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5873
Students enrolled in this school.
2
Bachelor's programs offered entirely in English.
8
Master's programs offered entirely in English.

Why should I study here?

The school says:  Anyone who studies at Austria’s biggest and, in terms of research, strongest university of applied sciences has no need to worry about their future. The FH Upper Austria’s faculties in Hagenberg, Linz, Steyr and Wels offer around 60 bachelor’s and master’s degree programmes to choose from – 10 of them in English. With practice-oriented contents and job prospects that are more than promising the FH Upper Austria is internationally orientated through and through to enable its graduates to meet global challenges.    Reasons to study at the FH Upper Austria:>> Roots in practice, experts from business>> Sought after by the labour market>> Class rather than mass – optimum support for students>> Study where new knowledge is generated>> Live, where it is worth living>> Networking without boarders – partners on all continents

What are the admissions criteria?

1. Send your documents either immediately online or on paper. It is possible to apply for two-degree programs. 

2. Admission ProcessApplicants to all study degree programs, who fulfill the formal prerequisites, will be invited to an interview. A further component of the process can be a potential test or a portfolio. Applicants also need to include a photocopy of their passport.

3. Deadlines for Application31st January | 31st March | 30th June 2016, Students from non-anglophone countries must also submit proof of English proficiency.

 For non-EU residents, the respective deadlines may be shorter due to longer process times for visa applications.

What is student life like?

The school says: Student life from a crazy boat race to a cell phone throwing contest, from a student party to a solar car challenge – the FH Upper Austria and its students plan entertaining events that make campus life more lively. There are 8 tertiary education establishments in Upper Austria, and the student life in the campus cities of Linz, Hagenberg, Steyr, and Wels is as multifarious as one might expect. Even if students do not study together, students from different universities often party together. Sport as a balance to studying. The sports club ’FH OO Sportsteam‘ provides students, alumni, and staff with a wide range of opportunities to practice sports. There is something for everyone, from yoga to triathlon, at a range of different levels. The libraries at each school provide numerous books, databanks, and electronic journals on their relevant areas of focus. The impressive numbers are 107,000 print media –10,000 e-Books –290 periodical subscriptions –around 15,000 e-journal licenses. Support for company start-ups The Transfer Center for Company Start-ups is a unique service provider for potential founders of enterprises and their successors from FH Upper Austria. Experts test ideas for marketability and support founders with market entry and building up sales. 51 such start-ups were supported before the end of 2014. Student RepresentativesStudents at all faculties of the FH Upper Austria are represented by campus and degree program representatives as well as national representatives from the Austrian Student Union (OH). The OH group from the FH Upper Austria sends a delegate to the national OH.

Scholarships & Funding

Housing options.

Student housing is usually available nearby, ranging from on-campus halls of residence to private on-campus as well as off-campus accommodation. Single rooms in student residences generally range from 700 to 755 euros per month. For more information about the dormitories, please refer to the listed links below. There you will find information about current rates and facilities. Please note that, usually, a security deposit has to be paid in advance. The first month’s rate will have to be paid within the first few days after arrival! There are also private rooms and apartments available for rent. Some student dormitories are near the campuses. 

Steyr; here and here

Wels: here, and here

Private rooms & apartments here

Dining information

Additional notes.

Austria's Austrian Universities of Applied Sciences began in 1994 and now educate 50,000 students in the country.  The UAS system in Austria is different than others I have experienced thus far.  Like in other countries that have reputable UAS programs, there is a practical focus and an emphasis on providing students with the skills and knowledge they will need in the workforce.  In fact, the country-wide employment rate for graduates of UAS programs is 90%. Unlike UAS programs in other countries, almost ll of the graduates go directly into master’s degree programs, and many graduates do continue on to study in Ph.D. programs.  Further, the entry requirements are not lowered necessarily lower for UAS programs in Austria.

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