Courses and exams

Academic year

  • Winter semester
    • Lecture period: 1 October - 31 January
    • Lecure-free period (semester break): February
  • Summer semester
    • Lecture period: 1. März - 30. Juni
    • Lecure-free period (summer break): 1. July - 30. September

Exams usually take place during the lecture period.

Academic offer

Study programmes offered by the Faculty of Psychology:

Exchange students who have been nominated for Psychology can register for any course offered by our Faculty.

However, the following courses are not suitable for exchange students:

  • UE Supervised Orientation Tutorial (SOT)
    • A tutorial for Psychology students starting their bachelor's degree at the University of Vienna.
  • UE Psychological Skills I: Theory and Training for Student Advisors
  • UE Psychological Skills II: Practice and Work as a Student Advisor
    • Student Advisors are regular (i.e. degree seeking) students enrolled at the Faculty of Psychology who work as mentors for first-semester students.
  • SE Master's Thesis Seminar
    • Master's Thesis Seminars are aimed at students who are writing their Master's thesis at the University of Vienna.

Course directory (u:find)

For an overview of the courses, open u:find:

  • Under “Browse”, select the Course directory.
  • On the following page, select Directorate of Studies 20 – Psychology.
  • Select a study programme (Bachelor, Master)
  • Select a course to open the course page. Here you will find information on:
    • ECTS credits
    • registration deadlines
    • course schedule
    • content and assessment methods

Please keep in mind that most of our courses are taught in German.

Courses taught in English are marked with the blue tag "en" in u:find.

The course directory for the winter semester 2022 will be available by mid-August 2022.

In the meantime, please refer to the course directory of the winter semester 2021 for an information on course contents, methods and assessment criteria.


When registering for a course or an exam in u:space, you will be required to choose a Module ("Studienplanpunkt").

As an exchange student, you should always select "Modul für Incoming Studierende" (Incoming Exchange Student's Module).

Lectures (Vorlesungen, VO) and exams

A lecture (VO=Vorlesung) is a type of course that does not require regular attendance or participation. The assessment consists of an exam at the end of the semester.

Registrations for lectures are open throughout the semester in which the lecture takes place as well as the following semester.

  • Registration period for lectures in the academic year 2021/22:
    • Winter semester 2021: 01.09.2021 - 30.09.2022
    • Summer semester 2023: 01.02.2022 - 28.02.2023
  • Registration (lecture)
    • Open the course page in u:find and click on "Register/Deregister for this course".
    • You will be forwarded to the u:space login page. After logging in with your u:account user ID and password you can complete the registration process.

You must register separately for every exam.

As soon as the date of an examination is set, you will find it on the lecture page in u:find.

  • Registration (exam)
    • Click on a date to check the registration deadlines.
    • Then click on "Register/Deregister for this exam" (this link is visible only while registrations for the exam are open!) and you will be forwarded to the u:space login page.


If you get an error message while trying to register for an exam, send an e-mail to the mobility coordinator during the registration period.

The e-mail must be sent from the same e-mail address you used when you registered in Mobility Online and must contain:

  • your student ID number (Matrikelnummer)
  • title and number of the lecture.
  • if you wish to register for an exam: the exact date of the exam

Please keep in mind that the mobility coordinator can help you only as long as registrations are open.

Courses with continuous assessment

Courses such as Exercises (Übungen, UE), Introductory Seminars (Proseminare, PS), seminars (Seminare, SE) and lectures with exercise units (Vorlesung mit Übung, VU) are courses with continuous assessment.

Performance is assessed through class participation, written assignments, presentations, midterm and/or final tests. Regular attendance is mandatory.

Students are required to register for courses with continuous assessment before the semester starts.

The registration periods are in September (winter semester courses) and February (summer semester courses).

Course registration - summer semester 2022

Registrations open on 02/02/2022 at 09:00 a.m. and close on 23/02/2022 at 09:00 a.m.

First come first served does not apply!

  • Open the course page in u:find and click on "Register/Deregister for this course". You will be forwarded to the u:space login page. In u:space you can apply for admission to the course. The status of your registration should be "Allocation by registration deadline" ("Zuteilung nach Anmeldefrist").
    • Since there is only a limited number of places in courses with continuous assessment, we recommend that you consider some alternatives to the courses you included in your Learning Agreement. You can register for more courses than you actually need, even if they are not (yet) part of your Learning Agreement. The Learning Agreement can be changed after the allocation of places.
  • First allocation of places: on 23/02/2022 your status will change to either
    • "angemeldet" (if you have been accepted into the course) or
    • "auf Warteliste" (on waiting list).
  • First deregistration period: students who decide not to attend a course they have registered for can cancel their registration in u:space without any consequences.
  • Second allocation of places on 25/02/2022: Places that have become available during the first deregistration period are given to students on the waiting list.
  • Second deregistration period: students can still deregister from courses until 04/03/2022, 09:00 a.m.. Places that have become available during the second deregistration period will be allocated during the first course session.
  • Mandatory attendance on the first day of class: If you are accepted into a course during the first or second allocation of places but do not attend the first session of the course without notifying the course lecturer, you will be de-registered. Please contact the lecturer in advance if you are unable to attend the first course session.


After the first allocation of places the mobility coordinator will send you a document confirming your status as an incoming exchange student.

If you are still on the waiting list ("auf Warteliste") after the second allocation of places or if you did not register at all, you still have a chance to get a spot in the courses by contacting the lecturer directly.

Fill in the document sent you by the mobility coordinator with your name and student ID number. Send an e-mail from your u:account e-mail address to the lecturer and ask them if you can take their course. Attach the document as proof of your status as an incoming psychology exchange student.

Your e-mail should contain the following information:

  • your name and student ID number
  • title and number of the course you would like to take
  • whether you are on the waiting list for the course

If you are on the waiting list you can be registered directly by the lecturer.

If you are not on the waiting list, ask the lecturer to contact the mobility coordinator. She will register you for the course.

Please keep in mind that we cannot guarantee that you will be accepted in a course until you get confirmation from the lecturer!