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September 3, 2021
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Update: September 3, 2021

Dear lecturers,

After three semesters in online or hybrid mode, we are very pleased to welcome you back to face-to-face teaching at FHWien der WKW in fall 2021. The timetables for the winter semester 2021/22 could be changed accordingly. Distance learning elements are still possible in the courses, as they were before Corona.

Courses will take place under the following conditions:

  1. 3G control of the students by the lecturers
  2. Full immunization of lecturers
  3. Behavior on campus and in case of a Corona infection

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1. 3G control of the students by the lecturers

Students must carry a 3G proof when in the building and in the courses. The control of the proofs in the courses is carried out by the lecturers. For this purpose, students present the proof when entering the lecture hall.

Please check the proof and confirm attendance by ticking off the student’s name on the attendance list. Please do not write any other information on the list such as a student’s 3G status or medical data.

If a student cannot provide proof of his or her 3G status, expel the student from the course.

We request that you send a scan or photo of the attendance list to the e-mail address corona@fh-wien.ac.at on the day of the course.

Control of the 3G proof

The control of the 3G proof can be done in the following ways:

  • “Grüner Pass” app: Most students have the “Grüner Pass” app installed on their mobile device. Directly in the app both the proof and its current validity are displayed by a green or red bar.
  • Via the website GreenCheck. You can access this website on your own mobile device in the internet browser. For this, you must grant the website access to your cell phone camera once. The respective QR code can then be scanned. Similar to the “Grüner Pass” app, the website shows the current validity of the proof after the scan. (The QR code from the “Grüner Pass” app can be scanned as well).
  • Visual inspection: You can also check the proofs independently and without electronic support. Please note the current validity of proofs such as Antigen tests and PCR test.

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2. Full immunization of lecturers

Only lecturers who have already been fully immunized with COVID-19 vaccinations are permitted to teach face-to-face courses. If lecturers have not yet received COVID-19 vaccinations or have not received all of them, they must continue to hold the course digitally (“Distance Learning”). For individuals who cannot receive COVID-19 vaccinations for medical reasons, we will work out special solutions by mutual agreement.

We are aware that these protective measures may be more far-reaching than those in other areas of public life. However, we make this decision in good faith in order to protect your health as best we can. At the same time, we see this step as a necessary contribution to enable classroom teaching as permanently as possible during these challenging and unpredictable times. We therefore base this measure also on § 1 para 3 of the 2nd COVID-19 Higher Education Act (2nd C-HG).

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3. Behavior on campus and in the event of a Corona infection

  • You are only allowed to enter the building in compliance with the 3G rules. This means that you must be able to prove that you have been vaccinated, recovered or tested at all times.
  • Wear a mouth-nose protection in the building. A mouth-nose protection is not required in the lecture hall, but it is recommended for group work.
  • Adhere to general hygiene rules.
  • If you are suffering from Covid-19, please notify us by emailing corona@fh-wien.ac.at.

Details and contact addresses can be found on our website in the Hygiene and conduct rules for lecturers.

Please take advantage of the opportunity to get vaccinated. Information on how to do so can be found here at the Covid Vaccination Vienna.

Please note that the form of teaching depends on developments and legal framework conditions and may therefore change. A (partial) change from face-to-face to online teaching even during the semester is not excluded. We will send out an update if necessary.

Please assume that the rooms in which your courses take place will change in the coming weeks. Therefore, check your class schedules continuously.

One of the following proofs is required to enter the campus:

For vaccinated persons:

  • After full immunization (receipt of all recommended doses of the respective vaccine), the vaccination certificate remains valid for a total of 270 days from the date of the second vaccination (subject to scientific knowledge).
  • Vaccines for which only one vaccination is scheduled are valid for a total of 270 days from the date of vaccination, beginning on the 22nd day after vaccination.
  • For recovered individuals who have previously been vaccinated once, vaccination is valid for 270 days from the date of vaccination.
  • Proof of vaccination is the yellow vaccination card, a vaccination certificate or a digital proof or printout of the data from the e-vaccination card.

