Admission Procedure 2018/2019

This page provides an overview of the admissions procedure in 2018/2019. The latest information is listed first, with the date of the latest update.

Please note that only the master programmes and the PhD programmes are offered in English.
The language of instruction in all other programmes (Veterinary Medicine, Equine Sciences and Bachelor's Programme Biomedicine and Biotechnology) is German.

 

Important dates for the admisssion procedure 2018/2019

Here you find the most important dates concerning the admission procedure 2018/2019.
Detailed information you will find further down on this site.

  • Online-Application: 02.05.2018, 11:00 a.m to 06.06.2018, 1:00 p.m.
  • Fees: 02.05.2018-13.06.2018
  • Aptitude Tests: took already place
  • Admission: from week 34 on
 

Legalization of Foreign Documents in Higher Education

Documents which have to be presented during the formal admission admission processse must meet the requirements of the Austrian Federal Ministry for Science and Research.

Information regarding the Legalization of Foreign Documents in Higher Education (“Beglaubigungsliste Hochschulwesen“) can be found at the following link:

Link to Ministry for Science and Research 1

 

Ranking lists for Diploma Programme in Veterinary Medicine and Bachelor's Programme Biomedicine and Biotechnology 2018/2019

(Updated on: 09.08.2018)

The ranking lists for the Diploma Degree Programme in Veterinary Medicine and the Bachelor's degree programme Biomedicine and Biotechnology for 2018/2019 are now available for download:

Weblink to review and evaluation reports (in German) 4

Please note the Information regarding tuition fee (PDF, 136 KB) 5

 

Ranking list Bachelor's programme Equine Science 2018/2019

(Updated on: 27.07.2018)

The ranking list for Bachelor's programme Equine Science is now available for download:

Ranking list Bachelor's programme Equine Science 2018/2019 (PDF, 69 KB) 6

 

Ranking list Master's Programme in Comparative Biomedicine 2018/2019

(Updated on: 28.06.2018)

The ranking list for the Master's Programme in Comparative Biomedicine is now available for download:

 

Dates of aptitude tests 2018/2019

(Updated on: 15.06.2018)

Dates of aptitude tests for all studies are now available for download:

The dates of the aptitude tests cannot be postponed.

 

Information on the aptitude test 2018/2019

(Updated on: 03.05.2018)

The aptitude test must be completed in person by applicants who submitted a successful online application by the deadline and payed the application fee in a timely manner.

The aptitude test for Master programmes take place:

  • Interdisciplinary Master's Programme in Human-Animal Interactions:
    ATTENTION, aptitude test was cancelled! See § 7 (2), directive by the office of the rector of the Vetmeduni Vienna on the restrictions on admission to the IMHAI.
  • Master's Programme Comparative Biomedicine - Infection Biomedicine and Tumour Signalling Pathways:
    June 27th 2018
    – meeting point: 08:30 a.m. at assembly hall (ground floor in the CA building)

For administrative reasons the tests may not be postponed!

 

Start of the Online Registration 2018/2019

(Updated on: 02.05.2018)

The online registration is available until Junie 6th 2018, 1:00 p.m.

To Online Registration 13

 

End of the Online Registration 2018/2019

(Updated on: 06.06.2018)

The Online Registration was closed on June 6th, 2018, 1:00 p.m.

The dates of the aptitude tests will be published here shortly.

 

Content, duration, scoring and the process of the aptitude test for the Diploma Programme in Veterinary Medicine and the Bachelor's Programme in Equine Science and Biomedicine and Biotechnology

(Updated on: 22.02.2018)

The decree of the Rectorate regarding content, duration, scoring and the process of the aptitude test for the Diploma Programme in Veterinary Medicine and the Bachelor's Programme in Equine Science and Biomedicine and Biotechnology 20187/19 at the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna was published in the University Gazette dated 22.02.2018 14 (only in German).

