ABC of terminology

Here you can find study-related terms and abbreviations, currently especially on topics as courses and examinations.

 

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Academic degree
Academic year
Accessible studying
Additional degree programme
Additional exam
Admission Office
Admission period
Admission procedure
Advancement scholarship
Allocation of available places
Allocation of places in courses and exams
Alternative extensions (AE)
Alternative mode of assessment (due to impairment, disability or illness)
Alumni Association
Amendment request ('Verbesserungsauftrag')
Apostille
Application for admission to a degree programme
Attempts
Audimax
Austrian National Union of Students (ÖH)

B

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Bachelor's programme
Board examination

C

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c.t. (cum tempore)
Campus
CEEPUS
Center for Doctoral Studies
Certificate
Change of degree programme
Closing a degree programme/withdrawing from the University of Vienna
Colloquium
Complementary degree programme in Teacher Education
Completion of a degree programme
Compulsory attendance
Confirmation of courses passed (‘Bestätigung über positiv absolvierte Prüfungen’)
Confirmation of enrolment ("Studienbestätigung")
Confirmation of study periods ("Studienzeitbestätigung")
Confirmation of withdrawal ('Abgangsbescheinigung')
Continuation of studies
Course (LV)
Course directory
Course exam
Course with continuous assessment (pi LV)
Course with non-continuous assessment (npi LV)
Curriculum
Curriculum item

D

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Dean/Dean's Office
Decree of certain groups of persons
Degree Programme
Degree programme code
Diploma programme
Diploma Supplement
Directorate of studies (Studienprogrammleitung, SPL)
Discontinuing an exam/course with continuous assessment
Discussion Course (KO)
Service Unit: Teaching Affairs and Study Services (DLE SLW)

E

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ECTS credits
Educational institution ID
Educational leave
Entrance exam procedures and aptitude tests
Equality with EU/EEA citizens
Equivalent degree
Erasmus+
Exam fee for entrance exam procedures
Exchange programme
Exercise (course type)
Extension curricula (Erweiterungscurricula, EC)

F

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Faculty
Field trip (course type)
Financial Aid
Free elective subjects
Free Mover
Full legalisation

G

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General university entrance qualification
German language courses
Goodwill
Graduation Ceremony
Grants and scholarships
GRE test

H

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Habilitation
Helpdesk of the Vienna University Computer Center (ZID)
Hours per week per semester (SWS)

I

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Increment in grace period
Initial admission
Inskription
Instructions on the right to appeal
Insurance
International Office
Introductory and Orientation Period (STEOP)
Introductory seminar (course type)

J

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Job Center

K

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L

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Language Center (Sprachenzentrum)
Latin supplementary exam
Leave of absence
Legalisation
Livestreaming

M

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"Matura"
Master Access Guide
Master's programme
Matriculation
Mensa
Mobility programmes
Module
Module/subject exam
Moodle

N

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Negative assessment
Non-degree programme
Nostrification

O

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Office of the Studienpräses
Official notice of admission (admission letter, 'Zulassungsbescheid')
Official notice of refusal ('Zurückweisungsbescheid')
Official notice of rejection ('Abweisungsbescheid')
Online-Self-Assessment (OSA)

P

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"Promotion"
Payment period
Performance scholarship
Period of grace
Persons obtaining the secondary-school leaving certificate subsequently ('Nachmaturant*innen')
Plagiarism
Point allocation system
Positive assessment
Postgraduate Center
Preference system
Printing service
Professor
Proof of academic success ("Studienerfolgsnachweis")
Public defence

Q

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R

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Re-enrolment
Re-sitting an exam
Recognition of exams
Record of examinations
Rectorate
Reference number (GZ)
Registration deadline for courses and exams
Registration for courses and exams
Registration period
Registration status in u:space
Registration system for courses and exams
Reimbursement
Remission of the tuition fee
Replacement number
Residence permit
Resumption of studies

S

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"Sponsion"
s.t. (sine tempore)
Scholarship "Aktiv Studieren und Beruf"
School meets university
Second degree programme ("Doppelstudium")
Second degree programme ("Zweitstudium")
Secondary-school leaving certificate
Semester abroad
Semester question
Seminar (course type)
Senate
Simultaneous admission
Special libraries
Special university entrance qualification (‘besondere Universitätsreife’)
Stage of the degree programme
Standard duration of a degree programme
Start of exams/courses
Statutes
Stipulations (specified in an admission letter)
Student ID card
Student ID number
Student record sheet ("Studienblatt")
Students' representatives
Students’ Union (ÖH) insurance
Students’ Union fee (ÖH fee)
Studienberechtigungsprüfung
StudiesServiceCenter (SSC)/StudiesServiceUnit (SSS)
Study achievement system
Study documents
Study law
Study plan
Studying at several universities
Supplementary examination

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Teacher Education for General Secondary Education in Vienna and Lower Austria
Teacher Education Programme
Termination of a degree programme
Tolerance semesters
Transcript of records
Transfer to a new curriculum
Translation
Tuition fee
Tutorial
Types of exams

U

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u:account
u:card
u:find
u:print
u:space
Unauthorised absence from a course with continuous assessment/exam
unileben
uniorientiert – open days for those interested in studying
uniport
Universities Act 2002
University Board
University continuing education and training programme
University Gazette
University Preparation Programme of the Vienna Universities (Vorstudienlehrgang der Wiener Universitäten, VWU):
University Sport Institute (USI)
univie blog
Use of unauthorised aids ("cheating"/plagiarism)

V

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Validating your u:card
Vienna Board of Education
Vienna University Computer Center (Zentraler Informatikdienst, ZID)
Vienna University Library
Visiting Master

W

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Waiting list and allocation of remaining places (courses)
Webmail - E-Mail service
Wiener Linien semester ticket

X

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Y

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YouTube channel of the University of Vienna

Z

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