Selection procedure

To be admitted to a university continuing education and training program or certificate course, all applicants have to successfully complete a selection procedure. For admission, you have to complete an application form in which you describe your motivation and your objectives.

The academic director is responsible for the selection procedure. If you have questions about the selection procedure, please contact the responsible program management.

 


Application deadlines

You can find the application deadlines on the sub-pages of the individual university continuing education and training programs and certificate courses. If you have any questions about the application deadlines, please contact the responsible program management.


Certificates of language proficiency

The language of instruction in university continuing education and training programs and certificate courses is usually German or English. Persons whose first language is not German have to demonstrate a good command of German. The academic director decides on the type of evidence that applicants have to provide.

If a university continuing education and training program or certificate course is held in English, applicants have to demonstrate a good command of English. Here too, the academic director decides on the type of evidence that applicants have to provide.

 


Application and selection procedure

The program management will send you all necessary information about the application and selection procedure after you have been notified of your admission to the university continuing education and training program/certificate course.


u:account and initial registration for students

After you have been notified of your admission to the university continuing education and training program/certificate course, the program management will send you relevant information and ask you to create a u:account and complete the initial registration for students on u:space.


Legalization

Depending on the issuing country, you may have to submit legalizations of your documents. If there are legalization provisions relating to the country that issued your documents (see link below), your documents must already be legalized when you submit your application. The legalizations must be attached to the original documents. The general university entrance qualification does not have to be legalized.

Apostille
If your documents have to be legalized in the form of an apostille, please contact the ministry of foreign affairs in the issuing country. In some countries, the ministry of justice or the ministry of education are responsible for issuing apostilles. The apostille has to confirm the signature on the original document (not the signature of the notary).

Full legalization
For the full legalization of your documents, you require confirmations from the ministry of education as well as the ministry of foreign affairs in the issuing country (in some countries, the ministry of justice is responsible). As a last step, the Austrian representative authority (embassy or consulate) responsible for the country that issued the documents has to additionally legalize these confirmations.
Applicants whose documents are issued by the People’s Republic of China require a confirmation from the Akademische Prüfstelle (academic examination office) of the German Embassy in Beijing in addition to the legalized documents.

Translation
All documents required for the application procedure must be translated (after they have been legalized) if they were not issued in German or English. The documents have to be translated by a sworn and certified translator. The translation can only be done after the documents have been legalized, as the legalization stamp must be translated as well.

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