The international Social Work Bachelor semester is aimed at undergraduate students with an interest in international and European social work and social policy. The programme is organised on a four-month basis and taught in English. It is a full-time bachelor degree programme and accessible for both visiting and domestic students. The programme starts in the summer semester in March, and runs until June. For visiting students a welcome week will be offered before the start of the summer semester (last week of February).
The programme provides students with the opportunity to strengthen their grounding in social work theory and reflective practice from the generalist practice approach. This approach views issues, or problems, from many perspectives and possibilities in a wide range of interventions, skills, settings and systems. As a base, the generalist approach to practice is the perspective used to explore innovative and multidisciplinary methods in social work in the areas of intercultural dialogue, gender, human rights, social justice, European and international social work, and social policy. The programme prepares students to engage effectively with disadvantaged and vulnerable individuals, groups and communities. You are encouraged to develop a critical understanding of personal and societal values with particular focuses on collaborative social work practice across borders.
Take a glimpse into future trends by crossing the border of your country to explore the cultural and social perspectives of social work in Austria. When you study here, you become part of a community where people are valued for their ideas and contributions.
Vorarlberg’s alps and stunning lakes, along with our reputation for friendliness and fun, are just some of the reasons international and visiting students choose our university.
Weekly scheduled courses that run over the full semester. Students can combine the German language courses with all of the other courses. Each German language course has 3 ECTS: