ABC of terminology

Here you can find study-related terms and abbreviations, currently especially on topics as courses and examinations.

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A

Additional degree programme

In case you are currently studying at the University of Vienna, you can apply for admission to an additional degree programme via u:space. Please note the respective deadlines for your application.

Links:
Information on additional degree programme

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Allocation of places in courses and examinations

After the end of the registration deadline, you can see whether or not you have been assigned a place for a course/examination in u:space in the section > Studies > Registration overview. You will also receive an e-mail to your u:account e-mail address.

You will be informed about whether you are “angemeldet” (registered), “auf der Warteliste” (on the waiting list), “in einer anderen Lehrveranstaltung angemeldet” (registered for a different course) or not registered at all. It is possible to move up on the waiting list, in case other students deregister. If you move up, you will be informed about this by e-mail.

Links:
Registratin overview in u:space

Further terms in the ABC of terminology:
study achievement system, preference system, point allocation system

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Alternative extensions (AE)

It is possible to pass alternative extensions of a maximum of 15 ECTS credits instead of an extension curriculum (EC). Within the alternative extensions you will not complete a predefined extension curriculum, but freely choose other courses or examinations which will be allocated to your degree programme.

Example: Within his degree programme, Max has to take extension curricula of 30 ECTS credits. He would like to take only one extension curriculum and alternative extensions of another 15 ECTS credits. He chooses one interesting course of his degree programme (of 5 ECTS credits), one course of another bachelor programme (of 5 ECTS credits) and two language courses at the Language Center of the University of Vienna (of 5 ECTS credits).

Links:
Senate Decree about Alternative Extensions (PDF)
StudienServiceCenter/StudienServiceStelle

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Alternative mode of assessment (due to impairment or disability)

If you cannot pass evaluations in their prescribed form because of a durable impairment or disability or because of a thereby resulting disadvantage, you can use an alternative mode of assessment. Team Barrierefrei offers the necessary general information and counselling. In specific cases it organizes the respective conditions together with the “Studienprogrammleitung” (SPL) and professors which are then in charge of the actual implementation.

Links:
Team Barrierefrei – alternative mode of assessment

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C

Certificate

You can view all grades that you receive during your studies in u:space.

Your transcript of records includes all positive and negative grades. It serves as an official proof of your academic progress for external authorities.

Your record of examinations includes all passed examinations and their allocation to the respective module sections of your degree programme. You can change their allocation yourself in u:space. Each examination can only be used for one module section. The record of examinations serves you as a basis for submitting your completed degree or study section.
When completing your degree or section, you will receive your degree certificate/diploma. When graduating, you will additionally award an academic degree.
You also receive your diploma supplement. The aim of the bilingual diploma supplement (German/English) is to enhance the transparency and recognition of higher education degrees. Your diploma supplement contains information on the type and level of your degree, the degree programme (requirements, course of study, grading scale) and the higher education system.

Links:
u:space

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Change of degree programme

The change of a degree programme means the change of one degree programme at the University of Vienna to another degree programme at the University of Vienna. You can apply for admission to another degree programme via u:space. Please close the previous degree programme via e-mail to the Admission Office.

Links:
Information on the change of a degree programme and the relevant e-mail addresses

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Course (LV)

In order to pass examinations, you have to attend courses. There are courses with continuous assessment and courses with non-continuous assessment. In the first case, regular attendance is compulsory. Examples of courses: lectures (Vorlesungen, VO), seminars (Seminare, SE) or exercises (Übungen, UE).

Links:
u:find – Course directory

Further terms in the ABC of terminology:
Start of examinations/courses

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Course examination

A course examination is an examination of the contents of a specific course. The grading is based exclusively on the results of the examination. The attendance or active participation in the course will not be assessed. Course examinations are offered mostly in lectures and has to be presented either in oral or written form. Four examination dates are offered for each course.

Links:
u:find – Course directory
Study law

Further terms in the ABC of terminology:
Types of examinations

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Course with continuous assessment (pi LV)

Courses with continuous assessment require a registration and regular attendance.

In courses with continuous assessment (e.g. seminars, exercises), you have to provide two or more oral or written partial performances. Your final grade will be calculated on the basis of these partial performances. You will be informed about the partial performances that will be assessed in u:find and in the respective course.

