Choosing your working languages

The bachelor programme Transcultural Communication can be completed with either two or three working languages, according to the Curriculum. You have to decide if you want to study with two working languages (A and Bx) combined with extension curricula or if you want to study with three working languages (A, Bx and By) when you apply for admission. 

A-, Bx- and By-languages

A-language

The A-languages is your first language or erudite language.

Bx-language

The Bx-language is your second language.

By-language

The By-language is your third language. The weight of the Bx- and By-language is of equal value.

The available working languages are defined in the curriculum. You may freely choose your working languages, depending on your language skills. Students whose A-language is not German have to choose German as Bx-language.

Number of working languages

Two working languages

If you want to study with two working languages, you have choose an A- and a Bx-language. You then complete 135 ECTS within the bachelor programme in Transcultural Communication. In addition, you have to complete extension curricula (EC) to the extent of 45 ECTS to finish your studies. You may freely choose any extension curricula according to your own interests.

Three working languages

If you want to study with three working languages, you have to choose an A-, a Bx- and a By-language. The Bx- and By-languages are of equal value. 

If you choose to study with three working languages, you complete 180 ECTS in the bachelor programme in Transcultural Communication. You do not have to complete any extension curricula to finish your studies. 

Application for admission in u:space

When you apply for admission to the bachelor programme in u:space, you have to select the kind and number of working languages. It is thereby important, that you pay attention to the following points in addition to the steps defined in the description of the admission procedure.

Academic year 2021/22

The application period is over. You can only be admitted to a bachelor/diploma programme with an entrance exam procedure if you have submitted the application on time and meet all the requirements for admission. Application deadlines for the academic year 2022/23 will be announced in spring 2022.

Studying with two working languages and extension curricula

If you choose to study with two working languages (A and Bx) and extension curricula, you have to pick your Bx-language in the first step of the application for admission. Thereby, please proceed as follows (click on the picture to enlarge): 

  1. Log into u:space.
  2. Select the degree programme with your chosen Bx-language in the format "Transcultural Communication Bx-language with Extension Curricula" below bachelor/diploma.
  3. Next, choose your A-language. German has to be chosen as either A- or Bx-language*.
  4. Check the data you've entered in your application and pay attention to the selection of degree programme and A-language before you proceed with "pay" and submit the application*. The working languages cannot be changed later (only the number of working languages, see FAQs). 

*The chosen degree programme and working languages can only be displayed in German in these steps in u:space.

Screenshot of choosing the Bx-language with extension curricula to study with two working languages

Screenshot of choosing the A-language to study with two working languages

Studying with three working languages

If you choose to study with three working languages (A, Bx and By), you have to pick your Bx- and By-language in the first step of the application for admission. Thereby, please proceed as follows (click on the picture to enlarge): 

  1. Log into u:space.
  2. Select the degree programme with your chosen Bx- and By-language in the format "Transcultural Communication Bx-language By-language" below bachelor/diploma.
  3. Next, choose your A-language. German has to be chosen as either A- or Bx-language*.
  4. Check the data you've entered in your application and pay attention to the selection of degree programme and A-language before you proceed with "pay" and submit the application*. The working languages cannot be changed later (only the number of working languages, see FAQs). 

*The chosen degree programme and working languages can only be displayed in German in these steps in u:space.

Screenshot of choosing the Bx- and By-language when choosing to study with three working languages

Screenshot of the selection of the A-language when choosing three working languages

Further steps in the entrance exam procedure

After you have applied for admission to the bachelor programme in Transcultural Communication, you have to complete the entrance exam and admission procedure. You can find out which further steps are required in the applicable description of the admission procedure.

 FAQ

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Is it possible to change the number of working languages?
Is it possible to change between A- and Bx- or By-language?
Is it possible to switch between Bx- and By-language?
Is it possible to change the number of working languages more than once?
How well do you have to know the A-, Bx- and By-language to be admitted to the degree programme?
I was or am currently admitted to a degree programme at the University of Vienna. Do I have to complete the admission procedure with an online appointment?