FH Upper AustriaUniversity of Applied Sciences

Student Ambassadors

This project is a young initiative of FH Upper Austria, aimed at facilitation of the application process to FH Upper Austria for international applicants. 

"As Student Ambassadors, we represent FH Upper Austria in our home country, and vice versa, stand for our country at the University. We are happy to share our own experiences, answer all your questions regarding studies, application process, visa-arrangement and everyday life. Our team at the moment is presented below. Feel free to contact us with any questions of our competence."
- your Student Ambassadors team :)

Danina Takaj

Nationality: ALBANIAN
Languages: Albanian, English, French
E-Mail: student-ambassador@fh-ooe.attakaj.danina@gmail.com

Hello! I am Danina, currently enrolled as second year, GSM Master Student at the School of Management in Steyr. Previously, I have studied in my home country where I earned a Bachelor and Master degree in Finance. As a seeker of new and challenging experiences I chose University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria to begin my new international journey.
The Global Sales & Marketing Program not only provides me with theoretical and practical knowledge, but also with valid examples from the industry revealed by our professors. What I appreciate most about this study program is the fact of being a multicultural environment and the opportunity it offers to go abroad for exchange semesters. Furthermore, we all want to get employed after studies so it is crucial to mention that this university has a strong network with national and international businesses and they support us by offering many internships and job opportunities.
I enjoy meeting new people and I would be more than happy to share my experiences and offer my support for the new coming students. So please if you have questions concerning the studies in FH ÖO, application process and other details, I am here to help you!

Luciana Paione Oleszuk

Nationality: Argentina
Languages: Spanish, English, Italian, German
E-Mail: student-ambassador@fh-ooe.at 
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/luciana-paione-oleszuk-a1a07590/

Hi! I am Luciana from Argentina. I came to FH-Wels as an exchange student and I really liked the “Applied Sciences” concept from the University. Every course is more hands-on, so you get to learn all the concepts in a very practical way. I extended my exchange semester for one more semester and got the opportunity to work in research and development project within the University and also to do an internship in a company. I took the courage to move definitely to Austria so, currently I am studying the last year of Food technology and Nutrition Bachelor’s program.

I am always happy to meet people from different cultures and all over the world, I think it opens my mind to connect with people with another background and pushes me out from my comfort zone. I would be really happy if I can help any student with the willing of studying in Wels. Feel free to message me! :)

Christian Schadauer

Nationality: AUSTRIAN
Languages: German, English
E-Mail: student-ambassador@fh-ooe.at

Hallo, my name is Christian from Austria and I am currently enrolled in IPM (Innovation Management and Product Development) in FH Upper Austria in Wels. Parallel to this Master I started to study Plant Design in Wels. I did my Bachelor in Process Engineering also at FH Upper Austria and there I recognised their international approach, the possibility to pursue my Master studies in English as well as the opportunity to spend my exchange semester in Bangkok, Thailand. During my studies, I worked in several industries and gained valuable practical experience.  In my free time I love travelling and getting to know new cultures and people. FH Upper Austria has supported me during my studies with participations to conferences, summer/winter schools and different programs like Leadership program in Thailand. I am more than happy to share my experience about the university and the life in Austria. If you are interested or have any question, do not hesitate to contact me.

Daniel Louback

Nationality: BRAZILIAN
Languages: Portuguese, English
E-Mail: students-ambassador@fh-ooe.at 

Hi, my name is Daniel and I am currently enrolled in the Master Degree Program in Automotive Mechatronics and Management at FH Upper Austria in Wels. The course offers a great combination of theoretical background aligned with practical insights which I believe opens a wide-range of opportunities for students during and after the course. In regards to recreation, the city of Wels is a great fit for outdoor activities; for example, there are many options for trails to be done alongside the river or even go kayaking down the Traun River. Therefore, I definitely recommend the course, university and the city for those who are considering coming here.