If you are registered in a course with continuous assessment and miss the first session without specifying a good reason, you will be deregistered. Students on the waiting list will be accepted if course places become available. In case you are on the waiting list, please attend the first unit of the course, as there may be free places.

Examples: Marion attends a seminar (SE) in History. Her presentation, seminar paper and contributions to the discussion of her colleagues’ presentations will be assessed.
Max attends an exercise (UW) in Biology. During the exercise, he has to carry out various tasks and laboratory experiments and present his results in short abstracts.

Links:
u:find

Further terms in the ABC of terminology:
Types of examination

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Course with non-continuous assessment (npi LV)

Courses with non-continuous assessment are for example lectures (VO). The registration for courses with non-continuous assessment is done via u:find.

After the registration for a course you can find the course in the registration system in u:space. In addition, you are automatically registered for the respective course in Moodle.

The registration to courses with non-continuous assessment is not linked to any conditions, as for example the attendance of the course.

Links:
u:find

Further terms in the ABC of terminology:
Registration deadline, course with continuous assessment, registration status in u:space

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Curriculum

A curriculum (study plan) informs you about the duration, content and structure of a degree programme. A degree programme is complete if all performances indicated in the corresponding curriculum have been passed successfully. The curriculum of your degree programme is available on the website of your “StudienServiceCenter”.

Your record of examinations in u:space provides you with the structure of your curriculum as well as the prerequisites and the status of your study achievements.

D

Degree programme code

Each degree programme has a degree programme code which makes it clearly identifiable. Your degree programme code is specified in u:space in the section Studies > Study Overview, as well as on your student record sheet in the section Personal Matters > My Documents.

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Discontinuing an examination/course with continuous assessment

If you must prematurely discontinue an examination or a course with continuous assessment for a serious reason (e.g. sickness), contact immediately your examination/course instructor. If an important reason exists, you will not be graded.

If your examination/course instructor cannot understand your important reason because it is not apparent, you can apply for a recognition of your reason in the Office of the Studienpräses within 14 days after the discontinuation of the examination. You will be informed via notification whether or not your application has been successful.

Attention: If you prematurely discontinue an examination or course with continuous assessment (pi LV) without good reason, your performance up to the discontinuation will be graded.

Links:
Office of the Studienpräses
Study law

Further terms in the ABC of terminology:
Unauthorized absence from a course with continuous assessment/examination, use of unauthorised aids ("cheating"/plagiarism)

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Distribution of remaining places (courses)

See waiting list and allocation of remaining places (courses)

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E

ECTS Credits

The „European Credit Transfer System (ECTS)“ contributes to the mobility between study programmes, universities and countries, as ECTS credits facilitate a comparison of study performances.

ECTS credits describe the average workload required to achieve the objectives of a course, module or degree programme. One ECTS credit corresponds to an average workload of 25 full hours. Course participation as well as the preparation and follow-up of a course, the duration of the examination and learning time are considered.

In u:find you can see how many ECTS credits correspond to the successful completion of each course.

Example: Max attends a seminar of 4 ECTS credits (= 100 hours). The seminar takes place ten times and takes 1.5 hours each time (= 15 hours). He has to prepare a presentation and extract (for which he needs 30 hours), a seminar paper (30 hours) and he has to read texts for every second session (5 hours each). Over the semester he will be working 100 hours for the seminar.

Links:
u:find

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Extension curricula ("Erweiterungscurricula", EC)

In the majority of bachelor programmes (and diploma programmes), you have to pass not only compulsory and elective courses of your own degree programme, but also extension curricula (ECs). An extension curriculum is a prescribed module group of 15 or 30 ECTS credits. Nearly all degree programmes offer extension curricula. Unless specified otherwise in the curriculum of your own degree programme, you can freely choose from the range of extension curricula.

Example: Max is studying the bachelor programme Sociology, for which extension curricula of 30 ECTS credits are prescribed. It is not specified which extension curricula have to be completed. Max can choose freely from the range of extension curricula, just as he thinks is best for his educational career.

H

Hours per week per semester

The hours per week per semester (SWS) indicate the value of a course. One hour per week per semester equals 45 minutes.

Example: Maria attends a lecture in Law. This lecture takes place each week on Tuesday from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. (2x45 minutes) during the entire semester. Therefore, the lecture corresponds to two hours per week per semester (2 SWS).

