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  • Locations: Dornbirn, Austria
  • Program Terms: Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: SIU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2020 10/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Program Description:
Being an exchange student at Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences will provide you with an ideal learning environment and therefore help you achieve your academic goals.

Intensive support and mentoring, an open door policy and an interesting exchange between students and lecturers from all over the world support the personal development and the qualification of the participating students.

Location

Dornbirn is both international and traditional.  Numerous companies, including several global players, have moved to Dornbirn.  Despite this, some areas of the town have still managed to preserve their village character.  In Dornbirn, contradictions have resulted in a flourishing urban space.
Dornbirn is known for its sports.  Besides football pitches, indoor and outdoors swimming pools, and ice-sport facilities, Dornbirn boasts wonderful natural surroundings.  Numerous winter sports areas as well as Lake Constance are easily accessible by public transport from Dornbirn.
Dornbirn has numerous museums, from the Rolls Royce Museum to the Erlebnis Naturschau museum of Vorarlberg flora and fauna.  Besides museums, special attractions include places of natural beauty, such as, the Reppenlochschlucht gorge and the Karren, Donbirn's landmark mountain with its wonderful views.Vorarlburg

For more information, visit Dornbirn and surrounding area.

Application

Nomination Deadlines:
  • April 15 (for winter (fall) semester)
  • October 15 (for summer (spring) semester)
Please send the following information by email:
  • Name and email-address of the student
  • Field of study at the home institution
  • Departmental Coordinator (Name, email and phone number)
  • Institutional Coordinator (Name, email and phone number)
  • Planned exchange semester (winter or summer semester)
  • Field of study at Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences 
The online application can be found here.
Application Deadlines:
  • May 15 (for winter (fall) semester)
  • November 15 (for summer (spring) semester)

Accommodations  

Fully furnished rooms in student dormitories and private accommodation will get organized individually by the International Office. More information can be found here.

Academic Programs in English

  • ECTS course descriptions: http://www.fhv.at/en/studies/international/ects-course-catalogue/
  • Courses offered in English: http://www.fhv.at/incomings/english-courses 

Required Prerequisites for Attending Courses 

  • Exchange students need to have the necessary prerequisites mentioned in the ECTS course descriptions of the individual courses: http://www.fhv.at/incomings/english-courses 
  • English conducted courses Level B2
  • German conducted courses Level B2 

Visa Requirements

Citizens of non EU-Countries need to contact the nearest Austrian embassy or consulate in their country of origin to determine visa and residency permit requirements on an individual basis. This should be done well in advance of the planned date of entry into Austria as processing time can take up to two to three months and needs to be done prior to departure to Austria. http://www.fhv.at/visa