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University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria

University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria

University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria


About Us

Founded in 1993, the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria is a public higher education institution located in the discrict of Upper Austria. It is the largest university of applied sciences in Austria and is an integral part of the tertiary education system.

Officially recognized by the Agentur für Qualitätssicherung und Akkreditierung Austria (Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation Austria) the university offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor's degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor's degrees and master's degrees in several areas of study.


The four faculties of the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria each combine different subject areas:

  • Hagenberg Campus: Informatics, Communications and Media
  • Linz Campus: Medical Technology and Applied Social Sciences
  • Steyr Campus: Business and Management
  • Wels Campus: Engineering and Applied Natural Sciences

Your benefits

Fixed length of studies and individual tutoring

Our degree-seeking students follow a strict curriculum all the way to their bachelor’s or master’s theses and oral exams. Attendance is mandatory. And we expect and encourage students to invest their time in self-studying and project work. If you perform well academically, you will receive your bachelor’s degree in 6 semesters and your master’s degree in 4 semesters.

Internships and close connections to companies

We work closely with businesses, leading experts, CEOs, entrepreneurs, and established researchers. Students benefit in various ways. In talks and guest lectures, they learn about different sectors, leadership, current and future challenges. And they enjoy project and internship opportunities, allowing them to put theory into practice.

The latest research findings flow directly into teaching

FH Upper Austria is the country’s largest and most research- driven university of applied sciences, generating a new revenue record of 22.04 million euros in 2022. Our extensive research continuously produces new insights. We integrate the latest research results directly into teaching our students.

Modern infrastructure and labs

Students benefit from trained staff, personalized attention, and state-of-the-art labs and facilities. A university service center helps alumni interested in founding their own company with advice and practical support.

Network without borders

FH Upper Austria fosters collaboration in a network with more than 250 partner universities across 67 countries. With the support of this globe-spanning network, we pave the way for students interested in a semester, internship, or research period abroad. The most popular destinations abroad: USA, Sweden, Netherlands, Finland, Italy, Mexico, Norway, Spain, Japan, Thailand, Canada and Australia.


  • Wels

    Stelzhamerstrasse 23, , Wels