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

 Workflow for the Admission Procedure


If you are interested in the Bachelor’s Programme Computer Science 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: 170 (minus 4 for "incoming students"). In order to obtain one of these places of study, you need to complete the following steps:

  1. Online Registration (1st March – 15th July 2018): You have to register for the admission procedure via LFU:online. This will give you access to the University of Innsbruck Computer System.

  2. Online Self Assessment: Enter your data into the system and complete a short letter of motivation why you  intend to study computer science at the University of Innsbruck. This is for your own orientation only.

  3. Payment of the Handling Fee: To complete the registration you have to pay a handling fee in the amount of € 50.--. The handling fee has to to be paid no later than 15th July 2018!

  4. The online registration is completed after paying the handling fee. Only then you can print your confirmation of registration.

  5. An admission test has been planned for 31st August 2018. The word "planned" is used because the admission test will be cancelled if there are fewer registered applicants than available study places (166).

  6.  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.

  7. Admission Test: The admission test will be a written examination with 20 multiple choice questions with 5 possible answers. For each question 1 answer is correct. The test includes the following components:
    Section 1: Review of analytical and cognitive skills. 10 questions are asked.
    Section 2: Questions on general topic of Computer Science.  Those questions are based on the general requirements of the lectures of the first semester.

  8. Literature for prepairing for the admission test (German only):

    Gallenbacher, Jens, "Abenteuer Informatik -IT zum Anfassen - von Routenplaner bis Online-Banking", 3. Auflage 2012 oder auch 4. Auflage 2017. XII; ISBN: 978-3-8274-2965-0    E-Book hier einsehbar:

    • Kapitel 1: Sag mir wohin ...
    • Kapitel 2: Ordnung muss sein
    • Kapitel 5: Von Kamelen und dem Nadelöhr
    • Kapitel 7: Alles im Fluss
    • Kapitel 8: Ordnung im Chaos
    • Kapitel 9: Mit Sicherheit
    • Kapitel 10: Rechnen mit Strom

To each chapter 1 to 2 questions will be asked. The difficulty of the questions will be chosen so, that they should be easily answered on the basis of Matua knowledge. 

Length: The admission test will not take longer than 60 minutes.

Results: The applicants will be informed about the results of the admission test immediately.


Information on the Curriculum can be found here.

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