Information regarding the administration fee for entrance exam procedures

The administration fee for entrance exam procedures and the sporting aptitude admission test is 50 Euro. The administration fee is a specific regulatory measure aimed at securing that only those who have a real interest in studying the degree programme apply for admission. 

Paying the administration fee

To submit your application for admission, you have to pay the administration fee. It is the last step in the application in u:space. Thereby you are registered for the entrance exam procedure. 

You can pay by eps online transfer (only possible from an Austrian bank account) or by credit card. A person whom you trust may also pay the administration fee for you, e.g. if you not have a credit card. Other payment option cannot be offered due to technical reasons.

Administration fee for multiple degree programmes with entrance exam procedure

You would like to study multiple degree programmes with entrance exam procedure? Apply for admission to each degree programme you want to study. The administration fee must be paid once per group.

The entrance exam procedures are split into the following groups:

  • Biology
  • Business Administration, International Business Administration, Economics
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science, Business Informatics
  • Education
  • English and American Studies
  • International Legal Studies
  • Law
  • Mass Media and Communication Studies
  • Nutritional Science, Pharmacy
  • Political Science, Social and Cultural Anthropology, Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Sport Science (for which no entrance exam procedure exists; instead, a sporting aptitude admission test is carried out)
  • Teacher Education 
  • Transcultural Communication

 

Examples:

You would like to study Business Administration and International Business Administration. You submit two applications and pay only once.

You would like to study Psychology and Business Administration. You submit two applications and pay twice.

You would like to study Sport Science as well as the teaching subject Sports and Physical Education. You submit two applications (Sport Science, Teacher Education with the teaching subject Sports and Physical Education and a second subject offered at the University of Vienna) and pay twice.

Important information regarding the administration fee

The administration fee is a specific regulatory measure. It is aimed at securing that only those who have a real interest in studying the degree programme apply for admission. Therefore, the administration fee has to paid with the registration for the entrance exam procedure even if you do not begin to study the degree programme, if the written exam does not take place or if you do not participate in the written exam. This has also been confirmed by the judicature of the Constitutional Court.

This means, if

  • the exam does not take place, or
  • if you do not participate in the exam, and/or
  • if you decide to study a different degree programme

a reimbursement of the administration fee is not possible!

Reimbursement of the administration fee

A reimbursement of the administration fee is only possible in a few exceptions. These are: 

  • Claiming an exemption from the entrance exam procedure
    If you have already paid the administration fee and are eligible to claim an exemption from the entrance exam procedure, the administration fee will be reimbursed. Send the proof of your exemption from the entrance exam procedure via the Servicedesk first. Please state that you have already paid the administration fee. You will receive further information via e-mail.
  • Double payment of the administration fee
    If the administration was deducted from your bank-account twice, when you applied for admission, the extra payment will be reimbursed. Send us the payment confirmations via the Servicedesk and write "reimbursement administration fee" in the field "Topic". 
  • Prevention of participating in the sporting aptitude admission test due to illness/injury
    If you cannot participate in the sporting aptitude admission test due to an illness or injury, the administration fee will be reimbursed. Send an official confirmation by a medical specialist and your payment confirmation via the Servicedesk and write "reimbursement administration fee" in the field "Topic".
  • Ownership of an identity card for displaced persons "Ausweis für Vertriebene" (blue card)
    If you own an identity card for displaced persons (blue card), the administration fee will be reimbursed. Send a scan of the front and back of the identity card for displaced persons as well as your payment confirmation via the Servicedesk. Write "reimbursement administration fee" in the field "Topic"