Twenty-seven incoming students from all over the world have started their semesters abroad at St. Pölten UAS
St. Pölten UAS officially welcomed the new guest students: A total of 27 international students will spend the coming semester in St. Pölten. The majority of them will complete their study abroad sponsored by Erasmus and three students will gain practical experience in the course of an internship.
In the first week at St. Pölten UAS, getting to know one another and becoming oriented to the university and the surrounding area took centre stage. As part of the "Orientation Week", visiting students completed numerous enrollment events and received support in administrative matters. The “Welcome Event” included a guided tour of St. Pölten and a trip to Vienna, which made it possible for students to become acquainted with one another and explore their newly adopted home.
From the USA to Finland
The new guest students come from a total of 17 different countries including among others: France, Finland, Romania, Spain and Lithuania. Two students from the USA have come to St. Pölten for the first time with a Marshall Plan grant. The Marshallplan-Jubiläumsstiftung (Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation) promotes the scientific exchange of students from Austria and the USA with the aim of deepening relations between the two countries as well as promoting scientific cooperation.
"The international guest students are a great enrichment for the content and cultural exchange at St. Pölten UAS. We are particularly pleased that there are two students among the incoming students who have already been studying at St. Pölten UAS for one and three semesters respectively and have extended their stay due to their very positive experiences", said Barbara Zimmer, Head of the International Office.
Good ratings for mobility at St. Pölten UAS
The Erasmus-mobility of St. Pölten UAS received very high marks in the academic year 2016/17 also from the Erasmus National Agency Austria. The assessment underscores the "excellent support" of students and the efficient fulfillment of the European Charter for Higher Education (ECHE). Equally well-rated were the increase in mobility figures, the evaluation and monitoring system and the dissemination of results. The interaction with incoming students and incoming staff is considered "excellent".