Admission to a Bachelor’s degree programme must occur before the end of the general admission period. This rule also applies, if you are currently studying at the University of Klagenfurt and starting an additional Bachelor’s programme, want to change your programme of study, or have studied at the University of Klagenfurt in the past and wish to resume your studies.
In exceptional cases, admission to a Bachelor’s degree programme may be permitted during the extension period. Should one of the following exceptions be applicable in your case, please contact the Admissions and Examinations Office.
Exceptions to the general admission period
Failure to complete a special entrance examination, the admission procedure or the introductory orientation phase (STEOP)
Failure to complete a special entrance examination, the admission procedure or the introductory orientation phase (STEOP) in another degree programme is regarded as an exceptional case, provided that the result for the winter semester is not available until after the 31 August, or the result for the summer semester is not available until after the 31 January.
Students who have just completed their school leaving qualification
An exception also applies when general eligibility for university entrance is attained after 31 August (winter semester) or after 31 January (summer semester).
Alternative civilian service/military service/voluntary welfare work for one year
A further exception applies for those carrying out alternative civilian service, military service or voluntary welfare work for one year, who are undertaking this service between 31 August and 31 January, and who have not postponed this service to a later date, or suspended or cut short this service before the end of the extension period.
Unforeseen or unavoidable event
Applicants who can demonstrate to the university’s satisfaction that they were prevented from applying during the whole general admission period as the result of an unforeseen or unavoidable event, which was not, or only to a minor degree, the fault of the applicant, may also be admitted during the extension period.
Those who can prove that employment or work experience prevented them from applying within the whole general admission period may also be admitted during the extension period.
Those who can prove that they were required to stay abroad and were thus prevented from applying during the whole general admission period may also be admitted during the extension period.
Winter semester 2020/21
General admission period:
13 July to 30 September
Extended admission period:
1 October to 30 November
As of January 19, the Admissions and Examinations Office will be open again – primarily for enrollment!
For all other concerns, please continue to contact the Admissions and Examinations Office by e-mail (studienabteilung @aau.at) or telephone, if possible. You can also submit numerous applications online via the student portal! Opening hours of the Admissions and Examinations Office as of 19.01.2021:
Tuesday and Wednesday: 09:00 to 12:00
Thursday: 13:00 to 16:00
Special admission procedures (entrance examinations)
When you enrol in person at the Admissions and Examinations Office, don’t forget to bring your valid passport and your certificate of qualification for higher education (originals only).
If your name has changed, please bring the relevant documents as proof of the name change (originals only).
If you have already earned an academic degree, please bring the original award notification with you.
If you wish to enrol in a Bachelor’s degree that is subject to a special entrance examination, the successful completion of the entrance examination is a further condition of admission. For your enrolment in the Bachelor’s study programme “International Business and Economics” please bring the original certificate of your knowledge of the english language (B2) with you.
EU and EEA citizens can apply for admission at any time. However, actual enrolment is only possible during the general admission period. In justified exceptional cases, admission may be permitted during the extension period.
Non-EU and non-EEA citizens are subject to the special admission period. Fully completed applications must be received by the Admissions Office no later than 5 September for applications for the winter semester, and 5 February for applications for the summer semester.
Student data sheet (if you have been enrolled as a student at the University of Klagenfurt in the past)
Passport / ID card (copy)
School leaving certificate or certificate of completion of a course of study lasting at least three years at a recognised post-secondary educational establishment
Proof of knowledge of German at level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages “CEFR” (if available). For the Bachelor’s degree programmes in German Studies and for teaching degrees, applicants must provide evidence of knowledge of German at level C1.
For the Bachelor’s degree programme in “International Business and Economics”, applicants must demonstrate knowledge of English at level B2 according to CEFR.
Non-EU and non-EEA citizens are required to submit proof of their special university entrance qualification (“eligibility letter“) acc. to § 65 (2) of the Universities Act. A template for the “eligibility letter” is available here.
Applicants for the Bachelor’s degree programme in “International Business and Economics” are not required to provide evidence of their special university entrance qualification.
The processing time for applications for admission is approx. 2 months.
All documents must be made available as original documents or as notarized copies. However, proof of special university entrance qualification must always be made available as an original document.
Foreign documents and their translations must be accompanied by the appropriate certifications. English or German translations must be included except when the original documents were issued in one of these two languages. For detailed information on the applicable certification regulations please refer to the document Legalization of Foreign Documents in Higher Education.
If there is any doubt whether the applicant’s level of German is sufficient (Level B2/C1), the students must sit the German language supplementary examination prior to admission to their degree programme. It is possible to take the German language supplementary examination as part of the pre-study course in preparation for supplementary examinations (VAAU). For information on VAAU, please visit https://dia.aau.at/german-courses/university-preparation-course-vaau/general-information/.
If foreign certificates are not equivalent to Austrian university entrance qualifications in terms of the course contents and requirements concerned, the Rectorate shall prescribe the supplementary examinations to be taken prior to admission in order to achieve such equivalence.
Additionally, in the case of some of the Bachelor’s degree programmes offered by the University of Klagenfurt, students are required to go through a special admission procedure (entrance examination) in order to be admitted to the desired degree programme. For further details please refer to the information on entrance examinations.
The stages of the admission procedure: an overview
You submit the required documents and certificates together with the application form requesting admission to the Bachelor’s degree programme to the Admissions and Examinations Office in person or by regular mail.
If your application is approved, you will receive a notification of admission by post.
If you have received a notification of admission without supplementary examinations, you can enrol in person at the Admissions and Examinations Office. If you have studied at the University of Klagenfurt in the past, please bring your original notice of admission, an official identity document including a photograph, and a completed student data sheet with you to the Admissions and Examinations Office. If you have not studied at the University of Klagenfurt before, please complete the online registration before you attend the Admissions and Examinations Office with your notice of admission and valid passport.
Do you have any questions about the admissions procedure?
Julia Korpitsch-Jan, BA
Admission to Bachelor’s degree programmes, surnames A-J
Phone: +43 463 2700 9120
Email: julia.korpitsch [at] aau.at
The legal provisions governing the requirements for admission to a Bachelor’s degree programme are defined in the Universities Act 2002 (UG), Federal Law Gazette I No. 120/2002 as amended (§§ 63, 64 (1) & (2) and 65).
Prospective students who apply for admission to a German-language degree programme and whose first language is not German must provide evidence of German language proficiency no lower than level A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) at the time of application.
Evidence of German language proficiency A2
– School-leaving certificates or certificates issued by a post-secondary institution (unlimited validity):
University entrance qualification certificate from a school with German as language of tuition & examination or from an Austrian or German school abroad
Completion of a course of studies lasting at least two years and taught in German at a recognised post-secondary eduational establishment
– The following language certificates, which must not be more than two years old at the time of application, shall be accepted:
ÖSD certificate A2
Goethe certificate A2
telc Deutsch A2
Österreichischer Integrationsfonds A2
Deutsches Sprachdiplom der Kultusministerkonferenz DSD I
Course certificates at the A2/b level from the German Intensive Course or the university course DaF/DaZ offered by the language centre Deutsch in Österreich at the University of Klagenfurt.
Additional examination for Latin
The additional examination for Latin must be taken before passing the first diploma examination or the Bachelor’s programme. Students who have successfully completed at least ten hours per week of Latin at secondary level are not required to take the supplementary examination.
The additional examination for Latin is required for the following programmes of study:
Bachelor’s degree programmes
Teacher training qualifications
English and American Studies
History, Social Studies and Citizenship