General Information – Recognition of Examinations, professional experiences etc.

Summer break

The SSC and International Support will be closed from 15 July 2024 to 18 August 2024.

We will not accept applications for recognition during this time (the respective buttons in the servicedesk will be deactivated during this period). Please submit applications via the service desk again starting Monday, 19 August 2024.

E-mail requests and existing applications for recognitions will be processed during the break, but there may be delays.

We wish you a joyful holiday season!
Your SSC Team

For a recognition of examinations, the examinations taken have to correspond to the examination performance specified in the curriculum according to content, workload and mode of examination to a large extent.

Information Büro Studienpräses:


Please check the equivalence of the examinations in advance on your own using curricula, our online course directory u:find (detailed course description) and information provided on the departments’ webpages. 

The responsible Directorate of Studies ultimately decides on the recognition of examinations. A valid admission must already be available when the application is submitted.

Special recognitions:

Not recognisable:

  • Already recognised achievements – only the original examination can be recognised.
  • Requirement courses – If requirement courses have been prescribed within the scope of the admission procedure to the Master's degree programmes, these must be completed at the faculty.
  • Examinations that you take in a non-degree programme.

Submission of recognition

Please submit your application via the ticket system Anerkennungen Wirtschaftswissenschaften  ("Recognitions Business, Economics & Statistics") at the service desk of the University of Vienna:

Attention! Please take the following into account in advance:

  • Only correct and complete applications for recognition will be forwarded to the Director of Studies (SPL) for review. Otherwise, the application must be rejected on formal grounds.
  • The documents submitted (transcripts of records, course descriptions) must be of an official nature. You can also send links to official sites (in English or in German). Self-compiled or copied descriptions will not be accepted.
  • Communication involving personal data is only possible via the ticket system connected to your u:account. E-mails/answers from private addresses will not ge be processed or answered.
  • Please submit only one application for all examinations at one institution (University of Vienna, WU Vienna, external university).

Download form

If one form is not enough, please upload additional forms in the ticket-system according to the courses.

standardised recognition

You will find below lists of equivalences to exam credits already approved in advance by the study program director.

Submission via Servicedesk of the University of Vienna - Anerkennungen Wirtschaftswissenschaften

In this case, no content information needs to be sent along.



completed extension curricula from prior study programme

If you have already completed an extension curriculum in full as part of a Bachelor's degree programme at the University of Vienna and would like to have this EC recognised for a further Bachelor's degree programme, please refer to the extension curriculum to see whether it may be used for the desired degree programme. The Directorate of Studies of the main study is responsible for the recognition of the entire EC. No registration via u:space is required for the recognition of a completed EC. Please use the form "Anerkennung innerhalb der Universität Wien" an note in the commentary field, that it has to be a recogition for the completed EC.

Covid-19: Recognition of support work

Recognition of activities, provided that they are comparable to the internships required in the curriculum, is permissible (e.g. internships in nursing science, provided that work was done in the nursing field).
Support activities can be recognised for the alternative extension or elective courses. These recognitions cannot replace compulsory courses! No subject-related internships and/or modules for individual specialisation may be replaced by the recognition of activities related to COVID-19. If you are unsure which module of your curriculum may be used for recognition, please contact your director of studies or the SSC.

The starting date and time frame of the activity are relevant for recognition.

Activities accepted as related to COVID-19 include community service, military service, hospital service, nursing service and transport service of persons in need of care, service in water or electricity supply, care of minors in public institutions, harvest assistance, sale of food, etc.

Please use the form on the website of the Studienpräses:

Recognition of 4 ECTS points per month of support work is possible. The calculation key for the recognition is as follows:

Hours per month

ECTS points

Recognition possible?

0 – 15 hours

0 ECTS points


16 – 25 hours

1 ECTS point


26 – 50 hours

2 ECTS points


51 – 75 hours

3 ECTS points


from 76 hours

4 ECTS points


Examinations taken abroad

If you have taken examinations/gained experience abroad while you have been enrolled at the University of Vienna, you find the relevant information on the web page of the International Support.

Taking examinations that are not offered by the University of Vienna

If a compulsory or elective course of your curriculum is not offered at the University of Vienna, you have the possibility to complete this course at another university institution. However, BEFORE completing this course, you must submit an application for pre-approval to your study program director. Pre-approval is not required for pure electives (Alternate Extension), as the offer to complete the module is broadly available here in any case.

Form: Vorausgenehmigung
submit to:



Nostrification (recognition of foreign degrees)

Nostrification stands for the recognition of a foreign degree as an Austrian one. Through nostrification, the foreign degree is declared to be equivalent to an Austrian university degree. The holder is then also entitled to use an Austrian academic title.

Detailed information is available on the website of the the Office of the Studienpräses.

Initial contact in the Office of the Studienpräses:
Claudia Fritz-Larott
Office of the Studienpräses
University of Vienna
1010 Vienna, Universitätsring 1
Phone: + 43- 1-4277-12154
Fax: +43-1-4277-12159