Personengruppenverordnung

General university entrance qualifications presented by members of the following groups of persons have the same status as those issued in Austria.

The following documents must be submitted with your application as proof of membership in one of the applicable groups:

  1. Persons enjoying privileges or immunities in Austria on the basis of the provisions of legislation or an international treaty; persons in the service of the Republic of Austria who, at the time of obtaining their school-leaving certificates, were resident in a country outside Austria, where they enjoyed privileges or immunities on the basis of the provisions of legislation or an international treaty; the spouses and children of such persons
    Proof:
    Valid identity card (Legitimationskarte) issued by the Austrian Foreign Ministry
  2. Foreign journalists accredited in Austria, for whom Austria is the principal country of work; the spouses and children of such journalists
    Proof:
    Press accreditation card (Akkreditierungsurkunde)
  3. Persons for whom Austria has represented the focus of their life and interests for a period of at least five consecutive years immediately prior to their application for admission, or having at least one legal dependent (parents, husband/wife) for whom such is the case
    Proof:
    Extract from the records of the Austrian Area Health Insurance Agency (Österreichische Gebietskrankenkasse) or a statement from your employer or confirmation of income tax payment provided by the Austrian tax authorities (Finanzamt);Additionally required for persons liable for maintenance: birth certificate and/or marriage certificate
  4. Persons who have been awarded a scholarship for the program which is the subject of their application, either on the basis of the provisions of an international treaty or, to the same amount, from those funds of an Austrian local or provincial authority which under the financial regulations of that authority are assigned explicitly for scholarships
    Proof:
    Confirmation of receipt of the scholarship
  5. Persons in possession of a school-leaving certificate of an Austrian school abroad
    Proof:
    Secondary school leaving certificate
  6. Persons entitled to reside in Austria under the terms of the Austrian Act on Refugees’ Right of Residence in line with the Convention on Refugees’ Rights
    Proof:
    Administrative decision/identification stating refugee status pursuant to the provisions of the Geneva Convention
  7. Persons entitled to reside in Austria under the terms of the Austrian Asylum Act
    Proof:
    Special asylum identity card (Aufenthaltsberechtigungskarte)
  8. Persons in possession of a secondary school leaving certificate from a German-language or Ladin language second degree secondary school in the Italian Province of Bolzano-Bozen
    Proof:
    Secondary school leaving certificate