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English Language requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of their written and spoken English skills (English language proficiency at level C 1 - CEFR). The following are acceptable:


  • a degree from a university in an EU/EEC member state and Switzerland which was taught completely in English
  • official results of one of the following proficiency exams (not older than 3 years):
    - TOEFL: ibt (internet-based): 110 minimum; "Paper:" 627 minimum
    - IELTS: Overall Band Score: 8 (minimum of 7.5 per component)
    - Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): Grade A
    - Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): minimum Grade C

Please note that all application documents, including language certificates should be submitted to the Central Admissions Office (Zulassung), and not be sent to the Department.

Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik /
Department of English
Universität Wien
Campus d. Universität Wien
Spitalgasse 2-4/Hof 8.3
1090 Wien

T: +43-1-4277-424 01
F: +43-1-4277-9424
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