Student's Welcome: Willkommen im neuen Studienjahr 2020/2021

Students’ welcome: Welcome to the new academic year 2021/2022

Linda Schwarz,

As temperatures start to fall and the first leaves turn orange and brown, we know that autumn is here! And autumn means the start of studying! The beginning of a new year, a new semester and a new stage in life. We are pleased to welcome you back to FH JOANNEUM and have summarised all the information you need for the start of your studies here.

Finally, studying in presence again and listening to lectures together with fellow students in the lecture hall. We have all been waiting for this for a long time and now the time has finally come. We welcome all our students and look forward to seeing the buildings filled with curious people again.

Student's Welcome Celebration

An online Student's Welcome Celebration will be held for all first-semester students on 7 October 2021 from 10:00 to 10:30. We would like to guarantee that everyone starts their studies well-informed and look forward to seeing many new faces.

Here you can rewatch the Student's Welcome Event:

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Our central contact points

The Study Center in the foyer at Alte Poststrasse 149 is the central info point for our students. Here ID cards can be issued and renewed or charged with cash for the copier and printer. Students can also use their student card to access the building and obtain discounts at certain restaurants and events etc.

The stamp for the public transport pass and the Top-Ticket for students can be requested here too.

The Study Lounge at the Study Center also offers students the chance to learn together in a pleasant and quiet ambience – of course with the required regulations like the tested, vaccinated or recovered rule, the waering masks and minimum social distancing. There is also a public access PC linked to each copier and printer, where you can log in with your personal login details.

Regarding the login details – at the start of their studies, all students are allocated an email address and the required login details. But what if you forget your password? We can help with that! The Central IT Services and Helpdesk teams assist students with all technical issues. The Helpdesk is available from Monday to Saturday by emailing or calling +43 316 5453-8888.

The key links for FH JOANNEUM are compiled at And contains instructions for using Microsoft Teams, printers, password management, WiFi and many other topics.

What tools are available to students?

Our goal is to make studying at FH JOANNEUM as pleasant as possible for our students. The Studo App helps you stay up-to-date and is our No. 1 communication and information tool between students and the university. Here students can find all the classes, grades, news and emails at a glance. The Pro version can also be used free-of-charge.

At the same time, we provide our students with access to all Microsoft Office programs: you can use Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote and other applications in the web app and install them on up to five private end devices. Additional details and the downloads can be found at

Since some of the teaching will also take place virtually, it is necessary to install Microsoft Teams. Students can chat, hold audio and video conferences and share content with colleagues. This collaboration platform is available for each year group and each course. Download links: iOS and Android.

At FH JOANNEUM, students have access to WiFi services, including eduroam as well as FHJOANNEUM2WORK and FH JOANNEUM4FREE. You can log into the first two using your FH account details to gain internet access. FHJOANNEUM2WORK gives you additional access to FH JOANNEUM drives.

Around 5,000 students will start the new academic year in autumn 2021.
Around 5,000 students will start the new academic year in autumn 2021.
Networking and studying together

Studying is not just about learning and training; it is also about networking and making new friends. Many degree programmes offer a buddy system through which students from the later semesters can provide tips to the freshers.

The International Relations team is on hand to provide support to students from Austria and abroad as well as offering language courses and helping with the internationalisation process. It is also possible to spend a semester abroad, despite COVID-19.

Vital support is also provided by the öh joanneum Student Union. It assists students with legal issues related to studying and represents their interests.

The pandemic is and was very stressful for all of us. That is why we would like to draw your attention to the Psychological Student Counselling Center. Students can make use of the counselling and support services free of charge, confidentially and, if desired, anonymously.

If you have any general questions, requests or suggestions, please contact us via the chat on the website, by phone at +43 316 5453 – 8800, by email at or on social media at Facebook and Instagram.


We wish all students a good start to their studies and much success!

We wish you all the best!
We wish you all the best!