PCP  – PRE COLLEGE PROGRAM

The Pre College Program (briefly PCP) and the Pre College Program Extended (briefly PCP ex) 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.

UAS Technikum Wien is Austria´s largest purely technical University of Applied Sciences and owns a wide range of Bachelor and Master Programs in following faculties:

  • Electronic Engineering

  • Computer Science

  • Life Science Engineering

  • Industrial Engineering

Knowledge is transferred through a combination of theory and application in an active learning environment. Acquired knowledge is solidified using practical examples.

After the completion of the PCP and PCP ex it is possible to immediately begin participating 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.

Lehrinhalte - Teaching contents of the courses

The courses of the Pre College Program and Pre College Program Extended are designed to convey a solid knowledge of German and English Language as well as to give insight in mathematical, physical or technical fields including special training in Technical German and English skills.

The Pre College Program, lasting 2 semesters, efficiently prepares students with some prior 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.

The extended-version, lasting 4 semesters, is offered for international students who have little or none German language skills.

To cover the goals tutorials accompany all language courses for practical language use and all natural-scientific courses like Mathematics, Physics, Electrical Engineering, Biology and Computer Science. The technical courses are taught in a dual mode: the students learn technical language skills together with practical use by working in laboratories.

Plan of Teaching

Pre College Program
Duration: one year / 2 Semester

German and English classes including tutorials

German and English classes including tutorials

German, English and Mathematics classes including tutorials in all subjects and accompanied with working experience in labs

German, Physics, Computer Science, Biology and Electrical Engineering including tutorials in all subjects and accompanied with working experience in labs

German English and Mathematics classes including tutorials in all subjects and accompanied with working experience in labs

German, Physics, Computer Science, Biology and Electrical Engineering including tutorials in all subjects and accompanied with working experience in labs

Pre College Program Extended
Duration: Two years / 4 Semester

Zielgruppe

International students who are interested in studies in technical fields and need to take supplementary courses to apply for one of UAS Technikum Wien´s Bachelor or Master Programs. Students who want to improve their German and English skills for a Bachelor or Master Program are warmly welcomed.

Students who have already gained some German language skills, we recommend our one-year program at UAS Technikum Wien. Students without any German language skills we strongly recommend our Pre College Program extended, lasting four semesters.

Zugangsvoraussetzungen

Pre College ProgramPre College Program Extended
Step 1Step 1
Completed Application FormCompleted Application Form
Covering Letter and CV in German or EnglishCovering Letter and CV in German or English
Valid diploma certifying at least twelve years of higher level schoolingValid diploma certifying at least twelve years of higher level schooling
Evidence of German-language skills at an A2 level
At least four years of EnglishAt least four years of English
Original and translations (in German or English) of all documentsOriginal and translations (German or English) of all documents
Original documents in German or English are acceptedOriginal documents in German or English are accepted
Valid Visa for Austria before the program beginsValid Visa for Austria before the program begins

Step 2

Online Entrance Examination

Personal Interview via Skype

Online written and oral test in German and English

Online written test in Mathematics and Physics

ZGV für internationale StudierendeZGV für chinesische Studierende
Proof of appropriate University Entrance Examination together with successful completed PCP orProof of appropriate Gaokao qualification level together with successful completed PCP or
Proof of appropriate University Entrance Examination with proof of acceptance by or admission to a regular university1 orProof of appropriate Gaokao qualification level with proof of acceptance by or admission to a regular Chinese university1 or
Proof of at least one year at a regular university orProof of at least one semester at a 211 university of three semesters at a regular university or
Graduation certificate of a technical Junior College2 orGraduation certificate from a technical Junior College2 or
Acceptance letter of a regular university (no Junior Colleges) for a self-taught study3Acceptance letter of a regular university (no Junior Colleges) for self-taught study3
Proven competence in German B2 (should be acquired during PCP)Proven competence in German B2 (should be acquired during PCP)

1 Please note that after the completion of the PCP all necessary requirements for admission to a Bachelor Program at an Austrian Institution of Higher Education must be fulfilled, i.e. German language competence B2 and proof of acceptance by or admission to a regular university. For details please refer OeAD: http://www.studyinaustria.at/study_in_austria/admission/

2 The studies taken must be subject related to the Bachelor program applied for.

3 After finishing successfully the PCP and the B2 test these students can only apply for a bachelors program at UAS Technikum Wien.

Your advantages

  • Location: Vienna
    • One of the safest cities with the highest level of living standard in the world
    • Well-developed public transport system
    • Centre of music, culture, history, technology and science over centuries
  • Social Activities (for example)
    • Schönbrunn Palace
    • traditional skating area in front of the Vienna City Hall
    • Cultural world heritage Wachau
    • Students have the possibility to meet people and to forge friendships / build student network
  • Intensive level of language and specialist education
  • Additional qualification by acquiring an internationally recognized language certificate
  • The best way to prepare for the admission process and the course of study
  • accompanied” familiarization with Austrian culture – support during the “acclimatization phase” in Vienna and during completion of all necessary formalities

Lehrgangsleitung

FH-Prof. Ing. Mag. Dr. Gerd Krizek

+43 1 333 40 77 – 511
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