German is the language of instruction. Knowledge of the German language is therefore a prerequisite (at least Level C2).
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
You must complete the following subjects
Biology and Environmental Science,
Chemistry 2 and
A qualification course for university entrance is offered for example by the Medical University of Graz and by other universities and educational institutions.
Relevant professional qualifications plus additional examinations
Relevant professional qualifications include
a completed apprenticeship, e.g. hearing aid audiologist,
completion of vocational education in the allied health professions (MTF) or in health care and nursing (DGKS/P), or
completion of a secondary vocational school, e.g. for social professions (specialising in work with elderly people including home care, families including home care, disabled people including home care, providing assistance to disabled people including basic care module).
The final assessment of medical suitability is the responsibility of the head of degree programme.
We recommend completing a first aid course (16 hours) before the start of the degree programme. We also recommend that you complete a voluntary career-specific internship in order to gain an insight into the profession.