International Applicants

Applicants with an International Previous Education

The information in this section is relevant for all applicants who have obtained a secondary school leaving certificate or academic degree in a country other than Austria and are now seeking admission to the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences.

For details on the necessary documents please go to Admission Requirements for bachelor programmesor Admission Requirements for master programmes.

For details on the required legalisation and translation of documents that may differ for specific countries, please see Legalisation and Translation Requirements.

For the concrete application dates for the academic year see Deadlines.

Please see our Infosheet on preparing application documents (pdf) for international students.

Legalisation and Translation

Legalisation

Foreign documents only enjoy the probative force of Austrian official certificates if they are furnished with the prescribed certifications (Section 293 (2), Code of Civil Procedure (ZPO), as amended). Documents must, therefore, be certified in order to be used in other countries. There may be exceptions as a result of international agreements.

Under the following link, you will find information on the individual states and on the different modes of certification: Legalization of Foreign Documents in Higher Education [pdf] (English)

Translation

Applicants with international certificates, must have their documents translated into German or English by an officially registered, certified translator if the document is not originally issued in either German or English. 

Before being translated, the original document must show all required stamps of legalisation as the various stamps/seals must also be translated. The translation must be attached to the original document or to a legalised copy of it.

Steps to be followed if (legalised) documents are translated in Austria:

  1. (if applicable) Have required document legalised in accordance with country-specific regulations as described above
  2. Find an official court-approved translator from the list provided here
  3. Have translation permanently attached to the original document by translator

 Steps to be followed if (legalised) documents are translated in country where document was originally issued

  1. (if applicable) Have required document legalised in accordance with country-specific regulations as described above
  2. Find an officially certified and court-approved translator in this country
  3. Have translation permanently attached to the original document by translator
  4. Have translation legalised as described above

Application Deadlines

For EU/EEA citizens with a previous school leaving or bachelor certificate issued outside Austria

Please consult the website of your program of interest for the final deadlines for the application and (if applicable) the admission to the programme-specific entry exams.

For non-EU/EEA citizens with a previous school leaving or bachelor certificate issued outside Austria

Please consult the website of your program of interest for the final deadlines for the application and (if applicable) the admission to the programme-specific entry exams.

In order to guarantee that you can start your visa/residence permit in time we strongly recommend to keep the following deadline.

31 March:  

  1. Have online application completed and all required documents in appropriate format uploaded.
  2. Submit/Send (postmark) the required original or legalised documents translated and (over-) legalised according to the country requirements as described here.

Please note that in case the final school leaving or bachelor exam takes place after the application deadline you must submit these documents in the original and properly legalised and translated (if applicable) as soon as possible but at latest at the beginning of your studies.

Please note that failure to produce this document will result in a withdrawal of your provisional study place.

Please also take into account that the visa and/or resident permit process may take up to 6 months, so it is in your own interests to submit your application as early as possible. As soon as you have your  provisional or final admission decision, you may start the visa or residence permit process. A provisional admission decision will only be issued, if you have proven that the exam dates for your school leaving or bachelor certificate are later than the deadlines for application.

See admission requirements for bachelor or master programmes on how to prove that.