Bachelor's Degree Program



Dieticians are responsible for the nutritional management of healthy and sick persons, as well as in institutions and companies. As a legally recognized health professional and the only occupational group active in the field of nutrition, dieticians are the only experts besides doctors who may plan, implement and evaluate nutrition therapies. Counseling expertise and knowledge of the course of diseases therefore play a major role in the degree program in Dietetics. The practically oriented education provides you with the knowledge of medicine, nutrition, health communication and project management in health promotion necessary for a diversified professional future.

Health Sciences
Quality of life


  • Know-how about the development and course and treatment/therapy of illnesses

  • Varied workshops and projects

  • Extensive internships



    Final degree

    Bachelor of Science in Health Studies (BSc) incl. professional qualifications

    Duration of course
    6 Semesters
    Organisational form

    Tuition fee pro semester

    € 363,361

    + ÖH premium + contribution2

    180 ECTS
    Language of instruction

    Currently no application possible

    Study places


    1 Tuition fees for students from third countries € 727,- per semester

    2 for additional study expenses (currently up to € 83,- depending on degree program and year)

    Before the studies

    You enjoy working with people and are committed to life-long learning in order to provide the best nutrition therapy possible for patients and clients. In everyday life you combine the enjoyment of food with health consciousness. You have good knowledge of the natural sciences and food preparation. You possess strong people and communication skills.

    Why you should study with us

    Practical training on campus

    Thanks to the state-of-the-art infrastructure, you will gain valuable practical experience during your classes.

    Let's go international!

    A practical learning phase abroad offers the opportunity to broaden your horizons and gain new impressions.

    Active exchange

    Numerous disciplines at one location: participate in research projects and learn from others.

    Take advantage of the "FIT for a health profession?!" self-assessment test to see what a profession in health care requires and if you have the right qualities.

    FIT for a health profession?! (in German only)

    • Higher education entrance qualification:
      • School leaving certificate from a secondary school or a secondary technical school.
      • Secondary school vocational certificate (Berufsreifeprüfung)
      • Equivalent certification from abroad
        • Equivalence is determined by international agreements, validation or in individual cases a decision by the head of the academic section.
    • University entrance qualification examination (Studienberechtigungsprüfung)
    • Relevant professional qualification with auxiliary examinations
      • Secondary vocational school with auxiliary examinations from: a college of business administration, hotel management, tourism or hospitality, a commercial school, special forms of secondary agriculture and forestry schools: agriculture and food management, general agriculture, alpine agriculture. School for general health and nursing, school for pediatric care, school for psychiatric health and care or a school for medical-technical service.
      • Apprenticeship groups with auxiliary examinations: Cook and catering specialist.

    Proof of English proficiency of level 2 must be provide by the beginning of the degree program.

    • Additional proficiency tests:
      • First aid course (at least 16 hours, within the last year)
      • Proof of good repute
      • Proof of medical fitness
    Vaccination recommendations
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    The ratio of places to applicants is currently around 1:20,5.

    To apply you will require the following documents:

    • Letter of motivation
    • CV in table form

    We will inform you of which documents are still required later on in the admission process.

    Please note:

    It is not possible to save incomplete online applications. You must complete your application in one session. Your application will be valid as soon as you upload all of the required documents and certificates. In the event that some documents (e.g. references) are not available at the time you apply, you may submit these later via email, mail or in person by no later than the start of the degree program.

    The admission procedure consists of a written test and an interview with the admission committee. Information about the written entrance test (information only available in German, PDF 289 KB)

    The written entrance test will be held on Saturday, 23th March 2024.

    The test data valid for you (test location, test day, and time) can be viewed here

    During the studies

    The FH Campus Wien is characterised by extensive expertise and a large network. FH Campus Wien is the only university of applied sciences in Austria to train all seven legally regulated upper-level medical-therapeutic-diagnostic professions as well as midwifery. An important partner in the areas of education, research and development is the Vienna Healthcare Association. At our attractive main location, you also benefit from our modern infrastructure, which includes test kitchens. Furthermore, you have the opportunity to join a professional community across disciplines. There is great potential in research projects at the interface between health and technology and practical relevance is guaranteed when we organise one of our freely accessible lecture evenings with top-class experts as part of the Campus Lectures.

