Welcome to the information page for applicants who have completed studies in Austria, with information about meeting the English requirement, what previous studies meet the basic entry requirements, and any special documentation instructions. 

Start with Step 1 - Finding out what I need to submit

There are general instructions for all applicants; it is important that you start with Step 1 and then work your way through the remaining steps in order to submit the right documents in the right way.

Meeting the English requirement - bachelor's and master's level studies

You can meet the English requirement with the following upper secondary studies:

  • with English in a Reifeprüfung/Reifeprüfungszeugnis/Matura, or
  • with at least 12 hours English in Reife- und Diplomprüfungszeugnis / Diplomprüfungszeugnis 

If you’re documenting your English based on your upper secondary studies, you must provide upper secondary documents in order to demonstrate you meet the requirement. Please submit your upper secondary documents as indicated below under ’For bachelor’s level studies’.

You can also demonstrate that you meet the English language requirement through certain university studies, or an internationally approved English test. Find out more at the following link:

English language requirements

Previous studies that meet the general entry requirements and any special documentation instructions

For bachelor's level studies:

The following meet the general criteria:

  • Reifeprüfung/Reifeprüfungszeugnis/Matura
  • Reife- und Diplomprüfungszeugnis/ Diplomprüfungszeugnis

To document your eligibility, please submit your Secondary school certificate (Reifeprüfung / Reifeprüfungszeugnis / Reif- und Diplomprüfungszeugnis/ Diplomprüfungszeugnis) and final transcript of grades (Jahrezeugnis).

For master's studies:

A Bachelor's degree (Bakkalaureus/Bakkalaurea) or a Bakkalaureus/Bakkalaurea (FH) of at least 3 years meets the general criteria.

To document your eligibility, please submit your final transcript of record and diploma. If your diploma supplement lists all your courses, it can replace the transcript of record. 

  • All pages with text/writing/stamps must be submitted, even back pages.
  • If you are in the final year of your Bachelor’s studies at the time of application, a computer-generated transcript of records with clearly stated verification code for online verification can be accepted. Remember to also send a document stating that you are likely to graduate before the start of your Master’s programme.
  • Please note that entries in academic record books cannot be accepted as transcripts of records.
Last updated: 08 April 2019