The International Baccalaureat Diploma Programme examination is accepted for entrance to all Austrian Universities/Fachhochschulen (§64 Abs. 1 Z.7. Universitätsgesetz, BGBl. Nr. 131/2015). Please note that the IBDP examination, by agreement with and validated through Nostrifikation by the Ministry of Education, is an international and not a national school leaving certificate. Therefore Matura equivalency is not automatically transferable to other countries as “Austrian Matura”.
Students qualify for Matura equivalence based upon their final, externally marked, International Baccalaureate assessment grades, and internal VIS assessment grades (3 higher level and 3 standard level, with no assessment grade below 3, and with a total of at least 24 points).
In addition, in Grades 9 & 10 students must successfully complete:
- all subjects taught in the VIS curriculum (including 3 separate sciences) receiving grade 3 or above in each on their end of year school reports
- a third language taught as part of the VIS curriculum for at least four years, up to and including Grade 10, with level two objectives being reached, (including success in external exams, or an International Baccalaureate certificate in the third language)
In Grades 11 & 12 students must study:
- Austrian history and Austrian geography, unless geography and history are studied at International Baccalaureate level
- German, English, mathematics and one experimental science from biology, chemistry or physics
Austrian Liaison Officer: Ursula Perstel-Galli