Details on the written entrance exam/aptitude test

This website provides information on the written exam, the content as well as the ranking of results for the awarding of university places.

(International) Business Administration/Economics

The written entrance exam of the degree programmes Business Administration, International Business Administration and Economics takes place at the same time and can be passed for all three degree programmes.

The written entrance exam entails questions evaluating the following skills and knowledge:

1. German and English language skills

2. Autonomous acquisition of basic knowledge in the field of business and economics based on the assigned test literature

Answering knowledge and comprehension questions from the assigned test literature.

3. Competencies in mathematics

All test tasks are based on the content and competencies anchored in the mathematics curricula of the Austrian general higher education (AHS) or vocational higher education (BHS).

Ranking

The results are ranked according to the total number of points scored.

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Education

The written entrance exam consists of two parts and evaluates the following skills:

  • Part A: Knowledge of the assigned test literature
  • Part B: Reading comprehension

Ranking

Part A counts for 65 % of the overall score, Part B for 35 %. The scored points are normalised and weighted, i.e. scaled so that the individual test parts are comparable and correspond to the specified weighting. The values of the test parts are added up to produce the overall score which determines the final position in the ranking. 

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Biology

The written entrance exam consists of three parts and evaluates the following skills:

  • Part A: Knowledge of the assigned test literature
  • Part B: Reading comprehension
  • Part C: Cognitive skills

Ranking

Part A counts for 50 % of the overall score, Part B for 10 % and Part C for 40 %. The scored points are normalised and weighted so that the individual test parts are comparable and correspond to the specified weighting. The values of the test parts are added up to produce the overall score which determines the final position in the ranking.

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Chemistry

The written entrance exam consists of three parts and evaluates the following skills:

  • Part A: Knowledge of the assigned test literature
  • Part B: Reading comprehension
  • Part C: Cognitive skills

Ranking

Part A counts for 50 % of the overall score, Part B for 20 % and Part C for 30 %. The scored points are normalised and weighted, i.e. scaled so that the individual test parts are comparable and correspond to the specified weighting. The values of the test parts are added up to produce the overall score which determines the final position in the ranking.

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English and American Studies

The written entrance exam consists of three parts and evaluates the following skills:

  • Part A: Knowledge of the assigned test literature
  • Part B: Reading comprehension
  • Part C: Cognitive skills

Ranking

Part A counts for 35 % of the overall score, Part B for 35 % and part C for 30 %. The scored points are normalised and weighted, i.e. scaled so that the individual test parts are comparable and correspond to the specified weighting. The values of the test parts are added up to produce the overall score which determines the final position in the ranking.

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Nutritional Sciences/Pharmacy

The written entrance exam for the degree programmes Nutritional Sciences and Pharmacy takes place at the same time and can be passed for for both degree programmes.

The written entrance exam consists of three parts and evaluates the following skills:

  • Part A: Knowledge of the assigned test literature
  • Part B: Reading comprehension
  • Part C: Cognitive skills

Ranking

Part A counts for 50 % of the overall score, Part B for 10 % and Part C for 40 %. The scored points are normalised and weighted, i.e. scaled so that the individual test parts are comparable and correspond to the specified weighting. The values of the test parts are added up to produce the overall score which determines the final position of the ranking.

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Business Informatics/Computer Science

The written entrance exam for the degree programmes Computer Science and Business Informatics take place at the same time and can be passed for both degree programmes.

The written entrance exam consists of three parts and evaluates the following skills:

  • Part A: Knowledge of the assigned test literature
  • Part B: Reading comprehension 
  • Part C: Cognitive skills, especially the ability to think formally/analytically and reason logically

Ranking

Part A counts for 35 % of the overall score, Part B for 15 % and Part C for 50 %. The scored points are weighted, i.e. scaled so that the individual test parts are comparable and correspond to the specified weighting. The values of the test parts are added up to produce the overall score which determines the final position in the ranking. 

