Minimum number of credits

You have to obtain at least 16 ECTS credits in every bachelor’s and diploma programme within four semesters.

This applies

  • to all programmes to which you are admitted for the first time in the winter semester of 2022/2023 or later
  • and to all programmes that you resume at this time.

Otherwise, the admission to the degree programme expires. If you would like to apply for re-admission to the same degree programme (= resumption of studies) at the University of Vienna, you can only do so after two academic years (= four semesters).

For your information

If you study full-time, you are expected to obtain 120 ECTS credits within four semesters according to the curriculum. The majority of students obtain 16 ECTS credits within one semester by completing the introductory and orientation period (STEOP), for example.

You decide yourself how fast you study and how many ECTS credits you complete per semester. However, please note that financial aids and scholarships may be subject to stricter rules.

The minimum number of credits does not apply to

  • students with proven physical/mental impairments
  • bachelor’s or diploma programme to which you were admitted before the winter semester of 2022/23
  • master’s and doctoral programmes

FAQs about the minimum number of credits

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