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Admission requirements

You must meet certain requirements in order to start a bachelor degree programme, master degree programme or certificate programme at FERNFH. Details on the requirements are presented below:


In general, you must meet one of the following requirements to study for a bachelor’s degree:

  • General university entrance qualification, attested by
    • an Austrian university entrance certificate or a general university entrance qualification certificate
    • a corresponding university entrance examination certificate
    • a foreign certificate equivalent to one of these Austrian certificates
    • a certificate of completion of at least three years of study at a recognised national or foreign post-secondary educational institution


  • A subject-relevant professional qualification (plus additional examinations*):

We recognise applications of candidates who hold vocational and professional qualification certifications equivalent to an Austrian apprenticeship diploma or an intermediate VET school leaving certificate. The subject-relevance will be decided on an individual basis during the admission procedure.


To be able to complete an in-depth master degree programme at FernFH, you must meet the following requirements:

  • A completed and relevant bachelor’s degree


  • an equivalent degree awarded by a recognised national or foreign post-secondary educational institution with 180 ECTS.

Equivalent degrees awarded by recognised national or foreign post-secondary educational institutions are studies with subject-related orientation obtained from an educational institution to which the conditions for admission are the general university entrance qualification and which are recognised as a post-secondary educational institution under the legislation of the state in which it is registered.

In addition, a minimum level of professional competence for MA in Business Administration and Psychology is required.

More information is available in the following infosheets on admission (only available in German):

Certificate programmes

Diploma programmes

MBA programme

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Barbara Hager

Barbara Hager

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Paul Lindorfer

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