Recommended path of study

Since the winter semester of 2020/2021, some fields of study have already been allocating places in courses with continuous assessment along the recommended path of study.

Places in courses with continuous assessment in those studies are not allocated by means of a points or preference system, but on the recommended path of study. In the coming semesters, further fields of study will be released for the allocation of places by means of the study path.

What is the recommended path of study?

The recommended path of study is part of your curriculum and divides it into semesters. It shows you in which semester and in which order you should ideally complete the individual modules of the curriculum, so that you can complete your degree programme as fast and efficiently as possible. Thus, the path of study serves as a guide: It indicates the best path through your degree programme based on content-related aspects and supports you in planning the individual semesters.

How is the path of study taken into account in the course registration system?

The path of study is a method that the course registration system uses to allocate places in courses of the University of Vienna (in the same manner as the point allocation system or the preference system). Places are allocated according to the recommended path of study: Students who follow this recommended path will more likely get a place.

In the recommended path of study, all courses from the second semester onwards have defined predecessors (for example, the predecessors of courses in the second semester are all courses from the first semester). The degree of completion of these predecessors is indicated in %. If 100 % is indicated next to a module, you have successfully completed all courses from the previous semesters.

Therefore, the information “Path of study: x %” indicates the degree of completion of courses of the previous semesters according to the recommended path of study. All registrations for courses with continuous assessment are ranked according to this percentage.

The higher your percentage, the better your chances to get a place in the course.



An example
Where can I see the degree of completion of the path of study?
Do I also get a place in courses and exams if my degree of completion is less than 100 %?
Does a degree of completion of 100 % guarantee a place in the course?
Does the path of study replace the prerequisite checks?
How do the percentages come about?