University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria

A student and a student are sitting in the lecture hall and laughing at the camera. © FH OÖ/Smetana

The University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria is one of the top Austrian universities of applied sciences and offers an internationally recognised, well-established, practice-oriented education at university level at four locations in the central region of Upper Austria. Our mission is to help students to gain advanced knowledge and at the same time to become able to transfer this knowledge to practical application. For the seventh time in nine years the FH Upper Austria has been rated as best university of applied sciences in Austria by more than 600 executives at the Industrie magazin’s ranking of the universities of applied sciences.

Faculties and programmes

Within the university’s four schools the main focus areas are:
Informatics, Communications and Media – Hagenberg Campus
Medical Engineering and Applied Social Sciences – Linz Campus
Business & Management – Steyr Campus
Engineering – Wels Campus
Within these four fields 71 bachelor’s and master’s degree programmes (of which 10 are taught entirely in English) are open to our students to choose from. All of them include practice-oriented content and job prospects that are more than promising – 99 percent of our graduates currently have a job. The campuses offer a modern infrastructure and a wide range of sports activities for its students; completed by entertaining events that make campus life more lively – from a crazy boat race to a cell phone throwing contest and many more.


Foundation programmes for international applicants.
This is the solution for candidates who wish to study at our university and yet miss sufficient credits or language skills inGerman and/or English. Our one-year programmes prepare the participants to quickly and efficiently commence their desired studies.
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Highest quality in research and teaching. The FH Upper Austria‘s research aims at being able to actively take part in shaping our future. More than 440 researchers continually apply their expertise to 17 thematic areas. Each year 21 million euros of research funding is available to finance nearly 540 ongoing national and international projects. All this as well as 630 partners from business and society make us the most research-intensive university of applied sciences in Austria.

Start-up spirit at the FH Upper Austria. Runtastic, Bistroboxand Tractive – three successful enterprises, one point of origin: the FH Upper Austria. As a founding institute, a research and a development centre, the FH Upper Austria offers its students the opportunity to put their ideas intopractice.

Studying internationally. Over 250 partner universities worldwide – 793 international regular students in 2019/2020 – 18 double degree programmes.