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University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria

Check whether the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria is right for you as an international student.


Uni facts

Wels, Austria
  • Type
    Public
  • Rank
    -
  • International students
    900
  • Nationalities
    85
  • Total programs
    12
  • Acceptance rate
    -

Study abroad at the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria

University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria (FH Upper Austria) is a dynamic institution based in the charming city of Wels, in northern Austria. FH Upper Austria has other campuses in Hagenberg, Linz, and Steyr.

The University offers 68 undergraduate and postgraduate programs across a range of innovative disciplines, including software engineering, global sales and marketing, digital arts, and medical technology - there’s a course for all at FH Upper Austria.

FH Upper Austria’s unique teaching approach is practically orientated. The University believes real-world experience is incredibly useful, valuable, and important, which is why internships are a compulsory part of many programs.

The campuses are wonderful places to study and live, thanks to a multitude of modern facilities and amenities. Each campus houses fantastic dining zones, awesome sports areas, excellent study spaces, and lively social spots.

Why study at the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria?

  • Renowned staff

    Learn from highly respected industry leaders

  • Global connections

    Partnerships with over 240 universities across 60 countries

  • Work experience

    Boost employability with internships and placements

  • Great location

    Upper Austria is very scenic, charming, and student-friendly

Life as an international student

FH Upper Austria is a popular institution, especially among international students. There are around 900 overseas students currently enrolled at the University - students from abroad make up almost 15% of the entire student body. The atmosphere is super friendly and eclectic.

Each campus has excellent support services for overseas students. Each site has an international office - the team assists students with anything they need, whether it's visa issues or getting acquainted with Austrian life.

The University is a hive of activity - there are lots of activities and events to dive into, including sports games, networking sessions, theaters, and cookery clubs. There’s plenty of opportunities to make amazing lifelong connections.

Student reviews for the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria

Overall rating
4.43333333 stars
Based on 12 reviews
Overall experience
4.5833 stars
Accommodation
4.5 stars
Academic
4.3333 stars
University facilities
4.5 stars
University social
4.25 stars
  • Rolando Gonzalez Villarreal
    Mexico
    Overall experience 3 stars
    Academic
    4 stars
    University social
    1 stars
    Accommodation
    2 stars
    University facilities
    3 stars
    University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria Innovation
    Tell us about the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria
    Studying during the pandemic has been hard for an international student like me. Amenities were closed for almost a year and the student life that was supposed to be happening was barely none.
  • Esteban Gamez
    Colombia
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    4 stars
    University social
    5 stars
    Accommodation
    4 stars
    University facilities
    5 stars
    University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria Automotive Engineering
    Tell us about the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria
    I think the university takes a lot of care about the students, the actual meaning of client oriented. I value this a lot since there has not been a moment where I had an issue and the uni has helped me to solve it.
  • Olga Krainova
    Russian Federation
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    4 stars
    University social
    5 stars
    Accommodation
    4 stars
    University facilities
    4 stars
    University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria Engineering
    Tell us about the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria
    The university itself is great. It has few campuses which are all in good conditions. Laboratories have a modern equipment. Clean and spacious study halls.
  • Luciana Paione
    Argentina
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    5 stars
    University social
    5 stars
    Accommodation
    5 stars
    University facilities
    5 stars
    University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria Nutrition
    Tell us about the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria
    FH Upper Austria is not only an University where you will learn from the best professionals and practice with the latest technologies all the skills that you will need for your professional career, you will also get a full experience with the most smart and friendly international students that will add value to your learning and enjoy together one of the most beautiful places in the world.
    I believe that the University of Applied Sciences of Upper Austria is a great place to study because it helped me to think differently, to be more analytic and get solutions in a methodic way.
  • Danina Takaj
    Albania
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    4 stars
    University social
    5 stars
    Accommodation
    5 stars
    University facilities
    5 stars
    University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria Marketing
    Tell us about the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria
    Accommodation and all facilities offered by the university are excellent.

What the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria says

  • Dr Alexander Brendel-Schauberger

    Dr Alexander Brendel-Schauberger

    University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria Professor for Product Management & Industrial Marketing
    Dr Alexander Brendel-Schauberger says

    My university is a great place to study because first and foremost it offers top-level education is highly relevant fields. Especially the master's programs are very international, so you'll meet new colleagues from all around the world and build a great network for your future career.

