Studying without a High School Diploma

Preparatory Courses & Supplementary Exams


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Just 3.5 months to meet the entry requirements.

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Early March – Mid June
Early September – Mid December

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Distance learning event (live video meetings, downloads, etc.) combined with some in-person sessions (kick-off event per subject, final practice session before exams, final exams)

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The two areas of English and Mathematics are aligned with those of the business studies university entrance examination.

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– A-Level / High School Diploma or equivalent

– advanced English language skills

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Special price for both subjects: €1,400. Or per subject €750.


For admission to the preparatory course or the supplementary exam, the requirements includ

– A-Level / High School Diploma or equivalent

– advanced English language skills

Please check your pre-university education directly with the FH – they will inform you whether you are eligible to attend the preparation courses for foreign students:

The learning objectives and contents for English and Mathematics correspond to those relevant for the business studies university entrance examination. We place particular emphasis on subject-specific knowledge in English (Level C1) and Mathematics (Level 1), which are required for the first bachelor’s semester.

By passing the supplementary exams at the examination levels English C1, and Mathematics 1 the formal prerequisites for studying at a university of applied sciences are then met.

Costs & subsidies

Special price for both courses:


(instead of EUR 1,500,- if all two subjects are completed within ONE semester and the corresponding exams are taken at the main exam date)

Installment payments possible – the total amount must be paid by the start of the course!

Or per subject:
English & Mathematics:


Fee for retake exam (or main exam at an alternative date):

  • Per subject: EUR 125,-

Fees for additional document creation:

  • Duplicate / Certificate: EUR 40,-
  • Admission confirmation / English: EUR 40,-
  • Other document: EUR 40,-

Learning content


You will be professionally prepared for your future university of applied sciences studies in 3.5 months.


You will be optimally prepared for the supplementary exams in English, and Mathematics, which are required for admission without a high school diploma according to § 4 (7) FHG.


You have the opportunity to learn how to “learn” again, especially if you graduated several years ago, allowing you to test your future time management regarding work and studies.

The courses are conducted as distance learning events (live video meetings, downloads, etc.) combined with some in-person sessions (kick-off event per subject, final practice session before exams, final exams).

You can download the current timetable for the summer semester 2024 here.

The timetable for the winter semester 2024 will be available in June 2024.


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Attending lectures from anywhere

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best Streaming-Quality

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No commuting time

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Opportunity to ask questions anytime

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Seats in the “first row”


Business English – Level C1 of GER (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages):

  • Grammar: modal verbs, tenses, conditionals, passive voice, reported speech, adverbs and adjectives
  • Listening Skills: I can understand authentic texts; I can use a variety of listening strategies and listening techniques
  • Reading Skills: I can understand authentic texts (newspaper articles); I can use a variety of reading strategies and reading techniques
  • Writing Skills: Personal email; Letter of application: Argumentative essay
  • Speaking Skills: I can speak about the topics dealt with in class using the vocabulary of the course book; I can use the grammar dealt with in the course correctly; I can discuss about a topic, express arguments and use agreement phrases to come to a conclusion in a dialogue

You will attend the Distance Learning B2 English Program of “Studieren ohne Matura” and additional Zoom-Meetings will be held to upgrade you to Level C1.

You will also receive additional literature to be able to upgrade to Level C1.


Mathematics – Level 1 of StuBerVo (University entrance qualification regulation):

  • Mathematical basics
  • Percentage calculation
  • Simple interest calculation
  • Compound interest calculation
  • Present/future value of annuities
  • Mortgage payment calculation
  • Net present value of annuities
  • Equations & inequations
  • Linear functions
  • linear programming

You will attend the Distance Learning Mathematics Program of “Studieren ohne Matura” in German language and receive additional explanations, learning-videos and literature in English language.

Examination Modalities

The written final exams will definitely take place in person in Vienna and will be conducted by the respective examiners as well as a second reader.

For English, & Mathematics

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Written Exam (180 minutes)

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Oral Examination


The following literature is used in the courses and is available at the Campus Bookstore (subject to change). All materials can be obtained from the Campus Shop.


  • Cambridge Academic English C1: Advanced. Student*s Book, Martin Hewings, Craig Thaine ISBN 913-3125402881


  • Schaum’s Outline of Mathematical Methods for Business and Economics (Schaum’s Outline Series), Paperback, by Edward Dowling, McGraw-Hill (20 Aug. 2009) ISBN 978-0071635325, Chapter 1,2,3,4 and 7
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What Our Graduates Say


“Thanks to the Fit4FH preparatory course of the summer semester 2022, I was able to secure a spot at FH WKW. Without this course, it would have been nearly impossible for me to realize the opportunity of pursuing studies without a high school diploma in such a short time. The supporting professors were highly competent, patient, and always available to address any questions.”


“The Fit4FH courses are an excellent program. Through this program, I was able to obtain the eligibility for university of applied sciences studies in a short period. The entire teaching staff is very friendly and always eager to help. The classes were conducted in a very diverse and interesting manner. I feel very well prepared for my upcoming studies.”


“I was lucky to have such a great teacher of the course I’ve taken, who gave me all the help I needed and was very responsive to his students, caring to elaborate on any questions asked and to repeat his explanation if needed.”


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