 

Contents of the examination for the admission restrictions applied to the Diploma Programme in Veterinary Medicine, the Bachelor's Programmes and the Master Programmes for 2018/2019

(Updated on: 23.01.2018)

Contents of the examination for the admission restrictions applied to the Diploma Programme in Veterinary Medicine and the Bachelor's Programme in Equine Science and Biomedicine and Biotechnology and the Master's Programme in Comparative Biomedicine and Biotechnology and the Interdisciplinary Master in human-animal interactions  2018/19 at the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna in accordance with § 71d (4 and 6) and 71c (6 Z 3) and § 143 (46) UG were published in the University Gazette dated 23.01.2018 15.

Dirct Link to the contents of the aptitude test Master IMHAI 16

Dirct Link to the contents of the aptitude test Master Comparative Biomedicine
 17

 

Admissions procedure for the Master's Programme Comparative Biomedicine and the Interdisciplinary Master's Programme in Human-Animal-Interactions

(Updated on: 13.12.2017)

detailed explanation of the admissions procedure for the Master's Programme Comparative Biomedicine and the Interdisciplinary Master's Programme in Human-Animal-Interactions for the academic year 2018/2019 was published in the University Gazette dated 13.12.2017  18(only in German).

 

Directive by the Office of the Rector of the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna on the restrictions on admission to the Master’s Programme Comparative Biomedicine – Infection Biomedicine and Tumour Signalling Pathways and on the admissions procedure in the academic year 2018/2019

At its meeting on 8 November 2017, the Office of the Rector of the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna—pursuant to the opinion expressed by the Senate and pursuant to § 71d and § 63a para. 8 in conjunction with § 63 of the Universities Act (Universitätsgesetz, UG), Federal Law Gazette I, No. 120/2002 in the current version—agreed on the following directive on the admissions procedure for and on the restrictions on admission to the Master’s Programme Comparative Biomedicine – Infection Biomedicine and Tumour Signalling Pathways, which was approved by the University Council on 06.12.2017:

Preamble

Pursuant to § 71d UG, admission to the Master’s Programme Comparative Biomedicine – Infection Biomedicine and Tumour Signalling Pathways shall be restricted through an admissions procedure conducted prior to enrolment. At the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, the Master’s Programme Comparative Biomedicine – Infection Biomedicine and Tumour Signalling Pathways is offered exclusively in the English language. Also pursuant to § 63a para. 8 UG, for master’s degree programmes that are offered only in a foreign language, the Office of the Rector can determine the number of incoming students and set forth admissions procedures governing acceptance.

Thus, pursuant to the opinion expressed by the Senate and following authorization by the University Council, the Office of the Rector stipulates the following admissions procedure prior to enrolment:

General Provisions

Scope of Application

§ 1. (1) The regulation about the admissions procedure shall be applicable to all applicants to the Master’s Programme Comparative Biomedicine – Infection Biomedicine and Tumour Signalling Pathwaysat the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna. All applicants seeking admission to this programme, regardless of their nationalities, have to complete the admissions procedure. Admission of applicants shall take place exclusively at the beginning of the 2018/2019 academic year.

(2) Places in the incoming class shall be awarded pursuant to § 71d and § 63a para. 8 UG through an admissions procedure conducted prior to enrolment.

§ 2. (1) For enrolment, the successful completion of admissions procedure prior to enrolment is mandatory, in addition to requirements for the general and special university entrance qualification pursuant to §§ 64 UG.

(2) Pursuant to § 64 para. 3 UG, admission to a master’s degree programme is conditional upon the successful completion of a relevant bachelor’s degree programme, university of applied sciences bachelor’s degree programme, or other equivalent programme at a recognized domestic or foreign postsecondary educational institution.

Number of places

§ 3. The number of incoming students shall be set at 15 for the 2018/2019 academic year.

Admissions Procedure

General provisions

§ 4. (1) Places in the incoming class shall be awarded in the framework of an admissions procedure, whose prerequisite shall be participation in the online application process (§ 5.). The points relevant for ranking shall be determined according to the number of points achieved on the aptitude test (§ 7.).

(2) The admissions procedure shall take place once a year prior to the start of the winter semester. Enrolment in the master’s programme shall take place only during the 2018/2019 winter semester following successful completion of the admissions procedure and after the other requirements for admission (§§ 63ff UG) have been fulfilled.

