Foreign nationals and stateless persons must apply during a special admission period, which expires on 5 September for applications for the winter semester and on 5 February for applications for the summer semester. Complete applications must be received by the Study Office before the end of the relevant admissions period.
Winter semester 2019/20
General admission period:
9 July 2019 to 05 September 2019
Summer semester 2020
General admission period:
08 January 2020 to 05 February 2020
The following students are exempt from the special admission period:
Citizens of the EU and the EEA (European Economic Area).
Foreign nationals and stateless persons admitted temporarily for up to two semesters as part of an exchange programme or to take an initial diploma examination for their chosen programme after completing an overseas programme of study.
Foreign nationals treated as equivalent to Austrian students under the terms of the Austrian Regulation on Eligible Groups of Persons (Personengruppenverordnung).
Application for admission
Foreign nationals (stateless persons), excluding EU and EEA citizens, who wish to start or continue a programme of study at Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt must submit an application for admission for the following semester between 5 September and the deadline of 5 February.
The following documents should be included in the application:
Proof of general eligibility for university entrance (secondary school diploma along with information about all subjects taken and marks)
New students from non-EU countries: proof of admission to their selected programme of study at a state or state-recognised university in their home country. This confirmation must be issued by the person or office responsible for making the admissions decision at that university.
Continuing students: proof of studies already completed at a state or state-recognised university (certificates for individual examinations, diploma examination certificates or state examination certificates); non-EU students must provide confirmation from their home university that they have been admitted as a continuing student.
Originals of all documents must be provided. These documents must also be certified by the relevant authority in the issuing state and accompanied by an Apostille issued by the Austrian representative authorities in the issuing state. Documents in a foreign language should be accompanied by German or English translations. A translation completed outside of Austria should also be certified and accompanied by an Apostille issued by the relevant Austrian representative authorities. Notarised duplicates of these documents may be provided.
Public documents do not need to be certified in any form if a corresponding agreement exists between Austria and the state issuing the documents, confirming that the documents can be submitted directly to institutions in Austria.
If no agreement concerning the direct submission of documents is in place, documents issued in a member state of the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents must at the very least be accompanied by an Apostille from the relevant national authorities.
Proof of general eligibility for entrance to the university or of holding a special university entrance qualification
Foreign nationals or stateless persons may be admitted as degree students upon providing a certificate equivalent to the Austrian school leaving certificate, demonstrating that they are qualified for direct entry on to their chosen programme of study at universities in the issuing country.
If an overseas (stateless) applicant provides an overseas school leaving certificate for their selected degree programme that is not considered equivalent to the required domestic university entrance qualification, the applicant must sit the supplementary examinations prior to admission. They may be required to attend any courses necessary for this examination.
New students from non-EU countries must also provide proof of admission to their selected programme of study at a state or state-recognised university in their home country. This confirmation must be issued by the person or office responsible for making the admissions decision at that university.
If the selected programme of study requires a special admissions procedure, this should be completed before the degree programme begins. Registration deadlines and information about the process can be found on the Programmes with a special admissions process page.
Applicants will be admitted on to their selected programme of study on the basis of a decision in their favour.
If it is in doubt that an overseas (stateless) applicant’s level of German is sufficient (Level B2; C1 required for Bachelor’s in German Studies and in Education), the student must sit the German language supplementary examination prior to admission to their degree programme.
Information about exam requirements:
Department of German Studies Dr Manuela Glaboniat
Telephone: +43 463 2700 2722
Refusal of admission
Admission will be refused, in accordance with the relevant legal regulations, if the applicant would not be admitted on to a course in their home country or permitted to continue their studies there due to a failure to achieve the required academic level (does not apply to EU countries).