Studying in the University Preparation Programme of the Vienna Universities (VWU)

You can attend courses and take the supplementary examinations prescribed in your admission letter in the VWU. This is necessary to be admitted to a degree programme at the University of Vienna. You may take up to four semesters to pass all supplementary examinations at the VWU.

You can find important information for your time at the VWU and your admission as non-degree student at the University of Vienna on these pages.

Please inform yourself about the VWU courses, costs and deadlines directly at the University Preparation Programme of the Vienna Universities (VWU).

 Important note for students in the VWU

Once you have been admitted to the University Preparation Programme of the Vienna Universities as a non-degree student, only the supplementary examination in German (Ergänzungsprüfung Deutsch, EPD)  is accepted as a proof of German language proficiency! It is not possible to leave the preparation programme and take a German language exam elsewhere. Disregard may lead to severe consequences such as the loss of your residence permit.

Persons who have quit the VWU and have passed a different German language exam in the meanwhile can still take the supplementary examination in German (EPD).

Detailed information on the new regulation

Information about the University Preparation Programme of the Vienna Universities (VWU)