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 Sustainable Energy Systems at Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences (FH Vorarlberg) is a university degree programme and the following qualifications and skills are prerequisites to admission: 

  • Bachelor’s degree or diploma in technology, sciences, engineering or engineering economics or
  • Equivalent qualifications

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 decision on the recognition of evidence of language ability and the equivalence of bachelor’s degrees outside of the field and therefore admission lies with the programme director. 

If a degree programme is essentially equivalent and only individual additions are missing for equivalence to be established, the programme director is entitled to link the determination of equivalence to a requirement to take examinations in the first semester of the master’s degree.

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.

If the verification has shown the authenticity and accuracy of the documents and you meet the admission requirements, the deposit will be refunded to you. Bank charges and fees are at your expense. Please provide us with the bank details (bank, account owner, BIC, IBAN) to which the refund should be made, otherwise the transfer can be made back to the account from which the amount was transferred.

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 may vary by country of origin. We recommend that you inform yourself as soon as possible.

Contact Persons Sustainable Energy Systems MSc

Dipl. Kffr. Jutta Büttner
Advice & Registration — Computer Science MSc

+43 5572 792 5102
energie-master@fhv.at

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Patrizia Rupprechter, BA MA
Advice & Registration - Environment and Technology BSc

+43 5572 792 3040
technik-master@fhv.at

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DI Babette Hebenstreit
Programme Director Sustainable Energy Systems MSc (maternity leave representation)

+43 5572 792 5702
babette.hebenstreit@fhv.at

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Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
(or individual appointment)