Ivan Nikolaev Tonchev

Nationality: BULGARIAN
Languages: Bulgarian, Russian, English, German
E-Mail: student-ambassador@fh-ooe.at 

My name is Ivan and I am currently enrolled as a GSM-Master student at the School of Management in Steyr, where I previously acquired my Bachelor of Arts as a GSM-Bachelor student. During my bachelor’s I studied for a semester in Moscow, where I pursued a Double Degree, made possible by the collaboration between the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria and Plekhanov Russian University of Economics. The University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria has provided me with a plethora of opportunities to expand my academic and intercultural knowledge through practical application of theoretical constructs via company projects, workshops, guest lectures, internships and the compulsory semester abroad. I am happy and excited to hear from prospective students that are interested in applying and I would like to provide as much support and advice as I can to ease that process. If you are interested or have any question, please get in touch with me. Let’s talk!

Esteban Gamez

Nationality: COLOMBIAN
Languages: English, Spanish
E-Mail: student-ambassador@fh-ooe.atesteban.gamez@students.fh-wels.at

Hola! I’m Esteban Gamez. Right now, enrolled in the master’s Automotive Mechatronics and Management. After spending some time working as a mechanical designer and having in mind my great passion about the automotive world, I figured out that the AMM program was the best way to broaden my knowledge. Not only the courses are giving me the possibility to learn more about electronics (very important for me since I come from a mechanics background), but it also helps me to understand better how to be a manager in the future. I’d highly recommend Austria as a country to study; it has an incredible amount of fun activities available for students and the studying environment is very comfortable. I’d be happy to meet you and help you if you have some questions. 

Amr Mehana

Nationality: EGYPTIAN
Languages: Arabic, English
E-Mail: student-ambassador@fh-ooe.at 

Hey! I am Amr from Egypt, I have completed high school in Jubail International School, KSA and I am currently enrolled in GSM in FH Steyr. The GSM course is the ideal course for international English speaking students who are interested in the extensive fields of sales and marketing, the course offers adequate theory and practical knowledge to help you excel in your respective field, the programme also offers a mandatory semester abroad and an internship which allows you to implement your knowledge into a professional working environment. The professors are very friendly and encouraging and are always happy to provide guidance. I decided to become a student ambassador to share my experiences with new and incoming students who need assistance, so do not hesitate to contact me for any kind of inquiries or advice.

Hesham Ashraf Youssef Ibrahim

Nationality: EGYPTIAN
Languages: Arabic, English
E-Mail: student-ambassador@fh-ooe.at 

Hello everyone! I am Hesham from Egypt. I got my bachelor degree in Civil Engineering at International University in Turkey.
Currently , I am doing Master in Innovation and Product Management at FH Wels. What I really like and enjoy in this University is that it provides information to students not only trough a theoretical part but also a practical one. 

Being an international student in different parts of the world gave me a chance to respect other cultures and learn languages. Knowing that so many students from all over the world can come together to my University  and have an opportunity to acheive the best results possible in the future career and life gives me motivation and desire to share my experience, help and support. I look forward to answer your questions and sincerely hope that I can make a difference.

Miklos Hervoly

Nationality: HUNGARIAN
Languages: Hungarian, English
E-Mail: student-ambassador@fh-ooe.at

Hey! I'm Miklos from Budapest, Hungary and currently studying Electrical Engineering at FH Wels. I'm doing third and final year in the Bachelor Programme.
I've done one year in Software Engineering at Budapest University of Technology before starting my studies in Wels, therefore I have some first-hand experience in the process of switching universities and countries, the ups and downs, all the difficulties one could face.
I moved to Wels and started my studies in 2017 and these past years have been the most interesting for me. Since our programme is totally international, I got to meet a lot of new people and different cultures. Our programme is mostly specialized on high voltage engineering, which makes the whole study even more fascinating.
Over a short period of time our class became a team, helping each other out and organizing everything together, which I think is necessary for everyone who just moved to a completely new country all alone.
Hence I decided to become a Student Ambassador to share my experiences with you and help you as much as needed. Please feel free to ask me anything that comes to your mind!

