General questions on studying

What is the difference between a university and a university of applied sciences?

How does the bachelor/master system work?

Is physical attendance mandatory for all subjects, or can I attend class from home (abroad) as an exception?

What is the time commitment for self-organised learning?

When does the winter semester begin?

Where can I get information?

Application and admission procedure

Can I apply for more than one study programme at the same time?

How can I prepare for the admission procedure?

Can I participate in the admission procedure even if I do not fulfil the admission requirements?

I have a disability / chronic illness and I need a different examination method. What do I need to take into account?


Are all courses offered in English in addition to German?

Are there any courses in languages other than German and English?

Does the St. Pölten UAS offer German language courses?

Going international

Where can I spend a semester abroad?

Can I go on a semester abroad even if I am not an Austrian citizen?

Are there any special grants for students from other countries?

I would like to go abroad for a year. Is physical attendance required for the final examinations?

Where can I obtain information on visa and residence permits?