Those who do not have the required university entrance qualifications to enroll as a degree-seeking student can enroll at the JKU as a non-degree seeking student in order to:
- take the university enrollment eligibility examination or
- bridge the time until earning university entrance qualifications (Matura equivalency test, last part of the "Berufsreifeprüfung") or
- complete individual courses
Applicants who hold international university entrance qualifications and who have received a letter of admission will be enrolled as a non-degree seeking student to attend a preparation program in the event that the applicant must still pass supplementary examinations or language proficiency examinations before being admitted as a degree-seeking student.
Students enrolled under 'non-degree seeking status' cannot earn an academic degree.