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 2018/19:

Expected arrival 16/08/2018 - 24/08/2018
Welcome week (compulsory attendance) 27/08/2018 - 31/08/2018
International Business (semester 5) 31/08/2018 - 22/12/2018 
Mechatronics (semester 5) 03/09/2018 - 22/12/2018
Electrical Engineering Dual (semester 5)  03/09/2018 - 22/12/2018 

Spring (summer) semester 2019:

Expected arrival 15/02/2019 - 22/02/2019 
Welcome week (compulsory attendance) 25/02/2019 - 01/03/2019
International Business (semester 4) 01/03/2019 - 30/06/2019
Computer Sciences – Software and
Information Engineering (semester 6)
01/03/2019 - 30/06/2019
InterMedia (semester 4) 01/03/2019 - 30/06/2019
Social Work (semester 4) 01/03/2019 - 30/06/2019 


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.

Study related information for guest students


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