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Overview of Austrian diplomas

In the overview below you can find the level of Austrian diplomas. You cannot derive any rights from it.

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Berufsreifeprüfungszeugnis

  • Comparable to: an MBO diploma level 2 or 3 (NLQF 2-3/EQF 2-3).
  • Duration of schooling: 3 years.
  • Type of education: vocational secondary education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to higher professional education.

Reife- und Diplomprüfungszeugnis

  • Comparable to: a VWO diploma for its general education component (NLQF 4+/EQF 4).
  • Duration of schooling: 5 years.
  • Type of education: general and vocational secondary education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to higher education.

Reifezeugnis/Reifeprüfungszeugnis

  • Comparable to: a VWO diploma (NLQF 4+/EQF 4).
  • Duration of schooling: 4 years.
  • Type of education: secondary general education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to higher education.

Bachelor (Universität)

  • Comparable to: a WO bachelor’s degree (NLQF 6/EQF 6).
  • Duration of schooling: 3 to 4 years.
  • Type of education: research-oriented higher education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to university masters.

Bachelor (FH)

  • Comparable to: an HBO bachelor’s degree (NLQF 6/EQF 6).
  • Duration of schooling: 3 years.
  • Type of education: higher professional education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to masters in higher professional education (Fachhochschüle).

Diplom-Ingenieur (FH)/Magister (FH)

  • Comparable to: an HBO bachelor’s degree (NLQF 6/EQF 6) or an HBO master’s degree (NLQF 7/EQF 7).
  • Duration of schooling: 4 to 5 years.
  • Type of education: higher professional education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to doctorate programmes.

Magister/Diplom (Universität)

  • Comparable to: a WO master’s degree (NLQF 7/EQF 7).
  • Duration of schooling: 2 to 3 years.
  • Type of education: research-oriented higher education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to doctorate programmes.

Master (Universität)

  • Comparable to: a WO master’s degree (NLQF 7/EQF 7).
  • Duration of schooling: 2 years.
  • Type of education: research-oriented higher education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to doctorate programmes.

Master (FH)

  • Comparable to: an HBO master’s degree (NLQF 7/EQF 7).
  • Duration of schooling: 2 years.
  • Type of education: higher professional education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to doctorate programmes.