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Online registration for the admissions procedure for the medical universities of Vienna, Graz, Innsbruck and Linz opens on 1 March 2019

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(Vienna/Innsbruck/Graz/Linz, 22 February 2019) Online registration for the MedAT 2019 entrance exam to gain a university place to study medicine or dentistry in the 2018/19 academic year at the medical universities of Vienna, Graz or Innsbruck or the Medical Faculty of Johannes Kepler University (JKU) opens on 1 March 2019 on the website: This year, applications to sit the entrance exam, which will be held on 5 July 2019 (approx. 8:00 – 17:00 hrs) close on 29 March 2019.

All details of the admissions procedure and the individual venues are available on the joint website, together with answers to FAQs. In order to prepare for the exam, you will find numerous examples of exercises and information about the individual elements of the exam on the website.

Content of the MedAT-H and MedAT-Z entrance exams
The entrance exam for human medicine (Med-AT-H) is a multi-part, written exam comprising the following elements:

  • Basic knowledge test for medical studies: checking existing knowledge from school in the areas of biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics
  • Text comprehension: checking reading ability and understanding of texts
  • Cognitive skills and abilities: this test consists of five groups of exercises (numerical sequences, memory and retentiveness, assembling figures, language proficiency and understanding implications) and covers basic cognitive skills and abilities.
  • Social and emotional skills: this part of the exam consists of a group of exercises on "Reading emotions" and "Social decision-making", covering important aspects of social and emotional skills.

The entrance exam for dentistry (MedAT-Z) is largely identical to MedAT-H, except that the "Text Comprehension" part of the test is replaced by "Manual Skills" and the group of exercises on "Understanding Implications” is replaced by exercises in "Wire Bending" and "Reproducing Shapes".

A total of 1,680 university places available
There are a total of 1,680 university places available for human medicine and dentistry for the 2019/20 academic year, 740 of these at the Medical University of Vienna, 400 at the Medical University of Innsbruck, 360 at the Medical University of Graz and 180 at the Medical Faculty of JKU Linz. At least 95% of the university places are reserved for EU citizens and those with equivalent rights of access to education and at least 75% of places for applicants with an Austrian school leaving certificate. As from the 2019/20 academic year, this quota system will only apply to the allocation of university places in human medicine but no longer to dentistry.

In order to confirm your registration for the admissions procedure, you are required to pay a fee of €110 as part of your online registration. This registration fee is used to cover the universities' costs associated with the admissions procedure. The actual entrance exams will take place at all venues on Friday, 5 July 2019 (approx. 8:00 - 17:00 hrs).

Timetable for admissions procedure for human medicine and dentistry 2019:
1 to 29 March 2019: Online registration and payment of registration fee
Friday, 5 July 2019: MedAT entrance exam in Vienna, Graz, Innsbruck and Linz
From the start of calendar week 32: Announcement of exam results