Bettina Török

Nationality: HUNGARIAN
Languages: Hungarian, English, German
E-Mail: student-ambassador@fh-ooe.at

My name is Bettina and I am a second year Master student in Global Sales and Marketing at FH Upper Austria in Steyr. I chose FH Upper Austria because of its international approach, the possibility to pursue my Master studies in English as well as the opportunity to spend my exchange semester in Germany, where I could further improve my German skills. During my studies here, I gained lots of valuable practical experience and knowledge thanks to the international team projects and broad variety of courses. I love travelling and getting to know new cultures and other people, and I am happy to answer your questions.

Anushik Purushottham

Nationality: INDIAN
Languages: Hindi, English, German
E-Mail: student-ambassador@fh-ooe.at 
LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/anushik-purushottam-24398675

Currently I am enrolled in German Preparation Programme at FH Upper Austria in Linz and then will pursue a Master's degree in Innovation and Product and Management at Wels Campus. My Master's course is in English but I wanted to learn German language before the start of my Master's degree programme.

I chose FH Upper Austria as it provides wonderful practical experience and there are plenty of job opportunities available here. I love to play sports and travel. I talk a lot and hence would be glad to talk to prospective students. I am happy to answer all your questions. 

Kapil Rajendra Jadhav

Nationality: Indian
Languages: English, German, Marathi, Hindi
E-Mail: student-ambassador@fh-ooe.at
LinkedIn ID : https://www.linkedin.com/in/kapil-jadhav-216129167

Hello, I am Kapil from India. I have done my bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering. During the period, I have always wanted know-how about renewable energies and sustainability. This made me to choose Master Degree "MSc in Sustainable Energy Systems." It is my first time to be in an international environment and I am learning new things besides studies. Cultural exchange is one of the key learning from this. And of course, learning about renewable energy has always been a passion for me.
It was quite up and down ride till coming here. Starting from the application process to the visa confirmation. I always want to help students who are making their first step towards the study abroad programs. So, I am always available to them via my social media network, YouTube channel and others. Please feel free to ask me.

Rosemary Josy Poovattil

Nationality: INDIAN
Languages: English, Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil
E-Mail: student-ambassador@fh-ooe.at 

I am currently pursuing my masters in Energy Informatics at FH Upper Austria, Hagenberg. On completion of this masters I want to be a part of the evolving energy market, as I believe that it is a thriving research area within the IT community. I enjoy studying at FH Upper Austria as the curriculum incorporate both theoretical and practical knowledge. Various industrial visits and lecturers from the industry keep you updated on the current markets and trends. Thus, at FH Upper Austria you get to study, experience and experiment.Austria is a country with a wide range of opportunity in the field of both IT and Energy and thus it has proven to be the best choice for me so far. I have enjoyed every moment of my 1.5 years in this beautiful country. Being in Central Europe, it is the best place for people who love to travel and explore. So, if you are an enthusiast who wish to be a part of FH Upper Austria, do not hesitate to contact me, I will be more than happy to help you!

Letizia Brena

Nationality: Italian
Languages: English, French, Italian
E-Mail: student-ambassador@fh-ooe.at

Hello! I am Letizia, I’ve completed high school in G. Falcone foreign language school, Bergamo, Italy. I study GSM in the FH in Steyr. I chose GSM because of the various interesting and well integrated courses that fit my preferences and expectations for a sales and marketing course. The course also mandates a semester abroad which is a great opportunity to experience and apply your knowledge in new cultures. The professors in the course are experienced, articulate and are always willing to help. I decided to become a student ambassadors to help incomings from my native country as well as internationals, so feel free to contact for any assistance.

