Admission procedure for medical studies: 11,904 took part

Bild: MedUni Wien/APA/Rudolph
Bild: MedUni Wien/APA/Rudolph

Of the original 15,158 applicants, a total of 11,904 candidates took part in the joint MedAT admissions procedure for the medical universities in Vienna, Innsbruck and Graz and the Faculty of Medicine at Johannes Kepler University Linz today.

As in previous years, the admission tests were held at several locations throughout Austria. The MedUni Vienna tests were held at Messe Wien, in Graz at Stadthalle Graz and in Upper Austria at Messe Wels. In Innsbruck, the tests for the Medical University of Innsbruck were held at Messe Innsbruck.

The participation figures in detail:

- At MedUni Vienna, a total of 5,920 people took part in the entrance test, originally 7,384 registrations had been received.

- At the Medical University of Innsbruck, a total of 2,350 people took the test this Friday. There were 3,196 people who had registered online by the end of March.

- At the Medical University of Graz, where there were originally 2,603 registrations, a total of 2,123 people registered today.

- In Upper Austria (Medical Faculty of the JKU Linz), 1,511 people took part, with 1,975 interested parties having registered by the end of the online registration period.

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 previous 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 the field of 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 available to 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 made 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 have applied for such a dedicated study place must undergo the regular admission procedure 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