University Entrance Qualification Examination

 Dates
 
Admission and Recognition
 
Required Documents
 
Forms
 Contact and information


To start a degree study programme at a university, the general university entrance qualification in the form of a school-leaving certificate (Matura in Austria) or the working students’ entrance exam must be provided.  

However, the school-leaving certificate may be replaced by a subject-specific University Entrance Qualification Exam. This exam checks the knowledge required for being admitted to a study programme in a specific group of study programmes. The University Entrance Qualification Exam can only be taken for this specific study programme or programmes in the respective group of study programmes offered at the University of Innsbruck.

Which exams subjects have to be passed and the requirements can be taken from the ordinance of the Rectorate on the University Entrance Qualification Exam acc. to §64a Universities Act 2002 (University of Innsbruck Bulletin from 28 June 2019, Issue 63, No. 565).

For applicants who were already admitted to take the University Entrance Qualification Exam before 30 June 2019, the regulations from 9 August 2010, Issue 50, No. 420 in the version of the University of Innsbruck Bulletin from 21 October 2015, Issue 2, No. 45 applies until the end of 30 June 2021:  

 

Consideration of the Master Craftsman Exam or Qualification Exam:

The University of Innsbruck supports examination candidates from underrepresented groups with a vocational or non-occupational background suitable for the desired study programme.   

Candidates who have successfully passed a Master Craftsman Exam or Qualification Exam acc. to the Trade, Commerce and Industry Regulation Act, Federal Law Gazette. No. 194/1994, or the Professional Training Act for the Agricultural and Forestry Business, Federal Law Gazette No. 298/1990 will be exempted from passing the elective courses of the University Entrance Qualification Exam acc. to §64a par. 5 no. 3 of the Universities Act upon request. 

Recognition of formal learning outcomes:

Insofar as they are equivalent in terms of content and scope to the prescribed exams and have been taken at a recognised educational institution, up to four exams can be recognised upon request.

Modified exam modalities:

Within the scope of the University Entrance Qualification Exam, disabled and/or chronically ill candidates, can apply for modified exam modalities.


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Dates

Examination dates of the year 2021

Date 1 - January 2021

Montay, 25 January 2021 - start 9:00 a.m.
Compulsory subject exam
Tuesday, 26 January 2021 - start 9:00 a.m.
Compulsory subject exam
Wednesday, 27 January 2021 - start 9:00 a.m.
Compulsory subject exam
Location: Main university building, Innrain 52, lecture hall E, 2nd floor
Registration deadline: Friday, 15 January 2021

 

Date 2 - February 2021

Monday, 22 February 2021 - start 9:00 a.m.
Compulsory subject exam
Tuesday, 23 February 2021 - start 9:00 a.m.
Compulsory subject exam
Wednesday, 24 February 2021 - start 9:00 a.m.
Compulsory subject exam
Location: Main university building, Innrain 52, lecture hall E, 2nd floor
Registration deadline: Friday, 12. February 2021

 

Date 3 - July 2021

Monday, 5 July 2021 - start 9:00 a.m.
Compulsory subject exam
Tuesday, 6 July 2021 - start 9:00 a.m.
Compulsory subject exam
Wednesday, 7 July 2021 - start 9:00 a.m.
Compulsory subject exam
Location: Main university building, Innrain 52, lecture hall E, 2nd floor
Registration deadline: Friday, 25 June 2021

 

4. Termin - September 2021

Monday, 6 September 2021 - start 9:00 a.m.
Compulsory subject exam
Tuesday, 7 September 2021 - start 9:00 a.m.
Compulsory subject exam
Wednesday, 8 September 2021 - start 9:00 a.m.
Compulsory subject exam
Location: Main university building, Innrain 52, lecture hall E, 2nd floor
Registration deadline: Friday, 27 August 2021

  

Registrations take place in the Admission Department, Josef-Möllerhaus - Innrain 52c (entrance via the ground floor of the “GeiWi-Turm” to the left) or can be made by e-mail to Studienberechtigung@uibk.ac.at  (tel.:+43 (0) 512 507-32606 or 32611).
You have to bring a valid passport or identity card to every exam!

After the written part of the exam, the oral exam is carried out by the examiner.

Examiners and instructors for the University Entrance Qualification Exam

   List of examiners

List of instructors

Humanities and Cultural Studies Irene BERKEL, Mario KLARER, Elena TADDEI
Engineering Studies Thomas FETZ / Andreas FLORA, Wolfgang FÖRG-ROB
Natural Science Studies Harald BLIEM, Reinhard DALLINGER , Werner KIRSCHNER, Karl KRAINER, Thomas MÜLLER, Hermann STUPPNER
Legal Studies Margarethe FLORA
Social and Economic Studies Michael HABERSAM / Gerhard MANGOTT, Markus SCHERMER
Theological Studies Konrad BREITSCHING
Teacher Training Programmes
Reinhard BLUM / Konrad BREITSCHING / Reinhard DALLINGER / Wolfgang FÖRG-ROB / Gert HASENHÜTL / Thomas HOFFMANN / Theo HUG / Werner KIRSCHNER, Mario KLARER, Karl KRAINER / Peter LANGER / Thomas MÜLLER / Gerhard PISEK / Johannes Leo STEINER / Birgit WILD

 


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Admission and recognition

Preconditions

Precondition for being admitted to the University Entrance Qualification Exam is having reached 20 years of age and being in possession of the Austrian citizenship or the citizenship of another member state of the European Economic Area.

