Department of Building, Energy & Society

Social Work



Do I meet the admission requirements?

If you want to apply for this Master’s degree programme you need to have

  • a relevant Bachelor’s degree or
  • equivalent qualification.

Applicants must provide evidence of proficiency in German at level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Detail on the admission requirements

Candidates for admission to the FH JOANNEUM Master’s degree programme in Social Work must have completed

  • a Bachelor’s or Diploma degree programme in Social Work at a university of applied sciences or
  • a post-secondary education at an Academy of Social Work or an equivalent education (e.g. “Academic Social Worker”) or
  • a Bachelor’s or Diploma degree in a related discipline.

The head of the degree programme will decide on an individual basis if the qualification level is equivalent and relevant to the degree programme.

If the degree is basically equivalent but lacks specific qualifications, you may take the relevant examinations during the course of the Master’s degree programme. You will be notified in detail of the examinations to be completed in the course of the admissions process. These examinations must generally be taken and passed by 15 April of the first year of study.

Graduates of a former two-year post-secondary college or academy (e.g. Academies of Social Work) are considered to meet the admission requirements if they have additionally completed at least two semesters of relevant further training at recognised post-secondary educational institutions. The head of degree programme will decide about the qualification level on an individual basis.

Basic computer skills will not be examined in the course of the admissions process. It is only recommended that accepted applicants extend their relevant knowledge to a level ensuring that they will not be impeded in their studies.

In ambiguous cases, the head of degree programme will decide whether the candidate meets the admission requirements. You will be notified of the decision once we have received your full set of application documents.

You are not an Austrian citizen?

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