Deadlines and dates for selection procedure 2023

  • Online registration from Saturday, April 1, 2023, 12:00 p.m. to Thursday, July 13, 2023 11:59 p.m.
  • Upload motivational letter until Thursday, July 13, 2023
  • Pay the fee, must be confirmed in TISS until Thursday, July 13, 2023
  • Ranking test on site expected on August 18, 2023

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

Please contact in time (from the beginning of registration) and let us know what support you need. Please note that even in this case we cannot extend the deadlines. In order to be able to support you within the registration process you have to contact us at least a few days before the end of the registration period, depending on the effort required for your support offer. In order to be able to support you within the framework of a ranking test, you must contact us by the day after the end of the registration period.


For the Bachelor´s Programme Spatial Planning (UE 033 240)

Yes, but you may only submit one application for one programme. A simultaneous application for the field of study Spatial Planning and Regional Planning is excluded. Likewise, simultaneous application for the winter and summer semesters is also excluded.

Admission procedure for the Bachelor of Architecture:

  1. Start an application in TISS
  2. Register for the admission procedure
  3. Write your letter of motivation as stage 1 of the admission procedure
  4. Participate in the ranking test as stage 2 of the admission procedure
  5. Receive your study place confirmation
  6. Data acquisition for admission (former online pre-recording) - directly from the TISS user
  7. Admission to study


If you are new at TU Wien please create a TISS, opens an external URL in a new window Guest-Account. With the TISS Guest-Account you can log in to our central TU Wien Information System (TISS).
The TISS guest account is created by entering your e-mail address and password in the form "Create account". Afterwards, a link for confirmation will be sent to the given e-mail address. As soon as you visit the link, your e-mail address is verified and your account is created. 


A TU account is available to all students and employees of TU Wien. Therefore, if you are already studying or working at TU Wien, you can apply for a study programme within your TU account.


With your TISS account you can apply for a Bachelor's Programme. Your application will guide you through all necessary steps until you are admitted to the program. However, please also always take note of the general admission requirements which are described on the page of the Admissions Office.
With your application for Architecture programme you also take part in the admission procedure. You can use it to process your registration or postregistration, receive information in the section "Your Application" and can obtain documents.

Basically yes. Please note, however, that for studies with limited places, only one application per programme is possible! For example, it is not possible to apply for spatial planning and architecture in the same year.


The online registration allows you to participate in the admission procedure. To register, you must have a TU account or create a TISS guest account. Then you can start the application process, opens an external URL in a new window.

The necessary steps to complete the registration are:

  1. Create application,
  2. enter personal data,
  3. upload motivation letters and sketches,
  4. payment confirmation is displayed in the application.

The steps will be shown in your application.

This agreement allows us to use your email address and personal data for the delivery of information about the start of your programme that is not directly related to your application.

You can change your agreement any time at your TISS account.

You will receive the registration confirmation in your application after you have completed the registration. You will need it if you participate in a subsequent registration at another university.

You will receive the confirmation of admission in your application after completion of the registration process - probably 3 weeks before the entrance test. You will need it to the entrance test.

Please note that the admission confirmation is individualized. It is essential that you print out your admission confirmation accurately and do not take it with you electronically to the entrance test.

Basically no. However, please note that the registration must be completed by the end of the registration period. This means that the correct payment must also have been made by that day at the latest using the online payment system.

If you have taken part in all the necessary procedural steps, if you have completed your registration as being on time and if you have taken part in the second admission phase, the test, if necessary, you will receive a confirmation of your place of study or a study place cancellation. 
With the confirmation of admission you will be admitted to the Bachelor's Programme Architecture either in the winter semester or in the following summer semester of the academic year in which you participated in the admission procedure. After that the confirmation of admission expires.

No. As long as you have not completed the registration, you are not logged in. A completed registration can no longer be revoked. There is also no right to a refund of the fee after payment.

Participation fee

Payment of the fee is made via an online payment system in your application, opens an external URL in a new window. As soon as your payment has been received, you will also see a confirmation there.

Please note that when you pay online, you must not close the browser window prematurely under any circumstances. Please follow the instructions exactly.

In some cases it can take up to 24 hours until you see the payment confirmation. Should you not receive such a confirmation 24 hours after your payment, please us contact immediately at

Please note that a timely registration is only given if the payment confirmation is visible in your application before the deadline.

For the admission procedure the applicants have to pay a fee of EUR 50,00.

A possible refund is determined by the Rectorate of the TU Wien. In any case, there is no right to reimbursement of the fee if you leave the procedure voluntarily or by exclusion (for example, by not participating in the ranking test).

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.


During the data collection for admission, your personal data, which are necessary for admission, and legally required statistical data are collected. The data collection for admission has to be done directly from your application. Only after the data collection you can make the admission. During data collection, you will also set the password for your future TU account. You will then need the TU account for your studies.

After the admission process you can officially begin your studies. You can find more information on the admissions pages.

Admissions can be made from the moment when your "Studienplatzzusage" is available in your TISS account. It is always carried out personally in the Admissions Office. You must book an appointment in your online application.

Further questions and answers

The programme Spatial Planning is offered in Austria only at TU Wien.

With the exception of the Bachelor's Programme "Architecture", the admission procedure is independent of your registration for further studies. Please note the relevant deadlines and requirements.

If you are already or have been admitted to a programme in Spatial Planning at TU Wien, you do not have to take an admission procedure, but can continue your registration.

In this case, your confirmation of study place loses its validity. The confirmation of admission refers to one academic year. However, you can take part in an admissions process again in the following years.

In order to be able to use the guaranteed study place, you need a secondary school leaving certificate or a higher education entrance qualification. You must ensure that you have fulfilled this requirement in sufficient time in order to be admitted to the programme by the specified deadlines.

If you don't get a study place, you can apply for admission to any other degree programme at any Austrian university. Please enquire about the relevant admission requirements.

Yes. However, keep in mind that the admissions process starts all over again for everyone each time and nothing can be taken from past selection procedures.

They are treated in the same way as someone who has not yet studied. This means that you have to take part in the selection procedure in order to be admitted to your preferred Program.

A university entrance qualification or a secondary school leaving certificate is not required to start the admission procedure. For admission to the programme, however, you do need a confirmation of a place at university and a Matura or higher education entrance qualification! You will find more detailed information on admission on the Admissions pages.

Enquire the Admissions Office about the additional procedural steps. Please also note the longer processing times.

Unfortunately, no deadline extension is possible during the admission procedure or the study-PRe-phase. Likewise, there is no "second chance" at the same procedure. You can participate again in the following procedure.