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Carinthia University of Applied Sciences

4.0 out of 5 (13 ratings / 8 reviews) Villach, Austria
The Carinthia University of Applied Sciences is an internationally oriented university that cooperates with more than 160 institutions of higher education worldwide. 

Master's Programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Business & Management (1)
Medicine & Health (1)



Since its foundation in 1995, CUAS has made history. Back then we started with 2 programs and about 70 students; currently we offer 30 study programs that educate almost 2000 full- and part-time students. About the same number of CUAS graduates is impressive proof of the necessity and importance of this academic institution.


The combination of academic studies and practical work experience ensures the quality of teaching and research.  This quality is enhanced and assured by our many international guest and part-time lecturers.  Partnerships with regional and international companies not only ensures a practice-oriented study programs, but also guarantee the exchange of scientific know-how.

Innovate degree programs that keep pace with a changing world have made the Carinthia University of Applied Sciences a prime location for sustainable research and development. Future-oriented topics in all of our areas of study play an important role in this.

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Student services

The service divisions of Carinthia University of Applied Sciences (CUAS) are competence centres, which support our study areas in the wide range of subjects. In this section we provide you an overview of the objectives, functions and services of our service divisions, to give clarity and transparency regarding responsibilities and competencies.

  • Blended Learning
  • Controlling & Finances
  • Research management
  • Equality
  • IT-Service
  • Marketing & PR
  • Personnel Management
  • QM-Organisational Development
  • Accounts Department

Housing services

Studying in Carinthia is fun! Embedded between idyllic mountains, valleys and lakes, Carinthia offers a huge variety of sports and leisure opportunities year-round. You will find the unique combination of a wide range of exciting and practice-oriented degree programs as well as a quality of life that is hard to match. The picturesque Carinthian landscape ensures an exceptionally high quality of life for you during your studies.

Library services

The CUAS library offers support with a state of the art education. On all sites CUAS libraries administrate 33,000 media.

Medical services

Students, who are not insured due to an employment or in the framework of a scholarship, need to apply for insurance or co-insurance themselves.For both types of health insurance (self-insurance and co-insurance) you will need to meet certain requirements. For further information please contact the respective insurance company directly, as every health insurance has its individual procedures.

Student Life

Campus life

Open-minded and without borders, the CUAS is located in Austria at the intersection of three cultures in the Alps-Adriatic Region and is very close to Italy and Slovenia. We offer not only our Austrian but also our international students excellent conditions for a multilingual study.

Student clubs

In addition to your studies, young and dynamic networks provide perfect opportunities to gain a foothold in the start-up sector.  So-called ‘Think Labs’, start-up centers, attractive innovation workshops and many events bring Carinthia University of Applied Sciences students together with entrepreneurs from the region and enable them to network early in order to form joint future projects.


Carinthia University of Applied Sciences and its degree programs are accredited by the AQ (Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation Austria). Accreditation confirms that the University meets recognized quality standards for university-level education.

Student Reviews

It's all a matter of perception
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

During my studies at the Carinthia University of Applied Sciences, I have gained both theoretical and practical competencies which have allowed me to succeed in diverse, internationally-oriented environments. I have worked on numerous business projects with colleagues from over 20 different countries and learned to work creatively, effectively, and openly with people from...

Teaching methods
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Good and practical teaching methods

enjoy the study in Austria
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

very friendly environment and many practices during the study

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