2. Admission requirements
You need a graduation certificate (for Austria and Germany: Matura and Abitur), a Berufsreifeprüfung (short version of a high school graduation) or a student permit certificate for both UAS and universities.
Universities of Applied Sciences only allow a limited amount of new students per year. Therefore, every UAS has some kind of admission process, mostly consisting of admission tests and application interviews.
Public universities don’t have that. Only extremely popular fields of study, which are usually overbooked, like medicine, psychology or law, have admission tests. Some fields of study use admission tests only if there is a high number of potential students. However, most fields of study have the so-called STEOP, which consists of obligatory exams that have to be taken in the first semester in order to continue studying.