Proof of Language Proficiency
For admission to a German-taught program at WU, you need not till winter term 2018/19 to provide proof of German skills at the C1 level or higher (for more information on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, please see: http://www.europaeischer-referenzrahmen.de/sprachniveau.php)
Please include documents supporting your proficiency in German with your application for admission.
The following certificates are accepted as proof of proficiency in German:
C1 from the Österreichisches Sprachdiplom Deutsch (ÖSD) ·
Supplementary examination in German from the Vienna University Preparation Program (VWU)
Goethe Zertifikat C1 or higher from the Goethe Institute
German as a school leaving certificate subject
A degree from a German-taught academic program at least 3 years in duration
Deutsches Sprachdiplom - Zweite Stufe from the German Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs
TestDaF (level TDN 4 in all subtests)
DSH-2 (Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang)
University Preparation Program of the Vienna Universities
German courses as part of the Vienna University Preparation Program (VWU) are available exclusively for students planning to enroll in the Bachelor’s Programs in Business Law or Business, Economics and Social Sciences. For more information and how to sign up, please see: www.vwu.at
The Preparation Program is only complete after passing the supplementary examination in German. None of the certificates named above are accepted for recognition in the Preparation Program.
Please note that WU does not offer German courses as part of the Vienna University Preparation Program (VWU) for students planning to enroll in the master’s programs or doctoral programs.
To be admitted to the English-taught Bachelor’s Program in Business and Economics at WU, you must be able to document English skills of level B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Please upload one of the following certificates together with your online application.
The following (valid) certificates documenting sufficient proficiency in English are accepted:
Cambridge English: First (FCE-B2), CAE (Certificate in Advanced English), CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English), BEC Higher (Business English Certificate Higher)
Documentation of the successful completion of secondary school, a bachelor’s program, or a master’s program of at least two year’s duration taught in English, issued by the educational institution
A positive grade in English on the school report preceding the secondary school leaving certificate, or on the leaving certificate, issued by a school in the EU, the EEC, or Switzerland
Documentation proving that English is your first language.
For admission to an English-taught program at WU, you need to provide proof of English skills at the C1 level or higher (for more information on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, please see: http://www.europaeischer-referenzrahmen.de/sprachniveau.php ). Please include one of the certificates listed below with your application for admission.
The following certificates are accepted as proof of proficiency in English (please make sure that your certificate is still valid:
Cambridge English: CAE (Certificate in Advanced English), CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English), BEC Higher (Business English Certificate Higher)
A full English-taught bachelor’s program (at least 3 years) or master’s program (at least 2 years); a confirmation from the university is required to prove that the program was taught in English. Please note that only an exchange semester or year in an English speaking country or with courses taught in English is not sufficient.
English as first language
C1-level certificate issued by a university language center, according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
The certificate has to proof that you took one or more tests to assess your reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. These skills should correspond to level C1 or higher according to the CEFR.
Course transcripts or confirmations about your overall language skills or certain language courses will NOT be accepted as proof of your language skills. If you are not sure whether your language certificate fulfils these criteria, please submit one of the standardized tests mentioned above.
Master’s Program in International Management/CEMS
Please note that special language proficiency requirements apply for the Master’s Program in International Management/CEMS. For details, please see the CEMS website: http://www.cems.org/mim/curriculum/language-graduation-requirements