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University Enrollment
Eligibility Examination.

Persons who have not taken or passed a school-leaving examination (Matura or a 'Berufsreifeprüfung') but wish to pursue an academic degree can take the University Enrollment Eligibility Examination (SBP) at the JKU.

The University Enrollment Eligibility Examination (SBP) is for those who have not taken or passed school-leaving examinations but would like to pursue an academic degree.  The JKU offers an opportunity for those who pass the University Enrollment Eligibility Examination to enroll at the university.

Contact

Address

Johannes Kepler University Linz
Altenberger Straße 69
A-4040 Linz / Austria

Location

Bank Building, 1st Floor, Rm. 113A

E-Mail

studienberechtigung@jku.at

Homepage

www.jku.at/zus

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Is there a University Enrollment Eligibility Examination for each area of study?

In accordance with regulations issues by the Rectorate, the University Enrollment Eligibility Examination can be taken at the JKU for the following majors:

  • Majors in Law
  • Majors in Social Sciences, Economics & Business
  • Majors in Engineering and Natural Sciences

The University Enrollment Eligibility Examination consists of five sectional examinations. You must take the examination for the major(s) you wish to pursue. Please see the  regulations as issued by the Rectorate as to which subjects are to be taken for which particular major.

What are the admission requirements in order to be able to take the University Enrollment Eligibility Examination?

  • Age 21+
  • Citizenship from a member state in the European Economic Area or to a group of persons in accordance with the Eligible Group of Persons
  • a professional or external preparatory educational program for the intended degree program: this could be a final apprenticeship examination, completed nursing program, technical college, 7 years of high school, 4 years at an HTL school, or 3 years at a HAK school, etc. If the applicant cannot prove prior education, he/she can enroll at the JKU as an external student make up the external examination

How do I sign up?

In order to sign up for the University Enrollment Eligibility Examination at the JKU, please submit an application for admission to the JKU (along with all required documents) to the Admissions Office at the Johannes Kepler University Linz, Bank Bldg., 1st floor, Rms. 113A and 113B.

What are the required documents?

Please submit the following documents in the original:

  • Application form
  • Valid passport
  • Current CV
  • Proof of professional or non-vocational education über die berufliche oder außerberufliche Vorbildung (grades, certificates, or verification)

What subjects have examinations?

The University Enrollment Eligibility Examination consists of the following five examinations:                   

  • A written essay on a general topic (mandatory);
  • Two or three examinations required in terms of prior knowledge or skills for the major you intend to pursue (mandatory subjects) and
  • One or two examinations of the candidate's choice in the intended major (elective or electives).

The written essay on a general topic gives the candidate an opportunity to prove that he or she has the ability to write clearly in a structured, organized manner about a given topic, applying clear reasoning and using language fluently.

The examination requirements and methods for mandatory subjects must be based on material from the 12th or 13th class and must be specified according to provisions outlined by the Rectorate.

For an elective or electives, the examination requirements and methods are to be determined by the Rectorate. Please pay attention to the preparatory character of the University Enrollment Eligibility Examination.

Are there preparation courses?

Yes, the JKU offers preparatory courses each semester for the University Enrollment Eligibility Examination subjects. These courses are held in the evenings from Monday to Friday (from 5:15 pm to 10:00 pm) or as a blocked session on a Saturday.

Register for courses via KUSSS. Enter SPB in the search field or the course number to view the list of courses offered for the University Enrollment Eligibility Examination. You can then sign up for the course you would like to take.

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How do I sign up to take the examination?

When do the examinations take place?

The University Enrollment Eligibility Examination consists of individual examinations and can be taken on specified dates in January, March, June, and September.
The dates are different each year and there are frame dates (within which the exams take place) set for the year. The frame dates and the registration deadlines are available at: Frame Dates for 2020 Examinations.
The exact examination dates (day, place and time) will be available approximately two weeks before the frame date at: Announcement.

Can I get partial credit for certain sections of the examinations?

There is a possibility to get credit for certain examinations. This credit will count toward the University Enrollment Eligibility Examination. For example, credit can be given for successfully completed sections of a
• a matriculation (school-leaving) examination,
• a vocational matriculation (school-leaving) examination,
• an external, matriculation (school-leaving) qualification,
• an internal promotional examination for public officials,
• a university program,
• university courses,
• and other examinations taken at recognized educational institutions in Austria or abroad

if it is comparable and equivalent in scope and content.
University Enrollment Eligibility Examination candidates who have successfully passed a mastership examination (=Meisterprüfung) or a proficiency certificate in accordance with the Trade Regulations, BGBl.Nr. 194/1994, or in accordance with the agricultural and forestry vocational education laws, BGBl.Nr. 298/1990, can, upon request, be exempt upon from taking an elective required for the University Enrollment Eligibility Examination.

To get credit toward the University Enrollment Eligibility Examination, please submit an application for credit recognition (including all required documents) to the Admissions Office at the JKU.
If applying to take the University Enrollment Eligibility Examination at the, at least one examination must be taken at the JKU.

 

 

How much do the University Enrollment Eligibility Examination
and Preparatory Courses cost?

Admission to the examination and taking the examination is free of charge.

Preparatory courses are subject to fees. Information about course fees is available at the MUSSS Online Shop.

Attending preparation courses is optional and not mandatory.

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