All About International Studies

About Us

Enrol and take the world a step forward! Studying at the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria means practice-oriented collaboration on concrete projects from business and industry. Whether you want to develop the cars of the future, improve the quality of food products, market products globally or fight against cybercrime: you can put your ideas into practice with one of our 69 bachelor and master study degree programmes in Linz, Hagenberg, Steyr, Wels.

Alejandro Lara // Mexico

Hola! My name is Alejandro, currently enrolled in IPM Master’s Degree at Wels Campus. I studied computer science in Mexico and during my bachelor’s degree I had the opportunity to take an exchange semester in Bangkok, Thailand. After my graduation I worked as a software account executive in SAP for 4 years, during my time there I noticed how important “Innovation” for all companies is and I decided to come to Austria to improve my German and get a master’s degree related to Innovation.  FH Upper Austria gave me the opportunity to do this and I’m very glad for that. I’m willing to share my experience in topics related to technology, business and innovation.


• 6,000 students
• 20,000 alumni
• 250 partner universities

• Number 1 in research
• Top rankings
• 99% employment rate for graduates
• Close connection to industry

4 Schools
• 69 degree programmes - 10 degrees 100% taught in English
• Bachelor (6 semesters), Master (4 semesters)
• International Foundation Programme available

You will benefit from...

+ Fixed length of studies & individual tutoring
+ We cooperate with the best (BMW, KTM, FACC, Rosenbauer, Voestalpine)
+ Modern infrastructure & labs
+ Internships in industry, close connection to industry
+ The latest research findings flow directly into teaching
+ Career fairs on campus
+ International environment, language courses

Iryna Onufriienko // Ukraine

"Could I ever imagine starting my career in Austria at one of the most well-known companies worldwide? The answer is no, before I got enrolled into the FH Upper Austria". This University has given me a path to my individual life in the heart of Europe.
I deeply appreciate the friendly and thoughtful attitude of all professors, who teach here, to internationals. Besides the numerous opportunities, which the university provides, they are definitely the highlight of the educational process.


Admission & Financial

Admission Requirements

For Bachelor’s degree: A-Level/High School Certifcate (or equivalent).
For Master’s degree: At least 6-semester relevant Bachelor’s degree or comparable academic qualification (min. 180 ECTS) from a recognised tertiary education institution is required.

Tuition fees:

  • EUR 363.36 per semester for EU and EEA citizens
  • EUR 726.72 per semester for Non-EU member state citizens

Merit-based scholarships are available.

Language requirements:
German for studies (B2) and for industry internships, English (B2, TOEFL 78, IELTS 6.0).

Application deadlines:
Prolonged for EU- and Non-EU applicants until 31 August 2021 (only for the 2021/22 academic year).

What are the 5 Steps to Studying at the FH Upper Austria?

1. Information
Being well-informed is a prerequisite of choosing the right degree programme and profession. You can obtain a wide range of insights from our website, social media, conversations with professors and students as well as information days.

2. Application
Send your documents either immediately online or on paper. It is possible to apply for two degree programmes simultaneously. For applicants from Non-EU countries, we have made adaptation in our online application platform. To check formally required documents, we are using the services of Uni Assist (single fee of 79 EUR).

3. Admission Process
Applicants to all study degree programmes, who fulfil the formal prerequisites, will be invited to an interview. A further component of the process can be a potential test or a portfolio.

4. Feedback
All applicants receive detailed information regarding the application process at the interview. Some programmes also send out written feedback regarding the status of their applications.

5. Semester Start
Studying begins with degree programme specific introductory and info events on campus life.


Cost of Living
The costs for accommodation vary according to the city in which the school is located. Of course the cost of living depends also very much on your personal life style. In average you must calculate appr. EUR 600 - EUR 850 per month.

For example

Accommodation incl. heating & electricity EUR 250 - 450
Food EUR 220
Public transport EUR 20
Study & personal requirements EUR 70
Health insurance ca. EUR 60

Health Insurance

National Health Insurance
Austria has a good public national insurance system with local public providers (Gebietskrankenkassen) in all nine federal states. Under certain conditions foreign national insurance carriers cover the costs for medical treatment of acute illness in Austria. Therefore we recommend you to contact your health insurance provider in your home country and enquire about this and if available, procure the necessary forms from them.

If you are a student or visiting researcher from an EU/EEA country or Switzerland and are in possession of valid national health insurance in your home country, you need the European Health Insurance Card. This card is issued by your health insurance provider.

Bachelor's or Master's Degree students as well students of Preparation Programmes who do not fall into the above-mentioned categories may themselves take out a health insurance policy ("Studierendenselbstversicherung") with the relevant Gebietskrankenkasse. 

Self-insured students have to pay an insurance fee of EUR 59 per month at the moment. 


Student visa applications are treated with high priority. It is the students’ obligation to take care of visa arrangements/residence permit. EU/EEA nationals need neither a visa nor a residence title. They, however, have to register with the authority in charge of residence within three months of entering Austria. Nationals of other countries need a residence visa D (for stays of at least 91 days up to a maximum of 6 months). A Residence Permit is required by students who stay longer than six months in Austria. Visa-free entry: we recommend to apply for a residence permit upon arrival in Austria, to save time and money. To find out where to apply for a visa in your home country go to: