Nearly 13,000 participants in the medical admission test «

They have a total of 1,680 places. The results will be available in August.

12.48, July 5, 2019


A few more candidates than last year participated in the 13th edition on Friday Test of admission to medical studies part. 12,845 participants – about 300 more than 2018 – aligned with the nine-hour procedure at the Vienna Medical University, Graz, Innsbruck and the University of Linz. They have a total of 1,680 places. The results will be available in August.

78% of registered

In Vienna, 6,490 people participated in the test, 2,297 in Innsbruck, 2,372 in Graz and 1,056 in Linz. This is a total of about 78% of registered, where there was little variation between universities. There are 740 places available at the Vienna Medical University.University of Innsbruck 400to the Medical University of Graz 360 and in Linz 180This means that nine test participants will study in Vienna, seven in Graz and Innsbruck and six in Linz.

In human medicine, in all universities, 75% of study places are candidates holding an Austrian matura certificate, 20% of EU applicants and 5% of third country applicants. . In dentistry, however, this quota has dropped this year: Places are awarded to the candidates with the best result, regardless of their nationality.,

It will be verified

In total nine hours written admission test for human medicine (MedAT-H) were the prior knowledge of the school Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics, Reading Comprehension and Test and Cognitive Skills (Sequence of numbers, memory and memory, composition of figures, fluency of words, recognition of implications). In the test part "Socio-emotional skills"is there also the region"Recognize the emotionsIn the process, candidates should identify what their peers feel when describing a situation, and future dentists should demonstrate manual skills rather than understanding the text and recognizing the implications.


The criticism of the admission test comes from the Austrian Students Union (ÖH). "We are clearly opposed to any restrictions of access," said President Adriana Novakovic (Green and Alternative Students / GRAS). The medical test is "the main example that confirms any fear of access restrictions". The social composition of students has declined since its introduction. The ÖH wants a free and open university entrance and asks for funding from universities. It is up to the state to create enough places to study and to propose a decent orientation phase.