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Knowledge Proof German

For a diploma study program and for the pre study program, with German as the language of instruction, you need sufficient knowledge of German. We accept the following proofs:

  • Reifezeugnis (school leaving certificate) from a German-speaking country or an Austrian or German school abroad.
  • German as an examination subject of the foreign school leaving examination
  • Completion of the 8th grade of upper secondary school at a German-speaking school
  • Completion of compulsory schooling up to 9th grade at a German-speaking school
  • Completion of at least three years of studies at a German-language university
  • at least three years of completed studies in the German language at a state-recognized university abroad
  • Completion of the pre-study course of the Viennese universities in German as a foreign language with a degree in the required language level.

We also accept the following certificates (level B1):

  • Austrian German Language Diploma (ÖSD)
  • Examination or language diplomas of the Goethe Institute
  • Language Center of the University of Vienna
  • "TestDaF" (Test of German as a Foreign Language)
  • Vienna International University Courses
  • Austrian Integration Fund (ÖIF)
  • TELC

If you do not have B1 German language skills at the time of the entrance exam, you can learn German during the first year of study and submit the German certificate before the beginning of the third semester at the latest.

Please contact our International Office (Ms. Claudia Randles, if you have any questions about the German requirements and German courses.

Do you have any questions?

If you need further assistance please don't hesitate to contact us.

+43 1 375 20 20
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