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The new regulations for the nostrification procedure apply from 02.01.2023.

The team for recognition of qualifications of FH Campus Wien.

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A foreign degree can be recognised as equivalent to a domestic degree by the academic head.

This means the degree is fully equivalent to the Austrian degree, the right to use the corresponding Austrian academic degree and the right to exercise the professions associated with this degree in Austria.

Within the European Union or the European Economic Area as well as Switzerland the recognition of a foreign degree is not required, since the access to a number of academic professions is regulated by separate directives and nationals of these states have direct access to the profession.

In order to pursue further studies the recognition of a degree is generally not required.

All documents must be submitted either in the original or as a authenticated copy, the degree or diploma certificate always as an original.
Foreign language documents must be submitted as authenticated German or English translations.
All foreign documents must be duly authenticated, if required by international agreements. (see question: What is authentication?)

  1. Proof that the recognition is mandatory for practising the profession or for the continuation of the applicant's education in Austria.
  2. Curriculum vitae (short, with special consideration of the educational background)
  3. Birth certificate and any documents concerning a change of name (e.g. marriage certificate), if the study certificates are in a previous name.
  4. Proof of nationality
  5. Passport or Photo ID
  6. University entrance certificate
  7. Certificate on the completion of studies and on the award of the academic degree
  8. Documents on the foreign studies as detailed as possible, e.g. curriculum, study book, study guide, examination certificates, academic papers, degree certificates, ...
  9. Proof of sufficient German language skills (at least at level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, for the Bachelor's degree programme "Speech Therapy-Phoniatrics-Audiology" at level C2, for the Bachelor's degree programme "Health Care and Nursing" at level B1 at the time of application and at level B2 until full completion of the nostrification process.), and in particular:
  • University entrance certificate from a German-speaking school (with German as the language of instruction and examination) or from an Austrian or German school abroad.
  • Successful completion of the supplementary examination in German as part of a pre-study course at Austrian universities
  • "ÖSD Certificate B2" of the Austrian Language Diploma in German
  • TestDaF - Test of German as a Foreign Language - with at least level TDN 4 in all part examinations
  •  "Goethe-Zertifikat B2" of the Goethe-Institut
  • telc Deutsch "telc Deutsch B2" or "telc Deutsch B2 + Profession
  • The German Language Diploma of the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Länder in the Federal Republic of Germany (DSD) - second level
  • German Language Examination for University Admission for Foreign Applicants DSH-2
  • "ÖIF-Zertifikat" B2 ("Österreichischer Integrationsfonds")

No, an application for the recognition of a foreign degree can be submitted at any time, provided that all documents can be presented.

Personal appointments are only possible by prior arrangement. It is requested that enquiries are preferably made by e-mail.

+43 1 606 68 77-2505

Step 1: Applicant: Submission of documents

Step 2: Applicant: Payment of invoice

Step 3: FH Campus Wien: Checking the documents

Step 4: Applicant/FH Campus Wien: Competence assessment (if necessary)

Step 5: FH Campus Wien: Preparation of the expert report

Step 6: FH Campus Wien: Dispatch of the expert report within the framework of the notification for the taking of evidence

Step 7: Applicant: possibility to comment on the expert report

Step 8: FH Campus Wien: decision

Step 9: FH Campus Wien: Dispatch of the decision

Step 10: Applicant: Possibility of appeal  

Step 11: Applicant: In case of a positive conditional decision: Registration with the degree programme for completion of the compensatory measures

The recognition of a degree costs € 150,-.

Should the procedure be positively concluded on a conditional basis, individual courses/ internships/ seminars etc. must be completed. The exact number of compensatory measures to be completed is individual and cannot be stated in advance.

Application for recognition of a foreign degree:


You can reach us by phone only on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 10 a.m. and 12 noon at T: +43 1 606 68 77 2505