Data protection and information for the management of data from online applicants

Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences (FH Vorarlberg) will handle your personal information carefully and conscientiously. We comply with the legal national and European data protection provisions when processing data.

We therefore wish to inform that all personal data that you have provided us with in the online application will initially be used to check whether you meet the formal admission requirements for your desired programme of study and where applicable to continue with the admissions procedure. The data will be automatically processed. You provided us with the data without the scope of your preliminary contractual agreements. If you do not provide us with the necessary data, we cannot process your application.

Your data will also be used for selected sending of information on current issues relates to the study programmes and the university, events and offers for those interested in studying at Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences. This use is legitimized as the justified interest of Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences. You can revoke your permission for this processing of your data for marketing purposes at any time by emailing In this case, the legality of processing remains unaffected up until the point that the revocation is received.

The data collected will be used internally by employees of Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences and passed on to these internally. In the case of foreign references and documents, it may be necessary for these to be sent to the Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy, to the relevant embassies or consulates or to a university from which you have already obtained a degree for an evaluation of your previous education and to check the certifications.

If you are accepted for study, your data will be included in your student document and stored and saved in line with the storage periods set out for this. You will receive relevant information on data protection law at that point.

If you are not accepted for study, we will store your personal information for a further three years (calculated from the start of the winter semester following the date of the application). After three years your application documents and the information you have provided will be deleted with the exception of your form of address, name, address, country, telephone number, email address and educational programmes in which you showed an interest. We will continue to use this information to provide you with information on studying and events at Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences that may be of interest to you. This will occur for the duration of time that you are in contact with us. It will be deleted if we do not receive a response from you for three years. Regardless of this, we reserve the right to delete your data prior to this point.

We are pleased to inform you that you are entitled to information on and to correct and delete your personal data, restriction the processing of it and refuse processing of it within the legally defined scope. Queries regarding applications linked to this should be sent to

If you provide consent for the processing, you can revoke this at any time via email to, with the legality of the processing that occurred up to the point at which the revocation was received remaining unaffected.

You have the right to file a complaint about the illegal processing of data with the Austrian Data Protection Agency (Wickenburggasse 8, 1080 Vienna, Austria, Tel. +43 1 52 152-0, Email:, which is the responsible supervisory authority.

Responsible for Data Processing:
Fachhochschule Vorarlberg GmbH, Campus V
Hochschulstraße 1, 6850 Dornbirn, +43 5572 792-0

Data protection officer: can be reached at

For questions and enquiries relating to data protection at FH Vorarlberg, please email us at