Pursuant to § 90 of the Universities Act 2002 (Universitätsgesetz 2002), nostrification is the recognition of a foreign university degree as being comparable to the completion of an Austrian university degree program. Through nostrification, the foreign degree is declared to be equivalent to an Austrian university degree. The holder is then also entitled to use an Austrian academic title.
Where do I apply for nostrification?
An application for nostrification must be submitted to an Austrian university at which it is possible to complete the degree program corresponding to the foreign degree. It is not permitted to submit the same application for nostrification to more than one university simultaneously or to re-submit an application that has been withdrawn or rejected to another university or institution of higher education.
The following degree programs are currently available at Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration (WU):
Bachelor's program in Business, Economics and Social Sciences
Bachelor´s program in Business Law
Master´s program in Business Education
Submitting an application
Please submit the following documents, both the original documents and copies thereof, with your application:
Evidence confirming the status/quality of the recognized foreign post-secondary educational institution
Information on the completed academic program, as detailed as possible (e.g. examination certificates, syllabi, curricula, scientific papers, etc.)
Certification of the conferment of an academic title or the successful completion of an academic degree program
Evidence confirming the necessity of the nostrification in order to practice a profession or continue professional training in Austria
PLEASE NOTE: Documents in foreign languages must be legalized and submitted as certified translations -> Legalization and translation of documents
The nostrification fee is currently € 150.00 and must be paid in advance. The fee is forfeited if the application is rejected or withdrawn.