Recognition refers to the transfer of previously acquired credits to an academic programme at an Austrian university.

Examinations which have been successfully competed at a recognised domestic or foreign university, a college or any other post-secondary educational institution, a vocational secondary school, a university course or university-level course, or research activities in the private sector or at a non-university research institution.

This frees students from having to repeat examinations when transferring to a new academic programme. In order to meet criteria, examinations must be equivalent in content and scope to corresponding Austrian examinations, particularly with regard to ECTS credits.