For tested persons:

  • Negative PCR test: 48 hours from sample collection
  • Negative antigen test from an authorized body: 24 hours from sample collection

For recovered persons:

  • A certificate of recovery for SARS-CoV-2 infection survived in the past 180 days
  • An official certificate of segregation, if issued for a person shown to have been infected with SARS-CoV-2 in the past 180 days
  • A certificate of neutralizing antibodies is valid for 90 days.

You are responsible for carrying and showing such proof when entering the campus.

In addition, we would like to point out that the building owner, within the scope of his or her domiciliary rights, randomly checks the presence of such proof through the porters or security staff.

If possible, use the „Grüner Pass“ app to prove that you meet the 3G requirements. Information in German on this can be found on the Austrian Public Health Portal.

Together, we can help contain the further spread of the Corona virus, reduce the burden on the healthcare system, and protect our students, faculty and staff.

Yours sincerely,
FHWien der WKW

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Update: September 1, 2021

Dear students,

After three semesters in online or hybrid mode, we are very pleased to welcome you back to face-to-face teaching at FHWien der WKW in fall 2021. The timetables for the winter semester 2021/22 could be changed accordingly. Distance learning elements are still possible in the courses, as they were before Corona.

Courses will take place under the following conditions:

  • You are only allowed to enter the building in compliance with the 3G rules. This means that you must be able to prove that you have been vaccinated, recovered or tested at all times.
  • Wear a mouth-nose protection in the building.
  • Adhere to general hygiene rules.
  • If you are suffering from Covid-19, please notify us by emailing corona@fh-wien.ac.at.

Details and contact addresses can be found on our website in the Hygiene and conduct rules for students.

Please take advantage of the opportunity to get vaccinated. Information on how to do so can be found at the Covid Vaccination of Vienna.

Please note that the form of teaching depends on developments and legal framework conditions and may therefore change. A (partial) change from face-to-face to online teaching even during the semester is not excluded. We will send out an update if necessary.

Please assume that the rooms in which your courses take place will change in the coming weeks. Therefore, check your class schedules continuously.

One of the following proofs is required to enter the campus:

For vaccinated persons:

  • After full immunization (receipt of all recommended doses of the respective vaccine), the vaccination certificate remains valid for a total of 270 days from the date of the second vaccination (subject to scientific knowledge).
  • Vaccines for which only one vaccination is scheduled are valid for a total of 270 days from the date of vaccination, beginning on the 22nd day after vaccination.
  • For recovered individuals who have previously been vaccinated once, vaccination is valid for 270 days from the date of vaccination.
  • Proof of vaccination is the yellow vaccination card, a vaccination certificate or a digital proof or printout of the data from the e-vaccination card.

For tested persons:

  • Negative PCR test: 48 hours from sample collection
  • Negative antigen test from an authorized body: 24 hours from sample collection

For recovered persons:

  • A certificate of recovery for SARS-CoV-2 infection survived in the past 180 days
  • An official certificate of segregation, if issued for a person shown to have been infected with SARS-CoV-2 in the past 180 days
  • A certificate of neutralizing antibodies is valid for 90 days.

You are responsible for carrying and showing such proof when entering the campus. If you are in the building without proof, you will be asked to leave.

If possible, use the „Grüner Pass“ app to prove that you meet the 3G requirements. Information in German on this can be found on the Austrian Public Health Portal.

The proof of meeting the 3G requirements is checked by the lecturers in the courses. Students present the proof when entering the lecture hall. In other areas, the proof must be presented each time a person enters, e.g. when using the library.

In addition, we would like to point out that the building owner, within the scope of his or her domiciliary rights, randomly checks the presence of such proof through the porters or security staff.

Together, we can help contain the further spread of the Corona virus, reduce the burden on the healthcare system, and protect our students, faculty and staff.

Yours sincerely,
FHWien der WKW

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Update: July 5, 2021

Dear students,

After three semesters in online or hybrid mode, we are looking forward to welcoming you back to attendance teaching at FHWien der WKW in fall 2021.

The schedules for the winter semester 2021/22 were originally planned to be hybrid. However, due to the current favorable development of the corona pandemic, they can be converted to face-to-face teaching. Distance learning elements are still possible in the courses, as was the case before corona.