    Additionally, Wels is an up-and-coming place located in the heart of Austria, so you'll easily reach great cities like Vienna or Salzburg as well as the beautiful Austrian mountains.

    My favorite thing about our university is the personal relationships that are built between professors and students. Since our programs have only limited participants, I know all of my students by their names and can build my lectures around their specific backgrounds and specialized interests.

    International students are guided through our institution from the first day they are with us. Our dedicated International Office is there for them for all matters and organizes events like our super famous International Week, where all the new international students have the chance to present themselves and their home countries.

    What I liked most in this semester was the "International cook with me program" where (due to Covid19), international students prepared a typical dish from their home country and everyone could follow and cook along via a live stream.

    99% of our students have a job after graduating, most of them get multiple job offers before they even graduate. Since Upper Austria is an industrial hub with many manufacturing companies and automotive suppliers, there are numerous opportunities and as most of these companies operate globally, they are continually searching for well-educated, international staff in fields like engineering, software and hardware development, innovation, and product management.

  • Dr Andreas Stöckl

    Dr Andreas Stöckl

    University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria Head of Studies
    Dr Andreas Stöckl says

    Our University is great for international students because, in addition to a good professional education, we offer students very individual support and very practical training.

    Our International Office takes care of every single student, and with the associated software park in Hagenberg, there are good job opportunities even during your studies.

  • Dr Christoph Schaffer

    Dr Christoph Schaffer

    University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria Head of Department
    Dr Christoph Schaffer says

    The University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria is a great place for international students because we take care of our students and they can enjoy the best possible education.

    Usually, only a few students are admitted to the study programs. This guarantees the best possible exchange between students and teachers and thus ensures excellent learning success.

    We have our own office for our international students, which is not only available for study-related matters. In addition, we also offer 100% online programs, so there are no costs for traveling and applying for VISA, etc

    The career prospects for the students are excellent. Many of our students already work for well-known companies during their studies. Our graduates are active in top positions internationally.

  • Dr Peter Zeller

    Dr Peter Zeller

    University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria Head of Studies Electrical Engineering
    Dr Peter Zeller says

    We provide a fully English-taught program in Electrical Energy Engineering considering the important future trends in electric energy engineering such as electric cars, renewables, and wind power. You will pioneer the future! You will study with currently 50 nations in our program.

    The excellent laboratory and research facilities, where students really work hands-on. There are only a few places in the world where you can operate a one million(!) Volt lightning generator creating 2-meter lightning.

    The University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria has great, international experienced offices. Austria is a really beautiful place to stay and to explore Europe!

    You will work in a multidisciplinary exciting business and develop the carbon-free and environment-friendly future of the planet. You will do this in a global team! You can stay in the field of research, or you decide on an industry career (e.g.in local companies like SIEMENS, BMW, ABB, Fronius). You will join the global Electrical Engineering "family".

Student life & facilities

Group of students planning a presentation in a living room
  • Library
    • Individual Study Rooms
    • Computer labs
    • Group Study Rooms
    • Quiet Areas
  • Food & Restaurants
    • Bars
    • Restaurants
    • Cafe’s
  • Fitness Centre
    • Fitness Classes
  • IT Support
    • Campus Wireless Connectivity
  • Healthcare & Medical
    • Counselling & Mental Health Services
  • Transport
    • Campus parking
  • Sports Facilities
    • Sport facilities
  • Tutoring Support
    • Student Tutoring & Support
    • Academic Tutoring & Support
    • Peer & Buddy Program

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Fees and funding

  • Undergraduate Tuition - €1,454 per year
  • Graduate Tuition - €1,454 per year

International Performance Scholarship

  • Amount - €1,000
  • Requirements - Excellent academic performance

Location

University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria

Softwarepark 11, 4232 Hagenberg im Mühlkreis, Austria

FH Upper Austria’s campuses are located in fabulous Austrian cities. There’s so much to see and explore in the Upper Austria region. Students have access to brilliant transport networks, tourist sites, great food, nature spots, and cultural districts.

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Visa requirements for the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria

Many international students will require a visa to study in Austria, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

Austria student visa requirements