Department of Engineering

Automotive Engineering

Admissions

 

How can I be admitted as an international applicant?

Am I an international applicant?

You are an international applicant if you are not an Austrian citizen, but

  • from an EU country, the EEA or Switzerland, or
  • from a third country.

What requirements do I have to meet?

Basically, you will have to meet the same requirements as Austrian students and you have the same chances of being admitted. But there are some special things to note.

What documents do I have to submit?

You need to supply the same documents as Austrian applicants. In addition, you are required to furnish

Note:

The letter of application and the CV must be submitted in English. Other application documents (with the exception of original documents) can be submitted in English or German.

What requirements apply to my international documents?

Special regulations apply to documents that have not been issued in Austria. Your documents must fulfil these regulations to be accepted. Different provisions may apply depending on your country of origin: see the Translation and Authentication Guidelines by country.

Note:

All authenticated and translated documents must be submitted together with the application. Please also send us copies of all certificates and documents required to verify compliance with the admission requirements in the original language.

How does the admission procedure work and what happens afterwards?

It is the same as for Austrian applicants. You will need to go through an admission procedure and will subsequently be informed about the results. Your English language skills will be assessed in the course of the admission procedure.

What deadlines are there?

You will have to meet the same deadlines as Austrian applicants.

Tip:

It will take some time to review your international documents. You should therefore submit your documents no later than 14 days prior to the application deadline.

What will I need to do as an applicant from a third country?

International applicants from third countries are given the opportunity to apply in winter. The application deadline for the academic year 2018/2019 is 26 January 2018.

This gives you sufficient time to apply for the residence permit and/or visa required to be able to travel to Austria in time for the admissions procedure or three weeks before the start of semester.

Tip:

If you already have a residence permit or refugee status entitling you to study in Austria, or if you live in Austria, you may also apply in spring or summer and take part in the admissions process.

What costs are involved? Does FH JOANNEUM charge tuition fees?

Applicants from the EU, EEA or Switzerland

Students from the EU, EEA or Switzerland are not required to pay a cost contribution. The ÖH membership fee (currently 19.20 euros) is payable per semester. More detailed information will be provided at the start of studies.

Applicants from third countries

Students from non-EU/EEA countries are required to pay a cost contribution of 727 euros per semester. In the event of acceptance, applicants from these countries are required to transfer a cost contribution for the first two semesters (1,454 euros) to FH JOANNEUM in advance. The place will then be confirmed. Information about payment and refund or exemption from the cost contribution for students from third countries can be found below.

The contribution can be refunded upon request under certain conditions, e.g. according to Sec. 1 of the Regulation on Eligible Groups of Persons. The application form for refunding of the cost contribution can be downloaded below as a PDF file.

The ÖH (student union) membership fee (currently 19.20 euros) is additionally payable per semester.

How do I prepare for my stay at FH JOANNEUM?

Entry

Please observe

  • the statutory provisions for visa and residence permits before coming to Austria
  • the statutory provisions for registering at the place of residence after arriving in Austria

By clicking on a specific group of persons you will find more detailed information about the relevant visa and residence requirements:

If you have questions regarding the relevant statutory provisions for international students send an email to info@oead.at.

All information about entry requirements can be found at OeAD (Austrian Exchange Service).

Tip:

You are also invited to make use of our language courses, the Orientation Programme and other services offered by the Department of International Relations to help you settle in at FH JOANNEUM.

Do you have any questions or need further information?

Our Course Guidance team will be happy to answer your questions and provide advice.

Course Guidance
E: info@fh-joanneum.at
T: +43 316 5453 – 8800
By telephone: Mon to Thu, 9:00 – 15:00
In person by appointment only: Mon and Thu, 9:00 – 12:00