What is the duration of my exchange semester at FH Vorarlberg?

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.

Detailed information regarding the semester durations of all degree programmes you can find at the Academic Calender.

Semester duration: Exchange semesters Bachelor degree programmes (English conducted semesters)


Autumn (winter) semester 2021/2022

Expected arrival16/08/2021 - 20/08/2021
Welcome week (compulsory attendance) 23/08/2021 - 26/08/2021

Bachelor studies
International Business Bachelor (semester 5)30/08/2021 - 16/12/2021
Mechatronics Bachelor (semester 5)30/08/2021 - 23/12/2021
Electrical Engineering Dual Bachelor (semester 5) 30/08/2021 - 23/12/2021

Master studies
Mechatronics Master (semester 3)13/09/2021 - 05/02/2022
Energy technology and energy economics Master (semester 3)15/09/2021 - 05/02/2022


Spring (summer) semester 2022

Expected arrival15/02/2022 - 18/02/2022
Welcome week (compulsory attendance)21/02/2022 - 24/02/2022

Bachelor studies
International Business Bachelor (semester 4)28/02/2022 - 29/06/2022
InterMedia Bachelor (semester 4)28/02/2022 - 30/06/2022
Social Work Bachelor (semester 4)28/02/2022 - 01/07/2022
Computer Sciences – Software and Information Engineering Bachelor (semester 6) 01/03/2022 - 11/06/2022
Computer Sciences – Digital Innovation Bachelor (semester 6) 01/03/2022 - 21/06/2022

Master studies
International Management and Leadership Master (semester 2)21/02/2022 - 08/07/2022
Computer Science Master (semester 2)15/02/2022 - 09/07/2022
Computer Science Master (semester 4)individual*
Mechatronics Master (semester 4)15/02/2022 - 09/07/2022
Sustainable Energy Systems Master (semester 4)25/02/2022 - 08/07/2022

* individual tutoring of Master thesis, no regular lectures


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.


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