(3) Any costs incurred by the applicants through participation in the admissions procedure are the sole responsibility of the applicants and are not subject to reimbursement.

Online Application

§ 5. (1) During the application period from 2 May 2018 to 6 June 2018, 1 p.m., applicants may apply for a place in the incoming class exclusively via a web-based form available through the home page of the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna. Other application methods (e.g., email, fax, telephone or similar) and also online applications received prior to the beginning of the application period or after the application deadline are inadmissible and will not be considered. An extension of the application period is ruled out.

(2) Applicants may apply to only one of the master’s degree programmes at the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna.

(3) In their online applications, applicants are required to include general (personal) information, along with a valid email address. For the purposes of statistics and evaluation, information about applicants’ parents will also be collected. Online applications that are incomplete, untruthful, not in compliance with the instructions for filling out the form or received outside of the application period are invalid and will not be considered; the same applies to prohibited and particularly to fraudulent multiple applications. Requests for improvements shall not be granted.

(4) Should it be necessary for the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna to communicate directly with applicants during the admissions procedure, this shall take place exclusively through the email address indicated in the online application.

Fees

§ 6. (1) The application fee shall be 50 euros. This fee must be received by 13 June 2018. An extension of the deadline is ruled out.

(2) Fees that cannot be ascribed to a particular applicant (e.g. due to a missing or incorrect payment reference or an error on the part of the bank) or insufficient payments shall preclude participation in the admissions procedure. Fees received after the payment deadline shall lead to the applicant being disqualified from the admissions procedure and will be refunded by the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna.

(3) If applicants, despite a successful online application, do not show up for the aptitude test (§ 7.) or if the admissions process is discontinued as set forth in § 7. para. 2, there shall be no entitlement for a refund of the application fee.

Aptitude Test

§ 7. (1) The aptitude test shall be administered exclusively in the English language and shall consist of 60 subject-specific questions pertaining to the course of studies. The test duration is 90 minutes.

(2) Scheduled to take place from 25 to 29 June 2018, the aptitude test must be completed in person by applicants who submitted a successful online application (§ 5.) by the deadline and paid the fee correctly (§ 6.). Should the number of participants for the aptitude test be less than the number of places allocated for the master’s programme (§ 3.), the aptitude test may be cancelled. The aptitude test is not an examination in the sense of §§ 72ff UG.

(3) The subject matter for subject-matter-specific questions pertaining to the course of studies shall be posted on the home page of the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna and the learning materials made available at the library of the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna.

(4) The aptitude test shall take place only on the dates announced in due course on the home page of the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna. Applicants who show up late or do not show up at all on the dates announced shall be disqualified from the application procedure and admission to the master’s programme will not be possible.

(5) Applicants must present official photo identification (valid passport, driver’s license etc.) as proof of identity.

(6) The identity of the aptitude test participant must be determined prior to the start of the aptitude test via the official photo identification brought by the applicant. Should an unequivocal positive identification not be possible, invigilators shall not permit the applicant to participate in the aptitude test.

(7) Aptitude test participants who interfere with the orderly administration of the test may be warned by the test proctor and, in cases of severe or multiple infringements, may be excluded from the remainder of the test. In such a case, the applicant shall be disqualified from the admissions procedure.

(8) Applicants who attempt to influence their test results through dishonest means may be warned by the test proctor and, in cases of severe or multiple infringements, may be excluded from the remainder of the test. Dishonest means are, in particular, the use of prohibited resources, the use of cameras, mobile phones, PDAs or other electronic devices during the test or continuing to work on a section of the test outside of the allotted time. Should aptitude test participants be excluded from the remainder of the test due to the employment of dishonest means or the employment of dishonest means be determined after completion of the aptitude test, the applicant shall be disqualified from the admissions procedure.

Ranking and Acceptance

§ 8. (1) Applicants are ranked sequentially according to the number of points achieved throughout the admissions process. The available places shall be awarded to the applicants with the highest number of points, respectively. In case of a tie, preference will be given to whichever gender is under‑represented. If there is still a tie, the decision shall be made by drawing lots.

