Requirements for a university admission

Students can enter the Austrian universities tight after the secondary school and without German language proficiency. It only requires correct documents, creating of the student profile on the university website and uploading the full packet of documents in the online system of the university. A lot of the Austrian universities accept only originals of the documents. According to a submitting date, consideration period can differ.

The German language proficiency is not required for admission to the Austrian university. International students learn German after enrolment in the university in Austria.

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Requirements for a university admission

  • Application form

Filled in application form for enrolment and a full packet of legalized and translated documents should be submitted to universities during the admission period. The processing of documents submitted outside of that time will be pushed to the next period.

  • Confirmation of admission to the university

International students can be enrolled in the Austrian public universities only based on the confirmation of admission to the university on the selected faculty in their country. For example, if you want to study Economy, you need to present a confirmation, that you were enrolled in the accredited university in your country on the Economy faculty.

Students of our Foundation programme do not need this confirmation.

  • Residence permit

Taking into account the consideration period of processing documents by the Austrian universities (from 12 weeks) and the issuing period of student visa (from 2 to 6 months), most students, who apply by themselves, arrive in Vienna one semester later.

Students, who choose our preparation courses, start their education at the right time because we receive visas for our school students for 10 days.

List of documents for admission to an Austrian university

  • Passport
  • Passport photo
  • Secondary school certificate with grades
  • Confirmation of admission to the university

All educational documents need to be legalized, translated, and notarized. Austrian universities and public authorities are very precise by documents preparation. All the mistakes and inaccuracies occurred by preparation of the documents can lead to additional requests from the university or to the requirement for remaking of the provided document.

Legalization and translation

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Deadlines for submitting documents

The admission period in the Austrian universities is twice a year: for the winter semester and for the summer semester, which means students can start their education twice a year. The universities process only fully and correctly accomplished documents during below listed times. To make it in time for the beginning of the semester, it is important to prepare all the documents in ahead of time, apply and receive a student visa.


02.07 – 31.07
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri


01.08 – 31.08
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri


01.09 – 05.09
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri

Winter Semester 2018/19

  • Admission period: from 02.07 to 05.09.2018
  • Enrolment period: from 02.07 to 30.11.2018
  • Semester beginning: 1 October 2018
  • Consideration time: from 2 to 16 weeks

Summer Semester 2019

  • Admission period: from 02.01 to 05.02.2019
  • Enrolment period: from 08.01 to 30.04.2019
  • Semester beginning: 1 March 2019
  • Consideration time: from 2 to 10 weeks
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University Assistance

  • University Admission
  • Students Residency Placement
  • Visa and Residency Permit Assistance
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University Foundation Programmes

  • German language courses for university
  • University foundation courses
  • Entrance exams crash-courses