Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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 enrollment (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.

In the first six weeks of the winter semester, within the framework of the "STEOP", the courses "Basic academic skills" and "Introduction to STEM subjects" are completed. In "Basic academic skills", the essentials of rhetoric and presentation technology or how to work with Office applications are taught. The course "Introduction to STEM subjects" offers an overview of the basic science and mathematics required for the field of study. In addition to becoming familiar with the basic terms in the respective subjects, first-year students will also gain an understanding of the thematic interconnection of the various subjects. If there are any questions, the "peer teachers" from higher semesters will be there to help so that the "STEOP" will be completed in November.

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. 

We attach great importance to personal support from the very beginning. To make your start into the exciting university life easier, the MINT @ Leoben week takes place in the summer before the official start of the semester, during which you can get to know the university and Leoben in addition to the fields of mathematics, computer science, natural sciences and technology.

Then, at the beginning of the semester, you will be supervised by senior students as part of the tutorial project. They will show you around the university, the city of Leoben and the leisure activities and will help you with words and deeds if you have any problems in the beginning.

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. 

More information on studying abroad here

Personal enrolment for the Bachelor's degree programme at the Study Support Center is  

until 5th September for the winter semester and
until 5th February for the summer semester of the respective academic year.

If you have not obtained your school leaving certificate in Austria, please make sure that you submit your application for admission to the programme a few weeks beforehand so that everything can be processed in time.
Further information can be found at the Study Support Center.

You can upload all required documents via MUonline.
For detailed information, please contact the Study Support Center.

Study Support Center
Peter Tunner Street 23/II
8700 Leoben, Austria
Phone: +43 3842 402-7410

Office hours are from Monday to Friday between 9:00 AM and 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.

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