Nostrification at the University of Vienna

Nostrification is the recognition of a foreign university degree as equivalent to an Austrian university degree programme. It recognises the completion of a degree programme abroad as equal to a degree programme completed in Austria and grants the right to use the academic title awarded by the Austrian institution.

The official Austrian information centre for international nostrifications in the university field is ENIC NARIC AUSTRIA.

At the University of Vienna, nostrification is only possible for study programmes that the University itself is offering.

Please contact

Claudia Fritz-Larott
Office of the Studienpräses
University of Vienna
1010 Vienna, Universitätsring 1
Tel.: + 43- 1-4277-12154
Fax: +43-1-4277-12159

  • General information, advice and counselling on nostrification issues
  • Information on the individual steps of the nostrification procedure
  • Support for filing your application

Please contact Ms. Fritz-Larott by telephone or e-mail before filing your application.


What does nostrification mean?
Is nostrification a prerequisite for admission to an advanced degree programme?
Can all degrees of foreign universities be recognised in Austria?
What are the legal regulations for using an academic degree?
Can an application for nostrification be submitted to any Austrian university?
Who decides on the nostrification application?
Which proof and documents are required when applying for nostrification?
What costs does nostrification involve?
Where do I have to apply for nostrification?
What are the individual steps in the nostrification procedure?
Special procedures
Special procedure for teacher training programmes
How long will the procedure take?
What happens if you receive a notice of nostrification stating additional conditions?