Entrance exam procedure Nutritional Science


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

The registration for the entrance exam procedure is possible without a secondary-school leaving certificate. Upload all required documents for the admission directly after you get them.

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

In the personal enrolment for the degree programme proof of German proficiency at C1 level (or higher) is required.

The entrance exam procedure at a glance

  • Available places: 555
  • Registration period: 1 March until 15 July 2019
  • Examination fee: Euro 50 (to be paid during the registration)
  • Entrance exam: 30 August 2019
  • Alternate dates: none
  • Language: mainly German, in parts English
  • Personal enrolment: after the announcement of the results until 28 November 2019

Reading List

  • Chemische, biologische und physiologische Grundlagen der Pharmazie und Ernährungswissenschaften: Vorbereitungsliteratur für das Aufnahmeverfahren.

The literature is available for free download in digital form for applicants.

Information about the entrance exam (in German)

Your steps in the entrance exam procedure


Step 1: Online-Self-Assessment (OSA)

Complete the Online-Self-Assessement within the registration period. It is the first step of the entrance exam procedure and serves the purpose of assessing for yourself the choice of study programme. You do not need to prepare for it, it will not be graded and is not relevant for the ranking of allocation for study places.

After completion of the OSA you will receive the "OSA-code". If you have it sent to your e-mail account, this code will be centrally saved.

Step 2: Registration and application for admission to a degree programme

Activate your u:account in u:space during the registration period. You will need this account during your studies at the University of Vienna. Log in to u:space, choose the degree programme and upload each of the required documents as one single pdf-file.

Enter the OSA-code. If you use the same e-mail address you used for the OSA, it will be there automatically. 

Then click "Pay and submit". Pay the examination fee of Euro 50 via credit card or eps online payment (only possible if you have an Austrian bank account).

You will receive a confirmation of registration via e-mail. Please check the spam folder of your mailbox frequently and add the e-mail address of the University of Vienna to your address book, so you do not miss any important information. A few days after the end of the registration period, you will receive notice if the written exam will take place.

Step 3: The written exam

At least 14 days before the written entrance exam you will receive an e-mail with information about the exact schedule for the entrance exam and a link to your "Einlassbestätigung". Without this "Einlassbestätigung" you may not participate in the entrance exam. Please save the whole day for the written entrance exam and if you come from abroad travel at least the day before.

The written entrance exam consists of three parts and evaluates the following skills:

  • Part A: knowledge of assigned learning materials
  • Part B: reading comprehension
  • Part C: cognitive skills

The pure working time for the exam will be 2.0 hours.

At the end of the exam you will be informed about the further steps. Around 14 days after the exam the results as well as information about your further steps will be sent via e-mail as well.


Part A counts for 50% of the overall score, Part B for 10% and Part C for 40%. 

The obtained points are normalised and weighted, i.e. they are converted in a way that allows for a comparison of test parts and makes these correspond with the defined weighting. The values of the test parts calculated in this way are added and produce the overall result, which is decisive for the ranking.

Information about the ranking (in German)

Step 4: After the result

The admission to the degree programme is possible after the announcement of the results if you have been successful in the entrance exam procedure and fulfil all requirements for admission to a bachelor programme at the University of Vienna.

Nutritional Science

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