We currently anticipate that teaching can be conducted without spacing rules and without masks in the classrooms. However, it will be necessary for you to proof that you have been vaccinated or tested or that you have recovered. You will receive details on how to verify your status at the end of August.

Please take advantage of the opportunity to be vaccinated. You can find information here:

Covid vaccination in Vienna

Please note that the teaching form depends on developments and legal framework conditions and may therefore change. A (partial) switch from face-to-face to online teaching even during the semester is not excluded. We will send out an update in the last week of August.

Please assume that the rooms in which your courses are held will change in the coming weeks. Therefore, check your schedules at the beginning of the semester.

Yours sincerely,
FHWien der WKW

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Update: May 19, 2021

Dear students,

In addition to our mailing from yesterday, May 18, 2021, we would like to inform you about the following regarding your participation in the ÖH Election 2021:

The mentioned evidence (vaccination, negative test, proof of overcome infection) are not necessary for the participation in the election!

If you do not have any evidence with you, please limit your stay in the building to the participation in the election and keep your stay on campus as short as possible.

Yours sincerely,
FHWien der WKW

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Update: May 18, 2021

Dear students & lecturers,

With regard to the COVID-19 opening regulations of the Minister of Health coming into effect on May 19, 2021, we would like to point out the following:

The regulations for attendance lectures at FHWien der WKW will continue to apply until revoked (see also our e-mail of April 22, 2021). However, adjustments will be made with regard to the evidence required to enter the campus as of May 19, 2021.

To enter the campus you need the following evidence:

For vaccinated people:

  • From the 22nd day after the first vaccination, the proof is valid, whereby the vaccination may not be longer than three months ago. After full immunization (receipt of all recommended doses of the respective vaccine), the proof of vaccination remains valid for a total of 9 months from the 1st vaccination (subject to scientific knowledge). The yellow vaccination certificate, a vaccination card and a printout of the data from the e-vaccination certificate are valid as proof of vaccination.

For tested people:

  • Negative PCR test: 72 hours from sample collection
  • Negative antigen test from an authorized body: 48 hours from sample collection
  • Negative antigen self-test recorded in a regulatory data processing system of the country: 24 hours from sample collection

For recovered people:

  • A medical confirmation is valid for six months after an expired infection with SARS-CoV-2. This must have been proven by molecular biology (e.g. PCR test).
  • An administrative segregation notice, if issued for a person documented to have been infected with SARS-CoV-2 in the six months prior to the scheduled testing.
  • Evidence of positive testing for neutralizing antibodies is valid for three months.

Each student and lecturer is responsible for having and carrying such evidence when entering campus.

Students present the evidence when entering the lecture hall. Furthermore, we would like to point out that the owner of the building, within the scope of his or her domiciliary rights, randomly checks the presence of such evidence through the doormen or security staff.

Together, we can help to contain the further spread of the coronavirus, relieve the burden on the health care system, and protect our students, faculty and staff.

Yours sincerely,
FHWien der WKW

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Update: April 22, 2021

Dear students & lecturers,

During the COVID 19 pandemic, FHWien der WKW wants to enable its lecturers and students to work and study safely on the one hand and to participate in courses and examinations that cannot take place online on the other.

Distance learning will remain the main form of teaching in the summer semester 2021. Only in selected cases, e.g. when rooms, equipment or software are only available on site (such as the radio and TV studios), will courses and exams take place on our campus.

The following will apply to these on-campus courses and exams from April 26, 2021:

Participation in attendance courses and examinations is only permitted if lecturers, students and examination supervisors can present proof of a negative result of an antigen test (valid for 24 hours) or a PCR test (valid for 72 hours).

This COVID-19 containment measure was established based on the legal foundation of the 2nd COVID-19 Higher Education Act by the Chair of the Academic Board in consultation with the owner and after a hearing with the Chairs of the Students’ body of Representatives. It is valid until the end of the summer semester 2021 at the latest.

Please note that the legally prescribed minimum distance of two meters and (until revoked) the obligation to wear a FFP2 mask apply on the entire WKO campus. You can find the hygiene and conduct rules for lecturers and students on our website.

