|Study location||Austria, Steyr, Wels|
|Type||Short duration course, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 year|
|Tuition fee||€1,800.00 per programme
Additionally accommodation and living costs, grants feasible.
High school / secondary education (or higher)
‘A’-Level / High School Diploma (or equivalent). Without ‘A’-Level: Pre-entry course for university or other equivalent type of university entrance qualification
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / German.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
A2 level German (according to the European Framework of Reference)
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
It is preferred that you write your motivation letter in German language.
Please also add a CV to your documents
Note that an interview is part of the admissions procedure.It can be conducted over the Internet.
Specific requirements for Non-EU applicants:
Please be aware that the visa process can take up to 3 months, therefore you should send your application as early as possible! For more details on the visa application please visit the following webpage: www.oead.at
This programme has been designed for applicants, who do not have the necessary German language skills yet to apply for one of the German-taught degree programmes at the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria. Graduates of this programme will have earned the “B2-German” qualification according to the European reference framework which is required to apply for all programmes offered by the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria.
The programme consists of the acquirement of language diplomas B1 and B2, cross-cultural preparation of the stay in Austria and special courses according to participants’ interest with respect to their future study programme.
Advantages of completing the German preparatory programme B2
- Excellent preparation for studying in Austria
- Additional qualification by obtaining an internationally recognized language diploma (ÖSD – Austrian language diploma)
- Ongoing intensive communication with native speakers in the classroom
- Insight into the Austrian culture through personal support of students and additional services provided (culture, sports, events)
- Contacts with Austrian companies.
After completing the preparatory course and given the requested formal requirements of studying it is possible to immediately proceed to the regular admission process for a German-language Bachelor’s programme or Master’s programme at the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria.