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University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria

Address: Franz-Fritsch-Straße 11, 4600 Wels, Austria

Description University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria

  • Established: 1994
  • Location: Hanenberg, Linz, Wels, Steyr, Austria
  • Language of instruction: German (Austrian), English
  • Number of students: 5,900
  • Type of study: State University of Applied Sciences.

University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria is located on four campuses in the central region of Upper Austria. The main task of the university is to provide local and foreign students with high-quality and practically oriented university education. The university is fully integrated into the European educational space - teaching is carried out according to undergraduate and graduate programs.

The increase in the number of academic courses and the number of students required the expansion of buildings and other infrastructure. Over the past few years, Upper Austria has invested more than 100 million euros in expanding its 4 campuses and has planned further modernization: in addition to modern lecture halls, there are well-equipped laboratories and high-tech equipment. Today, the university has more than 5,900 students, of which about 10% are foreign students. The university holds high positions in the educational ratings, has formed an excellent corporate image: the employment rate of graduates is 99%.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria

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Bachelor + 18.7 € (contribution ÖH)

  • Agrartechnologie und management
  • Angewandte energietechnik
  • Automatisierungstechnik
  • Automatisierungstechnik
  • Automotive Computing
  • Bauingenieurwesen im hochbau
  • Bio- und Umwelttechnik
  • Controlling, Rechnungswesen und Finanzmanagement
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Entwicklungsingenieurin maschinenbau
  • EntwicklungsingenieurIn Metall und Kunststofftechnik
  • Global sales and marketing
  • Hardware-Software-Design
  • Innovations und Produktmanagement
  • Intelligente Produktionstechnik
  • Internationales Logistik-Management
  • Kommunikation, Wissen, Medien
  • Lebensmitteltechnologie und Ernährung
  • Lebensmitteltechnologie und Ernährung
  • Leichtbau und Composite-Werkstoffe
  • Marketing und Electronic Business
  • Mechatronik / Wirtschaft
  • Medientechnik und -design
  • Medizin- und Bioinformatik
  • Medizintechnik
  • Mobile
  • Computing
  • Produktdesign und Technische Kommunikation
  • Production und management
  • Production und management
  • Prozessmanagement und Business Intelligence
  • Sichere informationssysteme
  • Software engineering
  • Sozial- und Verwaltungsmanagement
  • Soziale arbeit
  • Verfahrenstechnische Produktion.
from 727 € / semester

Master + 18,7 € (contribution ÖH)

  • Angewandte energietechnik
  • Anlagenbau
  • Applied Technologies for Medical Diagnostics
  • Automatisierungstechnik
  • Automotive Mechatronics and Management
  • Bauingenieurwesen im hochbau
  • Bio- und Umwelttechnik
  • Controlling, Rechnungswesen und Finanzmanagement
  • Data science und engineering
  • Digital arts
  • Digital business management
  • Digitales Transport- und Logistik-Management
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Embedded Systems Design
  • Energy informatics
  • Entwicklungsingenieurin maschinenbau
  • EntwicklungsingenieurIn Metall und Kunststofftechnik
  • Gesundheits-, Sozial- und Public Management
  • Global sales and marketing
  • Human-Centered Computing
  • Information Engineering und Management
  • Information Security Management
  • Innovation and Product Management
  • Interactive media
  • Kommunikation, Wissen, Medien
  • Lebensmitteltechnologie und Ernährung
  • Leichtbau und Composite-Werkstoffe
  • Mechatronik / Wirtschaft
  • Medical engineering
  • Mobile computing
  • Operations management
  • Robotic systems engineering
  • Sichere informationssysteme
  • Software engineering
  • Soziale arbeit
  • Supply chain management
  • Sustainable Energy Systems.

Accommodation, housing and food

The University of Applied Sciences in Upper Austria has two student residences in Wels.

  1. Georg Oberhaidinger Haus Residence is located near the school center and FH OÖ. Teachers around the clock accompany students who communicate, study and spend free time together. Accommodation - in single / double rooms with shower, toilet, Wi-Fi, cable TV. The residence serves freshly prepared, delicious food, including vegetarian, prepared taking into account religious beliefs, the requirements of a healthy diet.

Cost of living:

  • Double room per month (including full board) - 439 €
  • Double room per week (including full board) - 114 €
  • Double room per month (including partial meals) - 410 €.
  1. Kolpingheim Wels Residence has 150-bed rooms. From Monday to Friday, students are provided with meals in the home kitchen. Modern rooms are furnished with new furniture and equipped with modern technology, there is a private football, volleyball, music room, relaxation room with billiards, table tennis and table football.

The cost of living, including heating and electricity is 250-450 €.

Events University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria

In Austria, various discounts are provided for students on theater tickets, concerts, for visiting museums and much more. Additional activities for students are carried out by the social department ÖH (Austrian Student Union) and regional departments OeAD (Austrian Agency for International Mobility and Cooperation in the Field of Education, Science and Research).


  • The four faculties of the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria in Hagenberg, Linz, Steyr and Wels have earned international recognition. Two bachelor's and eight master's programs are offered exclusively in English, others are in development.
  • The university conducts research at the university level with an emphasis on practice, the learning process is focused on the care and support of students, the formation of commitment to the profession and self-confidence. The university is distinguished by innovative forms of teaching, the dynamic development of the content component.
  • Research and development of FH OÖ is aimed at solving the challenges of the future. The university has established strong regional and global ties with business, society, government agencies, research and educational institutions. Each campus has its own specifics: FH OÖ Campus Hagenberg creates innovation, knowledge and profit in areas such as software, systems, media. FH Upper Austria Campus Linz focuses on social and healthcare work.
  • Students receive academic training in management, technology or services in selected professional fields, are engaged in applied research, which are designed to form an anthropooriented society.
  • 12 international, innovative undergraduate and graduate programs offered by the Steyr campus are advanced in the field of branding, production processes, the development of new management tools, digitized transport networks. The focus is on controlling and finance, marketing and sales, manufacturing, logistics, digital business management or processes and business analytics. More than 100 professors and teachers teach students and conduct research in international programs and research groups with a world rating.
  • The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Sciences FH OÖ in Wels conducts research on automation technology, modeling, measurement technology, testing, food, biotechnology, energy, the environment, innovation management, technology, materials production.

Equipment University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria

All faculties of the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria are equipped with the necessary equipment. The Hagenberg campus currently offers 12,000 m² of training and research space in three buildings. The university has 60 well-equipped computer classes, seminar rooms and lecture halls, its own bio-laboratory and modern audio and film studios with Greenbox, an extensive library, large dining rooms and even pubs.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

Monthly expenses for accommodation, meals and other expenses averages from 600 to 850 euros. Of them:

  • Meals - 220 €
  • Public transport - 20 €
  • Book / personal expenses - 70 €
  • Health insurance - 60 €.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

Students entering the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria provide a list of documents:

  • Certificate of completed secondary education
  • Transcript of records from school (officially certified and translated)
  • A certificate from the university about the completion of the 1st course or a certificate of completion of pre-university training
  • Photo of a valid passport
  • Certificate of English level B2 Level (for training in English, the university accepts certificates in English TOEFL IBT 78, IELTS 6.0 or Cambridge FCE)
  • Certificate of German level B2 (for training in German-language programs)
  • Copy of passport (scan)
  • Summary
  • Motivation letter
  • Valid health insurance in Austria (may be completed in Austria)
  • Confirmation of financing (required after arrival to confirm registration, only for Steyr applicants)
  • Application for accommodation (possible for FH OÖ Campus Wels).

Scholarships University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria

The University of Applied Sciences of Upper Austria regularly awards grants for excellent academic achievements. Applications are accepted in the summer semester.

Large companies (Energie AG, Voestalpine) and interested groups (Austrian Trade Union Federation ÖGB, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber) award individual grants for theses and dissertations, which are of particular importance for the development of their industries. is the largest Austrian online scholarship database (including research grants).

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- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
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- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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