University Preparation Programmes

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The University Preparation Programmes offer intensive courses for foreign university applicants in order to prepare them for supplementary examinations prescribed by the universities. The institutions offer courses in the following:

  • German as a foreign language
  • English, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, history, geography

The OeAD is the legal entity for the University Preparation Programmes of the universities in Vienna, Graz and Leoben. Besides the preparation programmes administered by the OeAD other higher education institutions also offer preparatory programmes. You find further information hereAttention: You can only enrol in a University Preparation Programme German course if you have already been admitted by an Austrian university. If your selected study programme is mainly held in German, it is necessary to prove a German level of at least A2 (according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, CEFR) in order to be admitted to a University Preparation Programme German course. Meaning, you initially need a language certificate of at least A2 before you can apply for admission at the university of your choice (only if your study programme is mainly held in German). Please enquire at your prospective university which language diplomas are accepted.