Course recognition (Anerkennung von Prüfungsleistungen)

At the end of an exchange semester or year organised within an official exchange programme you need to have your courses recognised. Your contact person is Mag. Monika Wittmann. She will authorize the final recognition, arrange for the recognised courses to be entered in U:Space and collect the signature of the (Deputy) Director of Studies (SPL/Vize-SPL) for you.

The following forms and documents are needed:

ERASMUS programme: 

  1.  Application for recognition (Ansuchen um Anerkennung)
  3. Transcript of records (original or scan/pdf) of host university. Online grades are not sufficient for recognition, but may serve to prepare the process

 NON-EU EXCHANGE programme:

  1. Application for recognition (Ansuchen um Anerkennung)
  2. Transcript of records (original or scan/pdf) of host university
  3. Vorausbescheid (page 2)


At the end of a winter semester spent abroad recognition will usually not be complete before the spring semester. In case of missing pre-requisites contact Mag. Wittmann at the beginning of the February registration period (Anmeldephase Sommersemester)and ask her to switch you from "angelegt Voraussetzungsprüfung" to "vorgemerkt" so you can be included in the course allocation.
Students returning after the second semester need to submit their course recognition documents early enough for processing their recognition before mid-September!


  • The two-month-period for carrying out the course recognition does not start until your transcript has actually been sent to you or the International Office (U of Vienna).
  • The Learning Agreement After Mobility is an official Anerkennungsbescheid. Please keep it carefully, as it cannot easily be replaced. The Anerkennungsbescheid has to be submitted once again at the end of your studies.
  • Note also that ONCE A RECOGNITION HAS BEEN CARRIED OUT AND ENTERED INTO YOUR U:SPACE ACCOUNT, IT CANNOT BE CHANGED ANY MORE (principle of legal certainty / Prinzip der Rechtssicherheit).

The recognition procedure can also be carried out via email if forms and documents are sent as pdf files. Documents can also be left in the box outside Mag Wittmann's office or sent by snail mail.

The Anerkennungsbescheid and the Learning Agreement After Mobility need to be be collected from the StudienServiceStelle Anglistik, which will contact students by email (Unet-address). 

At the Department of English, all recognised courses are immediately entered into U:Space and will become visible there; no changes to these recognised courses are possible after this

If students receive Studienbeihilfe during a stay abroad, they can either hand in a separate SB confirmation form (SB/A2) with the other forms, or use the Bescheid or Learning Agreement to prove that they have completed a sufficient number of ECTS.

Last update: Jan 2020/mw