Course Catalogue

  • The courses offered by our department can be found in the course catalogue. Detailed course information, such as the language of instruction, course dates, lessons per week and ECTS credits, are stated in the respective course descriptions. Should you need even more detailed information about a certain course, please contact the departmental coordinator.
  • The course catalogue for the upcoming semester is published in August (for the winter semester) or January (for the summer semester). If you need an overview of the offered courses earlier, please refer to the course catalogue of the relevant preceding semester. Please note, however, that not all courses are held each semester and changes to the course offer are possible.
  • Our courses are usually held at the main building of the university, Tierparterre, Stiege 9, Hof 5, Universitätsring 1, 1010 Vienna or in Schenkenstraße 8-10 (seminar room 1-5), 1010 Vienna.

Language requirements and courses taught in English

  • In order to study at the Faculty of Catholic Theology  you are required to speak and write German at level B2 with regard to the Common European Framework of References for Languages (CEFR).
  • ERASMUS students do not need to complete any official language test; however, your home university must confirm the required level during your online nomination.
  • If you are able to find a sufficient amount of courses taught in English in your field of study, you may also take up your studies without any knowledge of German. However, basic language skills in German are recommended in order to be able to find your way around in Vienna.
  • At our faculty there are currently no regular courses taught in English. You can find courses thaught in English in the course catalogue U:FIND by entering the following commands (without brackets, with blank characters:
    • For courses taught in English during the winter semester: lang:en SPL 01 [year]W
    • For courses taught in English during the summer semester: lang:eng SPL 01 [year]S



ECTS and course types

  • Please note that the number of courses and the amount of ECTS credits you need to obtain at the University of Vienna depends on your home university's requirements.
  • The University of Vienna offers the following course types:
  • Lectures (Vorlesungen, VO) and lectures with discussion (Vorlesungen mit Konversatorium, VK) are courses where regular attendance is not mandatory. There usually is a written or an oral exam at the end of the semester in order to obtain a grade.
  • Training courses (Übungen, UE), proseminars (Proseminare, PS) and seminars (SE) are courses with compulsory regular attendance. Assessment criteria are active course participation, presentations, midterm-tests, papers and written and/or oral end-term tests.
  • Grades are awarded within a five-digit grading scale ranging from 1 (excellent) to 5 (fail).
  • For further information see the homepage of the studiesservicecentre.
  • As an exchange student you do not have to take courses from the STEOP module (“Studieneingangs- und Orientierungsphase“ i.e. “Introduction and Orientation Phase”); in fact, it is not recommended to take any of these courses.
  • Advanced students who have been nominated for the Bachelor programme may also attend courses from the Master's programme if they have sufficient knowledge on the subject. However, this must be cleared up with the departmental coordinator first.
  • If you have been nominated for our field of study, you can follow all types of courses offered at our department.
  • Compulsory courses are particularly suitable for Incoming students in our field of study as they are offered every year/semester.


Students of other fields of studies

  • Exchange students who have not been nominated for our field of study but who would still like to take courses at our department can participate in lectures. You do not have to discuss your participation in lectures with our departmental coordinator first; if you want these lectures confirmed on your Learning Agreement, however, you need to contact the coordinator. Courses with compulsory attendance such as seminars, training courses etc. are not available for exchange students who have not been nominated for our field of study. More information on participating in courses without being nominated for our field of study can be found here.
  • Exchange students who haven't been nominated for our field of study but who would still like to follow courses at our department are asked to see the departmental coordinator during their office hours after their arrival in Vienna in order to discuss the possibility. However, permission to participate in our courses cannot be guaranteed beforehand.