Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences (FH Vorarlberg)

Gruppe von Studierende vor FH Vorarlberg © FH Vorarlberg/marc@rogenmoser.at

FHV – Vorarlberg University of Applied Scienes offers a diverse range of Bachelor and Master programmes in the fields of Business Administration, Engineering and Technology, Design, and Social Work and Health. At the same time, FHV is one of the most research-intensive universities of applied sciences in Austria.

Courses are offered in small group settings, allowing students to enjoy practical, future-oriented and innovative teaching. The close link between studies and research gives students the opportunity to participate in research projects already at an early stage of their studies.

FHV also offers continuing education courses, connecting local society and lifelong learning.

The university is located in the most western part of Austria, in the middle of the Alps and right at the centre of the Lake Constance region, one of the strongest economic regions of the European Union. Due to its central location and excellent transportation connections, Vorarlberg is also an ideal gateway for European travel.

As a European University, RUN-EU, FHV greatly values its regional cooperations with companies, NGOs and local authorities while at the same time sharing knowledge and conducting research with partners from all over Europe. In doing so, researchers and students develop practical solutions for business, technology and society. Combined with a strong international outlook, students at FHV have a wide range of opportunities: Exchange students and local students study together during the semesters taught in English or get to know FHV during one of the short intensive programmes that are offered. Degree seeking students can choose from more than 110 international partner universities when planning their international experience, from a semester abroad or a double degree to a blended intensive programme or a study trip.

Faculties and programmes

Bachelor’s Degrees. Computer Science – Digital Innovation* | Computer Science – Software and Information Engineering* | Electronics and Information Technology Dual* | Engineering and Management Environment and Engineering* | Health Care and Nursing* | International Business Administration* | InterMedia* | Mechatronics* | Social Work*​​​​​​
Master’s Degrees. Business Administration – Accounting, Controlling and Finance* | Business Administration – Business Process Management* | Business Administration – Human Resources and Organisation* | Business Administration – International Marketing and Sales* | Business Informatics – Digital Transformation* | Computer Science* | International Management and Leadership** InterMedia* | Mechatronics* | Social Work (Clinical Social Work/Social Space Work)* | Sustainable Energy Systems*

* Programme taught mostly in German, at least one semester offered in English.

** Programme taught fully in English.


Students at the FH Vorarlberg benefit from exceptional international networking opportunities with 110 partner universities around the world. This opportunity gives students a chance to gain valuable experience abroad. Many students at the FH Vorarlberg take advantage of this option and complete part of their studies in another country. Due to the English conducted semesters in several degree programmes the FH Vorarlberg also offers guest students from all over the world the opportunity to study and stay in one of the most innovative and beautiful regions of Europe. A guest semester at the FH Vorarlberg opens doors to a wide range of opportunities and offers an ideal environment in which to make inspiring contacts and experience learning in new ways. Personal support, short communication routes, open doors and interesting exchange between students and teaching staff from around the globe will foster your personal development and specialist qualifications. Vorarlberg is located right in the middle of the Alps, bordering on Germany, Liechtenstein and Switzerland. The smallest and western most federal province in Austria is one of the strongest economic regions in the European Union. Due to its central location and excellent transportation connections Vorarlberg is an ideal gateway for European travel. Vorarlberg is impressive for its diversity. Its greatest asset is the combination of a strong economy, high qualityof life, attractive options for recreation, an interesting culture scene and breathtaking scenery.