At some Austrian universities, different selection procedures have been introduced for a variety of study programmes in order to reduce the number of first-year students embarking on their studies. Our study programmes at Leoben are not affected by this issue, there is no selection process and enrollment is simple. All students with Austrian school-leaving certificates can enroll at Montanuniversität. If you graduated outside of Austria, or already have a degree in a technical subject, you will need to go through an application process. Please note that Joint Master Programmes and Double Degree Programmes have selection processes. More information can be found on the websites of the respective master's programmes.

According to legislation, all those wishing to study for a bachelor's, master's or diploma degree programme at Montanuniversität Leoben must register in time. All dates and deadlines can be found here

Please note: Pre-registration does not replace the need for enrolment (admission to study)! You do not need a school-leaving certificate for pre-registration. You can pre-register for multiple universities or study programmes – if in doubt, register with us, as: you do not have to unregister from Montanuniversität, if you eventually decide not to study in Leoben.

For detailed information on the admission process, please find information here.

A compulsory orientation phase for bachelor's and diploma degree programmes has been introduced at Austrian universities as of the winter semester 2011/12. This is regulated as follows at Montanuniversität Leoben for students starting at the university in the forthcoming winter semester:

  • Select two lectures from the compulsory subjects for the first semester "Mathematics I", "Chemistry IA"  and "Physics IA". You must also attend the "Introduction to Mining Sciences" lecture.
  • You must pass the tests in the two chosen subjects. Until you have attended the required orientation phase events and passed the tests, you can only attend further first-year lectures worth up to 22 ECTS points (including those in the orientation phase).
  • You can repeat the orientation phase tests four times.


ECTS = European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System

These “credit points” intend to make courses and their associated exams comparable and more transperent across the European Higher Education Area. The number of credit points indicate the amount of work load associated with a certain course and exam.

Regular students from Austria, an EU or EEA state and students who are granted the same profession access rights as native Austrians under international law (e.g. Convention refugees) are exempt from paying tuition fees for the minimum standard duration of their course plus two extra semesters. They only have to pay the students' union membership fee.

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The minimum duration of study for a bachelor's degree is 7 semesters (including one internship semester). For a master's degree, the duration of study of study is 4 semesters.

The first year of study is almost identical for all students at Montanuniversität Leoben. As a result, students can switch study programmes seamlessly at the end of the first year without losing any time. The first two semesters teach you the basics of Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics that are required for studying engineering. This year of common studies makes the average course duration much shorter. There are plenty of practice and laboratory places in every subject. 

Great emphasis is placed on personal supervision right from the start at Montanuniversität Leoben. To make the first few weeks of university life easier for new students, you will be looked after by students from other years as part of a tutorial programme and you can go to them with questions and problems and ask their advice during that time. 

Technically, you can start your study programme at Montanuniversität Leoben in the summer semester. However, first-year lectures start in the winter semester and build upwards on this basis. You will have much more work to do, if you dive straight into the summer semester.

You can either rent a flat – alone or with others as a flat-share – or stay in one of the many halls of residence at Montanuniversität Leoben. We recommend that you apply promptly if you want a place in a hall of residence. 

We have agreements with numerous universities in Europe and further afield that will allow you to spend one or two semesters abroad. Studying abroad not only helps you learn a foreign language, but also boosts your cultural understanding and flexibility, increases your chances of finding a great first job and generally enriches your life. MIRO - Montanuniversität International Relations Office  is there to support and advise all students who want to study abroad. 

The application for admission has to reach the university at least

by September 5 for the winter semester (date of receipt) and
by February 5 for the summer semester (date of receipt) of each year complete with all necessary documents.

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You can send the required documents by postal mail or bring them in person to the Study Support Center.

Study Support Center,
Montanuniversität Leoben,
Peter Tunner-Straße 23,
8700 Leoben

Office hours are from Monday to Friday,  9:00 AM -12:00 PM 

There is no specific grade point average required at Austrian universities.

Frequently asked questions by international students

This programme prepares international students who have been admitted to Montanuniversität Leoben for additional or supplementary exams. If the higher education entrance qualification obtained abroad is not equivalent to the Austrian school leaving certificate [Matura], the necessary supplementary examinations must be completed before the start of studies.

If you do not yet have adequate language skills in German (B2 acc. to CEFR), you can be admitted to MUL as a non-degree student with knowledge of German at level A2 until you can provide proof of level B2.
You can find more information on the website University Preparation Programme.

For bachelor's and master's programmes held in German, applicants need to submit a German language proficiency at level A2 (according to CEFR) at the time of applying. Certificates may not be older than 2 years. For enrollment as a full-degree student you need to provide German skills at level B2. If your proficiency in German has not yet reached B2, then you can register at Montanuniversität Leoben as a non-degree student until you are able to document German language competence at the required level.

Find more information here: University Preparation Programme Leoben

For master's degrees held in English IELTS (minimum 6 points) or TOEFL ibt (minimum 80 points) or TOEFL pbt (minimum 550 points) are required.

No, Montanuniversität Leoben does not offer full-time scholarships. You can search for scholarships & grants at. For students who are already enrolled, various funding organisations offer scholarships and awards, which are published in the university’s gazette during the current academic year.