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I

Introductory and Orientation Period (STEOP)

The Introductory and Orientation Period (STEOP) enables students of the first semester to get insight into their studies and find out whether or not the chosen degree programme fulfils their personal expectations.

Links:
Detailed information on the STEOP

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L

Leave of absence

You can apply for a leave of absence if you have one of the officially recognised reasons for a leave of absence. The leave of absence applies to the University of Vienna, not for selected study programmes. Please note the negative effects a leave of absence can have!

Links:
Information on the leave of absence

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M

Module

The curricula of bachelor and master programmes are divided into modules. Each module specifies which learning objectives should be attained and which examinations have to be passed.

You can view the structure of your degree programme and its corresponding modules in your record of examinations in u:space.

Module section

Usually, degree programmes are divided into modules and further into module sections. Several courses may be offered for one module section. One course might also be assigned to several different module sections.

In your record of examinations in u:space you can find the structure of your degree programme and the corresponding module sections. When registering for a course/examination in u:space, you have to specify the module section you would like to use it for.

Links:
Record of examinations in u:space
Registration overview in u:space

Further terms in the ABC of terminology:
Record of examinations

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Module/subject examination

A module examination (or subject examination) is an examination of the contents of a module (which comprises several courses). Grading is based exclusively on the examination results. The attendance or active participation in the courses will not be graded. Three module examination dates are offered each semester.

Further terms in the ABC of terminology:
Curriculum, types of examinations

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Moodle

Moodle is the e-learning platform of the University of Vienna. In order to access Moodle, your u:account has to be active. In Moodle, course instructors can provide learning materials, students of the same course can connect and exchange information with each other, and streaming content can be viewed.

If Moodle is used in a course, this is specified in the course details in u:find.

Links:
Moodle – further information
Moodle – e-learning platform

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N

negative assessment

Examination

In the event of a negative grade, you will be able repeat the examination three times, which means that you can pass an examination four times. The fourth attempt takes place before an examination committee.

If you have received a negative grade in your fourth attempt, you will be permanently blocked from this and other degree programmes at the University of Vienna, for which the same examination is required. An admission to these degree programmes is not possible any more. Exceptions are the introductory and orientation period (STEOP) examinations, for which specific regulations apply.

Course with continuous assessment

In the event of a negative grade, you will have to repeat the entire course with continuous assessment. There is the possibility to repeat a course offered by a different course instructor if it serves the same purpose with regard to your curriculum.

The course can be repeated three times (four attempts in total). If you have been graded in a negative way in your fourth attempt, you will be permanently blocked from this degree programme at the University of Vienna (and other degree programmes for which this examination is required).

Appeal against a negative assessment

You can appeal against a negative grade in case of severe deficiencies (e.g. reduced time, noise, disturbance, change in mode of assessment was not communicated) at the time the examination was carried out. You cannot appeal against the content-related assessment as this lies solely at the assessor’s discretion.

In the event of severe deficiencies at the time of the examination, you can apply for a deletion of your grade/attempt in the Office of the Studienpräses within 14 days after grading. The plausibility of the severe deficiency has to be demonstrated, a proof is not necessary. You will be informed via notification whether or not your application has been successful.

Links:
Office of the Studienpräses
Study law

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Nostrification

Nostrification is the recognition of a foreign university degree as equivalent to an Austrian university degree. It recognises the completion of a degree programme abroad as equal to a degree programme completed in Austria in connection with the same rights and duties (e.g. the right to use an academic title, the right to exercise a profession).

The official Austrian information centre for international nostrifications in the academic field is ENIC NARIC AUSTRIA.

At the University of Vienna, nostrification is possible for any degree programmes offered here.
For further information, contact the Office of the Studienpräses.

Links:
ENIC NARIC AUSTRIA – Recognition of university degrees
Closing of a degree programme/withdrawal from the University of Vienna
Office of the Studienpräses

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P

Point allocation system

Each "Studienprogrammleitung" (SPL) determines how places for courses with limited capacity and examinations of its degree programmes are distributed.

If the point allocation system applies, each semester you receive a certain number of points (= points account) which can be used for the registration. You will have one points account for the registration for courses and another one for the registration for examinations.

