Resumption of a non-degree programme

You were admitted to the University of Vienna in the past and want to be admitted to a non-degree programme now? The renewal of admission is considered to be a resumption of studies – regardless of whether you want to be admitted to the same or a different degree programme.

Non-degree students are not admitted to a specific degree programme but, for example, to the “attending of individual courses” or to a continuing education programme.

University Preparation Programme of the Vienna Universities (VWU)

You have discontinued your studies at the VWU and want to attend courses or complete supplementary examinations there again? Detailed information regarding deadlines and costs is available directly at the VWU. For the resumption of your non-degree programme at the University of Vienna, proceed as follows:

  1. Inform yourself about deadlines. The resumption is only possible within the registration period of the VWU.
  2. First, pay the course fee at the VWU. You can find detailed information regarding this topic directly at the VWU.
  3. Wait for a few days. The University of Vienna is informed about your payment at the VWU.
  4. Subsequently, the required Students’ Union fee is prescribed. If you do not find any payment information in u:space > Financial matters > Tuition fee/Students’ Union fee), you still have to wait.
  5. After paying the Students’ Union fee, wait for a few days until the prescribed fee is displayed as "received" in u:space. This may take up to seven working days. Afterwards, your student documents are available for download in u:space (Personal matters > My documents), and you are admitted to the non-degree programme again.

 Deadlines

Resumption of the VWU course:

Payment of the Students' Union fee:

  • summer semester 2023: after registration at the VWU until 31 March 2023
  • winter semester 2023/24: after registration at the VWU until 31 October 2023

Persons without secondary-school leaving certificate

You do not have a secondary-school leaving certificate and want to resume your non-degree programme?

Message us via the contact form within the application period and attach a scan of your passport or personal ID card. We will implement the resumption of studies and inform you about further steps via e-mail. The processing may take several days.

 Deadlines

Summer semester 2023:

  • Application and admission period: from 9 January to 31 March 2023
  • Semester start: 1 March

Winter semester 2023/24:

  • Application and admission period: to be announced
  • Semester start: 1 October

Schedule of the academic year

Attending individual courses

You were admitted at the University of Vienna in the past and want to visit individual courses out of interest, e.g. during an educational leave? If this is the case, you have to note several things:

  • Exams that you pass during your non-degree programme can only be recognised for a degree programme in Austria if you did not have your secondary-school leaving certificate or your Studienberechtigungsprüfung ("certificate of university entrance qualification examination") at the time you passed the exams.
  • Examination attempts in the non-degree programme are also counted in the degree programme. If all examination attempts are graded negatively, you will be permanently excluded from the degree programme, and you cannot study this degree programme.
  • You have to pay the tuition fee as well as the Students’ Union fee.
  • Course places are preferably distributed among degree students.
  • During a non-degree programme it is not possible to pass (partial) diploma examinations, module examinations or public defenses.

Message us via the contact form within the application period and attach a scan of your passport or personal ID card. We will implement the resumption of studies and inform you about further steps via e-mail. The processing may take several days.

Another option is the resumption of a bachelor/diploma or master programme, if you fulfil the admission requirements.

 Deadlines

Summer semester 2023:

  • Application and admission period: from 9 January to 31 March 2023
  • Semester start: 1 March

Winter semester 2023/24:

  • Application and admission period: to be announced
  • Semester start: 1 October

Schedule of the academic year