TU Wien Informatics

Bachelor with Honors

With our excellence program Bachelor with Honors we enable outstanding undergraduates from all our Bachelor’s programs to prove their potential in individually designed challenges. We aim to nurture their talents and to engage them in scientific research at an early point.

The first graduates, Johannes Vass and Timon Höbert, received their certificate in January 2019. © Amélie Chapalain/TU Wien

The Program

Challenge Your Talents

Designed as a one-year extension of our regular Bachelor’s degree programs and comparable to the Anglo-American model, this excellence program is an additional offer to undergraduates in all our Bachelor’s programs. As a qualified student, you will receive opportunities that challenge your talents and bring out your full potential. You will also broaden and deepen your professional knowledge and personal skills. Individual mentoring, paired with an interdisciplinary, flexible approach, and distinct and exclusively performance-based rules are the conerstones of the program. Admission and graduation depend solely on performance.

A Program Tailor-Made For Your Talents

Together with your mentor you compose your Bachelor with Honors program according to your personal interests and talents. It can be composed of a wide variety of topics and courses, including (note: your individually designed program needs to be approved by the Deans of Academic Affairs):

  • Research-related mandatory Bachelor-level courses in any discipline offered by universities
  • Informatics-related Master-level courses offered by universities
  • Specific courses and internships for Bachelor with Honors

Your Excellence. Certified.

As a successful graduate you receive a certificate signed by the Rector, the Vice Rector for Academic Affairs, the Dean and the Dean of Academic Affairs, which acknowledges the completion of the Bachelor with Honors program. Moreover, in a personal letter of recommendation the Rector highlights your distinguished achievements and, for having met all requirements for graduation, accepts you into the Top 5% of students at TU Wien.

Since the Bachelor with Honors program aims at nurturing excellence, and offers a high-level, demanding environment for ambitious undergraduates, successful applicants must meet objective, performance-based criteria:

  1. Successful completion of at least 72 ECTS of regular mandatory courses within the framework of your Bachelor’s program at the time of application
  2. A weighted grade point average ≤ 2.0 (Austrian grades range: 1 [excellent] to 5 [insufficient])
  3. A coherent Bachelor with Honors program proposal—agreed with your mentor—covering courses from Bachelor’s and Master’s programs worth 45 to 60 ECTS (in addition to the 180 ECTS of your regular Bachelor’s program)
  4. An eligible mentor (a professor of the faculty)
  1. Completion of your regular Bachelor program with distinction
  2. A weighted grade point average ≤ 1.5 (regular Bachelor’s and Bachelor with Honors program)
  3. Total duration of studies ≤ 9 terms
  1. Choose an internship from the list above, check details and feasibility with the respective contact person (with or without involving the mentor here), and finally apply.
  2. If successful, please inform your mentor about your internship project. You need to provide the names of the institution and your external supervisor, and a short project description.
  3. After finishing the internship project, you need to deliver a final project report (also signed by the supervisor) to your mentor. In addition, external supervisors need to provide the mentor with a short performance report, which shall also include a proposed grade.
  4. The accreditation for PR "Bachelor with Honors Internship-Projekte" (6 ECTS) will be issued by the Dean of Academic Affairs upon request of the mentor (who needs to submit the final grade and a short justification, along with the final project report and the performance report).

Soon enough.