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 60 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
- 61 degree programmes (30 Bachelor’s degree programmes – 31 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
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.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.
The FH Upper Austria generates one third of the total research output of Austria’s universities of applied sciences. With a turnover of around 14 million euros, 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.
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.
WORKING IN AUSTRIA
Students from EU countries can pursue gainful employment in Austria without a work permit. Exception: Citizens of Croatia will need a work permit until the year 2020 (see below).
Voluntary work: up to 3 months per calendar year without obligation to work and remuneration, a confirmation of notification is sufficient
The costs for accommodation vary according to the city in which the school is located. Of course the cost of living depends also very much on your personal life style. In average you must calculate appr. EUR 600 - EUR 850 per month.
- Accommodation incl. heating & electricity EUR 250-450
- Food EUR 220
- Public transport EUR 20
- Study & personal requirements EUR 70
- Health insurance ca. EUR 60
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