Study System

The following page explains how the study system in Austria is structured, which degrees you can obtain and which organizational forms you can choose from at FH Campus Wien.


Bachelor's, Master's and Others

The academic education on offer is characterized by a three-tier system known as the Bologna structure. It consists of Bachelor's, Master's and doctoral studies/PhD. These are supplemented - in the spirit of lifelong learning - by continuing education programs and academic expert programs for continuing education.
In 2021, as part of the continuing education reform1, Bachelor's and Master's programs (Continuing Education) in continuing education at higher education institutions were aligned with the Bologna structure. The academic degrees awarded upon completion of these programs are equivalent to those awarded upon completion of degree programs. This means that there is now permeability between degree programs and continuing education programs.

ECTS

The European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) makes academic degrees internationally comparable. This facilitates international mobility for students, researchers and lecturers.

Costs

The study places for degree programs are financed by the federal government. The tuition fee is € 363.36 per semester. In addition, the ÖH fee as well as a cost contribution (up to € 83,- depending on the degree program or year) for additional study-related expenses must be paid. Continuing education programs and academic expert programs are usually privately financed, which means that a course fee usually has to be paid. Information on the amount of the fee can be found on the respective program page.

1On October 1, 2021, the so-called Higher Education Legislation Package came into force, the reform package that created a uniform framework for all continuing education in higher education; the new regulations in continuing education are applicable to universities, university colleges of teacher  education, universities of applied sciences and private universities.


Study Types in Detail

Bachelor's degree program

Bachelor's degree programs generally last six semesters and offer students a practice-oriented academic education during which they also complete a professional work placement. The advantage for students: after just three years of study, they can start a job as an academic. The degree programs comprise 180 ECTS credits and lead to the academic degree of Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BSc).
Bachelor's degree programs are offered in full-time and part-time formats. Thanks to the additional special form "extended part-time", certain degree programs can now also be completed part-time by extending the duration of study from six to eight semesters, which enables students to pursue a (part-time) career. You can see which organizational form is available for your desired Bachelor's degree program in the study program overview

Master's degree program

Master's degree programs can be completed by students who have a Bachelor's degree or a corresponding diploma. They last four semesters and qualify graduates for further doctoral/PhD studies. The degree programs comprise 120 ECTS credits and lead to the academic degree of Master of Arts (MA) or Master of Science (MSc).
Most of our Master's degree programs are organized on a part-time basis to facilitate the compatibility of studying and working. Discover our entire range of Master's degree programs in the study program overview

Doctoral studies/PhD

A doctorate or PhD program is generally possible after completing a Master's degree program as well as a Master's program in continuing education. The respective admissions are regulated individually by the universities. Together with universities, FH Campus Wien supports the initiation and completion of doctoral/PhD studies. Contact our Doctoral Service for further details

Study programs in continuing education

Bachelor's program in continuing education

The Bachelor's program (CE) is a continuing education program that comprises 180 ECTS credits and usually lasts six semesters. You can find our continuing education programs in the study program overview.

The following academic degrees can be obtained after completing an Bachelor's program (CE)

  • Bachelor of Arts (Continuing Education) | BA (CE)
    The prerequisite for admission to a Bachelor's program with the degree "Bachelor of Arts (Continuing Education)" is a general university entrance qualification and several years of relevant professional experience. The suffix Continuing Education in the degree title, which is abbreviated as CE, identifies the program as a continuing education program. After completing this program, you can continue on to a Master's degree program as well as a Master's program in continuing education.
  • Bachelor of Science (Continuing Education) | BSc (CE)
    The prerequisite for admission to a Bachelor's program with the degree "Bachelor of Science (Continuing Education)" is a general university entrance qualification and several years of relevant professional experience. The suffix Continuing Education in the degree title, which is abbreviated as CE, identifies the course as a continuing education program. After completing this program, you can continue on to a Master's degree program or a Master's program in continuing education.
  • Bachelor Professional | BPr
    Bachelor's programs in the field of higher vocational qualification and in cooperation with a non-university educational institution lead to the academic degree "Bachelor Professional". The prerequisite for admission to a Bachelor’s Professional program is a relevant professional qualification or several years of relevant professional experience; a general university entrance qualification is not mandatory. If required by the curriculum, supplementary examinations may be scheduled under certain circumstances. After completing this program, you can continue on to a Master's degree program or a Master's program in continuing education.

Master's program in continuing education

The Master's program in continuing education is a continuing education program that comprises 120 ECTS credits and generally lasts four semesters. In exceptional cases, the workload may be less than 120 ECTS credits if it is comparable in scope and requirements to several foreign Master's programs in the same subject area. Persons who have completed a Master's program in continuing education are generally eligible for doctoral/PhD studies. The content-related criteria for admission are regulated individually by the universities. You can find our continuing education programs in the study program overview.

The following academic degrees can be obtained after completing a Master's program in continuing education:

  • Master of Arts (Continuing Education) | MA (CE)
    The Master's program in continuing education with the degree "Master of Arts (Continuing Education)" can be completed by interested parties who have a Bachelor's degree (from a degree program or a program in continuing education) and several years of relevant professional experience. The suffix Continuing Education in the degree, which is abbreviated as CE, identifies the degree program as a continuing education program.
  • Master of Science (Continuing Education) | MSc (CE)
    The Master's program with the degree "Master of Science (Continuing Education)" can be completed by interested parties who have a Bachelor's degree (from a degree program or a program in continuing education) and several years of relevant professional experience. The suffix Continuing Education in the degree title, which is abbreviated as CE, identifies the program as a continuing education program.
  • Master Professional | MPr
    Master's degree programs in the field of higher vocational qualification and in cooperation with a non-university educational institution lead to the academic degree of Master Professional. The Master Professional program can be completed by interested parties who have a Bachelor's degree (from a degree program or a program in continuing education) and several years of relevant professional experience.
  • Master of Business Administration | MBA
    The academic degree "Master of Business Administration" is awarded upon completion of a Master's program in continuing education in the field of Business Administration. The MBA program can be completed by interested parties who have a Bachelor's degree (from a degree program or a program in continuing education) and several years of relevant professional experience.
  • Executive Master of Business Administration | EMBA
    The academic degree "Executive Master of Business Administration" is awarded upon completion of a Master's program in continuing education in the field of Business Administration. A relevant professional qualification can also be specified in the curriculum as an admission requirement for EMBA programs. The prerequisite for this is that the admission criteria, scope and requirements are verifiably comparable with the admission criteria, scope and requirements of several foreign Master's programs in the relevant subject area.
  • Master of Laws | LL.M
    According to the Universities of Applied Sciences Act, in addition to the above-mentioned degrees of Master's programs in continuing education, there is also the Master's program in continuing education in the field of "Law" with the degree "Master of Laws"; LL.M.

Academic expert programs

An academic expert program comprises at least 60 ECTS credits and usually concludes with the title "Akademische ..." or "Akademischer ..." followed by an addendum that characterizes the content of the respective university program. The admission requirements vary depending on the program; as a rule, the university entrance qualification is a prerequisite for admission, in other cases admission is possible with relevant professional qualifications and/or relevant professional experience (additional examinations may be required).Academic expert programs are organized on a part-time basis to facilitate the compatibility of studying and working. Discover our academic expert programs in the study program overview.


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