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

 

Secondary-school leaving certificate from an EU/EEA country

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

Documents which have previously been approved by the Admission Office (status: "approved") do not have to be uploaded again.

Immediately afterwards, send us your request in which you indicate which degree programme you would like to close via our contact form (enter your u:account e-mail-address). 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. You also receive a confirmation via e-mail.

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

 

Secondary-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 (status: "approved") 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 exam procedure, 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 teaching subject within the Teacher Education Programme

This kind of change is not possible via u:space. Send us your request in which you indicate the desired change via our contact form (enter your u:account e-mail-address) during the admission period. The Admission Office will effectuate the change, which you will see in u:space by clicking on > Studies > Study overview. You also receive a confirmation via e-mail.

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

 

Exception: teaching subject Sports and Physical Education

If you want to take Sports and Physical Education as a teaching subject, you have to register for the bachelor programme Sport Science 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 teaching subject Sports and Physical Education via u:space, which is why you must register for the bachelor programme Sport Science.

If you have been successful in your supplementary examination of sporting aptitude, send us your request in which you indicate the desired change via our contact form (enter your u:account e-mail-address). After a few days, you can check your admission status in u:space by clicking on > Studies > Study overview. You will also receive a confirmation via e-mail.

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.