As a reminder, please continue to notify us via email at corona@fh-wien.ac.at if you have tested positive for coronavirus, even if you were not in the building. As a university of applied sciences, we are required to report all cases.

Sincerely,
FHWien der WKW

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Update: March 18, 2021

Dear students & lecturers,

We would like to inform you that FHWien der WKW will maintain distance learning as the primary form of teaching until the end of the current summer semester. We have taken this decision in view of the current situation. We hope that this announcement will facilitate your planning until the end of the semester.

Only in selected cases courses and exams will take place on our campus if rooms, equipment or software are only available on site and are indispensable for completing the semester. This applies, for example, to the TV and radio studios. The decision about the place of implementation is made jointly by the lecturers and the Heads of the study program. The corresponding adjustments in FHWien Online will follow in the next few days.

Please note that the legally prescribed minimum distance of two meters and (until revoked) the obligation to wear a FFP2 mask apply on the entire WKO campus. You can find the hygiene and conduct rules for students and lecturers on our website.

As a reminder, please continue to notify us via email at corona@fh-wien.ac.at if you have tested positive for coronavirus, even if you were not in the building. As a university of applied sciences, we are required to report all cases.

Sincerely,
FHWien der WKW

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Update: January 25, 2021

Dear students & lecturers,

As we have informed you, FHWien der WKW will retain distance learning as the main form of teaching until the end of the winter semester 2020/21. This will be continued in the summer semester 2021 until revoked.

It is certain that Distance Learning will remain the main form of teaching until the Easter vacations (beginning: March 29, 2021). After that, we will decide in mid-March whether it will be possible to switch to a combination of online teaching and classes on our campus.

Only in selected cases will courses and exams take place on our campus if rooms, equipment or software are only available on site and are indispensable for completing the semester. This applies, for example, to the TV and radio studios. The decision on the location of the course is made jointly by the lecturer and the Head of Study Program. The corresponding adjustments in FHWien Online will follow in the next few days.

Please note that as of Monday, January 25, 2021, the legally increased minimum distance of two meters applies. In addition, also as of Monday, January 25, FFP2 masks are mandatory on the entire WKO campus (until further notice).

As a reminder: Please continue to notify us via e-mail at corona@fh-wien.ac.at if you have tested positive for the coronavirus, even if you were not present on campus. As a university of applied sciences, we are obliged to report all cases.

Sincerely,
FHWien der WKW

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Update: November 20, 2020

Dear students & lecturers,

As we have already informed you, all courses and exams at FHWien der WKW will be conducted online until the end of the current lockdown.

To give you planning security, we would like to inform you that after the lockdown we will retain Distance Learning as the main form of teaching until the end of the winter semester 2020/21.

Only in a few, selected cases, courses and exams can be held on campus, when rooms, equipment or software are only available on site and are essential for students to complete the semester. This is the case, for example, with the TV and radio studios.

The decision on how and where courses or exams are held is made jointly by lecturers and study programs. The corresponding adjustments in FHWien Online will be made in the next few days.

As a reminder: Please continue to report by e-mail to corona@fh-wien.ac.at if you have tested positive for the coronavirus, even if you were not present on campus. As a university of applied sciences we are obliged to report all cases.

Yours,
FHWien of the WKW

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Update: November 16, 2020

Dear students & lecturers,

As announced by the Austrian Federal Government on Saturday, there will be a lockdown from Tuesday, November 17, 2020 until Sunday, December 6, 2020.

In accordance with these requirements, attendance courses and on-campus exams that were planned in this period of time must therefore be converted to distance learning.

We will keep you up-to-date and inform you in time whether attendance courses and on-campus exams will again be possible in selected cases from Monday, December 7, 2020.

Yours,
FHWien of the WKW

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Update: November 2, 2020

Dear students & lecturers,

According to the press conference of the Austrian Federal Government on Saturday, October 31, 2020, attendance classes at all universities and universities of applied sciences will be discontinued from Tuesday, November 3, 2020, until further notice.

The health of our students, lecturers and staff is very important to us. This is currently particularly true in view of the spread of the coronavirus and the associated risks. We are therefore in close contact with the Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research (BMBWF) and coordinate our measures with it.

