Entrance examination Biology

The admission to this programme is possible only if you successfully participate in the entrance examination and fulfil all requirements for admission to a bachelor programme at the University of Vienna.

If you do not have proficiency in German at level B1 or higher, please read the information about proficieny in German and about the entrance procedure carefully.

The entrance procedure at a glance

  • Available Places: 1.284
  • Registration period: expired for the academic year 2017/18
  • Payment of examination fee (50 Euro): expired for the academic year 2017/18
  • Period for completion of Online-Self-Assessment: expired for the academic year 2017/18
  • Entrance exam: 31 August 2017, morning, written multiple choice test
  • Alternate dates: none
  • Language: German
  • Personal enrolment: after results are announced until 30 November 2017

Reading list

  • Reece, JB & Campbell: Campbell Biologie, Gymnasiale Oberstufe, Pearson Studium Verlag,  2. Aufl. 2016,  ISBN: 978-3-86894-909-4; Kapitel 1-6, 12, 13, 22, 26, 35, 40, 42, 52.1-52.4

The book is available for sale in good bookstores and for download in digital form at the Vienna University Library.

The 2011 edition is equally suited for preparation.

Infosheet about the entrance examination (in German)


The registration period for the entrance examination for the academic year 2017/18 is over.

All registered people, that pass the entrance exam and fulfil the requirements to study a degree programme at the University of Vienna, can be admitted to this degree programme


Step 1: Registration in u:space (deadline expired)

Step 2: Online-Self-Assessment (deadline expired)

Step 3: The written exam


At least 14 days before the exam date you will receive a personal invitation by e-mail. This will contain information about the exact schedule for the entrance exam. Without this invitation letter you may not participate in the written entrance exam. 

Please save the whole day for the test and if you come from abroad/outside Vienna be advised to travel at least the day before.


The written part of the entrance examination comprises tasks evaluating: 

  • knowledge contained in the above mentioned reading list
  • text comprehension in German and English based on subject related texts
  • cognitive competences

The pure working time for the exam will be 2.0 hours. 

At the end of the examination you will be informed about the further steps. The results will be sent via e-mail.

Step 4: After the result


The admission to the degree programme is possible after the announcement of the results if you have been successful in the entrance examination and fulfil all requirements for a bachelor degree programme at the University of Vienna.

Bachelor in Biology

  • Type of degree programme: bachelor programme
  • Duration: 6 semesters
  • Required ECTS credits: 180
  • Degree: Bachelor of Science (BSc)
  • Language of instruction: German
  • Details of the programme (in German): Studienprofil