(2) The announcement of the results of the admissions process shall occur at the same time as the publication of the rankings. Successful applicants (according to the stipulations) shall be notified in writing by email and by post sent to the addresses disclosed during the admissions process. This notification shall also include the formal steps that are necessary and thus required for admission.

(3) Should a designated place not be personally claimed by fulfilment of the next formal steps in the admissions process within 15 calendar days of the written notice, any claim on that place in the incoming class shall be rendered void and the spot offered to the next applicant in the ranking sequence.

(4) Relinquishing the designated place in the incoming class after admission or payment of the tuition fees, inasmuch as payable, shall not constitute grounds for reimbursement of the tuition fees.

§ 9. (1) Only those applicants who have been awarded a place in the incoming class as a result of the admissions procedure may enrol in the master’s degree programme. Enrolment then takes place within the prescribed deadline for claiming a place in the framework of the general enrolment period for the 2018/2019 winter semester at the Student Services department of the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, Veterinärplatz 1, 1210 Vienna. At this time, all the required conditions and documents necessary for enrolment will be examined. Apart from this, enrolment is subject to the curriculum as well as to the stipulations of the Universities Act 2002 in the version currently in force.

(2) Enrolment of applicants who have gone through the admissions procedure but were not awarded a place is not permissible.

Repeated Participation in the Admissions Process

§ 10. Applicants who were not awarded a place in the incoming class for an academic year or were not admitted to a master’s degree programme may reapply for admission during the following academic year. Ranking (§ 8.) will be determined exclusively by the result achieved through the admissions procedure in that particular academic year. If the admissions procedure is repeated, it must be completed in its entirety every time.

Entry into Force

§ 11. This directive shall enter into force on the day after its publication in the bulletin (Mitteilungsblatt).

Download document 19 Directive by the Office of the Rector of the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna on the restrictions on admission to the Master’s Programme Comparative Biomedicine – Infection Biomedicine and Tumour Signalling Pathways and on the admissions procedure in the academic year 2018/2019 (PDF, 144 KB) 19

For the Office of the Rector:
Ao. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Petra Winter

 

 

Directive by the Office of the Rector of the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna on the restrictions on admission to the Interdisciplinary Master’s Programme in Human-Animal Interactions and on the admissions procedure in the academic year 2018/2019

At its meeting on 8 November 2017, the Office of the Rector of the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna—pursuant to the opinion expressed by the Senate and pursuant to § 71d and § 63a para. 8 in conjunction with § 63 of the Universities Act (Universitätsgesetz, UG), Federal Law Gazette I, No. 120/2002 in the current version—agreed on the following directive on the admissions procedure for and on the restrictions on admission to the Interdisciplinary Master’s Programme in Human-Animal Interactions, which was approved by the University Council on 06.12.2017:

Preamble

Pursuant to § 71d UG, admission to the Interdisciplinary Master’s Programme in Human-Animal Interactions shall be restricted through an admissions procedure conducted prior to enrolment. At the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, the Interdisciplinary Master’s Programme in Human-Animal Interactions is offered exclusively in the English language. Also pursuant to § 63a para. 8 UG, for master’s degree programmes that are offered only in a foreign language, the Office of the Rector can determine the number of incoming students and set forth admissions procedures governing acceptance.

Thus, pursuant to the opinion expressed by the Senate and following authorization by the University Council, the Office of the Rector stipulates the following admissions procedure prior to enrolment:

General Provisions

Scope of Application

§ 1. (1) The regulation about the admissions procedure shall be applicable to all applicants to the Interdisciplinary Master’s Programme in Human-Animal Interactions at the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna. All applicants seeking admission to this programme, regardless of their nationalities, have to complete the admissions procedure. Admission of applicants shall take place exclusively at the beginning of the 2018/2019 academic year.

(2) Places in the incoming class shall be awarded pursuant to § 71d and § 63a para. 8 UG through an admissions procedure conducted prior to enrolment.

