Many students take advantage of the opportunity to explore universities around the world. And that makes sense as information and communications technology is a constantly evolving field which is changing at a rapid pace and is closely associated with global development. A semester abroad is not only a valuable experience for students at a personal level, it increases their chances on the Austrian and international job market.
The fifth semester is intended for a period abroad. The ERASMUS+ mobility programme is the preferred route. It is also possible to study at a foreign university offering a suitable curriculum as a free mover. In most cases tuition fees usually have to be paid, except for ERASMUS+ students.
The Institute helps students choose a semester abroad by offering information events, and through individual consultations with the Institute’s International Coordinator. Contact and exchanges are encouraged between potentially interested outgoing students and those who have already returned from a semester abroad.
How does it work?
If you want to spend a semester abroad, you first undergo an internal selection process. The following documents are required for this: a covering letter, a CV in both German and English and a list of the classes selected at the partner university (Learning Agreement). These documents should be sent to our International Coordinator. Once the classes and remaining application documents have been approved by the head of degree programme, the request for a study place abroad is forwarded to FH JOANNEUM’s International Office.
The Institute of Information Management has a number of partner institutions, mainly in Europe. Universities are selected primarily on the basis of course content and language of instruction with a focus on universities with programmes in information and communications technology and business. Most classes should be relevant and mainly delivered in English. If students are proficient in the language of a particular country they can also attend classes in this language. This is clarified during the internal selection procedure.
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.