Admission procedure Spatial Planning

The admission procedure is being done BEFORE admission

For the Bachelor's Programme in Spatial Planning, 200 places are available for each academic year. The allocation of the study places takes place in the context of a two-stage selection procedure.

Prerequisite für participating in the selection process is the Online-Registration in TU's own campus software TISS, opens an external URL in a new window. Only after that you can upload your motivation letter and participate in the ranking test. The Online-Registration is carried out once a year before the start of the winter semester and is valid for the winter semester and for the following summer semester.

Deadlines and dates for selection procedure 2021

  • Online registration from Monday, March 1. 2021, 12:00 p.m. to Saturday, 31. July 2021.
  • Upload letter of motivation until Saturday, 31. July 2021.
  • Payment of fee, confirmed in TISS until Saturday, 31. July 2021.
  • Ranking test on site on Friday, August 20, 2021

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In the motivational letter, you are supposed to explain and justify why you would like to complete the bachelor's programme in spatial planning at TU Wien, and formulate your expectations regarding the course.

The motivational letter is to be written in German language and has to be uploaded during the Online-Registration.

Please read the exact specifications in the FAQ!

! If the letter of motivation does not meet this requirements, this will lead to the exclusion from the selection process !

In the second stage of the admission procedure a written test is carried out. It will take place at the date fixed by the Rectorate of TU Wien and will be held in German.

The written test examines the basic understanding of spatial planning as well as the basic ability in the field of analytical thinking and general problem-solving competence.

As part of your registration for the admission procedure, a cost contribution of EUR 50.00 must also be paid. The payment can be made online directly within the TISS guest user account and is usually also confirmed immediately. Further details on the cost contribution can be found in our FAQ.

The result of the admission procedure is determined solely by means of a point system during the written test.

The achieved results of the written test are ranked and lead to a ranking. The available study places are awarded to the applicants with the highest scores. If there is a tie, the lot decides. The result of the ranking will be announced to the students in the only personally visible TISS guest user account.

Applicants who have obtained a study place are admitted to the bachelor's programme in spatial planning at TU Wien until the end of the grace period for the winter or summer semester immediately following the completed admission procedure, providing the required evidence and fulfillment of the other Admission requirements (§§ 63 ff and 91 UG). Admission to a later semester is not permitted.

The admission takes place in the study department of TU Wien.

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

In case of repeated participation in the admission procedure, the whole process is to be completed 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.

Content of the letter of motivation: The letter of motivation is a text written by you independently and in your own words, in which you explain the motivation and reasons for choosing your studies at TU Wien and describe what expectations you have of the programme. In your letter of motivation, please address topics and challenges in spatial planning that are important to you.

Form of the letter of motivation: The letter of motivation must be written in German and be between 2,000 and 4,000 characters long (including spaces). Explanatory and topic-specific illustrations, graphs or sketches may be included - these have no influence on the character maximum. The cover letter will be uploaded online as one PDF (text, illustrations, graphics or sketches in one PDF) and cannot be modified once uploaded. The PDF must not be larger than 5MB and must not have more than 3 pages. It must not have any protection or encryption. This means that editing and printing of the PDF must be fully possible.

It is checked whether the letter of motivation actually complies with the specifications. Letters of motivation that do not comply with these will lead to 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.

General information on the programmes can be found in the overview page of the Bachlor's Programme Spatial Planning.