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Semester abroad

Future employers place great value on an integrated education, which is rounded off by a semester abroad. Students in the Institute of Electronic Engineering, therefore, have the opportunity of writing their Master’s thesis during their fourth semester spent abroad.

A semester abroad is particularly advantageous for the career path of our students as it expands their network. In addition to this, the world of electronics mainly uses English and so foreign language skills give our students an extra advantage. The experience of living abroad is also a positive factor in terms of personal development.

How does it work?

An information event takes place for our students whenever it is needed. This is where they can find out about their options.

Students have to apply for a semester abroad by 1 June for the coming summer semester. For this they need to provide a CV, a letter of motivation and a list of their three preferred partner universities. After the deadline for applications has passed the documents will be reviewed and a weighted average grade established to help assess the application. Social activities – such as buddying – are also desirable and have a positive influence on nomination by a partner university. The student must have passed all the examinations taken in the previous semester.

Partner universities

Our partner universities offer comparable degree programmes and courses run in English. As these programmes cover a similar range of topics, our students will find a sufficient number of suitable courses to allow them to reach the necessary number of ECTS credit points. In selecting these partner universities we have also focused on achieving a geographical mix, cultural diversity, and securing partnerships with respected institutions. Our personal contact with the teaching staff at these institutions ensures our students receive optimal supervision.

Contact and help

Our International Coordinator will be happy to help you with any queries regarding the semester abroad:
Mag. Nina Blasonig
T: +43 3862 33600 6326


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.

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