Department of Media & Design

Journalism and Public Relations (PR)



Do I meet the admission requirements?

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,

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 or Social and Economic Sciences groups of studies will be fully recognised for the programme in Journalism and Public Relations (PR).


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. office, print, paper, multimedia) or
  • completion of a secondary vocational school (e.g. commercial professions, media engineering, media management).

You must complete the following subjects

  • German,
  • English and
  • History

You are not an Austrian citizen?

You'll need to meet certain requirements. For more information please go to International Applicants.