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Applicants who are completing a degree program in medicine or dentistry at another postsecondary educational institution in Austria or abroad and have already earned 180 ECTS credits may apply for lateral entry at the Medical University of Graz.

This also applies to Medical University of Graz students who are completing/have completed a degree program in medicine or dentistry and also want to complete the degree program in medicine or dentistry or switch from one degree program to the other.

Entrance exam for lateral entry to the Medicine degree program

  • Number of places available in courses with a limited number of lateral entry places in academic year 2022/23: The rectorate has decided that there are 2 places available for lateral entry 2022/23 to the Medicine degree program.
  • Internet registration is regarded as completed when all data has been entered, proof of the required ECTS credits has been uploaded and the EUR 110 share of the costs has been paid electronically. The registration tool will redirect you automatically to the payment system. You may pay by credit card (MasterCard, VISA), eps online transfer, PayPal or paysafecard.
    If you have documents from countries that require certification by apostille, this certification should be uploaded when you register using the entrance exam webtool.
    Uploaded documents are not checked until internet registration is completed. You will be notified by email well ahead of time as to whether you may take the lateral entry test.
  • Lateral entry test: The Medicine lateral entry test is an electronic exam that consists of 200 multiple choice questions to be answered within 150 minutes.
  • Test material: The lateral entry test consists of 200 multiple-choice questions from all specialty areas included in the Medicine degree program. The current curriculum serves as a guide.
  • Announcement of awarded places: After the lateral entry test has been completed, it is scored and the applicant's order of priority is determined (rankings). Admission to the degree program: Admission is possible only at the beginning of the summer semester.
  • Application for recognition of prior academic achievements: Following admission to the degree program, students may apply for recognition of prior academic achievements. Please note that achievements required for lateral entry registration may not necessarily be recognized by the degree program.
    Recognition can take up to two months according to § 78 of the Universities Act.
    Recognition follows the content of Med Uni Graz curricula. The result may be that despite your prior achievements, you have to complete coursework from phase 1 before you can carry on with phase 2 of the degree program (clinical area). Coursework from phase 2 may not be completed before phase 1 has been finished.
    Lateral entry does not automatically mean that you will be assigned to a later semester!

Entrance exam for lateral entry to the Dentistry degree program

  • Number of places available in courses with a limited number of lateral entry places in academic year 2022/23: The rectorate has decided that there are NO places available for lateral entry 2022/23 to the Dentristry degree program.
  • Internet registration is regarded as completed when all data has been entered, proof of the required ECTS credits has been uploaded and the EUR 110 share of the costs has been paid electronically. The registration tool will redirect you automatically to the payment system. You may pay by credit card (MasterCard, VISA), eps online transfer, PayPal or paysafecard.
    If you have documents from countries that require certification by apostille, this certification should be uploaded when you register using the entrance exam webtool.
    Uploaded documents are not checked until internet registration is completed. You will be notified by email well ahead of time as to whether you may take the lateral entry test.
  • Lateral entry test: The Dentistry lateral entry test comprises an electronic exam and a manual skills review. The electronic exam consists of 200 multiple choice questions to be answered within 150 minutes. Test material: The lateral entry test consists of 200 multiple-choice questions from all specialty areas included in the Medicine degree program. The current curriculum serves as a guide. In the manual skills review, tasks involving wire bending and mirroring shapes are completed. The review takes 60 minutes.
  • Material tested: Skills in wire bending (2 figures) and mirroring shapes (3 drawings)
  • Announcement of awarded places: After the lateral entry test has been completed, it is scored and the applicant's order of priority is determined (rankings). Admission to the degree program: Admission is possible only at the beginning of the summer semester.
  • Application for recognition of prior academic achievements: Following admission to the degree program, students may apply for recognition of prior academic achievements. Please note that achievements required for lateral entry registration may not necessarily be recognized by the degree program.
    Recognition can take up to two months according to § 78 of the Universities Act.
    Recognition follows the content of Med Uni Graz curricula. The result may be that despite your prior achievements, you have to complete coursework from phase 1 before you can carry on with phase 2 of the degree program (clinical area). Coursework from phase 2 may not be completed before phase 1 has been finished.
    Lateral entry does not automatically mean that you will be assigned to a later semester!

Deadlines

  • Online registration: June 1 until September 30  2022

  • Upload of documents for verification: June 1 until September 30 2022

  • Share of the costs: June 1 until September 30 2022

  • Lateral Test: November 15  2022

  • Admission: calendar week 02 / 2023

ECTS credits

The European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) is a credit system that facilitates the international mobility of students.

One ECTS credit represents 25 sixty-minute hours of actual workload for students. The workload for one semester is determined to be 30 ECTS credits.

Thus 180 ECTS credits are the equivalent of successful completion of about 6 semesters.

Required documents

The following documents can be uploaded as proof of achievement:

  • Students/graduates of Med Uni Graz: Transcript of records or proof of academic achievement. A copy that you print from MEDonline – Business card/proof of academic achievement – is sufficient.
  • Students/graduates of other Austrian universities: Transcript of records or proof of academic achievement. The document must have the stamp and signature of the university or be printed on certificate paper. If a place to study is awarded after the lateral entry test, the original of the uploaded document must be presented during the admissions procedure!
  • Students/graduates of universities outside Austria: Transcript of records, proof of academic achievement or other document that lists all successfully completed academic coursework including the title of the course/exam, assessment and ECTS credits.
  • The document must have the signature and stamp of the university as well as the required certification by apostille and translations.

If a place to study is awarded after the lateral entry test, the original of the uploaded document must be presented during the admissions procedure!

Admission to the degree program

Applicants who receive a place after the lateral entry test must furnish proof that they meet the admissions requirements for degree programs:

Furthermore, the original documentation of at least 180 ECTS credits that was uploaded must be presented along with any required certifications by apostilles and translations.

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

At the time of Internet registration, I will not have 180 ECTS credits, but by the test date, I may have finished this coursework. Is it possible to submit proof of these achievements later?

No. Proof of 180 ECTS credits must be uploaded with your registration.

Can I be reimbursed for the EUR 110 if I do not take the lateral entry test or if I haven't earned the minimum of 180 ECTS credits and thus am not entitled to take the test?

No. Reimbursement of the share of costs is unfortunately not possible./p>

What if my academic achievements are not evaluated in ECTS credits?

Please contact the Study Management directly.

How can I prepare for the test? Is learning material provided?

Med Uni Graz does not offer any preparatory courses. The content is taken from the current version of the Medicine or Dentistry curriculum.

If there are too few places available, can my ranking be carried over into the following year?

No. The test is offered once a year and each time the candidates receive a new ranking–thus an exam result cannot be carried over into the following year and you must take the test again.

Contact

Study Management 
Harrachgasse 21/II
8010 Graz
T: +43 316 385 73688, 73687