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International Legal Studies

The written entrance exam consists of three parts and evaluates the following skills:

  • Part A: Knowledge of the assigned test literature
  • Part B: Reading comprehension
  • Part C: Cognitive skills

Ranking

Part A, B and C contribute to the total score and in equal amounts (1:1:1). The scored points are normalised and weighted so that the individual test parts are comparable and correspond to the specified weighting. The values of the test parts are added up to produce the overall score which determines the final position in the ranking.

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Social and Cultural Anthropology/Political Science/Sociology

The written entrance exam for the degree programmes Social and Cultural Anthropology, Political Science and Sociology takes place at the same time and can be passed for all three degree programmes. 

The written entrance exam consists of three parts and evaluates the following skills:

  • Part A: Knowledge of the assigned test literature
  • Part B: Reading comprehension
  • Part C: Cognitive skills

Ranking

Part A counts for 45 % of the overall score, Part B for 25 % and Part C for 30 %. The scored points are normalised and weighted, i.e. scaled so that the individual test parts are comparable and correspond to the specified weighting. The values of the test parts are added up to produce the overall score which determines the final position in the ranking.

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Teacher Education

The written aptitude test consists of three parts and evaluates the following skills:

  • Part A: Profession-related knowledge of the assigned test literature
  • Part B: Reading comprehension
  • Part C: Cognitive skills

Ranking

Part A counts for 50 % of the overall score, Parts B for 20 % and Part C for 30 %. The points scored are normalised and weighted, i.e. scaled so that the individual test parts are comparable and correspond to the specified weighting. The values of the test parts are added up to produce the overall score which determines the final position in the ranking.

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Psychology

The written entrance exam entails questions evaluating the following skills:

  • Part A: Ability to acquire the knowledge expected of students starting this degree programme by using the learning materials provided. This part of the exam explicitly tests knowledge of the specified textbook chapters.
  • Part B: Ability to think methodically, formally and analytically
  • Part C: Ability to understand simple texts on the subject matter in English and German

Ranking

The entrance exam consists of three parts, the standardised, weighted scores of which are added up. The test parts are weighted in a ration of 2:1:1 (A:B:C). The results are ranked according to the sum of the weighted scores per part. The highest score corresponds to ranking position number 1, the lowest to ranking position number n (n = number of test participants). Participants ranking between position 1 and 485 will be admitted to the degree programme.

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Journalism and Communication Studies

The written entrance exam consists of two parts and evaluates the following skills:

  • Part A: Knowledge of the assigned test literature
  • Part B: Cognitive skills

Ranking

Part A counts 80 % of the overall score, Part B for 20 %. The scored points are normalised and weighted, i.e. scaled so that the individual test parts are comparable and correspond to the specified weighting. The values of the test parts are added up to produce the overall score which determines the final position in the ranking.

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Law

The written entrance exam consists of three parts and evaluates the following skills:

  • Part A: Knowledge of the assigned test literature
  • Part B: Reading comprehension
  • Part C: Cognitive skills

Ranking

Part A counts for 25 % of the overall score, Part B for 50 % and Part C for 25 %. The scored points are normalised and weighted, i.e. scaled so that the individual test parts are comparable and correspond to the specified weighting. The values of the test parts are added up to produce the overall score which determines the final position in the ranking.

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Transcultural Communication

The written entrance exam consists of three parts and evaluates the following skills:

  • Part A: Knowledge of the assigned test literature
  • Part B: Reading comprehension
  • Part C: Cognitive skills

Ranking

Part A counts for 50 % of the overall score, Part B for 30 % and Part C for 20 %. The scored points are normalised and weighted, i.e. scaled so that the test parts are comparable and correspond to the specified weighting. The values of the test parts are added up to produce the overall score, which determines the final position in the ranking, as described here:

The available university places are assigned to 400 test participants with the highest overall scores who have registered with German as their A-language and to 262 test participants with the highest overall scores who have registered with a different language as their A-language. (In the past five years, the ratio of registrations with German as A-language and other languages as A-language was, on average, 400 to 262.)

After these, participants with descending overall scores follow alternately (according to the zipper merge method) on the ranking list:

  • one test participant who registered with a language other than German as A-language,
  • and one test participant who registered with German as A-language.

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