§ 2. (1) For enrolment, the successful completion of admissions procedure prior to enrolment is mandatory, in addition to requirements for the general and special university entrance qualification pursuant to §§ 64 UG.

(2) Pursuant to § 64 para. 3 UG, admission to a master’s degree programme is conditional upon the successful completion of a relevant bachelor’s degree programme, university of applied sciences bachelor’s degree programme, or other equivalent programme at a recognized domestic or foreign postsecondary educational institution.

Number of places

§ 3. The number of incoming students shall be set at 20 for the 2018/2019 academic year.

Admissions Procedure

General provisions

§ 4. (1) Places in the incoming class shall be awarded in the framework of an admissions procedure, whose prerequisite shall be participation in the online application process (§ 5.). The points relevant for ranking shall be determined according to the number of points achieved on the aptitude test (§ 7.).

(2) The admissions procedure shall take place once a year prior to the start of the winter semester. Enrolment in the master’s programme shall take place only during the 2018/2019 winter semester following successful completion of the admissions procedure and after the other requirements for admission (§§ 63ff UG) have been fulfilled.

(3) Any costs incurred by the applicants through participation in the admissions procedure are the sole responsibility of the applicants and are not subject to reimbursement.

Online Application

§ 5. (1) During the application period from 2 May 2018 to 6 June 2018, 1 p.m., applicants may apply for a place in the incoming class exclusively via a web-based form available through the home page of the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna. Other application methods (e.g., email, fax, telephone or similar) and also online applications received prior to the beginning of the application period or after the application deadline are inadmissible and will not be considered. An extension of the application period is ruled out.

(2) Applicants may apply to only one of the master’s degree programmes at the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna.

(3) In their online applications, applicants are required to include general (personal) information, along with a valid email address. For the purposes of statistics and evaluation, information about applicants’ parents will also be collected. Online applications that are incomplete, untruthful, not in compliance with the instructions for filling out the form or received outside of the application period are invalid and will not be considered; the same applies to prohibited and particularly to fraudulent multiple applications. Requests for improvements shall not be granted.

(4) Should it be necessary for the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna to communicate directly with applicants during the admissions procedure, this shall take place exclusively through the email address indicated in the online application.

Fees

§ 6. (1) The application fee shall be 50 euros. This fee must be received by 13 June 2018. An extension of the deadline is ruled out.

(2) Fees that cannot be ascribed to a particular applicant (e.g. due to a missing or incorrect payment reference or an error on the part of the bank) or insufficient payments shall preclude participation in the admissions procedure. Fees received after the payment deadline shall lead to the applicant being disqualified from the admissions procedure and will be refunded by the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna.

(3) If applicants, despite a successful online application, do not show up for the aptitude test (§ 7.) or if the admissions process is discontinued as set forth in § 7. para. 2, there shall be no entitlement for a refund of the application fee.

Aptitude Test

§ 7. (1) The aptitude test shall be administered exclusively in the English language and shall consist of 70 subject-specific questions pertaining to the course of studies. The test duration is 105 minutes. The aptitude test is structured as follows:

  • 20 questions from Comparative Cognition,
  • 20 questions from Comparative Medicine,
  • 20 questions from Animal Welfare
  • 10 questions from Ethics.

(2) Scheduled to take place from 25 to 29 June 2018, the aptitude test must be completed in person by applicants who submitted a successful online application (§ 5.) by the deadline and paid the fee correctly (§ 6.). Should the number of participants for the aptitude test be less than the number of places allocated for the master’s programme (§ 3.), the aptitude test may be cancelled. The aptitude test is not an examination in the sense of §§ 72ff UG.

(3) The subject matter for subject-matter-specific questions pertaining to the course of studies shall be posted on the home page of the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna and the learning materials made available at the library of the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna.

(4) The aptitude test shall take place only on the dates announced in due course on the home page of the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna. Applicants who show up late or do not show up at all on the dates announced shall be disqualified from the application procedure and admission to the master’s programme will not be possible.

(5) Applicants must present official photo identification (valid passport, driver’s license etc.) as proof of identity.

