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Studying Without a Secondary School Leaving Certificate - University Entrance Qualification Exam

Would you like to study but do not have a secondary school leaving certificate? Then take the university entrance qualification exam for degree programmes at TU Graz and Montanuniversität Leoben!

Degree Programme Groups

Registering for the University Entrance Qualification Exam

Content

Registering for Examination Subjects

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Information and Advice

Registration Office
Rechbauerstraße 12/I
8010 Graz
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Andrea JAUK
Phone: +43 316 873 6149
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Degree Programme Groups

You will receive the general university entrance qualification for one of the following degree programme groups:

  • Engineering sciences programmes
  • Natural sciences programmes
  • Teacher education programmes

After passing the university entrance qualification exam, you can enrol in any degree programme in the degree programme group at any Austrian university offering the programme.

Engineering Sciences Programmes

  • Applied Geosciences (Montanuniversität Leoben)
  • Architecture
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical and Process Engineering
  • Civil Engineering and Construction Management
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering and Audio Engineering
  • Geodesy
  • Industrial Energy Technology (Montanuniversität Leoben)
  • Industrial Environmental Protection and Process Engineering (Montanuniversität Leoben)
  • Industrial Logistics (Montanuniversität Leoben)
  • Information and Computer Engineering
  • International Study Program in Petroleum Engineering (Montanuniversität Leoben)
  • Material Science (Montanuniversität Leoben)
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering (Montanuniversität Leoben)
  • Mechanical Engineering and Business Economics
  • Metallurgy (Montanuniversität Leoben)
  • Mineral Resources Engineering (Montanuniversität Leoben)
  • Polymer Engineering and Science (Montanuniversität Leoben)
  • Recycling (Montanuniversität Leoben)
  • Software Engineering and Management

Natural Sciences Programmes

  • Chemistry
  • Geosciences
  • Mathematics
  • Molecular Biology
  • Physics
  • Environmental Systems Sciences / Natural Sciences-Technology

Teacher Education Programme

  • Bachelor Programme for Teacher Education for Secondary Schools (General Education), Subject Computer Science
  • Bachelor Programme for Teacher Education for Secondary Schools (General Education), Subject Descriptive Geometry

Registering for the University Entrance Qualification Exam

You can take the university entrance qualification exam if you

  • are aged 20 or above;
  • are an EU or EEA citizen or belong to a group of persons in accordance with the Regulation on Eligible Groups of Persons (Personengruppenverordnung), and
  • can provide proof of a successful vocational or non-vocational preparatory education for your preferred degree programme.

You can register for the university entrance qualification exam with the application form for admission (in German: Antrag auf Zulassung zur Studienberechtigungsprüfung) in person or by post to the TU Graz Registration Office.

Procedure

  1. Fill out the application form for admission (in German: Antrag auf Zulassung zur Studienberechtigungsprüfung) completely.
  2. In addition, you require the following documents in the original or as a certified copy:

    • your certificate of citizenship or passport;
    • proof of your preparatory education, and
    • your curriculum vitae, including, in particular, your previous education.

  3. Submit your application and all the documents in person or by post to the TU Graz Registration Office.
  4. The Vice Rector for Academic Affairs will make the decision on your admission by means of an assessment by division heads appointed by the faculty.
  5. You will receive a notice of the decision.

Content

You complete five individual examinations:

  • a written assignment on a general topic;
  • three compulsory subjects, and
  • one elective subject from the area of the degree programme for which you are applying.

You can find the compulsory subjects for each degree programme group and the examination methods in the annex to the Regulations of the Rectorate on the university entrance qualification exam (in German:Verordnung des Rektorates über die Studienberechtigungsprüfung).

Preparation

You can revise independently for the university entrance qualification exam or attend a preparatory course.

The University of Graz offers a preparatory course for the university entrance qualification exam.

Registering for Examination Subjects

Register before the relevant deadline at the TU Graz Registration Office for one or several examination subjects.

Written assignment on a general topic

This examination takes place at the University of Graz. You can find the examination dates on the University of Graz website.
Please send your registration for the examination by email to the TU Graz Registration Office.

Compulsory subjects

You can send your registration for a compulsory subject by email to the TU Graz Registration Office until the deadline for the relevant examination period.

Elective subject

Please arrange the date for the elective subject examination directly with the examiner for the elective subject. Please then inform the TU Graz Registration Office by email of your examination date.

Examination Periods

WINTER SEMESTER 2019/2020

1st examination period: 16 September to 7 October 2019
Registration deadline: 30 August 2019

2nd examination period: 13 January to 27 January 2020
Registration deadline: 27 December 2019

 

SUMMER SEMESTER 2020

1st examination period: 2 March to 16 March 2020
Registration deadline: 14 February 2020

2nd examination period: 15 June to 29 June 2020
Registration deadline: 29 May 2020

Retaking Examinations

You can retake each of the five individual examinations twice, i.e. you can take the examination three times in total. The second retake is an examination before a committee.

Recognition

It is possible for other examinations that you have already passed to be recognised. You can find further information in the Regulation by the Rectorate of TU Graz on the university entrance qualification exam (in German: Verordnung des Rektorates über die Studienberechtigungsprüfung).

 

University Entrance Qualification Certificate

When you have passed all five examination subjects, you will receive a university entrance qualification certificate for the relevant degree programme group.

You can enrol in any degree programme in the degree programme group at any Austrian university offering the programme.

Source: TU Graz