Winter Semester 2020/21

Semester- and Lecture Begin: Thursday, the 1st October 2020

Semester- and Lecture End: Friday, the 31st January 2021

5 Steps to Start


  1. Get proof of education (High School diploma, A levels, or equivalent).
  2. Register online via
  3. Personally register at the registration office (Kapitelgasse 4).
  4. Pay the ÖH-Beitrag (student union contribution). Paying Student tuition is relatively rare. Further information here.
  5. Sign up for courses via PlusOnline (

Helpful Information In your First Semester

The first course “Orientierung Informatik” (Computer Science Orientation) is on Thursday, 1st October, 2020, at 9:30 O'clock in Hörsaal T01 in Jakob-Haringer-Straße 2. This is a STEOP course and is therefore mandatory to complete. It covers important information about your studies. The rest of the meetings for this course can be found on PLUSOnline -- check for any changes.

Mathematik Bridge Course and Orientation

The mathematic level varies quite often, dependent on school type, subject focus, and many other factors. Our Mathematics bridge course should ensure that all our students start on equal Mathematik footing.  

As part of the Orientation Lecture on Thursday, 1 October 2020, a link to a mathematics test will be distributed.  Please take your time at home (around 1 hour) to take the test, and check your answers with the solutions that are also available online. 

This should give you a determination of you current mathematics knowledge, and will serve as a guide. For a score lower than 50%, we highly recommend that you take advantage of the Mathematics Bridge course we offer.

The course will be held from Monday (5th Oct, 2020) until Friday (9th October, 2020) each afternoon. 

The advantage of this course to refresh and deepen your mathematics knowledge. 

Mathematics Bridge Course

Winter Semester 2020/21





Monday 5.10.2020 13:00-18:00 T01 (JAK2 EG 0.01) and online
Tuesday 6.10.2020 13:00-18:00 T01 (JAK2 EG 0.01) and online 
Wednesday 7.10.2020 14:00-19:00 T01 (JAK2 EG 0.01) and online
Thursday 8.10.2020 15:00-20:00 T01 (JAK2 EG 0.01) and online
Friday 9.10.2020 13:00-18:00 T01 (JAK2 EG 0.01) and online

Further information can be found on Plusonline.

Finally we would like to wish you a successful start to your studies and we look forward to meeting you!

Course Counseling for Computer Science

The student representatives are also available for our department, and offer the students and anyone interested free advice.

Their office hours can be found at the StV's Website:

Telephone: +43 662 8044 DW 6035

E-Mail: stv [at]

Room: 2.10 (Past the vending machine, up the second stairs and around the corner)

Study Prerequisites

As alway, the upcoming semester doesn't have any extra requirements for our new students. A high school diploma (A-Levels, or equivalent) is the only prerequisite to study here.


In principle, only the ÖH-Beitrag (student union contribution) needs to be paid.

But students from non EU countries come under different regulations.

A more detailed explanation can be found here.


The curriculum (PDF in german) contains the legal requirements for the selected bachelor. It also lists the set of course that must be completed, with their ECTS workload, and other required curriculum components and also all necessary regulation and explanations (courses, elective subjects, practical components, modules, …)

The current curriculum can be found here: Bachelor Curricula

How do I register for courses?

The course you must enroll in can be found the in current curriculum (here). The plan you will find there, shows you how many semester hours  (Sst. aka Semesterstunden) the respective lecture has (LV aka "Lehrveranstaltung"), what type of course it is (PS - Introductory Seminar  aka "Proseminar", VO - Lecture aka "Vorlesung" and VP - Lecture with seminar aka "Vorlesungsproseminar") and the ECTS points. Also listed with each course is a note of which courses can be done in which semester. This is just a recommendation, albeit a good one.

For example (Bachelor of computer science):

The first semester is structured to have 9 mandatory courses and 1 free choice course.

On the page "Curricula"  you can find the various modules in the degree program (In the respective PDF (German)).

On the page "Bachelor Thesis" you will find all the necessary information on the Bachelor Thesis and the subsequent completion of your degree.

Registration for our courses

Login to PlusOnline with your student id number (matrikelnummer) and click through on the left menu  "Fakultäten" - "Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät" - "Fachbereiche" - "FB Computerwissenschaften". Here you can see all the currently offered courses and register for the chosen courses with the button "Anmeldung" by the respective course.

Detailed information to each course is also listed there.


To offer you better guidance, we want - university teachers mentoring small groups of 6 - 8 students - to help students through the first semester.  This guidance comes mostly in the form of 3 to 4 meetings spread throughout the semester. The material covered in these meetings can be any of the following: 

  • General tips on studying
  • Practical information on LVs, including highlighting their process
  • Answering questions
  • Discussing problems

Computer- and Resource Usage

In the department's building, Jakob-Haringer-Straße 2, there are many high quality computers and and peripherals, connected to an extremely good network, at your service. To use these computers, an application needs to be submitted with your student Id card. The form for this application will be distributed in the first week in the introductory lecture.  Aside from other regulations, the usage policy for these computers states that they are only to be used for work in the realms of education and research. Therefore the minimum requirement for using them is participating in a corresponding course or working on a project.