At the faculty for Informatics, TU Wien, there is a great heterogenity among students regarding their educational requirements, especially concerning prior knowledge of programming. Nevertheless, programming is an essential part of the first year curricula of CS and Business Informatics bachelor studies and it constitutes a base, a tool or content of further courses throughout the further study progress. To support prospective students in programming already prior to their start of studies, a MOOC (massive open online course) on introductory programming has been developed at the Faculty of Informatics at TU Wien. During summer 2017 it has been successfully implemented with a limited participants group of 579 prospective students and a small group of other internal and external test persons. Ongoing evaluations have already shown that the course and its implementation as a MOOC has the significant potential to serve as an additional bridging-course offer to prospective MINT students.