FH Upper AustriaUniversity of Applied Sciences

Academic Calendar

General Dates

The academic year at the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria consists of two semesters: winter and summer semester. Lectures are held from Monday until Saturday, with Saturdays being mostly reserved for part-time students and project works.

Winter SemesterSummer Semester
Lectures: 1 October - 31 January,
in some degree programmes (part-time) mid-September - mid-February
Lectures: 1 March - 30 June,
in some degree programmes (part-time) mid-February - mid-July
Exams: during semester - mid-FebruaryExams: during semester - mid-July
Christmas break: 24 December - 6 JanuaryEaster Break: week before Easter including Easter Monday
Public HolidaysPublic Holidays
26 October - Public Holiday
1 November - All Saint's Day
8 December - Immaculate Conception
1 January - New Year's Day
6 January - Epiphany
1 May - National Holiday
15 August - Assumption of the Virgin Mary

Lecture dates, exam periods and application deadlines may differ across full- and part-time study programmes and across our campuses, please double-check on the homepage of the according degree programme.
Other public holidays can be found here.


At campus the International Offices organise Welcome and Orientation Weeks/Days for international exchange students. You will find the dates at the webpage of the International Office at HagenbergLinzSteyr and Wels Campus.