International Foundation ProgrammePathway to Studies in Upper Austria

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 or Global Sales and Marketing.

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

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  and University of Applied Sciences St.Pölten

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.

If you want to get to know the International Foundation Programme in more detail, please check out the recording of our latest info talk.

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Head of Studies: FH-Prof. DI Dr. Stefan Sunzenauer
Administrative Assistant: Magdalena Gufler, B.Ed.
International Foundation Programme
University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria
Stelzhamerstr. 23
4600 Wels, AUSTRIA
Phone: +43 5 0804-43134