Admission Procedures for the Teacher Training Programmes - Information on the admission procedures for the Academic Year 2023/2024


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 2023/2024:

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.

The general admission procedure for the bachelor's degree program in Secondary General Education consists of registration and completion of a self-exploration/online self-assessment (Module A) and an electronic admission test (Module B). The aptitude assessment procedure takes place only once in the academic year and you can participate in the admission procedure only once per year (either on the main registration or on the alternative registration date).

For the following subjects, additional examinations need to be completed: physical education, music, music education instruments, and technology and textiles. 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 2023 from 09pm until 15th May 2023 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): Videomanual
    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 of EUR 50,00 you will receive an application confirmation.

b) Completion of the electronic admission test/personality test

  • Module B is an electronic exam that will be held in the examinarin corridor from May 31st to June 6th 2023 at the University College of Teacher Education Tirol  an on May 31st 2023 at the University College of Teacher Education Vorarlberg.
  • The link to the booking platform will be sent to you after the end of the registration period.
  • The result of the electronic admission test will be made available via the registration portal and must be accessed by applicants via their personal user account.

The electronic admission test is based on a scientifically and practically sound standardised computer test. The focus is on assessing the existing cognitive, emotional, personal and linguistic resources and competencies of the applicants with regard to the requirement profile for the teacher training program and the profession of educator.
For reasons of test fairness and comparability, no further information on the test content can be given in advance. It is not possible or necessary to prepare for the admission test. There is no exam material or study material. Sample questions are provided here.

a) Alternative registration term: 3rd July 2023 from 9pm until 11th August 2023 to 12pm: Registration and online Self-Assessment
  • Registration and workflow like in the main registration.
b) 24th to 25th  and 28th August 2023: online admission test/personality test at the University College of Teacher Education Tirol and on 28th August 2023 at the University College of Teacher Education Vorarlberg
  • The exact dates for the exam location in Tyrol can be booked via a booking platform from August 12, 2023. The link to the booking platform will be sent to you on August 12, 2023. The date on August 28 is considered a reserve date and will only be offered if the number of registrations should be exceptionally high. In any case, keep August 24/25 free.


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

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

Contact person ath the PH Vorarlberg:
Frau Nicol Vonderleu, B.Ed. (Primarstufe)
Herr Mag. Michael Greifeneder (Sekundarstufe)


After successfully completing the Aptitude and Interest Test (completion of the general admission procedure and, if applicable, supplementary/admission examination(s)) and after successful online registration via LFU:online, personal admission to the teacher training program takes place in the study department of the University of Innsbruck (alternatively also PH Vorarlberg). For more information, please visit

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.

The regulation of the admission procedure was published in the University of Innsbruck Bulletin, February 1st 2023, Issue 18, No. 278.

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

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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