FH Upper AustriaUniversity of Applied Sciences

A Route into an Austrian Degree

You want to apply for a study programme in Engineering or Business at the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria but still miss pre-requisites to study? 

We have the perfect solution for you!
The International Foundation Programme (IFP) offers you a focused and tailored preparation for your application to study at the FH Upper Austria.

The main target group are students who wish to study the English-taught Bachelor's programmes in Electrical Engineering, Global Sales and Marketing, Green Science, Innovation, Product & Engineering Management or Artificial Intelligence Solutions.


Key Facts

Perfect for students who…

  • are looking for a preparation programme taught in English
  • miss sufficient credits in Mathematics, Physics and English to be enrolled in a study programme
  • wish to fresh up Mathematics, Physics and English prior to entering a study programme
  • do not meet entry requirements for studying in Austria
  • wish to brush up their language skills and technical terminology
  • want to learn or improve German

  • Mode of Study


  • Annual Intake


  • Entry Requirements
    • A-Level / High School Diploma (or equivalent)*
    • English language certificate (TOEFL IbT  minimum score of 78 points or academic IELTS - min overall score of 6.0) 
  • Costs

    Programme fee: EUR 3,888.- 

    Please note: accommodation, travel and living cost to/in Austria are not included in the programme fee.

  • Duration of Studies

    Mid-September until end of July

  • Language of Instruction



Your Study Career

After completion of the programme, you are well-prepared for commencing your studies at the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria. Please note: you will not be automatically accepted but need to apply again for the programme of your choice.

Do you want to continue your studies in Upper Austria after the foundation programme but your desired bachelor programme in English is not offered at FH Upper Austria?

No worries, with a successful completion of the IFP you are also eligible to study at one of our partner universities (University of Applied Sciences Krems www.fh-krems.ac.at/en/study/bachelor/ , University of Applied Sciences St.Pölten www.fhstp.ac.at/bcc and Deggendorf Institute of Technology www.th-deg.de/en).

They offer several bachelor programmes taught 100% in English, giving you a greater variety of study fields to choose from.

For example (there are many more!), the study programme “Creative Computing” offered at FH St.Pölten or the programmes “Medical and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology” or “Informatics” at FH Krems.

The International Foundation Programme can also be chosen by students who are already qualified for Bachelor studies but want to fresh up and get into German language. If your main priority is to learn German we also recommend "Let's get started" at our partner university "Deggendorf Institute of Technology"

IFP goes international

The IFP broadens its network and is now offered not only in Austria, but also in the United Arab Emirates and Namibia!

We are proud that the Gulf Medical University in Dubai offers the IFP and therefore gives students from the the United Arab Emirates the chance to upgrade their secondary school education and start a bachelor study program then at the FH Upper Austria.

Prospective students from Namibia have now the chance to become a part of the students at FH Upper Austria, when they have completed the IFP Namibia at Private School Swakopmund. The Curriculum is the same as the IFP Austria and ideally prepares the students for their study start at FH Upper Austria.

Häufig gefragt

We have collected some additional information for you here

Yes, of course! Before the IFP starts, we welcome you to our annual welcome week for international students in September. It will be hosted by the International Office.
You will get to know other students from the programme, we will share administrational info and invite you to participate in social activities.
The schedule for the welcome week will be sent to you in September. Attendance is mandatory!


Yes! Our university offers several courses for our students ranging from body pump to paddel tennis.

Check out the programme for more info:

Leaving a loved one behind is always tough. We want to reduce your heartache, therefore the first 10 students who send us a picture of their pet will get a fluffy compagnion for comforting during welcome week.

Please check out the website for international students for more FAQ:


International Foundation Programme