Issa Elatrash

Nationality: JORDANIAN
Languages: Arabic, English
E-Mail: student-ambassador@fh-ooe.at 

I am a student in FH Wels, currently studying Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering, something I have been very passionate about.I firmly believe that Electrical Engineering is the very cornerstone of our future, being one of the most valuable elements of our advancement as a species. The field offers a lot of potential for graduates in both the job market, especially here in Austria, since many big companies have high demand for electrical engineers and the innovative/creative horizons which are infinitely expanding as we lean more and more on daily bases towards clean electrical energy.I enjoy reading books specially those related to psychology, and travelling- something, which Austria provides plenty of, in terms of the extraordinarily beautiful nature, cities and near-by countries that, one can visit. If you do have any questions regarding life here in Austria as a student, or the EE program I will be more than happy to help.

Alejandro Lara

Nationality: MEXICAN
Languages: Spanish, English, Portuguese
E-Mail: student-ambassador@fh-ooe.at 
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/alelaru

Hola! My name is Alejandro, currently enrolled in IPM Master’s Degree in FH-Wels. 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 is Innovation for all companies and i decided to come to Austria to improve my German and get a master’s degree related to Innovation, FH 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. During my free time I enjoy travelling around the world and learn new languages, also with Teo we go hiking feel free to join us.

Daniela Gonzalez

Nationality: MEXICAN
Languages: Spanish; Italian; English
E-Mail: student-amabassador@fh-ooe.at

Hey there, I am Daniela, I´m originally from Mexico, currently enrolled in an IPM Master degree in FH campus, Wels. I did my previous bachelor studies in Italy, in Product Design, I wanted to specialize myself more in the field, and I found in IPM the perfect program for me, covering not only design but engineering and business, I am very grateful to FH for this opportunity, not only to strength my skills, but also to meet people from various parts of the world. As a student ambassador, I can´t wait to share my experiences and provide you make the right choice for your future studies.

Pasang Dorje Sherpa

Nationality: Nepal 
Languages: English 
Email: student-ambassador@fh-ooe.at 

Hello! My name is Pasang Dorje Sherpa, and I'm from Nepal, the home of the Himalayas. I am currently enrolled in the Electrical Engineering program at FH Campus Wels. My time here has truly been a unique experience. Studying at the FH has proved as a gateway for me to focus on not just the technical and theoretical aspects of academics but also create a diverse and international network of friends and colleagues. Being situated in the centre of Europe studying at the FH has further encouraged me to follow my passion of exploring and indulging in different cultures. I would love to meet new people and share my culture while at the same time learning about yours. I would be more than happy to help you all out with settling in Austria and show you around the best spots. One of my favorite to-do things is going swimming in the Traun river in the freezing cold of winter.
I am always open and keen towards meeting new people. Feel free to reach out!

Rares Irimia

Nationality: ROMANIAN
Languages: Romanian, German, English
E-Mail: student-ambassador@fh-ooe.at 

I am Rares, a citizen of the world, my native country is Romania and I am now located in Wels, Austria. I am currently enrolled as a bachelor student in the electrical engineering program at the Wels campus.  The University of Applied Sciences of Upper Austria Wels offered me the unique opportunity of both studying in a very welcome and international environment and participating in extracurricular activities with people from all around the Globe. The study program helped me gain both theoretical knowledge and practical experience which I consider one of the best approaches for studying a field in-depth. I enjoy travelling, playing sports and getting to know people with different cultural backgrounds. I am more than happy to share my experience with people willing to join the university and I highly recommend it. If you have any questions about accommodation or the study program feel free to message me!  Let’s get in contact!

