Reasons to Study at FH Upper Austria Practice-oriented – International – Strong in Research

Practice-oriented – International – Strong in Research

Anyone who studies at Austria’s largest and, in terms of research, strongest university of applied sciences has no need to worry about his or her future. The FH Upper Austria’s schools in Hagenberg, Linz, Steyr and Wels offer 68 Bachelor’s and

Master’s degree programmes to choose from. With practice-oriented contents and job prospects that are more than promising, the FH Upper Austria is internationally orientated to enable its graduates to meet global challenges. The FH Upper Austria in figures:

  • 4 schools
  • 5,400 students – 13,300 alumni
  • 68 degree programmes
  • (30 Bachelor’s degree programmes – 37 Master’s degree programmes)
  • thereof 10 are taught entirely in English plus more than 300 modules taught in English
  • 340 research projects currently in progress

Roots in Practice, Experts from Business

The FH Upper Austria cooperates intensively with companies and institutions thus winning the support of leading experts for teaching and for practice-oriented student projects. CEOs, executive board members, entrepreneurs and established researchers with many years of practical experience in innovative and successful businesses in relevant professional fields give students insights into different sectors, leadership issues and challenges of today and tomorrow.

The internship is an important component for the career start. When students implement what they have learned in practice for a few months under professional guidance, gain additional expertise and convince employers of their skills, a concrete job offer often follows. And graduates of the FH Upper Austria are in great demand in the labor market: According to the AMS (Public Employment Service Austria) statistics, 99% of graduates have a job.

Class Rather than Mass – Optimum Support for Students

Students at the FH Upper Austria receive the best-possible support from a modern infrastructure, personal attention and competent staff. The FH Upper Austria particularly fosters the founding of companies by its alumni; a service centre provides them with advice and practical support. Thus several successful entrepreneurial careers have begun at the FH Upper Austria from where internationally successful start-ups like Runtastic have sprung.

Study Where New Knowledge is Generated

The FH Upper Austria generates one third of the total research output of Austria’s universities of applied sciences. The FH Upper Austria is top ranked in the whole German speaking area. Students experience applied research quite directly: the latest research findings flow quickly into teaching. Some Bachelor’s and many Master’s degree students actively participate in research projects and profit from the FH Upper Austria’s large network of partners. Current research topics often also provide practice-relevant tasks for final assignments.

Networking without Borders – Partners on all Continents

The FH Upper Austria fosters a network of around 240 partner universities in about 60 countries. In addition to the ten degree programmes taught in English and around 20 double-degree programmes that are currently offered, the range of courses taught in English is continuously being expanded and currently comprises over 300 courses. Students from all around the world can be met at the four faculties.

As well as a semester abroad it is also possible to complete an internship or period of research abroad for example. Many students use the international networks to subsequently complete a Master's degree abroad, or to start their professional careers in an international group. In addition, there are also funding opportunities for internships abroad.