Studying without a general university entrance qualification

People without a general university entrance qualification (secondary school-leaving certificate/equivalent qualification) can also obtain admission to a regular degree programme at an Austrian university or college by taking a university entrance qualification examination. Depending on the desired degree programme, university entrance qualification examinations usually comprise five partial examinations and can only be taken at universities. This means that even if you wish to study at a university of applied sciences, you must pass the university entrance examination in advance.

All university entrance examinations which include partial examinations in mathematics and English at the “Mathematics 1” and “Modern Foreign Languages 2” levels are accepted for the bachelor degree programmes at Ferdinand Porsche FernFH. Further information on the university entrance qualification examinations can be obtained from the relevant universities; please find an excerpt from the Austrian universities below.

Note for people with relevant professional qualifications:

If you have an appropriate professional qualification for the relevant Bachelor degree programme, you do not need a university entrance qualification examination, you just need additional qualification examinations in mathematics and English. There are two-month preparation courses at FernFH (in July and August before the beginning of each autumn semester – in the form of distance learning programme, of course), including a final examination at FernFH. The access courses are available on our Public Campus.

Successful completion of qualification examinations entitles you to admission to a Bachelor degree programme at Ferdinand Porsche FernFH - Distance-Learning University of Applied Sciences, but this does not qualify you for admission to other universities or colleges.

Further information on the qualification examinations can be obtained as part of the entrance procedure.