If you register for courses offered by different “Studienprogrammleitungen”, you will have several different points accounts. The points can be set for courses with limited number of participants.

The more points you set for a course, the more likely are you to be accepted.

The points account is being created when registering for a course for the first time. That means that if you cannot find any points in u:space, register for the course and you will see that a new points account is being created for the current semester.

The placement of points can still be amended within the registration deadline. You cannot save points for the following semester, which means that you will lose the points that you have not used.

The SPL can add additional regulations to the point allocation system:
Bonus points: If certain criteria apply (e.g. academic progress or number of ECTS credits earned in the previous semester), students will automatically be given additional points. 
Points of the previous semester: If you are put on the waiting list of a course, you will automatically be credited the allocated points for the same course in the following semester and these will be added to your newly allocated points. You can view these extra points in the section “points of previous semester”. This applies only for allocated points, any points that have not been allocated are lost.

After the end of the registration period and the subsequent allocation of places, you will receive information on the results of your registration per e-mail to your u:account e-mail-address.

For further information on the registration procedure, please contact the “StudienServiceStelle” (SSS) or “StudienServiceCenter” of your degree programme.

Example: Max would like to attend a course with 25 available places. A total number of 30 students register for this course. Max sets 200 points. As 27 other students set between 210 and 500 points, he does not receive a place. 70 students register for another course with 50 available places. Max sets 100 points and is given a place, because several students have allocated fewer points than him.

Links:
StudienServiceCenter (SSC)/ StudienServiceStelle (SSS)

Further terms in the ABC of terminology:
Study achievement system, preference system

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Positive assessment

Your grade will be entered in your transcript of records within four weeks after the examination/the completion of a course or partial performance.

You can repeat a passed examination once within twelve months (provided you have not yet completed your degree programme/study section/module). With your new attempt, the previous examination result becomes void and the new grade is entered, even if the second score is lower than the first.

If courses with continuous assessment are not offered in the semester following your first attempt, a repetition is permitted at latest in the semester after next, but not after you have completed the corresponding module, study section or study programme.

You should announce the intended repetition within 6 months. If you do not use this opportunity, a later repetition will not be possible.

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Preference system

Each "Studienprogrammleitung" (SPL) determines how places for courses with limited capacity and examinations of its degree programmes are allocated.

If the preference system applies, several courses are offered for the same module section. The students rank their registrations for courses according to their personal preference (from top to bottom). The system intends to achieve the highest possible preference. The higher the preference is, the more probable it is to get a place.

After the end of the registration deadline, the available places are allocated. On average, 98% of all students receive a suitable course place.

After the registration deadline you will receive an email to your u:account-email-adress informing you about the outcome of the registration.

Example: According to his curriculum, Max has to complete an exercise. When registering for the exercise, different options (often so-called “groups”) appear. He ranks the courses according to his preferences.
Max is given a place in the course. If the number of students who have ranked this exercise as their first preference exceeds the number of available places, Max would be given a place in the exercise he has ranked second.

For further information on the registration procedure of your SPL, contact the “StudienServiceStelle” (SSS)/”StudienServiceCenter” (SSC) of your degree programme.

Links:
StudienServiceCenter/StudienServiceStelle

Further terms in the ABC of terminology:
study achievement system, point allocation system

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Public defence

The public defence is the last examination of a master or doctoral programme. It includes the defence of your own academic thesis (master or doctoral thesis) and an oral examination by an examination committee of at least three persons. The exact regulations are specified in the curriculum of your degree programme.

Immediately after your successful public defence, you can be issued a confirmation of completion of the last examination required for your graduation. This confirmation is valid for six weeks and can be presented at public authorities until your degree is issued.

Further terms in the ABC of terminology:
Types of examinations

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R

Re-admission to a degree programme

To resume your studies means that you have already studied at the University of Vienna and now, you would like to study the same or a different degree programme.

If you have completed a degree programme at the University of Vienna and would like to start with a master or doctoral programme, you will have to apply for admission to a degree programme in the normal way.

Links:
Information on re-admission to a degree programme

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Recognition of study achievements

You can apply for the recognition of study achievements which you have attained at a different university for your degree programme at the University of Vienna. These achievements also include internships and academic activities outside the university. The “Studienprogrammleitung” (SPL) of your degree programme decides on the recognition of study achievements.

