The admission letter will be issued to you by the Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt after you have registered for a normal university degree course. If you have any questions about admissions, please contact the Admissions and Examinations Office in the main building (“Z”).
The preparatory course program for supplementary examinations (VAAU) at the University of Klagenfurt has the purpose of preparing international university applicants for the supplementary examination of German language competence (Art. 63 par. 10 – 10b of the 2002 University Law) as well as supplementary exams in other disciplines (Art. 64 par. 2) and to administer these tests.
The course program preparing for the supplementary German exam provides the language skills required to make successful progress in university studies, as set out in Art. 63 par. 10 – 10b. The courses preparing candidates for exams in other subject matters focus on the essential contents and standards of the Austrian school leaving exams, so as to guarantee that candidates have achieved a level equivalent to that of the national school leaving certificate, as foreseen by Art. 64 par. 2 of the University Law.
At the University of Klagenfurt, German language skills at level B2/b according to CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) or – for certain study programs – at level C1 are required for regular studies. Your admission letter indicates how much time you have to reach the required level:
- 3 semesters if level B2/b is required;
4 semesters if you also have to take other supplementary exams.
- 4 semesters if the required level is C1;
5 semesters if you also have to take other supplementary exams.
- 3 semesters if you have to take other supplementary exams only.
You can read the full text of the VAAU curriculum here.
Other Supplementary Subjects
In addition to the supplementary discipline “German”, the pre-study-program includes five additional subjects:
- English (attend face-to-face seminars OR prepare in self-study)
- Geography (prepare in self-study for the exam; no seminars offered; study material via Moodle)
- History (prepare in self-study for the exam; no seminars offered but a video and study material via Moodle)
- Mathematics (attend ftf seminars in German language (!) OR prepare in self-study)
- Physics (prepare in self-study for the exam; no seminars offered but a video and study material via Moodle)
In order to be admitted to the seminars (there are face-to-face seminars offered for English and Mathematics only), you must have sufficient knowledge of the language of instruction so that you can fully follow the respective lesson. It is therefore necessary to plan well in which semester you can or would like to attend which courses. You can find more information about the courses here.
If you decide to attend the seminars instead of sitting the exam only, please note that the first parts of English and Mathematics start in the winter semester! It is therefore not possible to start with the respective 2nd part in the summer semester!
Fees: € 110.00 per additional subject and semester. If you only wish to take the supplementary examination without taking seminars, the fee is still € 110.00 per attempt and subject.
Dates + Deadlines: Winter Semester 2023/24
Registration (subject to availability of course places):
Sept 18 – 29, 2023; Monday to Friday 9 – 12 a.m.
Placement test (for registered participants only!):
Monday, October 2, 2023 at 9 a.m.
October 2, 2023 – January 26, 2024 (varies by module)
For information on the precise deadlines and admission requirements, please refer to the website of the Admissions and Examinations Office at the University of Klagenfurt. Here you will find the dates of holidays, days when there are no lessons or exams, and information about registration periods and extensions for the respective academic year.
All persons from the age of 17 can be admitted, provided that there are enough free course places available. Please note that only one module can be attended in a semester. Registration must be made within the specified registration deadlines, Monday to Friday 9 to 12 pm in the language course office, service building, 2nd floor, room O.2.04.
If possible, try to complete the registration already in the first two weeks of the scheduled period. It is not possible to “reserve” a place in a course for the following semester with an instructor. Registration and payment(s) must be completed before the semester starts. There is a limited number of places available in each course. It may therefore happen that the course that suits you is booked, even if you come to register before the deadline. We keep waiting lists within the registration deadlines. Students who are on the list will be informed in the event a place becomes free.
If you register for the first time, the following steps are necessary. Please read the instructions carefully. This will save you and us a lot of queries and unnecessary correspondence.
For subsequent registration – which must be done in person only if you have interrupted for one or more semesters – you will need: