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The MORE pro­gram at WU is in­ten­ded to pre­pare pro­spect­ive stu­dents for a reg­u­lar bach­elor's or mas­ter's pro­gram at WU.

The ap­plic­a­tion period for the sum­mer semester 2018 is Novem­ber 11 until Decem­ber 8, 2017


  • Good Ger­man and/or Eng­lish skills (at least A2)

  • In­terest in a WU de­gree pro­gramm; sec­ond­ary school leav­ing cer­ti­fic­ate

Pro­spect­ive stu­dents who were en­rolled in a de­gree pro­gram in busi­ness or eco­nom­ics in their home coun­try or have com­pleted a de­gree pro­gramm in busi­ness and eco­nomic sciences are given pref­er­ence.

Who can par­ti­cip­ate?

  • Asylum seekers with a res­id­ence en­ti­tle­ment card pur­su­ant to § 51 of the Asylum Act (Asyl­ge­setz, AsylG)

  • People with asylum status

  • People with sub­si­di­ary pro­tec­tion status pur­su­ant to § 52 of the Asylum Act

  • People with tol­er­ated res­id­ence status pur­su­ant to § 46a of the Im­mig­ra­tion Act (Frem­den­pol­izei­ge­setz, FPG)

What does the MORE pro­gram of­fer?

The pro­gram of­fers ser­vices for bet­ter ori­ent­a­tion and in­teg­ra­tion at WU, from your first in­form­a­tion ses­sion on WU's de­gree pro­grams to your time as a reg­u­lar de­gree pro­gram stu­dent. The new con­cept we've ad­op­ted for our MORE ser­vices is based on in­form­a­tion, ori­ent­a­tion and qual­i­fic­a­tion:

  • In­form­a­tion: In­form­a­tion event for people in­ter­ested in study­ing at WU, cov­er­ing the fol­low­ing Top­ics:

    • WU's range of de­gree pro­gram

    • The ad­mis­sion pro­ces

    • What WU ex­pects from MORE can­did­ates / what MORE can­did­ates ex­pect from WU

  • Ad­mis­sion as a non-de­gree pro­gramm stu­dent: You're ad­mit­ted to WU as a non-de­gree pro­gram stu­dent. Your tuitíon fee and Stu­dents' Union (ÖH) dues are waived and you can use the Lan­guage Re­source Center and the WU Uni­versity Lib­rary.

  • Ori­ent­a­tion pro­gram and com­ple­ment­ary activ­it­ies in­clud­ing e.g. guided tours of Cam­pus WU and the WU Uni­versity Lib­rary, use of WU's tools and ser­vices for stu­dents, tips and strategies for study­ing ef­fi­ciently, net­work­ing with other WU stu­dents, possibly MORE pro­gram bud­dies and ment­or­ing ser­vices for ad­vice and guid­ance dur­ing your stud­ies.

  • Qual­i­fic­a­tion:

    • Ger­man courses: im­prov­ing lan­guage skills, in­tens­ive B1/B2-­level Ger­man courses, activ­it­ies to pre­pare for the B2 exam and the de­gree pro­gram. In ad­di­tion, the Lan­guage Re­source Center also of­fers a broad range of ma­ter­i­als and op­por­ti­unit­ies for inde­pend­ent lan­guage learn­ing.

    • IT4Refugees Com­puter courses

    • Law course

    • Op­por­tun­it­ies for at­tend­ing and com­plet­ing courses from WU's reg­u­lar de­gree pro­grams

In­form­a­tion Event

on Novem­ber 22,  10.30 – 11.30 am, Build­ing D4, Ground Floor, D4.0.144

Please sign up by sendign an email to

What's the ap­plic­a­tion pro­cess?

  • Ger­man Test (for B1 and B2- Level Ger­man courses)
    If your're in­ter­ested in at­tend­ing a Ger­man course, you have to com­plete a place­ment test. About 10 places are avail­able for level B2, and about 20 for level B1.
    Level B2 is re­quired for WU's bach­elor's pro­grams and Ger­man-taught mas­ter's pro­grams.

  • Ad­mis­sion in­ter­view
    You'll be in­vited to an in­ter­view by email after suc­cess­fully com­plet­ing the Ger­man test. At the in­ter­view, you'll have to present any re­quired study-re­lated doc­u­ments as in­dic­ated in the in­vit­a­tion email.

  • Ad­mis­sion as a non-de­gree pro­gram stu­dent
    Ad­mis­sion period July 3 to Septem­ber 5, 2017

  • Start of the pro­gram
    Oc­to­ber 2017


If you passed the test we will in­form you, please send us an email provid­ing the fol­low­ing In­form­a­tion/doc­u­ments:

  • Full Name: given name, middle name (if ap­plic­able), sur­name

  • Date of birth

  • Gender: male or fe­male

  • Con­tact In­form­a­tion: phone num­ber, email

  • Cur­rent ad­ress in Vi­enna/Aus­tria

  • Proof of aca­demic back­ground (school leav­ing cer­ti­fic­ate and/or proof of ad­mis­sion, grade re­cord from the home uni­versity) - scanned doc­u­ments

Please send your email to the fol­low­ing email ad­dress:

Please no­tify us if you already have a stu­dent ID Card from the WU or an­other Aus­trian Uni­versity!

Only com­plete ap­plic­a­tions con­tain­ing all re­quired in­form­a­tion and doc­u­ments will be con­sidered!

Places of the pro­gram are lim­ited.

More ap­plic­a­tion & Ad­mis­sion - In­form­a­tion sheet

Ger­man Lan­guage Courses at WU

Ger­man lan­guage courses for WU MORE stu­dents in the 2018 Sum­mer Semester are offered at Levels B1 and B2 (Inde­pend­ent user) only. For a de­scrip­tion of course Levels ac­cord­ing to the Com­mon European Frame­work of Refer­ence for Lan­guages pleas click here.

In­form­a­tion on Ger­man Courses

Please note: If you would like to at­tend a Ger­man lan­guage course at WU, you have to join the MORE pro­gram and take reg­u­lar Uni­versity courses as well (see list above).