Applicants with international documents seeking to pursue an international degree may find the following information on this website:
- Admission procedure: You learn how the application procedure works and which documents are required.
- Study contract: After successful admission, the study contract can be drawn up.
- Admission to a study programme: Once the contract has been concluded and your original documents have been processed, you may enrol in your study programme.
- Tuition fee
- Info point: Useful information for studying at the St. Pölten UAS plus general information on studying in Austria
A complete upload of the documents (certificates) listed below is absolutely necessary to enable the processing of your online application to the admission procedure. After positive completion of the admission procedure and conclusion of the educational contract, the original documents have to be submitted personally. Further explanations regarding the documents can be found in this checklist.
1. Passport (proof of identity)
2. General Admission Requirements
3. Proof of Required Language Skills
4. Study Programme-Specific Documents
5. For Third-Country Nationals: Deposit for the Evaluation of Documents
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The Study Contract form is transmitted electronically. Please fill out the form, sign it, and upload it in the online application tool including the General Study Conditions. Once you receive the electronic confirmation of admission, the Study Contract comes into force and the 14-day period of free withdrawal according to the "General Study Conditions" begins.
After the contract has been concluded, you will be sent a date via email for the review of the complete general admission requirements on the basis of the original documents (invitation to enrolment).
The students have to bring originals or certified copies of the following documents to the assigned enrolment date:
- Passport for identification
- Proof of general admission requirements
- Evidence of the necessary language skills (knowledge of German and/or other language skills required)
- Evidence of any positively completed additional examinations prescribed pursuant to Section 4 (6) Universities of Applied Sciences Studies Act
The applicant has to present authorised translations of foreign-language certificates. Foreign certificates have to feature the necessary diplomatic authentication.
The study fee for bachelor and master degree programmes currently amounts to EUR 363.36 (§ 2 (2) University of Applied Sciences Act, FHG) + the Students’ Union (ÖH) fee (see below). The obligation to pay the study fee arises when signing the Study Contract.
In addition, every student is to pay a fee (“ÖH-Beitrag”: in the present amount of EUR 22.70) to the Austrian Students’ Union, which is collected by the St. Pölten UAS (see § 38 Student Union Act 2014).
When it comes to students from third countries who hold a residence permit for students pursuant to § 64 Settlement and Residence Act (NAG, in German), Federal Law Gazette I no. 100/2005, and who are no nationals of the EEA countries Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, or Switzerland, and do not belong to a group of persons according to § 1 Personengruppenverordnung 2014 – PersGV 2014, Federal Law Gazette II no. 340/2013, the St. Pölten UAS reserves the right to collect cost-covering fees.
Pursuant to this entitlement, third-country nationals pay a study fee in the amount of EUR 1,500.00 plus the ÖH fee. Students holding a different residence permit (e.g., “permanent residence – EU”, “family member”, “Rot-Weiß-Rot-Karte”, “Rot-Weiß-Rot-Karte plus”, etc.) pay only EUR 363.36 per semester. Applicants are to prove their residence status by uploading the certificate in the online application tool.
Once you have paid the ÖH fee, you are a member of the Austrian Students’ Union (with active and passive voting rights) and are covered by accident and liability insurance.
- about the ÖH fee (download application for the reimbursement of the ÖH fee)
- about the ÖH accident and liability insurance
Useful information for studying at the St. Pölten UAS
Studying in Austria
Entry, Residence and Employment
- before entering Austria – the relevant regulations for foreign nationals regarding visa and residence permit
- upon arrival in Austria – the regulations on registering at the place of residence, and as a Swiss or EEA national – the certificate of registration or the permanent residence certificate and the provisions of the Act Governing the Employment of Foreign Nationals.
Austrian Exchange Service
- Austrian Exchange Service (OeAD) – entry, residence and employment
- OeAD – EU/ EEA, Switzerland
- OeAD – third-country nationals