International

At the Health University of Applied Sciences, we continuously strive to encourage internationality, especially by supporting exchange programmes such as the Erasmus+ Programme by the European Union and the Swiss-European Mobility Programme (SEMP).

If you have any further questions, please contact

Lisa Lotritsch, BSc
International Relations Office
T +43 512 5322-76714
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Seitenanfang Erasmus+ ECHE Interinstitutional Agreements Incomings Outgoings Nostrifications

Erasmus+

Each year, Erasmus+ encourages tens of thousands of students and graduates to gain parts of their academic training abroad. This programme, financed by the European Commission, offers two possibilities - studying abroad or doing an internship abroad. The Health University of Applied Sciences supports international activities and cooperation by providing the necessary conditions to make studying abroad possible.

For more useful information about Erasmus+ please visit Nationalagentur Erasmus+ 

ECHE

In March 2014, the Health University of Applied Sciences was conferred ECHE - the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education by the European Commission.
This Charta formulates essential principles such as the minimum requirements that need to be fulfilled while taking part in the Erasmus+ Programme. By signing the Charta, the Health University of Applied Sciences has committed itself to complying with these principles.

ECHE - Erasmus Charter for Higher Education
Erasmus Policy Statement

Interinstitutional Agreements

The Health University of Applied Sciences cooperates with several partner universities based on interinstitutional agreements. If you would like to know more about the available programmes related to your study programme, please contact the International Relations Office.

Incomings

The International Relations Office is here to support you with any administrative questions related to studying abroad with Erasmus+. We look forward to welcoming you at the Health University of Applied Sciences. Please note that in order to study or do an internship at the Health University of Applied Sciences you need to be nominated by your home institution. Students are responsible for arranging housing during their stay. The language of instruction is German, and a language proficiency of B2 is therefore required.

The students are responsible for arranging housing during their stay. Related information can be found here:

OeAD Housing

Insurance information:

Information about insurance in Austria

Application deadlines: 15th of May for the following winter semester, 31st of October for the following summer semester

Outgoings

The International Relations Office is here to support you with any administrative questions related to studying abroad with Erasmus+ within Europe.

Factsheet

Nostrifications

Nostrification is the recognition of a university degree obtained abroad as equal to a Bachelor's or Master's degree within the target country by the (University of Applied Sciences') board responsible for study matters. Nostrification means the recognition of a degree as fully equal to an Austrian degree, which gives the graduate the right to hold the equivalent Austrian academic degree and to practice the profession related to the degree.

Who can apply for a nostrification?

In order to apply, you need to have a university degree in a field of medical-technical services or midwifery obtained abroad (in a third country!) at a recognised institute for higher education or university. Furthermore, you need to prove that a nostrification is a mandatory prerequisite for practising the profession of your choice in Austria. In other cases, the value of an academic degree obtained abroad is up to the employer.

Within the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland, access to professions in the fields of medical-technical services or midwifery are regulated by separate guidelines, guaranteeing direct access for citizens of said countries to these professions. In these cases, no nostrification is needed and applying for one is hence not possible. The organs responsible for recognising this "professional licensing” are the Federal Ministry of Health and, for the field of midwifery, the Austrian Midwives Association.

What needs to be reviewed?

We will review if the content, extent, and requirements of your degree are equal to the Austrian study programme in question. If you do not meet certain requirements, they can be compensated by attending these classes at a University of Applied Sciences as a non-degree student. Once all additional requirements have been fulfilled and if no other conditions have set, the (University of Applied Sciences') board responsible for study matters will confirm your nostrification.

What to do if a nostrification is not possible?

If the differences between your degree and the Austrian study programme are too significant (if the congruity with the Austrian study programme is less than 75%), you can apply for a Bachelor Programme at the University of Applied Sciences and, once your application has been accepted, apply for any exams passed during your studies abroad to be recognised if these exams correspond to the equivalent Austrian exams. You can then continue your studies in Austria and subsequently graduate.

Further Information

Österreichischer Integrationsfond
Berufsanerkennung in Österreich

If you have any further questions, please contact

MMag.a Tanja Schafferer
T +43 512 5322-76717
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Application

If you would like to have your foreign degree recognised as equal to the degree obtained having attended a University of Applied Sciences Bachelor Degree Programme at the Health University of Applied Sciences, please send your complete application to this address:

fhg - Zentrum für Gesundheitsberufe Tirol GmbH
Mag. Walter Draxl, MSc
Leiter des FH-Kollegiums
Innrain 98, 6020 Innsbruck

Please note that you are not allowed to present the same nostrification application at another Austrian University of Applied Sciences' board while it is being reviewed or after it has been withdrawn.

Application Documents

The documents mentioned below must be admitted with the duly completed and signed application form. All documents must be submitted in original form or as a certified copy. The award certificate must be original. Documents in foreign languages must be presented with certified German or English translations from German, Austrian or Swiss legally sworn translators.

  • Birth certificates and certificates confirming the name change if the university documents show a name that has been changed in the meantime
  • Citizenship certificate and passport
  • Personal data sheet (CV), personally signed
  • School-leaving certificate / Austrian school-leaving certificate
  • Documentation regarding the status of the foreign university, higher education institute or other post-secondary facility.
  • Detailed documents about the study programme attended abroad e.g. curriculum (ECTS), course book, study guide, certificates regarding exams passed and a description of the exams, number of hours designated to the courses and exams, scientific papers;
  • Graduation certificate or diploma
  • A copy of the final thesis or its table of content in German or English
  • A certificate confirming a B2 level of German (C1 for students of logopaedics) according to the European Framework issued by a recognised education facility having successfully passed the relevant exam.

An excellent level of German, both orally and in writing, are a prerequisite for a positive nostrification process.

Fees

The fee for a nostrification assessment amounts to € 150.00. The fee is to be paid in advance given the formal prerequisites have been fulfilled.

Ongoing fees:

  • Tuition fee/semester € 363.36
  • Austrian Students' Union fee annually determined by the Austrian Students' Union
  • Contribution to equipment costs depending on the equipment needed