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Department Applied Computer Sciences

Software Design & Cloud Computing (PT)


Do I meet the admission requirements?

Applicants must be proficient in German and English as the languages of instruction (Level B2 as a minimum requirement).

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


Transfer: If you have completed a technical college (HTL) with a focus on IT, electrical engineering or communications engineering you can transfer directly into the second semester.

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 Engineering or Natural Sciences groups of studies will be fully recognised for this degree programme.


Qualification courses for university entrance are offered, for example, by the University of Graz, Graz University of Technology and by other universities and educational institutions.

Relevant professional qualifications plus additional examinations

Relevant professional qualifications include

  • a completed apprenticeship (e.g. IT, construction, office, chemistry, electronics/electrical engineering/mechatronics, mechanical engineering, print/paper/multimedia etc.) or
  • completion of a secondary vocational school (e.g. communications engineering and electronics, computer and communications engineering, electrical engineering, etc.).

You must complete the following subjects

  • Essay on a general topic (German),
  • Mathematics,
  • Physics and
  • English


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.

You are not an Austrian citizen?

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

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