Progression requirements

According to § 19(1) of the revised Vienna Law Curriculum, students who wish to complete a BoE must take as many courses, seminars etc from within a BoE as amount to 18 ECTS points

Students have a wide range of choice among the ILPL electives and can decide on how they wish to accumulate 18 ECTS points, but there are certain restrictions: 

  • They must accumulate at least 6 ECTS points from among the group of Core A Electives
  • They must accumulate at least 3 ECTS points from among the group of Core B Electives


Entry requirements

Students who wish to complete the BoE should have sufficient proficiency of English; normally, at least B2 level within the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) is required in order to succeed.

Assessment of the language proficiency at the time of enrolment is the responsibility of the individual student. Students may wish to take one of the officially recognised language tests first, like the IELTS or the TOEFL, but they are by no means obliged to do so. If necessary, the BoE coordinator and teaching staff are happy to give advice or make a provisional assessment on the basis of their personal impression.

Students who wish to complete the BoE but do not yet satisfy the language proficiency requirements are advised to improve their English with the help of the University Language Centre or another recognised teaching institution.

Some of the Special Subject Electives, like comparative private law or international criminal law, may require basic or even advanced knowledge of the relevant subject area. If in doubt, contact the course teacher.  



For registration will usually take place online via univis / uspace. Please look for your course on ufind to get the specific registration details of each course!

Places will be allocated as follows:

  • Group A: 20 places will be allocated to students of the Diplomstudium.
  • Group B: 3 places to students of the Doktoratsstudium (PhD Programme).
  • Group C: 2 places to students in the Erasmus Exchange Programme.