will then assign you an appointment. Please note that appointments are only offered during the general admission period (until 4.9. or 4.2.). Outside the general admission period, only candidates who can present a justified reason for exception for admission in the additional period will be admitted to the EChemTest.

No. The EChemTest is only for your own self-assessment and can still be discussed during the subsequent counseling interview. Usually you will have the opportunity to take the test again at the end of the first year of study to check what progress you have made through your studies.


During the counseling interview with representatives of the faculty and students, applicants have the opportunity to ask questions and clarify their ideas about the study of Technical Chemistry and the resulting career opportunities, for example:

  • the motives for the choice of study,
  • the course and effort of the Bachelor Programme
  • the expectations of the Programme and
  • the job description of a chemist.

COVID-19 News: Das Beratungsgespräch wird diesen Sommer komplett online mittels Zoom abgewickelte! Beachten Sie aber bitte schon jetzt, dass Sie jedenfalls einen Zugang zu einem Gerät mit Kamera, Lautsprecher und Mikrofon benötigen werden. Die Möglichkeit auf diesem Computer zusätzliche Software zu installieren wäre gut, ist aber nicht unbedingt erforderlich, weil man in das Zoom-Meeting auch via Webbrowser einsteigen kann.
Das Beratungsgespräch findet nach einer Wartezeit im Anschluss an den EChemTest statt. Sie müssen also nur einmal an einem Zoom-Meeting teilnehmen und können beide Teile der Studien-VoR-Phase gemeinsam erledigen.

Yes, you are free to apply to different universities with or without admission restrictions for the same Programme. However, admission may only be granted to one university (§ 63 (8) UG 2002).

Your application is independent of your registration for further studies. Please note the respective deadlines and requirements.

A Matura or university entrance qualification is not required for the Programme-PRe-Phase. For admission to the degree programme, however, you do need to have completed the Programme-PRe-Phase and have either a Matura or a university entrance qualification! More detailed information on admission can be found on the admission pages.

A completed Programme-PRe-Phase is valid for 6 semesters, subject to a general change in the admission requirements.

If you are or have already been admitted to a degree Programme in Technical Chemistry at TU Wien, you do not have to do a Programme-PRe-Phase but can continue.

You are treated the same as someone who is not yet studying at all. You have to participate in the Programme-PRe-Phase in order to get a study place.

Please enquire immediately at the Admissions Office about the additional procedural steps required. Please note the longer processing times.