Department of Engineering


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Semester abroad

The aerospace industry is international. Although there are important aircraft manufacturers in Austria, such as Diamond Aircraft and Schiebel, the world’s largest plane makers are Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier and Embraer. Their corporate headquarters are in France, Germany, USA, Canada and Brazil. For this reason international and intercultural collaboration is the order of the day in the supply industry. For this reason experience abroad is of great advantage for the further careers of our students.

How does it work?

Our students can complete a semester abroad in the third year of their studies – either at a partner university in the fifth semester or during an internship with a company or a research institute in the sixth semester.

A practical semester abroad is fundamentally open to all students, whereas places for an ERASMUS student exchange semester at one of our partner universities are limited. An internal selection and application procedure has therefore been set up, which is organised and run by our International Coordinator. Candidates for the available places will be nominated based on academic success. The courses completed abroad will be credited to your degree at FH JOANNEUM.

Semester abroad: 5th or 6th semester

Partner universities

The range of our partner universities reflects the diversity of the aerospace industry. Each of our partner institutions has a unique profile and offers specialisations in many areas. These range from technical issues, such as lightweight construction and fibre-composite materials, to operational aspects and aviation management. In this way our students can shape their stay abroad to suit their own interests.

Contact and help

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

Your contact:
Mag. Barbara Klein
T: +43 (0) 316 5453 6400


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