TU Wien Informatics

First Steps In Your Studies

Everything you need to know to get your bearings, and not miss any important dates.

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Prospective Students


Visit us at the Studieninfo!

Our Studieninfo event takes place every year at the beginning of the summer semester. We advise you personally and answer all your questions about our bachelor programs and the admission procedure.



The first step on the way to a bachelor degree is the TU Wien admission procedure, which includes an entrance exam.

Since access to all TU Wien bachelor programs is restricted, you need to participate in the admission procedure organized by our university. The TU Wien Admission Procedure pages describe the process in detail.

Upon successful completion of the admission procedure, you need to apply for actual admission to our university (i.e. the formal start of your studies at TU Wien), which is also a prerequisite for all further steps.

Admission takes place directly in your Online Application in TISS.

Should your native language not be German, you need to prove your proficiency. Please see the TU Wien Language Requirements page for all the details.


To help you get started, we offer a number of events that take place each winter semester before the official start of your studies.

To facilitate a successful start into your curriculum, we offer each winter semester the online course “Programming with Processing” for self-study. Please note that this course takes places before the official beginning of the semester.

In this supplemental led online course the topics of the online course “Programming with Processing” are consolidated each winter semester. We provide additional exercises and answer all your questions.

We offer each winter semester a Preparatory Course for Informatics, known as Prolog, to help you prepare for your studies and to balance the different requirements of newcomers.


Your studies consist of a variety of courses for which you must register in order to attend.

Our Beginners’ Day (winter semester) and Beginners’ Welcome (summer semester) offer an introduction to informatics as a field of study and a field of work. It should arouse your interest in further studies and enable you to better classify the content presented later in your student life.

Course registration starts in March (summer semester) and September (winter semester), respectively. To register in time, please log in to TISS with your student account. Please also note that course registration has strict deadlines. Check your courses in TISS and make sure you register before their individual deadlines end.



The first step in your master program is your admission to TU Wien.

Admission to our master programs requires a bachelor degree received from a university of applied sciences or through another equivalent study at a recognized post-secondary educational institution in Austria or abroad.

The TU Wien Admission pages describe everything in detail.

Should your native language not be English, you need to prove your proficiency. Please see the TU Wien Language Requirements page for all the details.


Our info event to get you started.

Our Masters’ Welcome (winter semester) provides an overview of our master programs and helps you get started. The event is aimed primarily at newcomers and especially at those who have not completed a bachelor program at TU Wien.



The first step towards your doctoral degree is to find a supervisor for your thesis.

Our Research Focus and Professors pages are good starting points to familiarize yourself with our faculty and research areas.

Admission to our doctoral program requires successful completion of a relevant master’s degree program. If you hold a relevant master from TU Wien, you can enroll for a doctoral study right away. For the others, the TU Wien Admission pages describe everything in detail.

Please also note that additional admission requirements may apply if you want to pursue your doctorate as part of one of our doctoral colleges.

All our doctoral courses are held in English, including those taught by our internationally renowned guest professors. Therefore we expect, of course, that you are fluent in English.


Our info event to get you started.

Our Doctorals’ Welcome provides an overview of our doctoral program programs and helps you get started. This event targets all doctoral students of our faculty, and especially the newcomers. Our Bachelor with Honor students and our master students who consider pursuing a PhD are welcome as well.

Help and Advice

We Help!

Oh my, so many new things all at once! No problem, we are here for you and help.

Our Study Services team will be happy to help you with administrative matters such as credit transfers, transitional provisions, scholarships, and graduation. On their contact page you’ll also find the office hours of the deans of studies.

The student council offers a wide range of consulting services:

The TU Wien Corona website provides current information, rules of conduct, and recommendations for action relating to the coronavirus. Further information on the subject is published on the TU Wien coLAB Wiki.

Please help to minimize the risk of infection!

COVID-19 is not the only thing that makes your first year of study exciting and full of surprises. We have put together a small list of useful links so that you do not miss any important announcements and news.

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