Resumption of the same degree programme

You were admitted to a regular bachelor/diploma or master programme at the University of Vienna and want to resume studying the same degree programme? Here you can find detailed information about this topic. 

General information about the resumption of studies

  • Minimum academic achievement: Since winter semester 2022/23 you have to achieve at least 16 ECTS for each bachelor/diploma programme you are admitted to. If this is not the case, the degree programme will be closed. After you have resumed your studies, you can see if you still have to complete the minimum academic achievement in u:space. Make sure to check how many semesters you have left to complete the minimum academic achievement.
  • Change of name: If your legal name has changed, please disclose this at an early stage. Message us via the contact form and attach a scan of your valid passport or personal ID card and a proof of the name change (e.g. marriage certificate or official notice of the name change).
  • Curriculum: You will be admitted to the current curriculum without any exception. If the curriculum has changed, you have to submit an application for admission within the application period (as you did when you first applied to the degree programme. We therefore recommend: Submit your application for the resumption of studies as early as possible! 
  • Recognition of exams: The StudiesServiceCenter (SSC)/StudiesServiceUnit (SSS) of the respective degree programme can provide information regarding recognition of prior study achievements and help you to organise your studies.
  • Completion of resumption: You do not have to book an online appointment. 
  • Simultaneous admission at two Austrian universities: It is not permitted to be admitted to the same degree programme at two Austrian universities at the same time. If you have already studied the chosen degree programme at another university, please send your confirmation of withdrawal via the contact form.

 Deadlines

Winter semester 2024/25:

  • Application period: from 10 June to 31 October 2024
  • Admission period: from 11 July to 31 October 2024
  • Semester start: 1 October

Summer semester 2025:

  • Application period: from 11 November 2024 to 31 March 2025
  • Admission period: from 7 January to 31 March 2025
  • Semester start: 1 March

Our tip: Submit your application as early as possible!

Resuming the same bachelor/diploma programme

Bachelor programme without entrance exam procedure

You were admitted to a bachelor programme without entrance exam procedure in the past, discontinued your studies and want to resume this 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 within the admission period. Afterwards you will receive information about your further steps via e-mail. The processing may take several days.

You do not have to submit an application for admission in u:space. You do not have to complete any Online-Self-Assessment and you do not need an online appointment. 

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  • Bachelor/diploma programmes without entrance exam procedure
    • African Studies
    • Ancient History and Studies in Classical Antiquity
    • Astronomy
    • Byzantine Studies and Modern Greek Studies
    • Catholic Theology
    • Classical Archaeology
    • Classical Philology
    • Comparative Literature
    • Earth Sciences
    • Egyptology
    • European Ethnology
    • Geography
    • German Philology
    • History
    • History of Art
    • Hungarian and Finnish Studies
    • Islamic Theology
    • Japanology
    • Jewish Studies
    • Languages and Cultures of South Asia and Tibet
    • Linguistics
    • Mathematics
    • Meteorology and Climate Science
    • Musicology
    • Oriental Studies
    • Philosophy
    • Physics
    • Prehistory and Historical Archaeology
    • Protestant Theology
    • Religious Education
    • Romance Studies
    • Scandinavian Studies
    • Sinology
    • Slavonic Studies
    • Statistics
    • Theatre, Film and Media Studies

Bachelor/diploma programme with entrance exam procedure

You were admitted to a bachelor/diploma programme with entrance exam procedure in the past, discontinued your studies and want to resume this degree programme?

Special rules apply for resuming some degree programmes. Carefully read the information available at "Special conditions for resuming the same bachelor/diploma programme with entrance exam procedure".

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 within the admission period. Afterwards you will receive information about your further steps via e-mail. The processing may take several days.

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  • Bachelor/diploma programmes with entrance exam procedure
    • Biology
    • Business Administration
    • Business Informatics
    • Chemistry
    • Computer Science
    • Economics
    • Education
    • English and American Studies
    • International Business Administration
    • International Legal Studies
    • Journalism and Communication Science
    • Korean Studies
    • Law 
    • Nutritional Sciences
    • Pharmacy
    • Political Science
    • Psychology
    • Social and Cultural Anthropology
    • Sociology
    • Teacher Education
    • Transcultural Communication
    • Sport Science (sporting aptitude admission test)

Special conditions for resuming the same bachelor/diploma programme with entrance exam procedure

  • Bachelor programme in Psychology
    To resume your studies in the bachelor programme in Psychology, you have to successfully participate in the entrance exam procedure again. Apply for admission in u:space within the application period for bachelor programmes with entrance exam procedure
  • Bachelor programme in Teacher Education
    You can resume your studies with the same teaching subjects. If you want to change the teaching subject it is a change of degree programme. The same applies for the complementary teaching subject ("Erweiterungsstudium drittes Unterrichtsfach"). For a change of degree programme you have to adhere to a different deadline!
  • Bachelor programme in Sport Science/Teaching subject Sports and Physical Education
    If you have interrupted the bachelor programme in Sport Science or the teaching subject Sports and Physical Education for more than four semesters, you have to retake sporting aptitude admission test. Please inform yourself regarding this subject at the SSC Sport Science. If you have to retake the admission test, you have to apply for admission in u:space within the application period of the bachelor programme in Sport Science. The sporting aptitude admission test takes place twice a year.
  • Bachelor programme in Transcultural Communication 
    According to the current curriculum, the bachelor programme in Transcultural Communication can be completed with two working languages (A and Bx) and extension curricula or three working languages (A, Bx and By). Please disclose how many and which working languages (A, Bx and if applicable By) you choose in your message. You can only choose working languages to which you have been admitted to in the past. It is possible to change the amount of working languages once during your studies. The chosen languages cannot be changed. We recommend a consultation with the SSC Transcultural Communication, before you resume your studies.