(6) The identity of the aptitude test participant must be determined prior to the start of the aptitude test via the official photo identification brought by the applicant. Should an unequivocal positive identification not be possible, invigilators shall not permit the applicant to participate in the aptitude test.

(7) Aptitude test participants who interfere with the orderly administration of the test may be warned by the test proctor and, in cases of severe or multiple infringements, may be excluded from the remainder of the test. In such a case, the applicant shall be disqualified from the admissions procedure.

(8) Applicants who attempt to influence their test results through dishonest means may be warned by the test proctor and, in cases of severe or multiple infringements, may be excluded from the remainder of the test. Dishonest means are, in particular, the use of prohibited resources, the use of cameras, mobile phones, PDAs or other electronic devices during the test or continuing to work on a section of the test outside of the allotted time. Should aptitude test participants be excluded from the remainder of the test due to the employment of dishonest means or the employment of dishonest means be determined after completion of the aptitude test, the applicant shall be disqualified from the admissions procedure.

Ranking and Acceptance

§ 8. (1) Applicants are ranked sequentially according to the number of points achieved throughout the admissions process. The available places shall be awarded to the applicants with the highest number of points, respectively. In case of a tie, preference will be given to whichever gender is under‑represented. If there is still a tie, the decision shall be made by drawing lots.

(2) The announcement of the results of the admissions process shall occur at the same time as the publication of the rankings. Successful applicants (according to the stipulations) shall be notified in writing by email and by post sent to the addresses disclosed during the admissions process. This notification shall also include the formal steps that are necessary and thus required for admission.

(3) Should a designated place not be personally claimed by fulfilment of the next formal steps in the admissions process within 15 calendar days of the written notice, any claim on that place in the incoming class shall be rendered void and the spot offered to the next applicant in the ranking sequence.

(4) Relinquishing the designated place in the incoming class after admission or payment of the tuition fees, inasmuch as payable, shall not constitute grounds for reimbursement of the tuition fees.

§ 9. (1) Only those applicants who have been awarded a place in the incoming class as a result of the admissions procedure may enrol in the master’s degree programme. Enrolment then takes place within the prescribed deadline for claiming a place in the framework of the general enrolment period for the 2018/2019 winter semester at the Student Services department of the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, Veterinärplatz 1, 1210 Vienna. At this time, all the required conditions and documents necessary for enrolment will be examined (see also general information about the enrolment procedure on the web site of the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna). Apart from this, enrolment is subject to the curriculum as well as to the stipulations of the Universities Act 2002 in the version currently in force.

(2) Enrolment of applicants who have gone through the admissions procedure but were not awarded a place is not permissible.

Repeated Participation in the Admissions Process

§ 10. Applicants who were not awarded a place in the incoming class for an academic year or were not admitted to a master’s degree programme may reapply for admission during the following academic year. Ranking (§ 8.) will be determined exclusively by the result achieved through the admissions procedure in that particular academic year. If the admissions procedure is repeated, it must be completed in its entirety every time.

Entry into Force

§ 11. This directive shall enter into force on the day after its publication in the bulletin (Mitteilungsblatt).

Download document Directive by the Office of the Rector of the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna on the restrictions on admission to the Interdisciplinary Master’s Programme in Human-Animal Interactions and on the admissions procedure in the academic year 2018/2019 (PDF, 144 KB) 20

 

For the Office of the Rector:
Ao. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Petra Winter

 

Admissions procedure for the diploma study Veterinary Medicine and the bachelor studies Equine Science and Biomedicine and Biotechnology

(Updated on: 13.12.2017)

detailed explanation of the admissions procedure for the diploma study Veterinary Medicine and the bachelor studies Equine Science and Biomedicine and Biotechnology for the academic year 2018/2019 was published in the University Gazette dated 13.12.2017 21 (only in German).

 

Admission for Studies

(Updated on 09.08.2018)

Ranking lists Diploma Programme Veterinary Medicine and Bachelor Programme Biomedicine and Biotechnology for 2018/2019.

If you have got any further questions concerning admission and application, please write an e-mail.