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


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?
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?
Initial contact
What are the individual steps in the nostrification procedure?
Special procedures
Special procedure for teacher training programmes
How long will the procedure take?