Anyone who has decided during their schooling to start vocational training or attend a technical school instead of the Matura is not automatically excluded from the possibility of studying.
With the new two-semester "study qualification course", the Carinthia University of Applied Sciences wants to enable people without the Matura to study. The offer is primarily aimed at applicants with relevant professional qualifications, who thus acquire the necessary additional qualifications and thus obtain the right to study at the Carinthia University of Applied Sciences.
New career prospects and opportunities
Studying at CUAS is characterised by a strong connection to practice and cooperation with companies. Practical experience already acquired supplements the course contents and a completed University degree course offers many new career prospects and opportunities, also for interested persons with a teaching or technical college degree.
Job and studies
During the one-year study qualification course at the Carinthia University of Applied Sciences, knowledge in german, english, mathematics and a study-related subject is made up for. The course is held at Campus Villach. The courses take place two to three times a week in the evening, depending on the required subjects, thus enabling working students to enter university. The education voucher from the Chamber of Labour (Bildungsgutschein der Arbeiterkammer) as well as the education check from the State of Carinthia (Bildungscheck des Landes Kärnten) can be redeemed. Furthermore, there is the possibility to apply for a regular scholarship at the scholarship office (Stipendienstelle).
Study at CUAS
The Carinthia University of Applied Sciences offers more than 30 courses of study in the fields of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Engineering and IT, Health Studies and Social Work as well as Management. The range of courses includes bachelor's and master's degrees, and many courses are also offered in a part-time version.
The prerequisite for admission to the study qualification course is a relevant professional qualification, such as an apprenticeship certificate or the completion of a vocational secondary school.
The course takes place at campus Villach, 2-3 times a week in the evening, depending on the required subjects, and thus also enables working people to study.
Duration: 2 semesters
Costs per semester:
- 1 subject € 385,-
- 2 compartments € 530,-
- 3 compartments € 655,-
- 4 compartments € 760,-
The costs include an examination fee of € 25,- per subject.
Please apply via our online appliation. When applying, please indicate the study qualification course as 1st priority and the desired Bachelor's degree course as 2nd priority.
If you have any questions, please contact our study-info-centre.
Admission to the study qualification course is granted by the course director after prior examination of the qualification.
Haben Sie bereits Kurse in den erforderlichen Fächern besucht oder besitzen Sie Kenntnisse in den Fachgebieten, haben aber keinen Nachweis?
Es besteht die Möglichkeit die Prüfung in einzelnen Fächern gegen eine Gebühr von € 50,- abzulegen – ein Besuch des Studienbefähigungslehrgangs ist dabei nicht verpflichtend.
The Villach region combines tradition, cosmopolitanism and quality of life with the advantages of an innovative business location. Villach, a small town with about 60,000 inhabitants, is an international high-tech location with groundbreaking cooperation between science and industry and is also increasingly developing into a start-up town.
Situated directly at the intersection of three cultures, Villach, situated on the Drava river, is an important traffic junction in the Alps-Adriatic region. This special geographical location and the beautiful landscape around Villach and in the federal state of Carinthia have made the region a popular holiday destination for generations, further beyond the borders. The drinking water quality of the lakes and the particularly clean air make Villach and its surroundings an environmental paradise.
In addition to its geographical advantages, Austria also leads the world in terms of its social and health care system and is considered a particularly safe, prosperous and liveable country.
Despite the above-average prosperity and the comprehensive state social benefits, Villach compares favourably with many international destinations. The "small town bonus" comes into its own here and makes everyday life affordable.
Motorway exit Wernberg, then on the B 83 approx. 2 km in the direction of Villach, after the Villach town sign the B83 passes under the A2 motorway, and then immediately right the first exit in the direction of MAGDALENEN SEE. Following the signs for Magdalenen See, the road leads through a small wooded area, always follow the road, after an S-curve past Magdalenen See (left) always straight ahead, cross the southern railway line and go uphill directly into the centre of St. Magdalene. Turn right at the top of the hill, down the road, the grounds of the technology park are already visible to the south, the chimney of the combined heat and power plant, and directly in the sharp right-hand bend turn left onto the grounds of the technology park.
Motorway exit Villach/Ossiacher See, then approx. 2 km in the direction of Villach, on the right is Gasthof Seehof, on the left is Lake Vassach, continue on the B33 left in the direction of east, Wernberg, Klagenfurt, always follow the B33, after approx. 4 km turn right in the direction of Magdalenen See. The road leads through a small forest, always follow the road, after an S-curve past Lake Magdalenen (left) always straight ahead, cross the southern railway line and go uphill directly into the centre of St.Magdalen. Turn right at the top of the hill, down the road, the grounds of the technology park are already visible to the south, the chimney of the combined heat and power plant, and directly in the sharp right-hand bend turn left onto the grounds of the technology park.
The bus company Kowatsch runs from Villach train station to the FH in about every 40 minutes. The timetables are coordinated with the timetables of the ÖBB.