Specific admission requirements

Please note: The official language of instruction for all degree programmes at FH Vorarlberg is German. A few courses are also offered in English.

The master’s degree programme in Social Work requires the following qualifications or abilities:

  • bachelor’s degree programme or diploma in social work or social education or
  • three years of study at the Academy for Social Work or
  • subject-relevant social science or human science bachelor’s degree from an educational institution in Austria or abroad or
  • equivalent post-secondary education with a psychosocial qualification or two years study at the Academy for Social Work combined with at least one year of subject-relevant further training at a recognised post-secondary educational institution totalling 60 ECTS points (European Credit Transfer System points)

The access requirements are based on the areas of competence of the bachelor’s degree in Social Work: practice, methods, fields of action, academic principles, research and international social work. 

 

 

Detailed information

about the admission requirements including language policy: Apply now.  

Language level competence

All applicants for a regular degree programme, are required to verify a language level competence of at least B2 (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) in German and English.  

Specific arrangements for the recognition of prior learning

General arrangements

Specific arrangements:

Proven academic achievements at a university at the master's level may be credited on a case-by-case basis for individual courses or modules. The approval decision is made by the programme director after consultation with the relevant teaching staff.

International documents

Regulations for applicants with international certificates/documents

Proof of higher education at an institution in another country need to be legalised. Guidelines for legalisation and translation can be found under International.

 

 

For third-party states (outside of the EU and the EEA), the following applies:

If you have submitted documents to Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences (FH Vorarlberg) and there is any doubt about the authenticity of these or the documents are not sufficient for a decision to be made about whether the entrance requirements are met, FH Vorarlberg reserves the right to charge a deposit of EUR 250.00.

This deposit will be refunded if checks prove the authenticity and accuracy of the documents and you are accepted for study, you accept the offered place, enroll in our program and start your study at our university.

It may also be necessary for you to send the original documents (or certified copies of these) to FH Vorarlberg before you will be included in the admission procedure. It is therefore in your interests to apply early.

More information about the degree programme

Contact Persons Social Work MA

Astrid Hirschauer

Astrid Hirschauer
Advice & Registration

 +43 5572 792 5305
sozialearbeit-master@fhv.at

Do you need further advice? We are pleased to answer your questions and give you further information personally.

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