Practical information for incoming guest students

Welcome to Vorarlberg
Take advantage of the opportunity to study as a guest for a semester at Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences (FH Vorarlberg). You will benefit from studying and staying in one of the most innovative and beautiful regions in Europe.

A semester at FH Vorarlberg opens doors to a wide range of opportunities and offers an ideal environment in which to make inspiring contacts and experience learning in new ways.

Personal support, short communication routes, open doors and interesting exchange between students and teaching faculty from around the globe will foster your personal development and specialist qualifications.

"I try to think of something I didn't like here, but I can't find."

Stefania-Iulia Popa, exchange student from Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen – Netherlands (International Business Bachelor)

"This semester in Austria made me change my eyes on the rest of the world."

Owain Lewis, exchange student from ESC Rennes School of Business – France (International Business Bachelor)

"Filling out the application form to study abroad at FH Vorarlberg is by far the best decision I’ve made in my life."

Filip Sigemo Harging, exchange student from Mälardalen University – Sweden (International Business Bachelor)

"Dornbirn has welcomed me like a friend, and every day I spend here feels like home."

Ryan Hart, exchange student from Missouri University of Science & Technology – USA (Electrical Engineering Dual Bachelor)

"It was the best decision to delete my original place in Copenhagen and come to Dornbirn. The landscape, the mountains are so stunning and amazing. FH Vorarlberg is very personal and my studies are intensive and informative."

Franziska Gabriele Dorsch, exchange student from Hochschule Coburg – Germany (Social Work Bachelor)

"I really enjoy every moment in Dornbirn. Each day feels like vacation when you are surrounded by mountains. There is no way you will not fall in love with this beautiful area. I am so happy that I jumped into this adventure! Thank you FH Vorarlberg!"

Evi Marechal, exchange student from Karel de Grote Hogeschool – Belgium (International Business Bachelor)

"I believe that this is one of my best semesters in my life, especially because it's my first time in Europe. Dornbirn is so perfect and peaceful. After tough years in a big city like Istanbul I needed to live in such a place like Dornbirn."

Jawdat Yacoub Joudeh Shweiki, exchange student from Istanbul Bilgi University – Turkey (International Business Bachelor)

"This photo represents all our adventures during our exchange: funny, making new friends and having a good time with each other."

Michael van Ingen und Mark van Hoeve exchange students from Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen – Netherlands (Mechatronics Bachelor)

"Almost every day was an adventure and there are still so many peaks to discover! Even after my semester here I will probably spend a lot of time here!"

Theresa Lena Angl, exchange student from Libera Università di Bolzano – Italy (InterMedia Bachelor)

"For me, it's been a great opportunity for personal and professional growth and I am so happy with. Even being away from my country, I feel at home here."

Joao Paulo de Melo Cardoso, exchange student from the Pontifical University Catholic of Paraná – Brazil

"I greatly enjoyed everything about my stay - from the classes, to the people, to the beautiful town, to the apartment, everything. I hope other students can find the greatness in their study abroad experience just as I have."

Audrey Rose Bolinger, exchange student from the Northwest Missouri State University Maryville - USA

"Austria was the best place I could have chosen to study abroad. I have always loved the mountains, but nothing compares to the beauty of those in Vorarlberg."

Kayla Dawn Land, exchange student from the University of North Alabama - USA

"Austria is truly bewitching. I thought America's west coast was as good as it gets, but venturing to Austria struck me straight in the heart."

Jasmine Marie Hoerter, exchange student from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design - USA

"I've really enjoyed the atmosphere here, the beautiful mountains and the people."

Tapio Moilanen, exchange student from the Lapland University of Applied Sciences - Finland

"Hiking in the mountains is awesome and every day I learn something new about Austria or other cultures while spending time with other exchange students and local people. I can warmly recommend studying in Dornbirn for everyone."

Laura Manninen, exchange student from the Lappeenranta University of Technology - Finland

"Going to Austria was one of the best decisions I had made in my life. Studying in Dornbirn was like a dream come true to me: It's a pleasant & peaceful place full of mountains & greenery, even the scenery from the classroom was captivating."

Tannu Yadav, exchange student from the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan's Usha and Lakshmi Mittal Institute of Management (BULMIM) – India

"I fell in love with Dornbirn and everything around. Wherever you are in Dornbirn, it seems that the mountains are always embracing you."

Ismien Vervaeke, exchange student from the HOWEST - University College West Flanders - Belgium

"I'm really glad I took this wonderful opportunity and came to study at FH Vorarlberg in Dornbirn. I learned a lot about this semester and I really enjoyed the country."

Sarah Corneillie, exchange student from HOWEST, University College West Flanders - Belgium

"My exchange semester at FH Vorarlberg was absolutely great. I will tell everybody to come here for an exchange semester."

Manuel Maragall Cambra, exchange student from Universidad Polytècnica de Catalunia - Spain

"University is amazing. Beside the fact that more than half of it is totally new, the professors and other employees are the nicest and most helpful human beings I have ever had contact with on my educational path."

Monika Cukor, exchange student from the University of Ljubljana - Slovenia

"FH Vorarlberg provided me with not only an amazing academic experience but friends and memory's I will have for life. I try to take advantage of every opportunity that comes my way and I couldn't be happiest I took the opportunity to study in Dornbirn."

Éadaoin Burke, exchange student from Galway, Mayo Institute of Technology - Irland

"Austria is a beautiful country with a remarkable culture and nice people. People don't pay a lot to study in Austria but the quality is quite high. I would like to thank all the people in Vorarlberg!"

Hung-Che Lin, exchange student from Taiwan Tech - Taiwan

"I want to say thanks to the people who work in the International Office at FH Vorarlberg, they made my semester unforgettable. Like I always say, they are really good in their job. Thank you so much again and again!"

Birkan Kayi, exchange student from Yildiz Technical University – Turkey

"My semester in Austria was a perfect experience and I am really happy that I decided to go for study exchange."

Blanka Novotna, exchange student from IBA International Business Academy – Denmark

"I would recommend coming to Dornbirn to anyone and hope to visit again one day! I was really excited to learn about social work from an Austrian perspective so I decided to study here."

Erin Hisle, exchange student from Eastern Kentucky University – USA

"This exchange semester is an unforgettable experience for me. I didn’t expect that it will be so hard for me to say 'Goodbye' to everyone."

Anita Pronina, exchange student from Plekhanov Russian University of Economics – Russia

“My experience in Dornbirn was hands down the best time of my life. The FH Vorarlberg is a great school and they really made me feel welcome. They do a lot for the exchange students and I wouldn't have traded my experience for all the money in the world.”

Babs Hessing, exchange student from Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen - Niederlande

Study related information for guest students

Living in Vorarlberg

Important information about FH Vorarlberg


International Office

+43 5572 792 1201

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Wednesday and Thursday 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.