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Austria: Language Training Opportunities

University Preparation Programmes ("Vorstudienlehrgänge")

Many universities offer the possibility to attend German courses in Vienna, Graz and Leoben. By attending these programmes, students can prepare for supplementary examinations (e.g. in mathematics or German, etc.), which must be passed, to be admitted to a degree programme. It is necessary to prove a German level of at least A2 if you want to be admitted to a University Preparation Programme German course before starting your regular study programme.

Austrian Integration Fund's (OIF) courses (see here and here) are available for the target group of people entitled to asylum and subsidiary protection, from the age of 15 up to level B1. Asylum seekers with a high probability of recognition can also receive funding for a German course. Depending on the available resources, the ÖIF can award grants in accordance with the funding guidelines.



International German language exams and certificates for children, young learners and adults. Exams are internationally recognised and range from level A1 to C2; the exams are not free of charge but one can do sample tests for reading, writing and listening from A1-C2.


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Please note: Recognised refugees and individuals who have been granted subsidiary protection have access to public funding for language courses throughout Austria.