15,158 applications for the admission procedure to study medicine

At the end of March, the application deadline for participation in the joint admission procedures of the Medical Universities of Vienna, Innsbruck and Graz as well as the Medical Faculty of the Johannes Kepler University Linz ended. A total of 15,158 people registered for the MedAT on July 5 by the end of March 2024. In the previous year, there were 15,400 binding registrations.

The registration figures for the MedAT 2024 in detail:

Medical University of Vienna: A total of 7,384 registrations and 4,676 women.

Medical University of Innsbruck: A total of 3,196 applications and 2,079 women.

Medical University of Graz: A total of 2,603 applications and 1,646 women.

Faculty of Medicine at the JKU Linz: A total of 1,975 applications. Of these, 731 are men.

Contents of the MedAT-H and MedAT-Z entrance tests

The admission test for human medicine (MedAT-H) is a multi-part written procedure and is divided into the following sections

  • Basic knowledge test medical studies: testing of prior school knowledge in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics.
  • Text comprehension: testing of reading skills and understanding of texts.
  • Cognitive abilities and skills: This part of the test consists of five groups of tasks (putting figures together, number sequences, word fluency, memory and retention, and recognizing implications) and measures basic cognitive abilities and skills.
  • Social-emotional skills: This part of the test consists of the task groups Recognizing Emotions, Regulating Emotions and Social Decision-Making, which cover key aspects of social-emotional skills.

The admission test for dentistry (MedAT-Z) is largely identical to the MedAT-H. Instead of the text comprehension test section and the Recognizing Implications task group, the wire bending and Mirroring Shapes task groups are used in the Manual Skills test section.

A total of 1,900 study places

For the academic year 2024/25, a total of 1,900 study places are available for human medicine and dentistry, which is 50 more than in the previous year, including 772 (2023: 760) at the Medical University of Vienna, 420 (2023: 410) at the Medical University of Innsbruck, 388 (2023: 370) at the Medical University of Graz and 320 (2023: 310) at the Medical Faculty of the JKU Linz. The following quota regulation only applies to the allocation of study places in human medicine: At least 95% of study places are reserved for EU citizens and persons of equal status with regard to access to studies and at least 75% of study places are reserved for applicants with a school-leaving certificate from Austria. In the 2024/25 academic year, up to 85 of the 1,900 medical study places will be available for tasks in the public interest for the federal provinces, the Austrian Health Insurance Fund, the Federal Ministry of the Interior and the Federal Ministry of Defense. Applicants who wish to apply for such a dedicated study place must take part in the regular application process for the desired location and undertake to actually perform the tasks in the public interest as part of an agreement with the respective institution. A minimum performance in the entrance test must be achieved in order to obtain these study places. Further details can be found at www.medizinstudieren.at.