Admission to a bachelor/diploma programme with proficiency in German


Your secondary school leaving certificate and your citizenship are from an EU/EEA country? You have at least C1 level in German and want to study a bachelor or diploma programme without entrance examination?

Apply online via u:space and finish the admission procedure personally in the Admission Office within the deadlines.

 Required documents

You need the following documents as separate JPEG or PNG files:

  • your passport or personal ID card
  • a passport photograph for your student ID card

Additionally, you need the following documents as seperate PDF files:

  • your original secondary school leaving certificate (all pages!)
    • and a translation by a court sworn translator, if it was not issued in German or English (diploma and translation in one PDF)
  • your proof of German proficiency of at least level C1 or higher (not required if you have a secondary school leaving certificate of a German speaking country)
  • proof of supplementary exams if necessary (like Latin or Greek etc.)


Winter semester 2018/19:

  • application and admission period: 2 July to 5 September 2018

Summer semester 2019:

  • application period: will be announced
  • admission period: 7 January to 5 February 2019

Please note the course registration deadlines of the University Preparation Programme of the Vienna Universities (VWU)!

 Semester start

  • winter semester: 1 October
  • summer semester: 1 March

Schedule of the academic year

Your steps in the admission procedure


Step 1: Preparation of required documents

Scan all required documents (in high resolution) and create PDF files. Your secondary school leaving certificate and its translation have to be merged into one single PDF file by means of an online tool of your choice. All your files have to be easily readable. Please check the quality of your files before uploading them!


Step 2: Application for admission via u:space

Register in u:space during the application period and activate your u:account. You will need this account during your studies at the University of Vienna.

Log in to u:space, choose the degree programme of your choice and upload the required documents as separate PDF files. Then click on "submit application".

As soon as the status of your application in u:space is "submitted" you can continue with step 3. This status does not change anymore!


Step 3: Personal admission to a degree programme

During the admission period you have to present the required documents in their original version or as notarised copies at the Admission Office (opening hours).

You have to do this personally, as your identity has to be verified. Representation by third parties is not possible!

Step 4: Payment of the tuition fee/students' union fee

You are admitted to a degree programme as soon as the prescribed fee is registered as paid. You may pay with your ATM card (Maestro card) when completing the admission procedure at the Admission Office.


What comes next?

As soon as your fee is registered as paid in u:space (Financial Matters > Tuition fee/tudents' union fee), you can print your student documents (i.e. student record sheet and confirmation of enrolment) by clicking on Personal Matters > My Documents. Furthermore you can validate your student ID, the u:card.

After the admission you can plan your semester and register for courses. The respective course registration periods can be found in u:find and u:space.



I have lost one of my documents, is a copy sufficient?
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