a TestDaF Certificate (German as a Foreign Language) or
another equivalent school certificate.
The letter of application and the CV must be submitted in German. Other application documents (with the exception of copies of original documents) can be submitted in English or German.
The German Language Competence Course prepares non-native speakers of German for studying at FH JOANNEUM. Applicants must demonstrate a German proficiency level of at least A2. You will complete the course with a certificate and the ÖSD examination "Zertifikat Deutsch B2". You thus fulfil the language requirements.
What requirements apply to my international documents?
Special regulations apply to documents that have not been issued in Austria. Your documents must fulfil these regulations to be accepted. Different provisions may apply depending on your country of origin: see the Translation and Authentication Guidelines by country.
Copies of all authenticated and translated documents must be submitted together with the application. Please also send us copies of all certificates and documents required to verify compliance with the admission requirements in the original language.
It will take some time to review your international documents. You should therefore submit your documents no later than 14 days prior to the application deadline.
What deadlines are there?
Deadline for meeting admission requirements:
Applicants with educational documents issued in the EU, the EEA and Switzerland: beginning of the course at the latest
Applicants with educational documents issued in a third country: application deadline of the chosen degree programme
The admission process and dates are the same as for Austrian applicants.
How does the admission procedure work and what happens afterwards?
It is the same as for Austrian applicants. You will need to go through an admission procedure and will subsequently be informed about the results.
What costs are involved? Does FH JOANNEUM charge tuition fees?
Applicants from the EU, EEA or Switzerland
Students from the EU, EEA or Switzerland are not required to pay a cost contribution. The ÖH membership fee is payable per semester. More detailed information will be provided at the start of studies.
Applicants from third countries
Students from non-EU/EEA countries are required to pay a cost contribution of 727 euros per semester. In the event of acceptance, applicants from these countries are required to transfer a cost contribution for the first two semesters (1,454 euros) to FH JOANNEUM in advance. The place will then be confirmed. Information about payment and refund or exemption from the cost contribution for students from third countries can be found below.
The contribution can be refunded upon request under certain conditions, e.g. according to Sec. 1 of the Regulation on Eligible Groups of Persons. The application form for refunding of the cost contribution can be downloaded below as a PDF file.
The ÖH (student union) membership fee is additionally payable per semester.