Admission to a bachelor/diploma programme with proficiency in German


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

Apply online for admission via u:space during the application period, wait for the admission letter and complete your admission personally in the Admission Office.

Please note:

  • Apply for admission only when you have all required documents ready.The scans of your documents have to be in high quality (readability!).
  • At the University of Vienna you may only study the same degree programme that you are allowed to study in the country where you finished secondary school/a degree programme (= special entrance qualification, "admission statement").
  • Due to the processing time of your application for admission at the University of Vienna and the processing time for your visa application at the Austrian embassy or consulate, you might not be able to finish the admission procedure for the semester you applied for.
  • The admission letter does not expire, but remains permanently valid. It is, however, subject to changes in legal conditions (i.e. the introduction of an entrance examination for the degree programme of your choice).

 Required documents

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

  • Your passport or personal ID card
  • Passport photograph

You need the following documents as separate PDF files:




Winter semester 2018/19:

  • application period: from 2 July to 5 September 2018
  • admission period: from 2 July to 30 November 2018

Summer semester 2019:

  • application period: 1 December 2018 to 5 February 2019
  • admission period: 7 January to 30 April 2019

 Semester start

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

Schedule of the academic year

 University Preparation Programme of the Vienna Universities

Please note the early registration deadlines for the University Preparation Programme of the Vienna Universities (VWU). If you have to participate in the VWU, you first register there and then complete the admission procedure at the University of Vienna within the application period.



Your steps in the admission procedure




Step 1: Preparation of required documents

Scan all required documents and create PDF files. All pages of one document as well as its legalisation and/or translation have to be merged into one single PDF file by means of an online tool of your choice (i.e. school leaving certificate + legalisation + translation, special entrance qualification for university studies + translation, etc.). All your files have to be easily readable and in high qualitiy.


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, select the degree programme of your choice and upload the required documents. Then click on "submit application."

The Admission Office can only process your application if the status in u:space is "submitted". Any missing or formally incorrect document will prolong the processing time and lead to a later admission. Only submit your application once you uploaded all required documents.

Step 3: Wait for the admission letter

The Admission Office needs at least several weeks to process your application. Due to administrative reasons it is not possible to inform you about the status of your application.

Your admission letter will be sent to the e-mail address you provided in u:space.


Step 4: Personal admission

With your admission letter, you get information about your further steps in the admission procedure and information on whether you have to take supplementary examinations (Mathematics, English or History/Geography) at the VWU (cooperation partners, costs, deadlines) before your can start your degree programme.

As your identity has to be verified, you have to complete the admission procedure personally at the Admission Office. Representation by third parties is not possible!

Step 5: Payment of the tuition fee/students' union fee

You may pay with your ATM card (Maestro card) when completing the admission procedure at the Admission Office.

You are admitted as soon as the prescribed tuition fee/students' union fee is registered as paid.

What comes next?

As soon as the prescribed fee is registered as paid in u:space > Financial Matters > Tuition fee/students' union fee you can validate your student ID, the u:card.

Furthermore you can print your student documents (i.e. student record sheet and confirmation of enrolment) in u:space > Personal Matters > My Documents.

As a non-degree student (while participating in the Preparation Programme - VWU) you may only attend courses and pass exams at the VWU. This means you cannot start with your degree programme yet.

Once you are enrolled as a degree student, you can plan your semester and register for courses. The respective course registration periods can be found in u:find and u:space.



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