University preparation programmes

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You have been admitted to study at an Austrian university and need to pass a supplementary examination? The University Preparation Programmes prepare international students who have been admitted to study at an Austrian university for supplementary examinations.

International applicants for a place at university can attend intensive courses in

  • 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 Austrian universities and some universities of applied sciences in

Moreover, the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria offers two preparation programmes: the 2-semester German Preparation Programme  ( and the 1- or 2-semester International Foundation Programme (

The University of Applied Sciences Burgenland offers two independent preparation programmes for international students: a preparation course und a bridging programme.

The FH Technikum Wien Academy offers preparation courses for its students > International Courses

The Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt also offers a university preparation programme to prepare its students for supplementary examinations. The target group are students who have been prescribed a supplementary examination to prove their knowledge of the German language and/or one or more supplementary examinations in other subjects by the Alpen-Adria University Klagenfurt’s rectorate before being admitted to regular degree programme studies.
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