Extension Curricula (EC)

Almost all bachelor’s programmes require students to complete extension curricula (EC) in addition to the regular compulsory and elective subjects. An EC is a predifined module group of up to 30 ECTS credits. The required number of ECTS credits is defined in the curriculum of your degree programme. In the course of an EC, you will acquire competences that lie beyond your degree programme and broaden your horizon. You can find further information as well as a list of all ECs offered at the University of Vienna here.

Please note that not all courses required for the respective ECs can be offered every year due to limitations on budgetary and human resources (see the file 'Vorlesungzyklen der LVA-en in den Erweiterungscurricula'). We recommend to complete any course as soon as possible so as to proceed with your studies without delay. We do, however, offer at least one examination date also in those semesters in which the courses are not being held. In U:SPACE the examination dates as well as deadlines for registration and deregistration are being announced ca. three weeks in advance.


Notifications concerning the ECs of the Department of Near Eastern Studies:

  • The EC RPAR cannot be taken together with the EC “Turkish History, Literature and Cultural History” and the EC “Iranian History and Cultural History.”
  • The EC Turkish History, Literature and Cultural History cannot be taken together with the EC “Religion and Politics of the Near East and North Africa.”
  • The EC IRGK cannot be taken together with the EC “Religion and Politics of the Near East and North Africa.” Note: The extension curriculum “Iranian History and Cultural History” can also be taken by students enrolled in the Bachelor’s in Near Eastern Studies.


Alternative Extensions (AE)

Alternative extensions (amounting to 15 ECTS) allow students the opportunity to freely arrange courses. The module “Alternative Extensions” is considered an Extension Curricula module.