Admission requirements for Bachelor's and Master's degree programs

Studierende an der FH Technikum Wien

General admission requirements

To apply for a Bachelor’s degree program, you must have a general university entrance qualification or a professional qualification in a related field.

You must demonstrate general university entrance qualification by providing one of the following documents:

  • Austrian certificate of eligibility for matriculation
  • Vocational matriculation exam certificate
  • Certificate of eligibility for university entrance for the relevant university program
  • Certificate from another country considered equivalent to one of these Austrian certificates by an international agreement or otherwise recognized; alternatively, the director of the Austrian university degree program may determine equivalence in individual cases
  • Document attesting to the completion of a degree program lasting at least three years at a recognized post-secondary educational institution in Austria or another country

Degrees in several groups of skilled professions or vocational secondary schools (BMS) are considered professional qualifications in a relevant field and meet the admission requirements. The specific groups vary from program to program.  

Master’s degree programs build on a completed bachelor’s degree program and allow students to specialize or focus on topics in more detail or to expand their existing expertise.

You must meet subject-matter requirements to be admitted to a master’s degree program. Prerequisites include a bachelor’s degree from a UAS in a relevant subject matter or an equivalent degree from a recognized post-secondary educational institution (at least 180 ECTS credits) in Austria or another country. If basic equivalence has been established except for a few missing prerequisites, the program director can require students to take exams to establish full equivalence. These exams are taken during the master’s program. The criteria for basic equivalence vary from degree program to degree program. They are published on the degree program pages

Information for applicants from abroad

The required language skills for the respective study program are the equivalent of at least B2 of the Common European Framework Reference for Languages and evidenced by means of corresponding certification. Applicants that have a school-leaving certificate or university degree in the required language are not required to submit a certificate confirming their language ability.

The director of the study program shall decide on a case-by-case basis if the admission requirements have been met.

A number of documents (e.g. leaving certificates) are required to show that you meet the admission requirements for a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree.

If your documents were issued abroad, you will need to have these certified in line with the relevant guidelines so that they can be recognized in Austria – and thus by UAS Technikum Vienna. If your documents have not been issued in German or in English, you must also submit a German or English translation which must also meet certain criteria. You can select the country in which your documents were issued on the following page, from which you are then forwarded to the associated legalization regulations and translation rules.

List of countries with legalization regulations

All certifications and translations must be ready by the day of the individual interview at the latest. As a result, please plan enough time to get your documents organized.