A study achievement can be recognized only once for your degree programme. It cannot be recognized more than once for the same degree programme.

The recognition of study achievements which you have attained at the University of Vienna is done via u:space. The recognition of external study achievements has to be requested separately. For further information, please contact the “StudienServiceStelle” (SSS)/”StudienServiceCenter” (SSC) of your degree programme.

Links:
Studienprogrammleitung (SPL)/StudienServiceCenter (SSC)/StudienServiceStelle (SSS)
u:space

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Record of examinations

Your record of examinations is available in u:space. It presents the structure of your curriculum and your academic progress. You can search for study achievements and change their allocation.

Links:
Record of examinations in u:space

Further terms in the ABC of terminology:
Module

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Registration for courses and examinations

The registration for courses and examinations is carried out via u:find.

In order to be able to attend courses or examinations, you have to register in time. You can find the registration periods at the respective courses in u:find.

In order to register successfully, you have to fulfil the requirements according to the curriculum of your degree programme. This is being evaluated within the registration process. It is not possible to attend a course if you have not registered in time. You cannot be retrospectively registered outside the registration/late registration period.

If you have registered correctly you are entitled to attend the course/examination.

Links:
Registration overview in u:space
u:find

Further terms in the ABC of terminology:
Registration deadline for courses and examinations, registration system

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Registration deadline for courses and examinations

The registration deadlines for courses and examinations are announced in u:find, on the website of the “StudienServiceStelle” (SSS)/”StudienServiceCenter” (SSC) or on the website of the department of your degree programme. Additionally, you receive information on the examination registration deadlines in the corresponding course.

Links:
StudienServiceStelle (SSS)/StudienServiceCenter (SSC)
u:find

Further terms in the ABC of terminology:
Registration for courses and examinations, registration system

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Registration status in u:space

In u:space, in the section > Studies > Registration overview you can view the status of your registrations.

For courses with non-continuous assessment (e.g. lectures) the following status values may appear:

  • registriert”: You are successfully registered for the course.
  • abgemeldet”: You have successfully deregistered from the course.


For courses with continuous assessment (e.g. seminars, exercises) the following status values may appear:

  • angelegt”: You have started but not completed your registration or you lack the course requirements. Note: Records with this status will not be considered and you will not be registered for the course.
  • vorgemerkt”: If you have registered for a course with limited capacity, first you are earmarked for the course. Once the places have been allocated (after the end of the registration period), it will be decided whether or not you get a place for the course.
  • angemeldet”: You have received a place in the course. In case you do not want to attend it, you have to deregister in time.
  • auf der Warteliste”: You have not been assigned a place in the course. In case other students deregister, you might be able to move up and get a free place. In case you are on the waiting list, please attend the first unit of the course, as there may be free places.
  • Alternative erhalten”: You have not received a place in the course of your interest, but will be able to attend a parallel course.
  • wieder aufgenommen”: You have deregistered from a course/examination within the registration period and started a new registration, which you did not complete. The status “wieder aufgenommen” corresponds to the status “angelegt”. Once you are “angemeldet” or “vorgemerkt”, your registration has been successful.
  • in Bearbeitung”: The registration period has expired and the allocation of places or your record is being processed. This can take several hours. In the meanwhile, you cannot make any changes.
  • abgeschlossen”: At the end of the semester, all registrations are completed, which enables you to register for the same or a similar course or examination without any problems in the following semester.
  • "Warteliste abgelaufen": You have been on the waiting list of a course/examination and the possibility to move up has ended. You can register for an equal course/examination in the following semester.

Links:
Registration overview in u:space
u:find

Further terms in the ABC of terminology:
Registration deadline for courses and examinations, registration system, registration for courses and examinations, allocation of places in courses and examinations

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Registration system for courses and examinations

For courses and examinations, a registration via u:find is required. You can find the registration deadlines at the respective courses in u:find.

During the registration period, after clicking on “register/deregister for this course” in u:find you will be forwarded to the registration in u:space. For accessing the registration system, an active u:account and admission are needed.

The registration date within the registration period is not relevant for the allocation of places. Please note that your registration status should be “registriert”, “angemeldet” resp. “vorgemerkt” (for courses with continuous assessment).

