Aufnahmeverfahren

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

General information

Can I take entrance exams at several Med Unis?

No. This is not possible since the MedAT entrance exam for medicine and dentistry is offered throughout Austria at the same time. You must decide at which Med Uni you would like to take the exam at the time of online registration.

Do I have to take an entrance exam if I am already studying at another university?

Yes, if you can furnish proof that you have earned fewer than 180 ECTS credits in a medicine or dentistry degree program. Otherwise, it may be possible to apply for lateral entry (medicine or dentistry).

Do school grades or the grade on the school-leaving certificate count for the entrance exam?

No, Austria does not have a numerus clausus policy, so grades from school do not have any influence on the awarding of places in a degree program. All that counts is the number of points earned on the MedAT-H/Z.

I have a disability and/or a chronic disease. Who can I contact?

If you are applying to Med Uni Graz and have a disability and/or chronic disease, please contact us by email.

Let us know exactly how we can accommodate you on the test day. Please provide us with a medical certificate by 31 May 2022 at the latest so that we can take appropriate organizational measures. More information for people with disabilities and/or chronic disease at the Medical University of Graz is available here

Does Med Uni Graz also use the Eignungstest für das Medizinstudium in der Schweiz (EMS) test?

No, since 2013 there has been just one entrance exam in use throughout Austria, MedAT-H or MedAT-Z.

Is the result from the entrance exam in Graz valid for the other medical universities?

No, the entrance exam in Graz only determines how the places to study medicine and dentistry at Med Uni Graz are awarded.

Does the result of the TMS also count toward admission to Med Uni Graz?

No.

Can I take the entrance exam if I will not receive my school-leaving certificate until next year?

No, this is not allowed. This is regulated by the "Verordnung über die Zulassungsbeschränkungen zu den Diplomstudien Human- und Zahnmedizin" (act on admission requirements for the Medicine and Dentistry degree programs). .

Is it possible to start studying medicine at Med Uni Graz in summer semester?

No, this is not necessary. If you are awarded a place to study, proof of a general university entrance qualification (school-leaving certificate) must be provided during admission in September.

Can I receive credit for prior academic achievement?

Yes, this is possible, but first you must take the entrance exam and be awarded a place to study. After you have been admitted as a degree student, you may apply to the Dean of Study Affairs to receive credit for prior academic achievement. It is not possible to do this in advance!

I did not take Latin in school. Do I have to make this up before I start to study?

No, that is not necessary. Med Uni Graz offers a course that you can take when you start to study.

I did not take biology in school. Do I have to make this up before I start to study?

No, that is not necessary. According to the decision of the Medical University of Graz (published in the newsletter dated 28 November 2018), the supplementary exam in biology and environmental studies is no longer required for applications for admission to the Medicine and Dentistry degree programs as of winter semester 2019/20.

 

Internet registration

I entered my data incorrectly. Do I have to register again?

No, you can log in with your password and edit your data within the online registration period.

Do I need to provide an email address during online registration?

Yes, you need a valid email address in order to receive an activation email after online registration is complete.

Can I change my registration from Medicine to Dentistry or vice versa?

Yes, this is possible within the online registration period. In this case, send an email to aufnahmeverfahren(at)medunigraz.at.

Once the registration period has ended, will I receive a letter of invitation?

No, the Medical University of Graz does not send a letter of invitation.

Do I need to register with the entrance exam webtool again each year?

Yes, the processing number from the previous year is no longer valid.

Share of the costs

How can I pay my share of the costs?

The share of the costs must be paid directly using the online registration tool. You may pay by credit card (Mastercard, Visa), eps online transfer, PayPal or paysafecard.

Can I pay my share of the costs at a later date?

Yes, you can do this within the payment period using the online registration tool.

Do I receive a payment confirmation after my share of the costs has been transferred?

No, Med Uni Graz does not send any confirmations. If your status in the entrance exam webtool is "You have successfully registered for the test," your registration is complete.

Problems with registration

I have not received an email with my activation code.

It is possible that the email cannot be sent to certain email providers, for example GMX or Outlook, due to their security settings. Check your spam folder and, if necessary, repeat your registration using another email address (e.g., Gmail).

I forgot my password and/or my processing number.

If you click on "Can't access your account? Reactivate it with your email address." under the registration window on the start page of the entrance exam webtool and enter the email address you used to register, you will receive an email explaining how to reset your password. This email will also include your processing number.

Entrance exam

Can the exam be taken at another date?

No, the MedAT-H/Z is held on the date announced for everyone. It is not possible to take the exam later.

Can I start the admissions process several times?

Yes, the exam results are only valid for the year in which you take it and have no influence on the admissions process in the following year. You may start the admissions process multiple times.

Am I allowed to use any aids (calculators, etc.) on the entrance exam?

No, no aids of any kind are allowed. The tasks are created so they can be solved without any aids. You also may not bring in any paper. Notes, calculations, etc. can be made in the question booklet.

May I sell test questions from the MedAT entrance exam to third parties or publish them on the Internet?

Disclosure of test questions from the MedAT entrance exam to third parties and their use is prohibited according to the "Verordnung über die Zulassungsbeschränkungen zu den Diplomstudien Human- und Zahnmedizin" (act on admission requirements for the Medicine and Dentistry degree programs) as well as by copyright law! In the event of violation, the Medical University of Graz shall be indemnified and held harmless and reserves the right to take legal action in this case.

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