FAQ Semester Abroad and Traineeship

Can I spend a semester abroad during my studies?

  • As an internationally oriented university of applied sciences, the UAS BFI Vienna welcomes its students’ aspirations to a semester abroad with the following options:
  • Europe: Under the Erasmus+ programme, you can study at one of our partner universities. You pay no tuition fees and receive a monthly grant.
  • Worldwide: Thanks to bilateral agreements with further European and non-European partner universities you either pay no or reduced tuition fees there. As a free mover, you choose a university and apply independently. In most cases, tuition fees are payable.

What is a double degree? Is it offered in every degree programme?

  • As a regular student you can participate in a double degree programme and increase your international career opportunities. You complete part of your studies at a selected partner university and earn two diplomas with a small increase in study time:
  • the national degree diploma of the UAS BFI Vienna and
  • the diploma of the partner university.
  • Recognition of ECTS points earned abroad is contractually regulated and guaranteed.
  • Visit our website for currently offered double degree programmes.

I do not have the opportunity to go abroad for a whole semester. Can I still study abroad?

  • We consider it especially vital to provide international experiences for career-parallel students and/or those with care responsibilities. For this reason, we offer short time mobility options. Away from the traditional one semester abroad, our students interact with students from other European countries and gain international experience on several days within International Week programmes.

I am employed. Is a traineeship necessary?

  • The compulsory traineeship required by the Federal Act on Universities of Applied Sciences Studies Act (FHStG) can be completed at the current workplace if your professional activity is relevant to the study programme. Credits can be given if your occupation includes a high degree of personal responsibility in a professional field for which the study programme prepares. These conditions can also be fulfilled by a suitable job rotation at the current employer.

Can I do my traineeship abroad?

  • As a student at the UAS BFI Vienna you can complete your compulsory traineeship abroad. Within Europe funding is possible under the Erasmus+ programme.