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Universities & FH

Universities and Universities of Applied Sciences (Fachhochschulen)

In Austria there is a variety of institutions of tertiary education. In addition to public universities, the Austrian tertiary sector includes universities of applied sciences (UAS, Fachhochschulen, since 1993), private higher education institutions (since 1999), private university colleges (since 2021) and university colleges of teacher education.

The common language of instruction is German but some of the programmes are offered in English (about 19 % of the degree programmes at public universities in 2019, about 14 % of degree programmes at universities of applied sciences in 2020).

The brochure Higher Education Institutions in Austria is an overview of universities, universities of applied sciences, private universities and university colleges of teacher education.