Admission/How to Apply

Admission as Erasmus+  student or as student within the framework of bilateral exchange programmes

In case you are studying for 1 or 2 semesters at the PH Vienna with a “Learning Agreement“ within the framework of a bilateral exchange program, the International Relations Office will provide you help, in accordance with the international regulations, regarding registration, enrolment of specific courses etc. The International Relations Office will also inform the students about deadlines that need to be observed concerning the beginning or the continuation of studies. 

Continuation of a (bachelor) study in Austria when the study was started abroad

Students who want to switch from a university or college abroad to the PH Vienna need to undergo an admissions- and aptitude procedure which is required by law (registration as of March, procedure between April and September). Successful candidates may apply to have their preparatory studies accredited/acknowledged. In order to be accepted as a regular student a very good knowledge of German is required which will be assessed during the admissions- and aptitude procedure.

Admission to bachelor studies for foreign students

In order to study in Austria, students need to have a certificate that enables them to study. This certificate is known in Austria as “Reifeprüfungszeugnis” or “Maturazeugnis”. International legal agreements require either a Maturazeugnis or an equivalent certificate from foreign students who want to study in Austria. A document certifying the completion of a study that required at least 3 years of studying is also permissible provided a Maturazeugnis (or equivalent) was a pre-condition for that study. Whenever necessary, additional exams must be taken. A very good command of German B2 or higher (the quality of which is assessed during the admissions procedure, see above) is a pre-requisite for studying.

Any study which is not performed within the framework of a bilateral exchange program, commences, after the admissions- and aptitude procedure has been successfully completed, at the beginning of the winter term.

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