In addition, proof of successful vocational or extra-occupational training for the desired study programme that clearly goes beyond compulsory schooling must be presented.

Proof of successful vocational or extra-occupational training can for example be:

  • completed school years before dropping out of school at an upper secondary school (after a minimum of successfully passed 11 years) or conclusion of a school type without school-leaving certificate (e.g. commercial school or technical school)
  • pertinent professional training (apprenticeship)
  • proof of pertinent trainings, e.g. within the scope of the programme of educational institutions for adults
  • successful job experience in the field of the desired study programme
  • attendance of Continuing Education Programmes at a university

   The completion of compulsory schooling on its own is not sufficient.

If the existing proof is insufficient for the desired study programme, the University of Innsbruck offer the opportunity to supplement the missing previous education by completing courses at the University of Innsbruck. The content and scope of the courses are determined on a case-by-case basis by the Vice Rector for Student Affairs and Teaching upon recommendation of the relevant instructors.

It is recommended to have one’s prior education checked by the Admission Department. The list of the required courses can be also obtained in the Admission Department.

The application for the University Entrance Qualification Exam can only be submitted after the required educational background has been determined.

 

Admission procedure

The application for admission to the University Entrance Qualification Exam must be submitted to the Admission Department with the required documents. If there is insufficient previous education for the desired study programme, the instructors can impose requirements on applicants to provide appropriate evidence in the form of completing courses at the university.

1. The application is approved

If the application is approved, the fully completed application for admission to the University Entrance Qualification Exam can be submitted to the Admission Department. The applicants will be notified by mail, which exams for the University Entrance Qualification can be passed. At the same time this notification will include exam protocols for the subject-specific oral exams.

Having passed the five exams, a certificate is issued (University Entrance Qualification Certificate), which entitles to enrol for degree study programmes at the University of Innsbruck (Please note that you can enrol only during the current admission period).

2. The application is not approved

If the application is not approved, proof of previous education must be provided. As soon as this has been achieved, the application for admission to the University Entrance Qualification Exam (acc. to no.1) can be submitted.

 

Preparation - Passing - Recognition

Generally, all candidates for the University Entrance Qualification Exam can prepare by self-study. The learning material is agreed in consultation with the examiners named in the notification. The University Entrance Qualification Exam consists of five individual exams for each scheduled subject.

For the essay on a general topic and the compulsory subjects (written part), the university offers four examination dates, for which one can register in the Admission Department up to two weeks in advance.

For the elective subjects, dates are fixed individually between the candidates and the assigned examiners.

Positively evaluated examinations passed at an educational institution must be recognised by the Rectorate upon application, provided that they are equivalent in terms of content and scope to the prescribed examinations. The Rectorate may recognise a maximum of four exams, at least one of which must be taken at the university.

Candidates for the University Entrance Qualification Examination who have successfully passed a Master Craftsman’s Exam or a Qualification Exam acc. to the Trade, Commerce and Industry Regulation Act, Federal Law Gazette No. 194/1994 or acc. to the Agricultural and Forestry Training Act, Federal Law Gazette No. 298/1990, are exempted from taking the University Entrance Qualification Exam in the elective subject upon request.

Each subject examination of the University Entrance Qualification Exam is assessed with “successfully completed” or “unsuccessfully completed”. Each subject examination may be repeated twice. The last permissible repetition must be taken in front of a commission. If the last admissible repetition has been negatively assessed, the relevant university will exclude the respective student from taking the University Entrance Qualification Exam for the resp. group of studies.


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Required Documents

The following documents must be added to the application for admission to the University Entrance Qualification Exam:

  • proof of professional and extra-occupational background for the desired study programme
  • proof of EU/EEA citizenship
  • permanent residence - EC (§45 NAG)
  • CV (including in particular the educational background)

All documents and certificates must be submitted in the original and as a copy. After checking, the originals will be returned to you. Foreign-language documents must be translated into German by a court-sworn translator and, if necessary, officially certified. The translation and the certified document must be inextricably linked.


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Forms


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Contact and Information

University Admission Department of the University of Innsbruck
Innrain 52d/ ground floor

University Entrance Qualification >>


Appointments can also be booked online:

  https://webapp.uibk.ac.at/terminvereinbarung/


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