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Your international Matura gets an upgrade when having passed one or more supplementary examinations! These examinations have been designed to best prepare you to start your university studies at the JKU.

Prospective students holding international school-leaving certificates may be subject to taking supplementary examinations in one or more subject areas in order to enroll in the intended degree program. Supplementary examinations help to prepare students for studies in a particular major and supplement school-leaving qualifications.
The supplementary examinations must be completed before the applicant can begin the intended degree program.

Applicants admitted to a German-language degree program but who have little or no German language skills must successfully pass a supplementary examination in German.

What is a supplementary examination?

Prospective students holding international university entrance qualifications may be required to take supplementary examinations in one or more subject areas in order to enroll in the intended academic degree program. Supplementary examinations help to prepare students for studies in a particular major and supplement secondary school level education.

Who has to take supplementary examinations?

International applicants who have completed their secondary education in a non-EU country and who hold university entrance qualifications may (but not always) be required to take supplementary examinations.


As part of the admissions procedure, the applicant's educational qualifications will be reviewed to determine if the applicant will be required to take one or more supplementary examinations.

Applicants admitted to a German-language degree program but who are not fluent in German must successfully pass a supplementary German proficiency examination.

Are there preparation courses?

Yes, the JKU offers preparatory courses for the individual subjects. You can either you attend these courses as part of a preparation program (mandatory for all students who enrolled with a letter of admission from 24 October 2017) or you take your own prep courses before each examination. These courses have different workloads. You can find detailed information about the courses below under individual subjects for supplementary examinations!

The JKU has offered a preparation program since October 2017 to help students holding non-Austrian university entrance qualifications to prepare for and pass required supplementary examinations. The program includes courses in which students can prepare for the supplementary examinations they are required to pass.

Program to Prepare for Supplementary Examinations

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Prospective students holding international school-leaving certificates may be subject to taking supplementary examinations in one or more subject areas in order to enroll in the intended degree program. The JKU offers courses to help prepare students for supplementary examinations.

 

This requirement applies to all students admitted to the university with a letter of admission to enroll as a non-degree seeking student at the JKU BEFORE October 24, 2017.

Supplementary Examinations and Preparation Courses

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