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Language & University

(c) University of Vienna

The Language Center offers (prospective) students of all study programs, university employees and alumni a wide range of general and specialised courses at various levels of proficiency, in more than thirty languages. Students and scientists can thus be prepared for participation in exchange programs and for international research cooperation; furthermore, prospective students of non-German language background can prepare for their studies at various Austrian universities. The offer includes numerous European languages, as well as several Asian languages. Preparation courses for standard international language tests and the organisation of these language tests round off the range of services offered by the Language Center.

Passing-mark Language Center certificates result in the granting of ECTS points. The ultimate decision regarding recognition (or non-recognition) lies with your university’s or institutes’ Study Program Administration (Studienprogrammleitung).

Foreign Language courses for students & university employees


Students of all Austrian universities and employees of the University of Vienna benefit from discounts on foreign language course fees.

Learn German prior admission to the university


These courses and examinations are open to everyone over the age of 16.

Learn German with admission to the university - NEW!


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