Why are the courses not linked with the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)?

Courses of the Preparation Programme prepare for the supplementary examination that tests the language skills needed to successfully complete your studies at a Viennese university. These skills cannot be described by the CEFR. You can find details to course levels in the Preparation Programme here.

Can I choose my course times?

You will be allocated a course that corresponds to your language skills. But we are happy to try and accommodate your preferred times.

How often do I have to attend the course?

The courses take place on Mondays to Fridays. You will receive a detailed schedule at the beginning of the semester. You must attend at least 70% of course lessons each semester.

What is a ‘bonus test’?

Progress tests can also be called bonus tests. If you pass these tests during the semester, you will only have to pass a speaking test at the end of the semester and will be excused from the written part of the test.

Where can I buy the textbooks for my course?

In any bookshop or on the internet.