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German Courses for the University Preparation Programme (VWU)

The Language Center is one of the cooperation partners of the University Preparation Programme of the Vienna Universities (VWU). As cooperation partner, we offer German Courses within the Preparation Programme preparing students for their supplementary examination in German (EPD).

Prerequisites for participants in the VWU-German courses

VWU-German courses are only open to non-degree programme students ("außerordentliche" or "a.o" Studierende).

To register, a valid admission ("Zulassungsbescheid") from one of the following Viennese Universities has to be presented:

  • University of Vienna (UNI Wien)
  • Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration (WU)
  • Vienna University of Technology (TU)
  • Medical University Vienna (MedUni)
  • University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU)
  • University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna (VETMED)


Other German courses at the Language Center are open to the general public; you can find these courses here.

Registration deadlines

Starting in the winter semester of 2016/17, there are different course models for recently admitted students and for those continuing their course. For all non-degree programme students, the new deadlines are in place! Please note that only your first selected date for preregistration will be accepted. Further choices will be canceled!

VWU-New » Information for new students (without student ID)

Who belongs into the category "new student" in the winter term 2017/18?

  • You have admission papers ("Zulassungsbescheid") of a university in Vienna in which the supplementary examination in German (EPD) is prescribed to you.
  • Your proficiency of German is not sufficient to pass a German language exam accepted by your university.
  • You have not received a student ID nor a student ID number yet.

Online Pre-registration: 07.08.2017 – 18.08.2017
Regular enrollment: 21.08. – 01.09.2017

ATTENTION! Registration in person at your university must be completed by September 5, 2017!
Proof of German course-registration is required for registration at your University.

How to register

VWU-New » Continuing students (with student ID)

 Who belongs into the category „VWU-new-Continuing student“ in the winter term 2017/18?

  • You are a non-degree program student ("außerordentlich"),  (in your student record, the VWU program is noted.
  • You started learning German in the winter term 2016/17 (October 2016) or in the summer term 2017 (March 2017) in a VWU-German course.
  • You need another German course to prepare you for the supplementary examination in German (EPD)

Online Pre-registration: 07.08.2017 – 18.08.2017
Regular enrollment: 21.08. – 01.09.2017

A personal re-registration at your university is not possible. Please remember to pay in the student union's fee. ("ÖH-Beitrag")

Steps to register

VWU-Old » transitional regulation for students continuing their course

Who falls into the category "VWU-Old", winter semester 2017/18?

  • You are a non-degree program student ("außerordentlich")
  • You started learning German in a VWU-related course (VWU, ÖOG or Language Center) in or before the summer semester 2016 (March 2016)
  • You have, so far, learned 1 - 3 semesters at maximum and have not passed the supplementary exam in German (EPD). (You have a maximum of four semesters to do so.)

Registration period for non-degree program students in our German semester courses: 22.06.2017 - 05.09.2017

How to register

IMPORTANT NOTICE to all irregular students at the University of Vienna: With immediate effect University of Vienna only accepts the supplementary Exam in German (EDP) for irregular students wanting to switch to their regular degree program. B2/2-certificates of the Sprachenzentrum (Language Center) are still accepted when issued by 30 September 2017.

A personal re-registration at your university is not possible. Please remember to pay in the student union's fee. ("ÖH-Beitrag")