For courses with continuous assessment the allocation process begins, after the registration period has ended. Registrations are ranked according to the stipulations specified in the curricula (e.g. point/preference/study achievement system) and places distributed. Afterwards, you will receive information on whether you are “angemeldet” (registered), auf der Warteliste (on the waiting list), “in einer anderen Lehrveranstaltung angemeldet” (registered for a different course) or have not received any place. In case students deregister from a course, you possibly move up in the waiting list. In case you are on the waiting list, please attend the first unit of the course, as there may be free places.

Detailed information on the registration process can be found on the website of the course and examination registration system.

For further information on the registration for courses/examinations please contact the “StudienServiceStelle” (SSS)/”StudienServiceCenter” (SSC) of your degree programme.

Links:
u:account
u:find
registration overview in u:space

Further terms in the ABC of terminology:
Registration for courses and examinations, registration deadline for courses and examinations, registration status in u:space

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Repetition of an examination

It is possible to repeat a STEOP examination three times. If your fourth attempt is still negative, you will lose the admission to this degree programme on the day of that attempt. A re-admission to the same degree programme is possible no earlier than for the third semester after having lost the admission.

It is also possible to take other examinations four times. If the last attempt is still negative, you will lose the admission to this degree programme. At the University of Vienna, a re-admission to the same and different programme which according to the curriculum prescribes the examination you failed four times, is not possible any more.

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S

Start of examinations/courses

Before an examination starts or in the first session of the course you are obliged to identify yourself by a photo ID card (e.g. your student ID card).

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Studienprogrammleitung (SPL)

The “Studienprogrammleitung” (SPL) of your degree programme fulfils administrative and legal tasks. It is responsible for providing students with legal information and consultation and for organizing the course programmes.

Links:
Studienprogrammleitungen (SPL)

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StudienServiceCenter (SSC)/StudienServiceStelle (SSS)

The “StudienServiceCenter” (SSC) and “StudienServiceStellen” (SSS) are central points of contact for questions about the degree programme. Each study programme has an SSC, the majority also has an SSS, which informs you about the course of study and the administration of your studies.

On the websites of your SSC/SSS you find important information on your degree programme, relevant news and often also forms for download.

Links:
StudienServiceCenter (SSC) / StudienServiceStellen (SSS)

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Study achievement system

Each “Studienprogrammleitung” (SPL) determines how places for courses with limited capacity and examinations of its corresponding degree programmes are allocated.

If the study achievement system applies, you cannot directly influence the allocation of places when registering for a course. You register for the course of your choice and once the registration deadline has ended, your study achievements (grades) and academic progress (the number of successfully passed courses) will be compared to the ones of other students. Available course places will be allocated accordingly.

After the end of the registration period you will receive an e-mail to your u:account e-mail address in which you will be informed about the result of your registration.

For more information on the registration procedure of your SPL, contact the “StudienServiceStelle” (SSS)/”StudienServiceCenter” (SSC) of your degree programme.

Links:
StudienServiceCenter/StudienServiceStelle

Further terms in the ABC of terminology:
Preference system, Point allocation system

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Studying at several universities

You can study at several Austrian universities at the same time. It is also possible to study at a university and a University of Applied Sciences or a Teacher Training College at the same time. However, you are not allowed to study the same degree programme at two different Universities.

Example: Maria studies the bachelor programme History at the University of Salzburg. Therefore, she cannot be admitted to the bachelor programme History at the University of Vienna, but she can be admitted, for example, to the bachelor programme Classical Archaeology.

Admissions at non-Austrian universities do not affect an admission at the University of Vienna, even in case of admission to the same degree programme.

A co-registration enables you to attend selected courses for your degree programme at another Austrian university.

Links:
Co-registration at the University of Vienna

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Study plan

see curriculum

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Submission to a new curriculum

Submission means the change of one version of a curriculum to a newer version of the curriculum, for example

  • the change from a bachelor programme with the version 2011 to a bachelor programme with the version 2017 or
  • the change from a Teacher Education diploma programme to a Teacher Education bachelor programme.

According to the study law the legal principles of transmissional regulations as well as the legal principles of the new version of the curriculum apply with the submission to a new curriculum.

 

Automatic submission
If a curriculum ends a transmission period is specified. This period is usually the length of the standard period of the curriculum. The submission to the new curriculum is effectuated automatically at the end of this period.

