Exceptions from the entrance examination

 Admission periods

  • winter semester 2017/18: 3 July to 30 November 2017
  • summer semester 2018: 8 January to 30 April 2018

Previous studies

You have previously been admitted to the University of Vienna to a bachelor programme with entrance examination and have paused that programme? If you want to take up the same programme again you do not have to participate in the entrance examination.

Register in u:space and write an e-mail to bachelor.zulassung@univie.ac.at during the admission period. Please attach your scanned (student) ID.

Attention: This regulation is not valid for the bachelor programme Psychology!

Exchange students

Incoming students of the following mobility programmes are exempt: 

- Erasmus+
- Non-EU Student Exchange Programme (formerly Joint Study)
- CEEPUS

Your point of contact at the University of Vienna is the International Office.

Students of a teacher accreditation programme

If you are currently studying a teacher accreditation programme for secondary schools at a recognized EU/EEA institution of post-secondary education or have completed a degree in that discipline, you do not have to participate in the entrance examination for teacher accreditation programmes.

To prove the exception please show a confirmation of registration of your university/university college of teacher education or your diploma of completion when you come here for the personal enrolment. 

You are also exempt from participating in the entrance examination if: 

- you have paused the teacher accreditation programme at the University of Vienna and want to continue it now,
- you want to change the teaching subjects,
- you want to submit yourself to the current curriculum or
- are submitted to the current curriculum ex officio (e.g. when the old curriculum expires).

If you are studying/have studied at the University of Vienna, register in u:space and send the relevant evidence and your school leaving certificate within the admission period to bachelor.zulassung@univie.ac.at, stating the teaching subjects you want to study.

If you are studying/have studied at another institution of education within the EU/EEA, register in u:ssapce and send the relevant evidence and your school leaving certificate within the admisison period to aufnahmeverfahren@univie.ac.at, stating the teaching subjects you want to study.

Active teachers without completed teacher accreditation

Persons who have not completed the teacher accreditation for secondary schools but have completed another degree and are now teaching at a primary of secondary school within the EU/EEA do not have to participate in the entrance examination for teacher accreditation programmes. 

As proof you need an official confirmation from the headmaster of the school you teach at.

Example: you have completed a bachelor degree in Physics (not the teaching subject) and now work as a teacher for Physics at a secondary school.

Participation in an entrance exam for teacher accreditations at another university in Austria

Persons who have already participated successfully in an entrance examination for teacher accreditation for secondary schools at another Austrian university or university college of teacher education do not have to participate in the entrance examination for teacher accreditations at the University of Vienna for the same academic year again. 

This is also valid for those persons who have participated in the entrance examinations of the following universities and want to combine their teaching subject at the art/music university with one at the University of Vienna: 

  • University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna: Music education 
  • University of Applied Arts Vienna Wien: Art and Communication Practices (Fine Arts) Design, Architecture and Environment (Design and Technology)
  • Textiles – free and contextual artistic practice and material culture (textile design)

  • Academy of Fine Arts Vienna: Art and Education (Art Education)
  • Design and Context (Technical Crafts)
    Fashions and Styles (Textile Craft/Textile Design)

If one of your teaching subjects is offered by the above mentioned universities, register in u:space and acitvate your u:account. It is not possible submit an application for admisison in u:space.

You have to be enroled at the other university first, than you can finish the admission procedure at the University of Vienna. A part from the necessary documents for the enrolment, you also have to present your student record sheet (Studienblatt) or the confirmation of enrolment (Studienbestätigung) in the Admission Office at the University of Vienna.

Please note: the admission to a Teacher Accredidation Programme with a teaching subjects of the above mentionned universities and the specialisation Inclusive Education is not possible as long those universities are not participating in the Verbund Nord-Ost.