Roman Dragalev

Nationality: RUSSIAN
Languages: Russian, English, German
E-Mail: student-amabassador@fh-ooe.at
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/roman-dragalev-84b378b0 

Hi guys! I am in my 3rd semester of the AMM Master Program (Automotive Mechatronics and Management) at Campus Wels. I graduated from Russian State Agriculture University n.a. K.A. Timiryazev in 2015 as a mechanical engineer. During my study, I did an exchange semester at Hohenheim University, Stuttgart studying agriculture and the economy of agriculture. Then I worked for 3,5 years for an Austrian company (that is how I ran into FH Wels) traveling the world and gaining practical experience. After a while, I decided that I want more education and left my company. 
AMM program turned out to be exactly as I wanted: 18 people from 11 countries from all over the world, making my time at FH extremely diverse and fun. The outstanding cooperation with local companies (for most of them exporting rate is about 80-90%) gives an incredible opportunity to get internships in, actually, any company you wish.
Now, as I have become a student ambassador, I will be glad to share my experience, which may help you to make the right decision about your future studies at FH Upper Austria.

Olga Popova

Nationality: Russian
Languages: Russian, English, German, Bulgarian 
Email: student-ambassador@fh-ooe.at 

Hello! My name is Olga, I’m from Russia. After the graduation from the N.I.Lobachevsky State University I set myself to pursue an academic Degree abroad, so now I’m studying IPM Master Degree Program in FH Upper Austria in Wels.
My interest in studying “Innovation and Product Management” is based on the fact that modern technological developments, social trends are transforming the way companies used to develop products and deliver them to their customers. IPM Master Program at FH Upper Austria provides all the necessary knowledges to develop competence related to change-management and decision-making in unstable environments.
Besides studies, I really enjoy being a part of the student community of FH Upper Austria, because I met a lot of nice people from different parts of the world and learned a lot about cultures and languages.
In my free time I like drawing, reading and hiking.

Olga Kraynova

Nationality: Russian
Languages: Russian, English, ein bisschen Deutsch ;)
Email: student-ambassador@fh-ooe.at

Hello there! I am Olya from Russia. I am a Master student at FH Wels, studying Innovation and Product Management. I love getting to know people from different cultures. When I was in high school I got a chance to live in the United States for a year where I met wonderful folks from around the globe. Afterwards, being in international environment became like an addiction to me. I started to participate in variety of intercultural activities in school and in university, and later on even in my professional life. Shortly about me, I love playing sports, dancing and exploring new places. I went on exchange semester to Austria 4 years ago where I fell in love with this country. I want to show you why and hopefully you will like it too.

Chirantha Peramunage

Nationality: Sri Lankan
Languages: English, Sinhala
Email: student-ambassador@fh-ooe.at
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/chirantha/ 
Facebook: www.facebook.com/chirantha.peramunage.3 

As an IT graduate, I always wanted to pursue my higher studies in a distinctive discipline. Energy Informatics Masters program at Hagenberg campus provided me with a unique opportunity to discover the world of engineering while strengthening my existing informatics skills. With the state-of-art research involvement and expertise gathered from the qualified lecturing panel, I'm quite confident to extend my career path as a knowledgable IT professional once I graduate. Also I’m currently working as a student research assistant at FH Hagenberg while pursuing my studies. I would highly recommend the top-notch, multicultural education experience I'm having here for any prospective student. It would be my pleasure to serve as a student ambassador and help to achieve your dreams as well.

Teoman Orcun Turkmen

Nationality: TURKISH
Languages: Turkish, English
E-Mail: student-ambassador@fh-ooe.at 
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/teoman-or%C3%A7un-t%C3%BCrkmen-b581118a/

Hello! I am Teo, currently enrolled in IPM Master’s Degree in FH-Wels. I was working in FH-Wels in 2014 as an intern under Erasmus Workplacement. Likewise, most of the exchange students here, I decided to come back for Master’s Degree. This university, its vibes and opportunities are unique. I also had an opportunity to work for FH in an education fair in Turkey. There I understood how good I know FH and how important it is for other candidate students to gather information from someone walked in the same way. Thus, I decided to become a Student Ambassador to share my work and study experience with others.  

