Entrance exam procedure Computer Science and Business Informatics


  • The registration period for the entrance exam procedure of the academic year 2019/20 is over. The deadlines of the academic year 2020/21 will be announced in spring 2020. 
  • Prospective students who have registered in due time will be informed about the further steps by e-mail.

 

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

The registration for the entrance exam procedure is possible without a secondary-school leaving certificate. Upload all required documents for the admission directly after you get them.

If you do not have proficiency in German at level B2 or higher, please read the information about proficieny in German and about the admission procedure carefully.

In the personal enrolment for the degree programme proof of German proficiency at C1 level (or higher) is required.

The entrance exam procedure at a glance

  • Available places: 415 total
  • Registration period: already over
  • Examination fee: Euro 50 (to be paid during the registration)
  • Entrance exam: 9 July 2019
  • Alternate dates: none
  • Language: mainly German, in parts English
  • Personal enrolment: after results are announced until 5 September 2019

Reading list

  • Gallenbacher, Jens: Abenteuer Informatik - IT zum Anfassen - von Routenplaner bis Online-Banking. 3. Auflage 2012, XII, ISBN: 978-3-8274-2965-0

The fourth edition of the book is also suited for the preparation for the entrance exam.

Details about the required chapters see below

The book is available for free download in digital form for applicants. 

It is also available in good book stores and can be used by applicants within the Fachbereichsbibliothek PKW und Informatik.

Information about the entrance exam (in German)

Your steps in the entrance exam procedure

 

Step 1: Online-Self-Assessment (OSA)

The deadline for the Online-Self-Assessment is already over. 

You can conduct the Online-Self-Assessment out of interest year round.

 

 

Step 2: Registration and application for admission to a degree programme

The deadline for the registration and application is already over.

 

 

Step 3: The written exam

At least 14 days before the written entrance exam you will receive an e-mail with information about the exact schedule for the entrance exam and a link to your "Einlassbestätigung". Without this "Einlassbestätigung" you may not participate in the entrance exam. Please save the whole day for the written entrance exam and if you come from abroad travel at least the day before.

The written entrance exam consists of three parts and evaluates the following skills:

  • Part A: knowledge of assigned learning materials
  • Part B: reading comprehension
  • Part C: cognitive skills, especially formal-analytical thinking and logical reasoning

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

At the end of the exam you will be informed about the further steps. Around 14 days after the exam the results as well as information about your further steps will be sent via e-mail as well.

Ranking

Part A counts for 35% of the overall score, Part B for 15% and Part C for 50%. 

The obtained points are weighted, i.e. converted according to the defined weight of the test parts. The values of the test parts calculated in this way are added and produce the total result, which is decisive for the ranking

Information about the ranking (in German)

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 exam procedure and fulfil all requirements for the admission to a bachelor programme at the University of Vienna.


Reading List

The two editions are the same, only the numbers of the chapters as well as some examples and charts differ. Both are suited for the preparation for the written entrance exam.

Gallenbacher, Jens: Abenteuer Informatik - IT zum Anfassen - von Routenplaner bis Online-Banking. 3. Auflage 2012, XII, ISBN: 978-3-8274-2965-0

Kapitel 2 - Ordnung muss sein...
Kapitel 3 - Ich packe meinen Koffer und ...
Kapitel 6 - Paketpost
Kapitel 8 - Ordnung im Chaos
Kapitel 9 - Mit Sicherheit
Kapitel 11 - InformaGik
Kapitel 12 - Allmächtiger Computer!?

Gallenbacher, Jens: Abenteuer Informatik - IT zum Anfassen - von Routenplaner bis Online-Banking. 4. Auflage 2017, XII, ISBN: 978-3662539644

Kapitel 2 - Ordnung muss sein...
Kapitel 3 - Ich packe meinen Koffer und ...
Kapitel 9 - Paketpost
Kapitel 11 - Ordnung im Chaos
Kapitel 12 - Mit Sicherheit
Kapitel 14 - InformaGik
Kapitel 15 - Allmächtiger Computer!?


Computer Science

  • Type of degree programme: bachelor programme
  • Duration: 6 semesters
  • Required ECTS: 180
  • Degree: Bachelor of Science (BSc)
  • Language of instruction: German
  • Curriculum: study profile

Business Informatics

  • Type of degree programme: bachelor programme
  • Duration: 6 semesters
  • Required ECTS: 180
  • Degree: Bachelor of Science (BSc)
  • Language of instruction: German
  • Curriculum: study profile