Recognition of Courses and Exams

If you have already completed courses/exams at the University of Vienna or at another university and wish to have these recognized/transferred to the master’s programme, you will need to contact the secretariat of the Department of Science and Technology Studies ( for further information. The study programme director decides which courses/exams can be transferred and for which part of the current curriculum.

Application for recognition

Before submitting an application for recognition, please contact the secretariat  of the Department of Science and Technology Studies ( in order to discuss a possible recognition of your courses/exams.

Then fill out the necessary application form "Application for Recognition" ("Ansuchen um Anerkennung von Prüfungen") and submit the application form together with your transcript of records (a transcript of your grades) to the secretariat of the Department of Science and Technology Studies.

The more detailed your transcript of records is, the faster the processing of your application will be. In particular, include course abstracts or syllabi whenever possible.
All documents will need to be submitted either in the original or notarized copies. Documents which were not issued in either German or English will need to be submitted with a certified translation.
Once your courses/exams have been recognized, you will receive a letter of recognition from the StudyServiceCenter/Secretariat. Normally recognized courses/exams are not listed in your transcript of records ("Sammelzeugnis") of the University of Vienna. The recognition is confirmed by this letter.