University Preparation Programme


University Preparation Programme

The Viennese University Preparation Program (Vorstudienlehrgang der Wiener Universitäten or VWU) is a joint program of the following public universities in Vienna:

  • University of Vienna
  • Vienna University of Technology
  • WU Vienna University of Economics and Business
  • University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences
  • Medical University of Vienna
  • University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna

The Viennese University Preparation Programme is conducted by the Austrian Exchange Service (ÖAD).
The programme provides university preparatory courses for international students who have been admitted to a university in Vienna but do not have a sufficient command of German and/or need to take supplementary examinations in specific disciplines (e.g., mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology) to augment their secondary school leaving certificates. It offers intensive courses to prepare students for the German Examination and/or other supplementary examinations (Ergänzungsprüfungen). These examinations are administered by VWU on behalf of Vienna's universities. You can find out more about the programme at www.vwu.at.