A work placement completed in an enterprise or organization outside the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria is an integral part of all our bachelor programmes. (Special arrangements apply to part-time programmes). Suitable work placement places are organized by the programme staff in cooperation with the students. Student initiatives in the form of contacts and suggestions are more than welcome. Students are supervised during their work placements by a faculty member along with a representative of the external enterprise or organization.
Work placements can be completed in Austria or abroad. Provided the basic professional, organizational and linguistic requirements are met, work placements abroad are explicitly encouraged. Students are responsible for building up the necessary contacts, clarifying the relevant legal requirements (work permit) and entry requirements (visa) and obtaining the necessary documents.
The decision to complete the work placement in a company abroad is viewed with definite approval and a number of sources of financial support are available. An "International Office" at each campus supports students when it comes to the necessary official confirmation and application documents. Travel and accommodation expenses are strictly to be met by the students themselves and/or (by prior arrangement) by the provider of the work placement.