Courses and Lessons

Courses and Instruction

We offer courses in

  • German as a foreign language
  • English
  • Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History, Geography (language of instruction is German)

Topics and skills

The topics presented in the courses and the skills to be acquired are defined in module descriptions (texts in German):

More information (available in German only) on content, courses and exams in mathematics, physics, biology and geography can be found on

Course Scheme and Rules

For German courses there are 5 course levels - see course system. After a placement test the students are placed in the course corresponding to their level of German language proficiency. There are multinational classes of approx. 20 students.

For attending the VWU certain rules (text in German) apply.


Academically qualified lecturers teach according to

Semester basis

Like at universities each course lasts one semester (320-350 lessons/24 lessons per week in the German courses at VWU directly, 320 lessons with cooperation partners):

  • Winter semester: October to February
  • Summer semester: March to June


All students are enrolled as non degree-programme students (außerordentliche Studierende) at their universities while they study at the VWU. They have the status of university students and have a student identity card of their university.

Downloads to courses (German only)

University Preparation Programme of the Vienna Universities

+43 1 319 99 91

Sechshauser Straße 33A
1150 Vienna

Office hours

The office is closed from Apr 15 to Apr 23, 2019!

Mon–Thu: 8.00 am–1.00 pm, Fri: 8.00 am–12.00 noon

How to get to us:

metro lines U4, U6 - station Längenfeldgasse (5 minutes walk via Stiegergasse to Sechshauserstraße) or
bus lines 12A, 57A - stop Stiegergasse

Important documents


The Preparation Programme does not provide accommodation, so please check the OeAD housing office for further information.