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University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria

University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria teaches and does research at university level while maintaining practice-orientation and the highest quality standards. In the teaching, it offer students comprehensive assistance and support them in their motivation and self-driven efforts. Innovative teaching and learning styles as well as dynamically evolving curricula are our signature features.

Master's Programmes

Computer Science & IT (3)
Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Medicine & Health (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)
Social Sciences (1)



The FH Upper Austria was founded on June 22, 1993.

The state of Upper Austria, the city of Wels and the market town of Hagenberg were designated as members of the sponsoring association for the preparation of the establishment, maintenance and operation of technical college courses in Upper Austria. 


  • Informatics, Communication and Media - Hagenberg Campus
  • Medical Engineering and Applied Social Sciences - Linz Campus
  • Economy and Management - Steyr Campus
  • Engineering - Wels Campus
Degree programmes for the 2019/2020 academic year:
  • Total: 68 (including 1 degree programme and 2 specializations in approval)
  • Bachelor degree programmes (6 semesters): 31
  • Master degree programmes (4 semesters): 37
Students during the 2019/2020 academic year by school:
  • Hagenberg Campus: 1,523
  • Linz Campus: 760
  • Steyr Campus: 1,370
  • Wels Campus: 2,010
Students during the 2019/2020 academic year according to FHR (UAS Council) classification:
  • Engineering: 3,719
  • Social Sciences: 436
  • Business: 1,508


The FH Upper Austria Research & Development GmbH decreed in 2019 at locations in Hagenberg, Linz, Steyr and Wels 244 research assistants inside. A total of 17 main research areas were set up at the 4 faculties:

  • Applied Social Sciences & Non Profit Management
  • Automation technology and simulation
  • Controlling, accounting and financial management
  • Digital business
  • energy and Environment
  • Global business management
  • Information and communication systems
  • Innovation and technology management
  • Life in old age
  • Food and biotechnology
  • Logistics
  • Media and knowledge technologies
  • Medical technology
  • Measurement and testing technology
  • Production and Operations Management
  • Software technology and applications
  • Material and production technology


The FH Upper Austria cooperates intensively with companies and institutions thus winning the support of leading experts for teaching and for practice-oriented student projects. 

CEOs, executive board members, entrepreneurs and established researchers with many years of practical experience in innovative and successful businesses in relevant professional fields give students insights into different sectors, leadership issues and challenges of today and tomorrow.

The internship is an important component for the career start. 

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Student services

  • The International Office at Hagenberg Campus is in charge of international relations for the School of Informatics, Communications and Media. This comprises partner university cooperation, student and staff mobility, and international projects and activities on campus.
  • The International Office at Linz Campus is in charge of international relations at the School of Medical Engineering and Applied Social Sciences. 
  • The International Office at Steyr Campus is in charge of international relations at the School of Management. 
  • The International Office at Wels Campus is in charge of international relations at the School of Engineering.

Housing services

There are several accommodation options are available including renting a flat and dormitories. The university helps students finding an accommodation and related information. 

Library services

The university has libraries in each campus. All the libraries are connected to an electronic search service where students can search for related data.

ICT services

The university has a strong IT support including Levis, Moodle, email system, EduROAM and much more. 

Medical services

Healthcare facilities are off campuses.

Student Life

Campus life

All the campuses are either in city center or in walking distance. Campus buildings are mostly in one place. The ones that are separate are in walking distance. Each campus has a canteen inside.

Sports facilities

As a balance to studying, the sports club ’FH OO Sportsteam‘ provides students, alumni and staff with a wide range of opportunities to practice sport. There is something for everyone from yoga to triathlon at a range of different levels.

Student clubs

From a crazy boat race to a cell phone throwing contest, from a student party to a solar car challenge – the FH Upper Austria and its students plan entertaining events that make campus life more lively. 

There are 8 tertiary education establishments in Upper Austria and the student life in the campus cities Linz, Hagenberg, Steyr and Wels is as multifarious as one might therefore expect. Even if students do not study together, students from different universities often party together.

Alumni keep in touch with each other via the Alumni Club. Events, further education, travel and much more can be found on their agenda.


Various of accreditation including ECTS, ABET, Diploma Supplement and Erasmus. 

Student Reviews

University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria - A university for practice oriented engineers
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria is a very practical oriented university, focusing more on job related fields. It teaches you to think like an excellent engineer under the given circumstances. it can be a little too hard for people who are not used to a rigorous academic life, but you will graduate as a quality engineer!

FH Upper Austria - Hagenberg Campus Review
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I study at Hagenberg Campus of FH Upper Austria. Currently, our university have 4 campuses, in Wels, Steyr, Linz and Hagenberg. I think FH Upper Austria offers excellent opportunities for the students to get involved with the industry around the area. Since it is a University of Applied Sciences, the practical aspect of the studies are the focus. I am really happy that I...

Great university with vivid master subjects
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Studying in Europe is really a big achievement and that too in the top countries like Austria and Germany that are the top leading countries in technology makes it feel super great. The University of Applied Sciences served the things it stated on its study programme description with detailed study in all the subjects in deep which were taught in bachelors back in India....

Wels, Upper Austria, Austria

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