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Industrial Design

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Semester abroad

Students on both the Bachelor’s and Master’s programme in Industrial Design have the opportunity to spend the fourth semester at a partner university. The chance to experience a different culture and new approaches to problems and the exposure to a foreign language while living abroad is very important, particularly for industrial designers.

Students are supported in all aspects throughout the course: in the application process, during the semester abroad and following their return to FH JOANNEUM.

How does it work?

At the end of the second semester students apply to spend a period abroad at a partner university, usually in the fourth semester.

Students apply by addressing an application letter in English and a CV to the head of degree programme and the international coordinator. The head of degree programme decides whether the student is allowed to undertake a period abroad. The availability of funding varies depending on the partner university and country, including Erasmus grants and Austrian Marshall Plan scholarships.

Partner universities

The partner universities for the Industrial Design degree programmes have been selected on the basis of strict quality criteria to ensure our students derive maximum benefit from their time abroad. Industrial Design students can choose between partner universities in Scandinavia, Germany, France, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Switzerland and China.

Contact and help

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

FH-Prof. Mag. Dr. Ruth Weiler
T: +43 316 5453 8116


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.

Students talk about their semester abroad

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