Non-Degree Seeking Students.

Do you need more time to earn your Matura diploma? Are you interested in a special course offered at the JKU but do not intend to earn a degree? Then you can enroll at the JKU as a 'non-degree seeking student'.

For those who do not have university entrance qualifications, enrolling as a non-degree seeking student may be helpful or necessary in order to either attend university courses, complete mandatory supplementary examinations, or pass the university enrollment eligibility examination.

 

Prospective students who do not hold a secondary school leaving certificate may enroll as non-degree seeking students in order to:

Those who hold international university qualification certificates and a positive letter of admission will be admitted as a non-degree seeking student in order to take part in a preparation program in the event supplementary examinations or language proficiency examinations still have to be completed before being allowed to enroll in a degree program as a degree-seeking student.

Students enrolled as non-degree seeking students cannot earn an academic degree.

Application for Non-Degree Seeking Students.

How do I enroll as a non-degree seeking student?

We would like to point out that the application for the winter semester 2021/22 will only be possible electronically via the application portal MyAdmission. Information will be published here shortly!

FAQs

How do I change from being a non-degree seeking student to a degree-seeking student?

After successfully passing school-leaving examinations or the university enrollment eligibility examination, within the admissions period for the corresponding semester you may enroll as a degree-seeking student in order to actively pursue an academic degree. At the same time, you will be disenrolled as a non-degree seeking student.

For admission as a degree-seeking student to pursue an academic degree, you will need to show your school-leaving certificate (such as an Austrian "Matura" diploma) or show that you have successfully pass the university enrollment eligibility examination.

Once I change over, will exams taken as a non-degree seeking student count toward my degree program?

Yes, but only if the exams were taken BEFORE completing your school-leaving certificates or the university enrollment eligibility examination. 

If you took examinations when you were enrolled as a non-degree seeking student AFTER completing your school-leaving certificates or the university enrollment eligibility examination, these examinations will NOT count toward your degree program.

If you have any questions regarding credit transfer for examinations, please contact the Office of Examinations and Recognition Services at the JKU.