Department of Health Studies


My Studies


Semester abroad

The world is the students’ oyster: they can build on their knowledge in Germany, England, Africa or New Zealand. And of course we will support and look after them throughout. Unfortunately it is not possible for our students to spend a semester at another university abroad. However they can complete internships abroad. Erasmus funding is available for internships within Europe which last for two months or more. During an internship abroad, our students learn about other health care systems and cultural differences in women’s health and midwifery.

Our International Coordinator will support you in preparing for a semester abroad.

How does it work?

During the third, fourth and/or fifth semester, students can opt to undertake an internship abroad. The students find a post and then discuss this with our internship coordinator. Following approval of the internship position, learning goals are set and an internship contract drawn up.

The students work towards their learning goals during the internship. Supervision can also be offered over Skype. Any internship assignments or ideas are submitted via the e-learning platform Moodle. On return, students give a talk about their experiences to their fellow students.

Partner universities

We also welcome international students from our partner universities. Our students support their foreign colleagues via a buddy system and attend practical classes with them at our institute. We also promote intercultural expertise through international guest lecturers.

Help & contact

Our International Coordinator will be happy to help you with any queries regarding the semester abroad:

Your contact:
Eva-Maria Wildling, BSc
T: +43 316 5453 6608


Before embarking on your stay abroad, you can find out about the exact process, language offers and services available at FH JOANNEUM. Important details about the semester abroad can be found here. Interested in undertaking an internship abroad? Then you can find out all the information you need here.