Entrance examination Economics

  • The registration period for the entrance examination for the academic year 2018/19 is over. The deadlines for the next entrance examination will be announced in spring 2019!


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

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

In the personal enrolment for the degree programme you then have to prove German proficiency at C1 level (or higher).

The entrance procedure at a glance

  • Available places: 406
  • Registration period and payment of examination fee (50 Euro): over for the academic year 2018/19
  • Completion of Online-Self-Assessment: over for the academic year 2018/19
  • Entrance exam: does not take place
  • Alternate dates: none
  • Language: German
  • Personal enrolment: for registered persons between 2 July until 5 September 2018  

The registration for the entrance examination 2019/20 will be possible in spring 2019!

Reading list

  • Deutsche Bundesbank: Geld und Geldpolitik - Schülerbuch für die Sekundarstufe II. Kapitel 1, 3, 6. (Stand Frühjahr 2017)

The book is available for download in digital form for applicants

Also recommended:

  • Knut Sydsaeter/Peter Hammond: Mathematik für Wirtschaftswissenschaftler - Basiswissen mit Praxisbezug, Verlag Pearson Studium, 4. Auflage, ISBN: 978-3-86894-267-5; Kapitel 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 

The book is available for sale in good bookstores and  for download in digital form at the Vienna University Library zur Verfügung. 

Information sheet for the entrance exam (in German)

The written entrance exam does not take place

As fewer prospective students have registered for the entrance examamination of the academic year 2018/19, the written exam does not take place. All registered persons who fulfil the requirements for the admission to a bachelor degree programme at the University of Vienna AND have registered for the entrance examination, can be admitted.

It is not necessary to finish the Online-Self-Assessment (OSA).


Admission to the degree programme

All persons who registered in time received an e-mail with information about the further steps required in the admisison process. Read this information carefully!

You can find this information also here: steps in the admission procedure

Bachelor in Economics

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