The Centralised Matura or standardised skills-oriented diploma examination and Reifeprüfung (SDRP) at academic secondary schools (AHS) and at colleges for higher vocational education (BHS) was held for the first time in the 2015/2016 academic year. The SDRP introduces greater fairness, the same conditions for all Matura students and easier comparability of examination qualifications for higher education institutions. The higher education entrance examination (Berufsreifeprüfung – BRP) is available for people who want to take the Reifeprüfung after an initial vocational education (e.g. apprenticeship, school for intermediate vocational education, school of nursing). It allows unlimited access to universities, higher education, universities of applied sciences, academies and post-secondary VET courses.
Centralised Matura (in German only)