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Why wait until after your Matura exam to start earning a degree?

NaSci-Tec gives you a head start in STEM subject areas such as chemistry, mathematics and physics while you're still in school!

The added bonus is that you can earn ECTS credits for completed courses and transfer the academic credit to count toward your degree later on.


NaSci-Tec for School Students.


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Centre for Distance Studies Austria
Altenberger Straße 69
4040 Linz

  • Recording of the Online Info Session Univ. Prof. Dr. Andreas Ney and Univ. Prof. Dr. Oliver Brüggemann (NaSciTec studies commission) and members from the Center for Distance Learning Austria team provided information about the program to prospective students, educators, and other interested individuals about the procedure and program content.

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Facts: NaSci-Tec for School Students

Das NaSci-Tec program for school students is based on the Bachelor's degree program NaSci-Tec, opens in new window offered at the JKU.


Unique in Austria, this technically-oriented degree program combines the subject areas of chemistry, mathematics, and physics.

The program gives school students an opportunity to enhance their basic understanding and education in these subject areas and, at the same time, earn ECTS credits to count toward their studies later on. In three semesters, program participants can choose between three subject areas and attend overview lectures.

The program is open to students at AHS or BHS schools throughout Austria from the 11th class onward. Participants can complete the program individually, or at school (as an elective or optional practical). Students can always start in the Winter Semester

Opportunities to take part in the program:

  • On-site at the JKU
  • flexibly, via distance learning and with support provided locally at Distance Studies centers in Vienna, Bregenz and Saalfelden


The NaSci-Tec Program for Schools

[Translate to Englisch:] Die Grafik zeigt eine Übersicht über den Verlauf des Nawi-Tec Programms nach Schulstufe, beginnend ab der 7. Klasse AHS bzw. 3./4. Klasse BHS. Bis zur Matura werden in jedem Semester die Überblicksvorlesungen 1-3 besucht, dabei kann aus den Bereichen Chemie od. Physik od. Mathematik gewählt werden.

Transfer Academic Credit Toward Your Studies

As part of the NaSci-Tec program, participants can earn the following ECTS credits:

  • 2 ECTS credits per overview lecture
  • 3 ECTS credits per introductory internship / introductory course

ECTS credits that can be applied later on during your studies:

  • direct credit transfer currently for related subject areas
  • ECTS credit can count as autonomous course credit in all degree programs
  • program participants who successfully complete 9 ECTS can have those credits count toward the StEOP (=Studies Introduction and Orientation Phase) requirements for different degree programs at the JKU, such as NaSci-Tec, Chemistry, Technical Physics, or Technical Mathematics

During this period, school students in the program will be enrolled as non-degree seeking students at the JKU Linz.

Program participants are not subject to paying tuition fees but must pay the required Austrian Student Union fee of approx. €20 per semester.

Your Advantages with NaSci-Tec

  1. Expand on your education in natural sciences
  2. Get a head start for the central school-leaving examination
  3. Get a taste of student life at the university
  4. Get a better idea of the academics for your studies later on
  5. Earn ECTS credits while still at school
  6. Meet like-minded school students
  7. Acquire hands-on lab experience (at the JKU)


Additional Information

[Translate to Englisch:] Nawi-Tec Schülerinnen