Applicants with EU/international qualifications

The following applies as an admission requirement for EU and international applicants (except Germany): a foreign certificate that is equivalent to one of these Austrian certificates as proof of fulfillment of the admission requirements, on the basis of an agreement under international law or on the basis of a nostrification or on the basis of the decision of the study program management of the national University of Applied Sciences study program in the individual case.

Authentication of documents

Applicants must have their documents not issued in Austria certified before submitting them, if there is no agreement under international law. Please refer to the BMBWF information sheet on the authentication of foreign documents in higher education to find out whether this is necessary in your case:

Helpful information and frequently asked questions can also be found in Information Sheet Preparing application documents

The director of studies may prescribe supplementary examinations that are required for full equivalence with nationally recognized examinations. These must be taken before admission.

German language skills

Proficiency in German and/or English is a prerequisite for most degree programs at the FH Salzburg.

The required German language skills for degree programs at the FH Salzburg vary depending on the degree program. (See admission requirements for the respective degree program).
In most cases, proof of level B1 - C1 is required according to the European Framework of Reference for Languages. The proof must be provided by 31.10. of the first semester for study programmes which start in winter semester and 15.04. of the first semester for study programmes which start in summer semester.  

The following certificates are generally accepted as proof of sufficient knowledge of the German language:

  • Highschool certificate from a German-speaking school (with German as the language of instruction and examination) respectively an Austrian or German school abroad.
  • Successful completion of the "Studienberechtigungsprüfung", Supplementary or Additional examination with regard to German (pre-study course at Austrian universities, recognised adult education institutions)
  • "ÖSD Zertifikat B2" of the Austrian Language Diploma German 
  • "TestDaF" - Test of German as a Foreign Language - at least level TDN 4 in all partial exams
  • "Goethe-Zertifikat B2" of the Goethe-Institut
  • telc Deutsch "telc Deutsch B2" or "telc Deutsch B2 + Beruf" (German + profession)
  • German Language Diploma of the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs DSD (second level)
  • German Language Examination for University Admission of Foreign Study Applicants (DSH-2)
  • ÖIF Certificate B2 (Austrian Integration Fund)

In justified individual cases, the assessment of language skills can be carried out by the responsible study program during admission procedure.

Furthermore, for most German-language degree programs, a proper level of English is also an entry requirement for study, depending on each szudy program curriculum. The required English language skills (see admission requirements for the respective degree program) must be demonstrated by 31.10. respectively 15.04. of the first semester at the latest.

Information on how you can have your educational qualification acquired abroad recognized as equivalent in Austria can be found under the item "Nostrifications".