Academic status  

VETA is a private school. If you wish to use your VETA Diploma for further studies, the EU operates a European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System. As many as 120 ECTS* credit points can be offered for the two-year programme at VETA. Many universities across Europe offer credit transfer based on prior study or work-based learning (APEL) which is assessed on an individual basis by the university’s admissions staff.   

* transfer of credits is not a contractual promise   

Academic year  

35 weeks
Winter Semester — 17 September 2018 - 01 February 2019
   Winter Break: 20 December 2018 - 06 January 2019
Semester Break — 2 - 17 February 2019
Spring Semester: — 18 February 2019 - 30 June 2019
   Spring Break: 13 - 28 April 2019 


Auditions for the 2019-20 Academic Year will be held in Vienna on: 

10 November 2018
02 March 2019
29 June 2019
31 August 2019

  Vienna's English Theatre  Photo by Reinhard Reidinger

Vienna's English Theatre
Photo by Reinhard Reidinger

For applicants who do not reside in Austria, we offer the possibility to submit their audition as an unedited video, and to hold their interview through video conference.


Tuition is € 3,750 per semester—the 2 year course has 4 semesters—payable prior to the start of each semester. Course fees are subject to annual inflation See TERMS AND CONDITIONS. 


At the end of the two-year programme, students who have met all course requirements will receive a Professional Diploma of Completion, as well as a final written and oral assessment.


VETA is delighted to announce an endorsement agreement with the celebrated English acting conservatoire, ALRA The Academy of Live and Recorded Arts. This agreement allows both institutions to develop an opportunity for students graduating from VETA to progress to the Masters in Acting programme at ALRA.  

Entry requirements

• Minimum age 18 on date of registration.
• VETA classes are taught in English. We recommend an IELTS score of 5 or above.
• Minimum 12 years of school. Exceptions can be made through a prior learning evaluation done by VETA.

International applicants  

The offer of a place on this course will not entitle an applicant to a student visa. 


VETA is deeply committed to equality of opportunity and students are admitted solely on the basis of artistic aptitude. In light of this, we do our best to ensure that no student who is offered a place is prevented from taking up that place due to financial hardship, and so a range of financial support is offered. However, VETA also expects all students to plan for, and manage, the financing of their studies effectively.