German is the language of instruction. Knowledge of the German language is thus an essential prerequisite (at least Level B2).
Qualification for university entrance
You can apply for a programme at FH JOANNEUM if you have completed
a secondary academic school or a college for higher vocational education,
a vocational matriculation exam or
an apprenticeship diploma plus upper secondary certificate
You have no university entrance qualification
If you have no secondary school leaving or vocational matriculation certificate you need
a university entrance qualification exam or
a relevant professional qualification plus additional exams, which you may take as part of the qualification course for university entrance
You need to provide evidence that you have passed the relevant exams until the start of studies.
Qualification course for university entrance
A university entrance qualification exam always consists of five modules.
A university entrance qualification entitling students to study for a degree within the Humanities and Cultural Sciences, Social and Economic Sciences or Arts groups of studies will be fully recognised for the programme in Information Design.
Qualification courses for university entrance are offered, for example, by the University of Graz as well as by other universities and educational institutions.
Relevant professional qualifications plus additional examinations
Relevant professional qualifications include
a completed apprenticeship (e.g. printing, photography, IT, etc.),
completion of a secondary vocational school (e.g. IT, information design, construction design, multimedia design, network design, visual media design) or
completion of the first semester of a four-semester part-time technical college (HTL-B).
You must complete the following subjects
Essay on a general topic (German),
Modern Foreign Language
You can take these examinations as part of the qualification course for university entrance at FH JOANNEUM. The two-semester course is organised on a part-time basis and is free of charge. If your place is confirmed you may also take specific additional exams at FH JOANNEUM.