Information about the submission you can find in the record of examinations in u:space as well as in your student record sheet (u:space > personal matters > my documents).

Attention: After the submission you have to arrange the recognitions of examinations from the old to the new version of the curriculum. For this purpose please contact the "StudienServiceCenter" (SSC)/"StudienServiceStelle" (SSS) of your degree programme.

 

Application for submission
You can also apply for a submission to a new curriculum in your "StudienServiceCenter" (SSC)/"StudienServiceStelle" (SSS) of your degree programme provided the transmission period is still open and both curricula are offered in parallel.

Here you can download the form for submission. Submit it at your SSS/SSC.

The application for submission before the end of the transmission period includes the application for recognition of examinations from the old to the new version of the curriculum.

Attention: Get informed about possible legal consequences (at SPL/SSC/SSS). It is not possible to reverse the submission!

Links:
Study law
"StudienServiceCenter" (SSC)/"StudienServiceStelle" (SSS)

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T

Transcript of records

Your transcript of records includes all grades - positive and negative ones. It is an official proof of your academic progress, which you need for public authorities such as tax offices or the Austrian Study Grant Authority. You can print your transcript of records via u:space (Personal Matters > My Documents) at any time.

Links:
u:space

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Types of examinations

In your curriculum, you may find the following types of examinations:

Links:
Curricula

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U

u:account

After a successful admission, the u:account for students is your authorisation to access the IT services of the Vienna University Computer Center (ZID).

Links:
u:account for students

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u:find

u:find is the course and staff/unit directory of the University of Vienna. In u:find you can view all courses offered (sorted by semesters including detailed information on the content and course instructor, place and time, registration deadlines etc.) as well as institutions and staff of the University of Vienna.

You can

  • Search for courses, examinations, persons or units
  • View course and examination dates
  • Register for courses and examinations (forwarding to u:space)
  • Export a calendar
  • View the building plans of the University of Vienna via Google Maps

The course directory is being continuously complemented at the start of a semester.

Links:
u:find - further informationen
u:find - Course and Staff/Unit Directory

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u:space

u:space is the online portal and central access point to all services regarding the organisation of study programmes and teaching. With their u:account, students and university staff can log in to u:space, where they can find all online services they need during their studies/teaching activities.

Links:
u:space - further information
u:space - the portal

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Unauthorized absence from a course with continuous assessment/examination

If you are registered for a course with continuous assessment or an examination, you can deregister within the deregistration period.

If you are registered for a course with continuous assessment, but do not participate or provide performances, you will be deregistered in most cases.

If you are registered for an examination and do not attend it, you will not be graded and potentially blocked for the following examination date. In order to avoid this, deregister in time!

In case you could not deregister in time because of an unforeseen event (e.g. accident), you will have to demonstrate this reason in the most credible way in order to be retrospectively deregistered.

Links:
u:find

Further terms in the ABC of terminology:
Discontinuing an examination/course with continuous assessment, registration for courses and examinations

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Use of unauthorised aids (“cheating”/plagiarism)

If you use unauthorized aids when sitting for an examination (“cheating”), you will not be graded. Your examination attempt/the entire course with continuous assessment will be marked separately (with an “X”) in your transcript of records and will count as one of your permissible attempts. You will have lost one attempt already.

If you specify an appropriate reason, you can apply for the deletion of your examination attempt in the Office of the Studienpräses within 14 days after your examination has been marked with an “X”. You will be informed via notification whether or not your application has been successful.

Links:
Office of the Studienpräses

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W

Waiting list and distribution of remaining places (courses)

After the end of a registration deadline, you can check whether or not you have been allocated a place in a lecture/an examination in u:space in the section Studies > Registration Overview. Furthermore, you receive an e-mail to your u:account e-mail-address.

In case you have not received any place, you may be on the waiting list or have been offered an alternative in a parallel course.

If students deregister from a course/examination and a waiting list exists, you can move up. In case you are on the waiting list, please attend the first unit of the course, as there may be free places.

In case of long waiting lists, the "Studienprogrammleitungen" (SPL) will probably offer additional parallel courses, for which you may register. You will be able to change the number of points before a second allocation is eventually carried out.

In case you are assigned an alternative place (remaining place) in a parallel course for which places are available, you have to confirm or reject it within two days. If you reject the place, you will be put on the waiting list again.

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