Answering the ongoing Covid-19 challenge that affects especially our international students, we have worked out a dual Pre College Program version to support them in studying here in Vienna without delay.
We have decided to offer special distance learning classes for those students who cannot make it to Vienna on time and have to attend from home. This means that all students have the chance to start their studies on time, no matter where they are, and without any additional cost.
All students here in Vienna will have their normal classroom lectures which will be adapted to the government’s Covid-19 precautions.
The Pre College Program (PCP) and the Pre College Program Extended (PCPex) are designed as preparatory courses for international students intending to take the admission test for UAS Technikum Wien or embark on a course of study in Austria.
The programs offer the possibility for students all over the world to acquire necessary entrance requirement competences to apply for Bachelor and Master Studies at UAS Technikum Wien in Vienna or other Austrian universities according to their admission requirements. After the completion of the PCP and PCPex it is possible to immediately participate in the standard application process for a Bachelor´s or Master´s program. Completing the PCP does not guarantee admittance to the study programs of UAS Technikum Wien.
Our new Pre College Program for Technical and Business Studies in English offers preparation for international students intending to study in Austria, but in English. Almost all universities offer several studies in English.
GERMAN | 2 SEMESTERS
The Pre College Program, lasting 2 semesters, efficiently prepares students with some prior German-language skills (level A2) for a course of studies in Austria, increasing their technical knowledge to first-semester level and boosting their German-language skills to level B2.
GERMAN | 3 SEMESTERS
The Pre College Program Extended, lasting 3 semesters, efficiently prepares students with little German-language skills for a course of studies in Austria, increasing their technical knowledge to first-semester level and boosting their German-language skills to level B2.
GERMAN | 4 SEMESTERS
The extended -version, lasting 4 semesters, is offered for international students who have little or none German language skills, increasing their technical knowledge to first-semester level and boosting their German-language skills to level B2.
ENGLISH | 2 SEMESTERS
The Pre College Program in English, lasting 2 semesters, offers a choice between technical and business study. Just as our German 2 semester PCP, the technical module efficiently prepares students for technical studies in English. The business module focuses on Business Administration, giving the students a solid foundation for further business studies.
Yes, the students can apply for any of the universities and AUS, according to the specific rules of that university. They will fulfill the Austrian official admission criteria and we can grant, as we can with the German PCP, that they will be allowed to apply to UAS Technikum Wien without ado. Every university and UAS can modify their specific rules of admission to some degree, but students graduating from our English PCP will definitely meet the standard given by the Austrian admission criteria.
The entrance exam interview will be held in English with some German questions. The online exam has all the questions in English as well. Focus will be entirely on the use of English.
Depending on the pre-knowledge and diligence of the students, they will be able to reach level A1 or A2 in German. This allows them to manage everyday situations. Pre-knowledge in German is no prerequisite for participating in the PCP English.
No, they are not entirely the same. Students will have Mechanical Engineering instead of Biology classes.
No, it is similar to our German, technnical-only PCP except for the difference Biology/Mechanical Engineering. The business part of the PCP English is entirely new and is not offered in German.