Language requirements

  • Most courses at the PH Vienna are held in German. Courses which are part of the International Programme for ERASMUS+ students and courses from the English department are held bilingual in English and German.
  • According to the EU language guidelines exchange students must have achieved at least B2 level of German or English to take and follow courses at the PH Wien.
    Level Of English at PH Wien    Language levels: A1 - C2 / Examples


  • You may find descriptions of all courses at PH-Online (Choose "Lehrveranstaltung" in the menu on the right)
  • Austrian Grading Scale / Definition

    1     Excellent: outstanding performance
    2     Good: above the average standard but with some errors
    3     Satisfactory: generally sound work with a number of notable errors
    4     Sufficient: performance meets the minimum criteria
    5     Unsatisfactory: some more work required before the credit can be awarded

    According to the Hochschulgesetz 2005 two additional grades: "successfully completed"/"not completed" are admissible when established in the respective study programme in force.

  • Examinations/Assessment and Evaluation (Bachelor studies, version 2009, German)
  • ECTS Users`Guide 2015
  • For all issues regarding the acknowledgment of study records and exam certificates that have been acquired abroad, please follow this link.

Financial support for students

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