The academic year at FH Vorarlberg is divided into two semesters: Winter (= autumn/fall) semester and Summer (= spring) semester. Each semester has a duration of 15 teaching weeks.
Please note that the semester dates for the semesters taught in English in the Bachelor's degree programmes differ from the semester dates for the semesters which are taught in German. The semester dates of the Master's degree programmes are different too.
For the organisation of your exchange semester it is important to consider the different semester dates.
Autumn (winter) semester 2022/2023
|Expected arrival||16/08/2022 -19/08/2022|
|Welcome week (compulsory attendance)||22/08/2022 - 25/08/2022|
|International Business Bachelor (semester 5)||27/08/2022 - 15/12/2022|
|Mechatronics Bachelor (semester 5)||29/08/2022 - 23/12/2022|
|Electrical Engineering Dual Bachelor (semester 5)||29/08/2022 - 23/12/2022|
|Computer Sciences – Software and Information Engineering Bachelor (semester 5)||29/08/2022 - 16/12/2022|
|Mechatronics Master (semester 3)||14/09/2022 - 03/02/2023|
|Sustainable Energy Systems (semester 3)||16/09/2022 - 11/02/2023|
Spring (summer) semester 2023
|Expected arrival||13/02/2023 - 17/02/2023|
|Welcome week (compulsory attendance)||20/02/2023 - 23/02/2023|
|International Business Bachelor (semester 4)||24/02/2023 - 30/06/2023|
|InterMedia Bachelor (semester 4)||27/02/2023 - 30/06/2023|
|Social Work Bachelor (semester 4)||01/03/2023 - 29/06/2023|
|International Business Bachelor (semester 6)||27/02/2023 - 30/06/2023*|
|Computer Sciences – Digital Innovation Bachelor (semester 6)||27/02/2023 - 20/06/2023|
|International Management and Leadership Master (semester 2)||24/02/2023 - 07/07/2023|
|Computer Science Master (semester 2)||21/02/2023 - 06/07/2023|
|Computer Science Master (semester 4)||individual**|
|Mechatronics Master (semester 4)||individual**|
|Social Work Master (semester 4)||03/03/2023 - 30/04/2023***|
|Sustainable Energy Systems Master (semester 4)||24/02/2023 - 01/07/2023|
* exact semester dates may vary depending the dates of the Professional Practical Training
** individual tutoring of Master thesis, no regular lectures
*** remaining semester time appointments for individual supervision of the Master's thesis.
Usually, exams at FH Vorarlberg need to be taken at the end of the semester. However, sometimes exams are also held during the course of the semester. Depending on the class, they are either oral or written exams. Lecturers may also ask for assignments that have to be completed outside of class.
The effective duration of the semester depends on the selected courses.