Dicle Yilmaz

Nationality: TURKISH
Languages: Turkish, English
E-Mail: student-ambassador@fh-ooe.at 

I am a Mobile Computing Master student from Turkey. After spending my entire years in Turkey for working and studying I told myself that it is time to change somethings and hence I decided to experience abroad and come to Austria. I will approximately spend my 2 years at the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria and to be honest, I am very glad and happy that I did this. Every day is productive. The people called Hagenberg as the Silicon Valley of Austria and is totally correct! Every day, I am learning something new, the professors and the students are very open to study together and they help you to bring amazing projects into life. They are always there for you to get help when needed, you never feel alone here. - Especially after working 4 years, I never imagined that going back to study will be that fun. If you are ready to change somethings in your life like I did by choosing to study here-don't hesitate - let's get in touch!

Iryna Onufriienko

Nationality: UKRAINIAN
Languages: Russian,Ukrainian,English,German
E-Mail: student-ambassador@fh-ooe.at
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/iryna-onufriienko/ 

Hi! I’m glad to represent my Motherland in Austria and the FH Upper Austria in Ukraine. I’m here to help you with any questions regarding the application process to my University and your move to Austria in general.

 I’ve become a student ambassador in the second year of my Master studies at GSM (Steyr, School of Management), and have established some mutually beneficial collaboration and cooperations between Ukraine and the University since then.

Why have I chosen this place to study? There are many reasons for that, but the key factors were the high quality of teaching and a wide variety of international exchange programmes worldwide. We have had a Field Trip to China, having studied the market entry modes and international market tendencies there. Then, I have chosen to make an exchange semester in the course of a Double Degree MBA programme at CUW, Wisconsin, USA. It was a wonderful experience, which gave me a lot of useful knowledge and great memories. 

I know how important support is when one moves to a new country. So, don't hesitate to ask me any questions. I will be happy to help!

Vladyslava Shcherb

Nationality: Ukrainian
Languages: Ukrainian, Russian, English
E-Mail: student-ambassador@fh-ooe.at

Hey! My name is Vlada, and I am currently enrolled as a GSM Bachelor student at the FH Steyr. Previously I have completed International Foundation Program in Wels.Throughout my studying in both campuses I have learned a lot about University of Applied Science and those academic programs. Moving to Austria was not my first experience living abroad. I have spent one academic year in the US as an exchange student. It is my second year in Austria, and I am already familiar with some insights that might be helpful. I know how stressful and confusing it could be while you are searching for suitable university or degree. I would love to discuss my personal experience with you and answer all your questions.

Roger Keyes

Nationality: United States of America
Languages: English, German, Spanish
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/roger-keyes
WhatsApp: +1(785)691-8259​

Recently, I completed the coursework curriculum of the Sustainable Energy Systems Master’s and, since then, I’ve been working in the global power industry. I'm always happy to help out the FH, especially after the great experience it afforded me. Not only are programs like SES hard to find in the States but they cost tons of $$$.... so I feel forever indebted. Don’t hesitate to reach out. 

Quang Pham

Nationality: VIETNAMESE
Languages: Vietnamese and English
E-Mail: student-ambassador@fh-ooe.at 

My name is Quang, a third-semester Master student at University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria in Steyr, majored in Global Sales & Marketing. Not in my wildest dream did I think that one day I'd be living and studying in the heart of Europe.The Global Sales & Marketing Programme not provides me insightful knowledge but also hands-on experience about effective sales and marketing strategies particularly for industrial and advanced technology sectors. Moreover, what I treasured most from the program is the international opportunities for which students are highly encouraged to do their semester exchange overseas. Here students can easily gain access to a wide network of University partners all over the world. Personally, I did my semester exchange in Wisconsin, United States and it was an unbelievable time.Within few years of work and studying in such highly international environment, I am more than willing to share some experience and facilitate you for your upcoming adventures.