    The practically oriented degree program combines medicine, natural, social and human sciences. Communication, counseling expertise and knowledge of the development and course of diseases play a major role. Internships that can be completed abroad make up approximately 25% of the bachelor's degree program. Workshops and projects provide varied teaching and learning processes. In practice the profession is more and more concerned with advising people on nutrition and providing training, for example in order to prevent diet-related lifestyle diseases such as obesity and diabetes. Health promotion begins in kindergartens and schools, and this is also where the degree program in Dietetics is also active. As part of the course "Project Management", a prevention project is designed and implemented in practice. This is done in cooperation with a school in the 10th district, where dietetics students introduce school children to the importance of eating a healthy diet. The students and school children cook together in the teaching kitchen at FH Campus Wien to show everyone that healthy food can be very tasty.

    With the event "Pimp your food", dietetics students at the main campus of FH Campus Wien recently encouraged visitors to include more fruits and vegetables in their daily diet and thus implemented project ideas and concepts from courses in practice. Their ideas included delicious smoothies in the entrance hall, practical tips in the form of recipes via Facebook, a photo contest and much more. Another successful class project is the "Dietetics-WiKi", which was designed and implemented as part of an e-learning best practice project and is an integral part of the teaching. This media WiKi tool supports competence-oriented, student-centered, interdisciplinary and networked learning and teaching.

    You acquire a broad theoretical education and complete internships relevant to the dietician profession.

    • The program focuses on the core areas of medicine, nutrition and communication. Using your skills and knowledge in these areas you will practice and learn to give nutritional advice and therapy to healthy and sick people.
    • Small classes, modern teaching methods, workshops, projects and e-learning provide varied teaching and learning processes.
    • Internships that can be completed abroad make up approximately 25% of the bachelor's degree program. In the wide variety of available internships you can expect intensive professional support on site.


    Mon to Fri, all day (in exceptional cases also on Saturdays)

    Semester dates
    Winter semester: calendar week 35 to caldender week 4
    Summer semester: caldender week 7 to caldender week 28

    In order to enable all students to gain the necessary practical experience and thus to complete their studies within the regular period of study, there may be practical learning phases during the summer months if required. Four vacation weeks in July or August are planned in any case. 

    Selection and participation according to available places. There may be separate selection procedures.

    After graduation

    As a graduate of this program, a wide range of occupational fields and career opportunities are open to you. Find out here where your path can take you.

    In addition to being awarded the academic title of "Bachelor of Science in Health Studies", after completing the degree program you will also receive a legally recognized professional qualification. Besides doctors, dieticians are the only occupational group active in the field of nutrition that is allowed to work with sick people. Only with this degree program is it possible to practice the profession of dietician. The MTD Act is the basis for this degree program. The practically oriented degree program means that you will be ready to work immediately. In addition to therapy, the profession is moving more and more towards prevention and health promotion. In every area where you work you apply your know-how of counseling concepts and techniques as a tool to actually reach people. You work with people of all ages, for example in kindergartens, companies, hospitals, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, your own dietician practice or at home. As a dietician you will work in interdisciplinary teams or in one-on-one counseling. You will work in this profession either as a staff member or self-employed and will plan and implement nutrition therapies and evaluate their results. In food service management for hospitals and other facilities you will calculate various types of diets, train staff or supervise the preparation of the food. At hospitals, and especially in research, you will be engaged in interdisciplinary work. In addition, you can also apply your knowledge in the industry or in the media. Other areas include prevention and health promotion, for example in schools, businesses, restaurants and hotels as well as in communities.

    Nutrition counseling begins with children and plays an important role even into old age. Prevention and therapy will be the core tasks of your future professional life. As a dietician, you can work either as a staff member or self-employed. The following occupations will be open to you:

    • Hospitals, special outpatient clinics, medical practices

    • Rehabilitation centers and convalescent homes

    • Nursing homes and retirement facilities

    • Public health authorities

    • Community facilities

    • Insurance companies

      • Health insurance companies

      • Community food facilities

      • Company health promotion

      • Medical practices for nutrition therapy

      • Pharmacies

      • Food and pharmaceutical industries

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        We work closely with the Vienna Healthcare Group, universities like the Medical University of Vienna, the Austrian Association of Dietitians and other health care facilities. This guarantees you strong contacts for internships, employment or participation in research and development activities. You will complete the extensive internships at, among others, the hospitals of the Vienna Healthcare Group. You can find information about our cooperation activities and much more at Campusnetzwerk. It's well worth visiting the site as it may direct you to a new job or interesting event held by our cooperation partners!


        Head of Degree Program

        Secretary's office

        Petra Brandstätter
        Monika Kickmaier

        Favoritenstraße 226, D.3.08
        1100 Vienna
        +43 1 606 68 77-4200
        +43 1 606 68 77-4209

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        Mon to Fri, 8.00 a.m.-12.00 p.m.

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