FHWien der WKW has therefore decided to switch all courses to distance learning as of November 3, 2020 and not to conduct any attendance classes until November 30, 2020.

We will provide you with more detailed information on the changeover to distance learning and its organizational structure.

Please check your personal dates in FHWien Online regularly.

Yours,
FHWien of the WKW

P.S. It is still to be clarified how courses that necessarily have to be held in attendance (e.g. in a radio or TV studio) will take place. Details will be announced in due course.

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Update: September 30, 2020

Dear students,

Heinz Faßmann, Federal Minister for Education, Science and Research, and Adrijana Novakovic, chairwoman of the Austrian National Union of Students (ÖH), have written a joint letter on the occasion of the start of the new winter semester at Austrian universities against the background of the COVID-19 pandemic.

We are pleased to forward this letter (in German) to you:

> Read the letter now (in German)

Yours,
FHWien der WKW

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Update: September 14, 2020

Dear students,

One week ago, the academic year at our university of applied sciences started for more than 2,800 students.

FHWien der WKW has decided to conduct this semester in a hybrid version with around 30% classroom teaching and 70% online teaching. In this way, we want to enable you to have a personal exchange with each other and with your lecturers.

Since we share responsibility for protecting the health of all students, lecturers and staff on our campus, we have established hygiene and conduct rules and communicated them to you. The following rules are central:

  • Always wear mouth and nose protection – the only exception is your place in the classroom (unless the minimum distance cannot be maintained).
  • Keep the minimum distance.
  • Do not come to the FHWien der WKW campus if you feel ill or show Covid-19 symptoms.
  • Do not come to the FHWien der WKW campus as long as you are considered a Covid-19 suspected or confirmed case.
  • If you are a suspected or confirmed Covid-19 case, please inform us immediately at corona@fh-wien.ac.at.

>> You find the complete hygiene and conduct rules on our website.

However, we observe time and again that the hygiene and conduct rules are not being observed. At the same time, several students have already reported to us in the first week of the semester that they tested positive for Covid-19.

Against this background, I would like to show you the concrete consequences that disregarding the hygiene and conduct rules can have:

  1. Failure to comply with the hygiene and conduct rules may lead to exclusion from the study program.
  2. Furthermore, non-compliance can lead to criminal prosecution if careless behavior leads to the infection of other persons.
  3. If the management of our university of applied sciences should come to the conclusion that the risk for those present on campus has become too high due to the careless behavior of some people with regard to the hygiene and conduct rules, attendance classes will be discontinued. That would be a great pity.

If a certificate attests that wearing a mouth and nose protection is not possible because of an intolerance, those affected are not allowed to enter the campus – the protection of those present has priority in this case.

I urge you to comply with the hygiene and conduct rules without exception. Only in this way can we maintain our teaching operations with attendance classes.

I wish you much success in your studies.

Sincere regards,

Ing. Mag. (FH) Michael Heritsch, MSc
CEO
FHWien der WKW

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Update: September 3, 2020

Dear students and lecturers

The protection of the health of all students, lecturers and employees is a particular concern of ours. Below you will find the hygiene and conduct rules to protect against COVID-19 infections that apply on the campus of FHWien der WKW as well as other important information.

We count on your help and ask you to observe the hygiene and conduct rules so that we all remain healthy.

Yours,
FHWien der WKW

PS: The obligation to attend the courses is suspended until this provision is revoked.

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Update: September 2, 2020

Please observe the Hygiene & Conduct Rules for students as well as the Hygiene & Conduct Rules for lecturers at FHWien der WKW.

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Update: August 18, 2020

Dear students and lecturers,

As announced at the beginning of July, FHWien der WKW will conduct the winter semester 2020/21 in a combination of on-campus classes and online teaching. We are currently adapting the timetables already prepared accordingly.

Please expect a high proportion of online teaching, as the hygiene and safety regulations allow only a few students per classroom.

You will receive your updated timetable before the start of the semester on September 7, 2020.

In addition, we are planning comprehensive hygiene measures and rules of conduct to prevent infections with Covid-19 at our University of Applied Sciences.

Your behavior is decisive for the protection of students, lecturers and staff at FHWien der WKW. We count on your help and ask you to observe the hygiene regulations and rules of conduct so that we all remain healthy.

