Studying without a secondary school leaving certificate (Matura)

Enrolling on a bachelor programme without a secondary school leaving certificate

Ensuring permeability in the education system is important to us. In our role as a university specialising in economics, management and finance, we are committed to taking the lead in this regard. We offer applicants who do not have a secondary school leaving certificate ideal conditions for enrolling on bachelor programmes, thereby enhancing the permeability of the education system (see section 4[4] of the Austrian Fachhochschul-Studiengesetz [University of Applied Sciences Studies Act]).

Requirements for enrolling on a degree programme

You have completed a subject-relevant apprenticeship or have graduated from a school for intermediate vocational education? Then you can also apply, and need to take supplementary exams in English and mathematics during the admission procedure (for the Logistics and Transport Management bachelor programme, an additional exam in German is also required). The necessary written and oral exams will be offered in the summer semester at the UAS BFI Vienna. The exact exam dates will soon be published.

BFI Vienna offers preparatory maths and English courses. Simply click on the links for further information (German only).

We accept the following as proof of related vocational qualifications:

  • Graduation from a college for higher vocational education lasting at least three years (e.g. Handelsschule [commercial school])
  • At least three years of training on an apprenticeship in a category related to the occupational profile of the degree programme
  • German higher education entrance qualification in a business subject

Examination dates March 2020

  • Mathematics: Monday, 16th of March 2020, 9-10 am written exam, oral part: starting from 11am
  • English: Tuesday, 17th of March 2020, 9-10 am written exam, oral part: starting from 11:30
  • German: Wednesday, 18th of March, 9 -10 am written exam, oral part: starting from 1pm

Examination dates June 2020

  • English: Monday, 22nd of June 2020, 9-10 am written exam, oral part: starting from 11:30
  • Mathematics: Tuesday, 23rd of June, 9-10 am written exam, oral part: starting from 11am
  • German: Wednesday, 24th of June, 9 -10 am written exam, oral part: starting on the 24th of June from 1pm, on the 25th of June at 11am

If you have any questions, just get in touch...

If you have any questions regarding the subject-relevance of a qualification or have certificates which are not covered by any of the rules mentioned, please contact our Admission Office, and take your certificates along to the appointment with the office.

We look forward to receiving your application and wish you every success for the admission procedure and the supplementary exams that provide proof of the required additional qualifications.

Admission Office