Studying again at the University of Vienna

 

To resume your studies means that you have already studied at the University of Vienna and would now 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 continue with a master or doctoral programme, you will have to apply for admission in the normal way.

  • The resumption of studies is only possible within the respective admission period and if your degree programme is still offered. You will be admitted, without exception, to the currently valid curriculum (i.e. you studied diploma programme Teacher Education > admission to bachelor programme Teacher Education).
  • Apply for resumption in due time, as the processing time may increase at the end of the admission period.
  • It is not possible to study the same degree programme at two different Austrian universities at the same time.
  • You may apply for the recognition of passed courses at your "StudienServiceStelle" (SSS) or "StudienServiceCenter" (SSC). Information on the recognition of exams is provided by the responsible "Studienprogrammleitung" (SPL).

Bachelor/diploma programmes

 

Secondary school-leaving certificate from an EU/EEA country

  • The same or a different bachelor/diploma programme without entrance exam procedure:
    Within the application period, send us a message via contact form in which you indicate which degree programme you would like to study. Attach an official ID to your message.
  • Bachelor/diploma programme with entrance exam procedure:
    • If you have never studied this degree programme at the University of Vienna before: Apply for admission in due time and participate in the entrance exam procedure.

 

Secondary school-leaving certificate from a non-EU/EEA country

  • The same bachelor/diploma programme without entrance exam procedure:
    Within the application period, send us a message via contact form in which you indicate which degree programme you would like to study. Attach an official ID to your message.
  • A different bachelor/diploma programme without entrance exam procedure:
    Apply for admission via u:space. Documents which have already been approved by the Admission Office (status: "approved") do not have to be uploaded again. You need a special university entrance qualification for each degree programme you apply for. Upload your old admission letter instead of a German certificate in the field "Certificate of proficiency in German at level A2".
    The status of your application must be “submitted”. Wait until your application has been processed by the Admission Office. This can take several weeks. Due to administrative reasons it is not possible to inform you about the status of your application. You will receive your admission letter by e-mail.
  • Bachelor/diploma programmes with entrance exam procedure:
    • You have already been admitted to the same degree programme: Log in to u:space and send us your request via contact form within the admission period (except for bachelor programme Psychology, for which you must submit a new application and participate in the entrance exam procedure again)
    • You have never studied this degree programme at the University of Vienna before: Log in to u:space, apply for admission and register for the entrance exam procedure in time. Documents which have already been approved by the Admission Office (status: "approved") do not have to be uploaded again. You need a special university entrance qualification for each degree programme you apply for. Upload your old admission letter instead of a German certificate in the field "Certificate of proficiency in German at level A2".
      The status of your application must be “submitted”. Wait until your application has been processed by the Admission Office. This can take several weeks. Due to administrative reasons it is not possible to inform you about the status of your application. You will receive your admission letter by e-mail.

     Please note

    • Always provide your u:account e-mail address or attach a passport or personal ID (front and back) to your request!
    • If you have discontinued your degree programme Sport Science or the teaching subject Sports and Physical Education for more than four semesters, you have to participate again in the supplementary examination of sporting aptitude.
    • In order to resume your bachelor programme Psychology you have to pass the entrance exam procedure again.
    • If necessary, proofs of additional exams have to be presented again.

    Master programmes

     

    Consecutive master programme

    If you have completed a bachelor programme at the University of Vienna and would like to resume your interrupted master programme in the same discipline (e.g. bachelor's in Mathematics -> master's in Mathematics), please apply for admission in u:space (> Administration > Admission to degree programmes).

     

    Same master programme

    Have you completed a bachelor programme in a different discipline at the University of Vienna or do you have a bachelor degree from another university? Send us your request via contact form within the application period and specify which degree programme you would like to resume. Attach a scan of your personal ID to your message.

     

    Different master programme

    • Apply for admission to the degree programme in u:space within the respective application period. Documents which have already been approved by the Admission Office (status: "approved") do not have to be uploaded again.
    • Prospective students with non-EU/EEA citizenship and a degree from a non-EU/EEA country need a special university entrance qualification for each degree programme they apply for.
    • Prospective students from a non-German speaking country have to upload their old admission letter instead of a German certficate in the field "Certificate of german proficiency at level A2" in u:space if the degree programme they want to resume is instructed in German.
    • Prospective students who want to begin a degree programme instructed in English have to upload a certificate of proficiency in English.

    The status of your application must be "submitted". The processing of your application takes several weeks.
    Please note: Late or incomplete applications cause a delay in processing and might lead to the fact that you cannot resume your studies in the semester you applied for. Once your application has been fully processed, you will receive a notification by e-mail. Please understand that the University of Vienna cannot inform you earlier about the status of your application.

     

    Master programmes with entrance exam procedure

    Within the respective application period, send us a message via contact form in which you specify that you have already been admitted to the same degree programme at the University of Vienna and that you now wish to resume your studies.

    Doctoral/PhD programmes

    Contact the Center for Doctoral Studies.