Change of degree programme

 

You are currently studying at the University of Vienna and would like to change your degree programme? A change of degree programme can have an impact on your family allowance and/or your study grant. For further information, please contact the responsible authority directly (your local Tax Office and/or Austrian Study Grant Authority).

The University of Vienna allows you to change your degree programme as often as you like.

Bachelor/diploma programmes

 

School-leaving certificate from an EU/EEA country

Apply for admission via u:space within the application period. The status of your application must be “submitted”.

Documents which have previously been approved by the Admission Office are already saved as “NachweisVorhanden.pdf” or “pseudo.txt” in your application and do not have to be uploaded again.

Immediately afterwards, send an e-mail from your u:account e-mail address (http://webmail.univie.ac.at) to bachelor.zulassung@univie.ac.at in which you indicate which degree programme you would like to close. The Admission Office will change your degree programme. After a few days, you will be able to check your admission status in u:space by clicking on > Studies > Study overview.

In case your new degree programme requires supplementary examinations or a proof of German proficiency, please include the scanned proofs in your e-mail.

 

School-leaving certificate from a non-EU/EEA country

Apply for admission via u:space within the application period. The status of your application must be “submitted”.

Documents which have previously been approved by the Admission Office are already saved as “NachweisVorhanden.pdf” or “pseudo.txt” in your application and do not have to be uploaded again.

For each additional degree programme you apply for, you will need a special university entrance qualification (”admission statement”). Upload this document in u:space before submitting your application.

Your application must be processed by the Admission Office. After several weeks, you will receive your admission letter by e-mail. If you fulfil all requirements (entrance examination, supplementary examinations), you can change your degree programme.

In case your new degree programme requires supplementary examinations or a proof of German proficiency, please include the scanned proofs in your e-mail.

Changing a subject of instruction within the Teacher Education programme or changing a langauge within Transcultural Communication

This kind of change is not possible via u:space. Send an e-mail in which you indicate the desired change from your u:account e-mail address (http://webmail.univie.ac.at) to bachelor.zulassung@univie.ac.at during the application period. The Admission Office will effectuate the change, which you will see in u:space by clicking on > Studies > Study overview

Students holding a non-EU/EEA school-leaving certificate do not have to submit a new application in this case, but have to send the e-mail as described.

 

Exception: subject of instruction Sports and Physical Education

If you want to take Sports and Physical Education as a subject of instruction, you have to register for the bachelor programme Sports Sciences via u:space and pay 50 Euro for the supplementary examination of sporting aptitude. For technical reasons, it is not possible to register for the subject of instruction Sports and Physical Education via u:space, which is why you must register for the bachelor programme Sports Sciences.

If you have been successful in your supplementary examination of sporting aptitude, you can request the desired change by sending an e-mail from your u:account e-mail address (http://webmail.univie.ac.at) to bachelor.zulassung@univie.ac.at. After a few days, you can check your admission status in u:space by clicking on > Studies > Study overview

Master/doctoral/PhD programmes

 

For the admission to master or doctoral/PhD programmes, you must submit your application in u:space and wait for an answer from the Admission Office. Afterwards, you can change your degree programme by sending an e-mail to master.zulassung@univie.ac.at or doktorat.zulassung@univie.ac.at. The Admission Office will effectuate the change, which you will see in u:space by clicking on > Studies > Study overview.