St. Poelten University of Applied Sciences

Center for Comprehensive Language Services

Supports, enhances and promotes the teaching of languages at the St. Pölten UAS

The Center for Comprehensive Language Services supports, enhances and promotes the teaching of languages at the St. Pölten UAS

The Center offers services that facilitate language learning of all levels through elective courses, extra-curricular activities, language learning resources, and communication between lecturers of departmental language courses. The CLS also promotes professionalization of lecturers, researchers, and administrative staff by offering language courses, a proofreading and translation service, and language coaching.


International Lunch

The International Luncheons at the St. Pölten UAS are open to students, guests and visitors who enjoy engaging in informal, pleasant English conversation over lunch. The meals also provide an opportunity for students and lecturers to meet on a more personal level than is usually possible within the classroom setting. The weekly luncheons take place on Tuesdays between 11:30 and 13:00 on a come-and-go basis. Various international guests are announced every week, allowing for interesting discussions on the respective cultural background of the guests.

International Movie Night

Do you like movies? Do you like to be social?! Would you like to get involved with the international student community?
Then you are the right person for the International Movie Committee. If you would like to receive more information on the movie nights and how to get involved, please contact the International Student Network.

Activities and offers

Elective courses

  • BEC preparatory course (Cambridge English Business Certificat)

    The Cambridge Business English Certificates (commonly known as BEC), are recognized by universities, employers, ministries, government bodies, and professional organizations throughout the world. The exam proves the candidate’s level of English based on the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).

    Preparatory Course Structure at UAS St. Pölten: The practice exams for all three levels are posted on ecampus. Students can take the practice exams for the reading, writing, and listening part on their level at home and check the results with the provided answer key. The speaking part are prepared in groups during class time.

    The BEC elective course is non-committal and free of charge.

    BEC exam administrative fees vary depending on level and venue. For more information, please click here.

    Course Lecturer:

    Dawn Kremslehner-Haas

    email for contact

  • Basic Chinese language course

    Course Lecturer:

    Yan Liu

    email for contact

  • German courses for incoming students
    International students have the possibility of attending German language courses at the FH St.Pölten. The courses are offered on various levels (A1 - A2, B1 - B2) and include lessons on Austrian culture. Read more

Language exams for outgoing students

Students of St. Pölten UAS who are planning on spending time at a university abroad have to give proof of sufficient language skills (minimum requirement: level B1+ according to the CEFR), if the language of instruction at the host university is other than German or English. The language skills in Spanish and French can either be proved by an official language certificate or by taking a language exam at St. Pölten UAS. Certificates for all other languages need to be obtained at other institutions.

Language lecturers:

HowanietzIngrid Howanietz

Johanna Rakaseder

Coordinator from the International Office:

Daniela Lohner

Language bookshelf in the student lounge


The bookshelf in the student lounge (next to the library) features books in English and other Foreign Languages. Anyone interested is welcome to browse, sit down and read, take a book home, or leave a book they no longer need.

For more information, please contact:

Petra Lesnik

Foreign language learning resources in the library

The Foreign Language Section in the library at the FH St.Pölten offers Foreign Language material to support language learning and teaching within the University. A wide selection of material, such as self-learning language packages, novels, DVDs, English newspapers and magazines are available to students and faculty free of charge.

For more information, please contact:

Irina Hablecker

You want to know more? Feel free to ask!

FH-Prof. Dr. Dawn Grace Kremslehner-Haas

International Co-ordinator
Department Rail Technology & Mobility