Language Exams & Exam Preparation

In addition to its extensive range of courses, the Language Center of the University of Vienna also offers examinations. Within the framework of German courses, learners can take the ÖSD examination (Austrian Language Certificate ÖSD – Österreichisches Sprachdiplom Deutsch – levels A1 to C2).

As part of the foreign language services offered, clients can choose between the following examinations: language competency examinations (e.g. for Erasmus) and the university entrance qualification examination for English.

Additionally, the Language Center offers preparation courses for standard English certificate examinations like CAE (Cambridge Advanced English) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System). While the Language Center organises these preparation courses, the examinations are conducted at the British Council.



Austrian Language Certificate ÖSD [österreichisches Sprachdiplom Deutsch] examinations can be taken at the Language Center four times a year (in November, January, April and July). If necessary, further dates will be offered. Registration for the ÖSD examination can be carried out directly through our website (minimum age: 16). 


Foreign Languages

Language Competency Examinations

The offer addresses all individuals who require a language competency certificate for Erasmus, or other purposes.

Language Competency Examinations

Preparation Courses for English and Latin

The Language Center of the University of Vienna offers preparation courses for a number of internationally recognized, standard English language examinations as well as preparation courses for the Latin supplementary exam ("Latinum"). Participation in these courses does not necessarily entail taking the respective examinations.


University Entrance Qualification Examination for English

The prerequisite for taking this examination is a letter of admission [Zulassungsbescheid] issued by the University of Vienna. The Language Center organises the University Entrance Qualification Examination for English four times a year. 

University Entrance Exam English