Resuming the same master programme

Master programme without selection procedure

You were already admitted to the master programme without selection procedure that you want to resume now but discontinued your studies? 

Message us within the application period via the contact form and attach a scan of your passport or personal ID card. We will review your request and inform you about your further steps via e-mail. 

If the curriculum of your degree programme has not changed, you can resume your studies. You do not have to submit an application for admission in u:space and you do not need an online appointment. 

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  • Master programmes without selection procedure
    • Advanced Theological Studies
    • African Studies (multilingual)
    • Ancient History and Studies in Classical Antiquity (multilingual)
    • Ancient Oriental Philology and Oriental Archaeology
    • Anglophone Literatures and Cultures (English)
    • Applied Economics (English, with QZB)
    • Applied Linguistics
    • Arab World Studies (multilingual)
    • Astronomy (English)
    • Austrian Studies - Cultures, Literatures, Languages
    • Auxiliary Sciences of History and Archival Studies (multilingual)
    • Banking and Finance (English, with QZB)
    • Bioinformatics
    • Biological Chemistry
    • Botany (English)
    • Business Administration (multilingual, with QZB)
    • Business Informatics
    • Business Law (admission at partner university)
    • Byzantine Studies and Modern Greek Studies (multilingual)
    • Cartography and Geoinformation
    • Chemistry
    • Chemistry and Materials Technology
    • Classical Archaeology
    • Classical Philology (multilingual)
    • Cognition, Behavior and Neurobiology (CoBeNe Master) (English, with QZB)
    • Comparative Literature
    • Computational Science (English)
    • Computer Science (English)
    • Conservation Biology and Biodiversity Management
    • Contemporary History and Media (with QZB)
    • Cultural Differences and Transnational Processes (CREOLE) (English)
    • Culture and Society of Modern South Asia (multilingual)
    • Development Studies
    • Digital Humanities (multilingual, with QZB)
    • Earth Sciences
    • Ecology and Ecosystems (English)
    • Education
    • Egyptology
    • English Language and Linguistics (English)
    • Environmental Science (English, with AV)
    • Epistemologies of Science and Technology (EST) (multilingual)
    • European Ethnology
    • European Master in Health and Physical Activity (English)
    • Evolutionary Anthropology
    • Food Chemistry
    • Gender Studies (with QZB)
    • General Linguistics
    • Geography: Global Change and Sustainability (English)
    • German as a Foreign and Second Language (with QZB)
    • German Philology (with QZB)
    • Global History and Global Studies (multilingual)
    • Green Chemistry (English, admission at partner university)
    • History
    • History of Art (with QZB)
    • Hungarian and Finno-Ugrian Studies (multilingual)
    • Indo-European Studies (multilingual)
    • Interdisciplinary Ethics (with QZB)
    • Interdisciplinary East European Studies (multilingual)
    • International Business Administration (multilingual, with QZB)
    • International Legal Studies (multilingual, with QZB)
    • Islamic Religious Education
    • Japanology (multilingual)
    • Jewish Studies (multilingual)
    • Journalism and Communication Studies
    • Koreanology (multilingual)
    • Languages and Cultures of South Asia (multilingual)
    • Mathematics (English)
    • Media Informatics (English)
    • Meteorology and Climate Science (English)
    • Molecular Biology (English)
    • Molecular Microbiology, Microbial Ecology and Immunobiology (English)
    • Molecular Precision Medicine (English, admission at partner university)
    • Multilingual Technologies (English, admission at partner university)
    • Musicology
    • Nursing Science
    • Nutritional Sciences
    • Pharmacy
    • Philosophy (multilingual, with QZB)
    • Physics (English)
    • Physics of the Earth (Geophysics) (English, admission at partner university)
    • Political Science
    • Prehistory and Historical Archaeology
    • Protestant Theology
    • Regional Research and Regional Planning
    • Religious Education
    • Religious Studies (multilingual)
    • Romance Studies (multilingual)
    • Scandinavian Studies (multilingual)
    • Sinology (English, with QZB)
    • Slavonic Studies (multilingual)
    • Social and Cultural Anthropology (multilingual)
    • Sociology
    • Sport Science
    • Statistics
    • Teacher Education
    • Theatre, Film and Media Studies
    • Tibetology and Buddhist Studies (multilingual)
    • Translation (multilingual)
    • Turkish Studies (multilingual)
    • Urban Studies (English, admission at partner university)
    • Zoology

Master programme with selection procedure

The admission letter for master programmes with selection procedure is only valid for two semesters. If you discontinued a master programme with selection procedure and want to resume studying this programme you have to participate in the selection procedure again and adhere to the respective application period. 

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  • Master programmes with selection procedure
    • Business Analytics
    • Communication Science
    • Data Science
    • Drug Discovery and Development
    • Ecos - East Asian Economy and Society (Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft Ostasiens)
    • Environmental Systems: Processes – Pollution – Solutions
    • Evolutionary Systems Biology
    • Global Demography
    • Middle European interdisciplinary master programme in Cognitive Science (MEi:CogSci)
    • Neuroscience
    • Philosophy and Economics
    • Psychology
    • Research in Economics and Finance
    • Science-Technology-Society