Specific admission requirements

Please note: The official language of instruction for all degree programmes at FH Vorarlberg is German. A few courses are also offered in English.

The master’s degree programme Computer Science at Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences (FH Vorarlberg) is a university degree programme and the following qualifications and skills are prerequisites to admission:

  • Completed relevant bachelor’s degree or diploma in computer science or
  • Completion of equivalent studies (e.g. biomechanical informatics, information systems, mechatronics)

attended for at least six semesters and 180 ECTS at a recognised domestic or foreign post-secondary educational institution, at which an admission requirement is the general university entrance qualification and which are recognised as educational institutions in the meaning of this definition by the laws of the country in which they are located.  

The relevant basic study of Computer Science or equivalent studies should cover at least the following areas:

  • Higher mathematics,
  • Algorithms and data structures,
  • Operating systems and computer networks,
  • Databases and
  • Knowledge of a higher, object-oriented programming language,

each totalling 6 ECTS.

The decision about relevance or equivalence and hence approval for admission is made by the programme director.

Language level competence

All applicants for a regular degree programme, are required to verify a language level competence of at least B2 (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) in German and English.  

Specific arrangements for the recognition of prior learning

General arrangements

Specific arrangements:

Proven academic achievements at a university at the master's level may be credited on a case-by-case basis for individual courses or modules. The approval decision is made by the programme director after consultation with the relevant teaching staff.

International documents

Regulations for applicants with international certificates/documents

Proof of higher education at an institution in another country need to be legalised. Guidelines for legalisation and translation can be found under International.

For third-party states (outside of the EU and the EEA, with the exception of Switzerland), the following applies:

If you have submitted documents to Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences (FH Vorarlberg) and there is any doubt about the authenticity of these or the documents are not sufficient for a decision to be made about whether the entrance requirements are met, FH Vorarlberg reserves the right to charge a deposit of EUR 250.00.

This deposit will be refunded if checks prove the authenticity and accuracy of the documents and you are accepted for study, you accept the offered place, enroll in our program and start your study at our university.

It may also be necessary for you to send the original documents (or certified copies of these) to FH Vorarlberg before you will be included in the admission procedure. It is therefore in your interests to apply early.

Important for applicants from third-party states (outside of the EU and the EEA, with the exception of Switzerland): the final application date is March 1st! The duration for applying and obtaining a visa and/or residence permit my vary by country of origin. We recommend that you inform yourself as soon as possible.

Contact Persons Computer Science MSc

Dipl. Kffr. Jutta Büttner
Advice & Registration

+43 5572 792 5102
+43 5572 792 5102

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Prof. (FH) Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Regine Kadgien
Programme Director Computer Science – Software and Information Engineering BSc, Computer Science MSc

+43 5572 792 5101
regine.kadgien@fhv.at

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