FH Upper AustriaUniversity of Applied Sciences

German Preparation Programme

This two semester-long programme has been designed for applicants, who do not have the necessary German language skills yet to apply for one of the German-taught degree programmes at the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria. Graduates of this programme have earned the B2-German qualification according to the Common European Framework of References for Languages which is required to apply for all German-taught degree programmes offered.

To apply for the German Preparation Programme, applicants have to provide proof of higher education entrance qualification, A2-level of knowledge in German according to the common European Framework of References for Languages as well as knowledge in English.

Applications can be submitted online by 30 April at the latest.

Interviews are held in German and English.

Programme Structure

Courses 1 semester
SH/W
2 semester
SH/W
Sum 19,5-21,5 19,5-21,5
Welcome Day 0,5
German B1- Preparation
  • Grammar and Writing Skills (6 SH/W)
  • Communicative Competence and Reading (6 SH/W)
  • Listening and Talking (4 SH/W)
16
German B2 - Preparation
  • Grammar and Writing Skills (6 SH/W)
  • Communicative Competence and Reading (6 SH/W)
  • Listening and Talking (4 SH/W)
16,5
Cross-cultural Competence & Social Skills 1 1
Optional subject at one of the four faculties (subjects) 1-2 1-2

After completing the German Preparation Programme and the positiv graduation of the regular admission process, students can start immediately a German-taught Bachelor's- or Master's Degree programme.

Advantages

  • Excellent preparation for studying in Austria
  • Additional qualification by obtaining an internationally recognised language diploma (ÖSD - Austrian language diploma)
  • Ongoing intensive communication with native speakers in the classroom
  • Insight into the Austrian culture through personal support of students and additional services provided (culture, sports, events)
  • First insights into degree programmes

Entry Requirements

  • A2 level German according to the Common European Framework of References for Languages
  • English knowledge
  • A-Level / High School Diploma (or equivalent)
  • Higher Education Entrance Qualification (proof depends on the country of origin; detailed information at www.anabin.de or the Austrian Federal Ministry of Sciences, Research and Economy)
  • Application procedure (Interview) 

Required Documents

  • CV
  • Language certificate A2 (ÖSD, Goethe, ÖIF)
  • English Language Certificate B2 (IELTS, Toefl,...)
  • School leaving certificate, University or College certificate
  • Motivation Letter (preferred in German)
  • Birth Certificate

Foreign documents have to show the necessary legislation and must be translated to German or English. Find all legalisation instructions here.

Place of Studies

School of Engineering, Campus Wels

Duration of Studies

Winter semester: End of September until Beginning of February
Summer semester: End of February until Beginning of July

Status

During the German Preparation Programme all students are members of the FH Upper Austria and receive a student indentity card.

Costs

Study Programme Costs:

  • programme fee: EUR 3600
  • tuition fee:

    • EUR 363.36 per semester for students from EU and EEA countries
    • EUR 726.72 per semester for students from non-member states

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

Contact

Elisabeth Ebetsberger, BA
Stelzhamerstraße 23
4600 Wels
Phone.:+43 5 0804 ext. 43134
Email: german-preparation-programme@fh-ooe.at