Admission Procedures for the Teacher Training Programmes - Information on the admission procedures for the Academic Year 2021/2022


Dear prospective students!

According to an amendment to the Universities Act 2002 new admission procedures for the teacher training programmes have come into force in the winter semester 2014/2015. 

Selection procedures will be carried out for the following teacher training programmes at the University of Innsbruck for the academic year 2021/2022:

Teacher Training Programmes
Vocational Education *
Career Guidance/Life Skills *
Physical Education
Art Education *
Biology and Environmental Protection
Catholic Religious Education
Nutrition & Housekeeping *
Geography and Economics
History, Social Studies and Political Education
Computer Science
Music Education - Instruments
Islamic Religious Education
Music Education
Inclusive Education (focus disability) *
Media Pedagogy *
Technology and Textiles *

* With regard to the choice of subjects South Tyrolean students should inform at the following offices: Büro für Südtirolagenden, Studieninformation Südtirol, Deutsches Schulamt and Südtiroler HochschülerInnenschaft Bozen und Innsbruck.

Aptitude and Interest Test – Aims of the Admission Procedure

A University Teacher Accreditation Programme prepares students for the demanding, but also very interesting and varied profession as teacher. The partners in the network LEHRERiNNENBILDUNG – WEST offer a Teacher Accreditation Programme for Secondary Schools. It is divided into a 4-year Bachelor’s degree programme and a 2-years Master’s degree programme. Having successfully completed these study programmes, graduates are entitled to teach children and young people  from the 5th grade to leaving certificate stage at new secondary schools (Neue Mittelschule,) as well as at secondary academic schools (AHS) and secondary technical and vocational schools (BHS).

Studies on the professional biographies of teachers show that the student’s individual decision to become a teacher should be carefully considered before the start of a study programme. The experience gained from at least 12 years at school is for most students a completely different one and put into perspective, once they have to actively face a class instead of primarily participating in lessons as a student. Aptitude and interest in the profession of a teacher at schools is examined with a two stage Aptitude and Interest Test, including a so-called “self-discovery test” (online self-assessment) and a computer based admission test. Within the network LEHRERiNNENBILDUNG – WEST the computer based admission test is provided by the PH Tirol (in Innsbruck) and the PH Vorarlberg (in Feldkirch). The Aptitude and Interest Test is offered only once per year.

For the following subjects, additional examinations need to be completed: physical education, music, instrumental music, arts. You have to apply in person for these examinations at the following institutions (University of Innsbruck for Physical Education, University Mozarteum for Music, Instrumental Music and Arts).

Further information to the additional examinations can be found under the following links:
Artistic examinations:
Physical examinations:

Aptitude and Interest Test - Workflow

Step a) Registration including the self-exploration procedure must be completed on time and in full within the registration deadlines!

a) Main registration: 1st March 2021 from 09pm until 12th May 2021 to 12pm: Registration and online Self-Assessment

  • Registration on the portal (You will be forwarded to an external website. The university of Innsbruck and the KPH Edith Stein do not appear on this portal):
    Fill in personal data and non-binding information on the subjects you are interested in and send a non-binding application for the Teacher Accreditation Programme for Secondary Schools.
  • Completion of the online Self-Assessment „Guided Tour 1“ on 
  • After selecting the educational institution as well as the planned study and after paying the application fee you will receive an application confirmation.

b) Completion of the online admission test/personality test

  • Module B is an online exam that will be held in the examinarin corridor from June 14th to June 18th 2021 at the University of Graz.
  • To take the online exam, applicants must have a desktop computer or laptop and a stable internet connection. The identification document used for the application must be available.
  • Submission of the declaration on honor that the online exam will be taken independently.
  • The test result will be published via the registration portal

a) Alternative registration term: 1st July 2021 from 09pm until 13th August 2021 to 12pm: Registration and online Self-Assessment

  • Registration and workflow like in the main registration.

b) 25th, 27th and 28th August 2021: online admission test/personality test 

  • Registration and workflow like in the main registration.



If you have questions or need further information on the Aptitude and Interest Test please contact:
Tel: +43 512/59923 3105
Ansprechperson: Mag. Dietmar Knitel

Applicants with disabilities can contact Mr. Mag. Dietmar Knitel for alternative examination arrangements.


8th July 2019 until 5th September 2019 (general admission period):

After successfully completing the Aptitude and Interest Test (self-assessment and computer based admission test and if applicable additional examinations) and online-registration via LFU:online, registration at the Admission Department in the main university building (alternatively at the PH Vorarlberg) during the admission period is possible. Further information can be found at:

The Aptitude and Interest Test is offered only once per year.

Legal Basis

  • § 63 1 No 5 lit a and § 12 and § 143 §35 Universities Act 2002

According to an amendment of the Universities Act 2002 new admission procedures for teacher education programmes have come into force in the winter semester 2014/2015.

Further information on teacher education programmes

On the website of the Career Counselling for Teachers (CCT) you will find the “guided tour 1” as part of the Admission Procedures for Teacher Education Programmes  as well as further information and self-discovery procedure, which will enable you to make a more accurate judgement about whether a particular career will suit you:

You can find information on other teacher education programmes offered by the network LEHRERiNNENBILDUNG WEST and on the Teacher Accreditation Programme for Secondary Schools on the website:

The website will provide you with basic information on the Teacher Education Programmes at the University of Innsbruck. There you can also find contact details of those responsible for particular subjects and the contact details of the Student Advisory  Service for Students and School Leavers of the University of Innsbruck

The regulation on the admission procedure was published in the University of Innsbruck Bulletin, January 20th 2021, Issue 32, No. 356 and in the University of Innsbruck Bulletin May 19th 2021, Issue 67, No. 752.

Click here for information about admission procedures to study programmes according to § 71c UG 2002. 

Click here for information about admission to study programmes without selection procedures.

If you have any questions about selection procedures for the teacher training programmes at the University of Innsbruck, please send an e-mail to


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