Information about the Admission Procedures
for the Bachelor's Programme Biology for the Academic Year 2018/2019

There is no written admission test for the Bachelor's Programme Biology.

Workflow of the Admission Procedure


If you are interested in the Bachelor’s Programme Biology it is important to be aware of the following conditions: Each academic year, the University of Innsbruck makes the following number of study places available:  400 (minus 5 for "incoming students"). In order to obtain one of these places of study, you need to complete the following steps:

  1. Open an LFU online account. This will give you access to the University of Innsbruck computer system, which you will need for the next steps. (Registration begins on 1st March 2018)
  2. Enter your data into the system and complete a short online self assessment (step 1). This is for your own orientation only. Its objective is to provide you with an impression of whether the Bachelor’s Programme Biology suit you or not. It is entirely up to you what you do with the results of the online self assessment. Regardless of whether they are "good" or "bad" – they have no influence on you being granted a place of study or not.
  3. An admission test (step 2) has been planned for 30th August 2018. The word "planned" is used because the admission test will be cancelled, if there are fewer registered applicants than available places of study (395). The duration of the test is about 90 minutes (1,5 hours) maximum.
  4. If the admission test is necessary, i.e. there are more applicants than places, you will receive timely information about the venue and time of the test after the registration deadline.


The admission test is a written examination and includes the following components:

  • Within the first part so called matrix exercises have to be solved. Each problem consists of a rectangular array (3 x 3) in which 8 characters are filled in already. The ninth symbol is to be determined according to a logical series, so that the assembly is completed.
  • The second part of the examination is a typical knowledge test (multiple choice questions) on basic fields of biology. TThese fields refer to the chapters in the textbook by Campbell & Reece, specified below: Campbell N.A. & Reece J.B., 2010. Campbell Biologie, Gymnasiale Oberstufe. Pearson. ISBN: 978-3-8689-4900-1 Chapter 2-6, 8, 12, 13, 16, 17, 22, 26, 52 (exklusive 52.5), 54, 55

Please note: If the subject "Biology and Environmental Sciences" was NOT completed satisfactorily with at least 10 credit hours at a higher-level secondary school ("Oberstufe"), the supplemental examination in  is required before admission to the study programme. The admission test does not replace the supplemental examination!

Information on the Curriculum can be found here.

For questions please contact: or +43/512 507 96001