We continuously adapt our plans to developments and official regulations and will keep you informed.

Yours,
FHWien der WKW

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Update: July 8, 2020

Dear students and lecturers,

COVID-19 presented an extraordinary challenge for all participants in the summer semester 2020. I would like to thank you for the fact that the necessary transition to pure distance learning worked out so well. This required a lot of flexibility and commitment from your side!

We have learned two lessons from this semester:

  • Distance Learning can be used in many more courses than we were aware of before.
  • Classroom teaching is a valuable asset and an essential part of practice-oriented teaching. The personal exchange between teachers and students is an essential part of the learning process and in many cases cannot be completely replaced by online formats.

Based on these findings, we have prepared the timetable for the winter semester 2020/21. The plan was that teaching would continue to take place primarily on campus as before, with an increased proportion of teaching units in distance learning.

Lecturers have already received the timetables. Students will receive their timetable this week.

However, as the developments of the last two weeks have shown us, we cannot assume that the classrooms can be used in the winter semester 2020/21 as usual. We currently assume that it will be possible for students to attend our university, but that the 1-meter distance in the classrooms must be maintained. This drastically reduces the maximum number of people allowed in the rooms and “normal” attendance teaching is not possible. At the same time, we do not want to conduct purely online teaching as in the summer semester 2020.

Therefore, in the winter semester 2020/21, it is necessary to conduct teaching in a hybrid form of very much distance learning combined with on-campus teaching.

We have therefore decided to revise the timetable once again and adapt it to the circumstances. The dates of the courses will remain the same, but rooms will be changed and many dates will be changed to distance learning. This process of changeover and optimization under the given spatial conditions can take some time. We will inform you during August as soon as a final version is available.

Please also bear in mind that due to official requirements, a complete changeover to online teaching may become necessary again in the course of the winter semester.

I ask for your understanding that a great deal of flexibility and commitment will be required from all those involved in the next semester.

We will do our best to offer you optimal conditions for teaching and learning at FHWien der WKW.

With kind regards,

FH-Prof.in Dr.in Beate Huber
Chair of the Academic Board
Head of Academic Affairs
Head of Department of Management
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Update: 16.06.2020

Please note our information leaflet on hygiene conduct at FHWien der WKW.

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Update: 14.04.2020

The corona crisis affects university operations in many ways. The admissions procedure at FHWien der WKW cannot take place as planned. We would like to inform you about the following changes:

  • All admissions tests will take place in June 2020. Once we have received and reviewed your application, you can choose a test date from April 23 onwards.
  • The admissions test will be carried out online and not on site at FHWien der WKW.
  • Applicants who have already chosen a test date in April will receive a cancellation for this date in the middle of next week by e-mail and can choose a new date in June.
  • The admissions procedure specific to the study program will be dropped this year.
  • The application deadline will be extended to June 4, 2020. For applicants with final documents from third countries, the new deadline is May 5. Details about the application deadlines can be found here:

Application deadlines

All information about the changes to the admissions procedure can be found on our website:

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Update: 30.03.2020

The entire summer semester 2020 will be conducted in the form of distance learning. The only exceptions to this are courses where attendance is indispensable, such as excursions or the use of the TV studio.

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Update: 23.03.2020

The current situation requires deviating regulations and additions to the study and examination regulations. The Academic Board, in cooperation with ÖH FHWien as the students’ representative body, has formulated these special regulations and added them to the respective paragraphs.

You can access the study and examination regulations (in German) with the special provisions by clicking the following button:

> Supplemented study and examination regulations

Please read the study and examination regulations carefully. Here is an overview of the changes:

  • The amendments to the study and examination regulations are in effect until further notice.
  • The grading deadline for the winter semester 2019/2020 will be postponed from April 14, 2020, to November 14, 2020.
  • Adaptation of teaching and examination modalities with specifications on how changes are to be coordinated and documented
  • For civilian service and militia members, justified failure to appear for examination as a reason for excuse
  • The same applies to persons with other demonstrably justified excuses (e.g. shift work in infrastructure-related industries)
  • Inspection of examination documents currently not possible, will be made up for as soon as possible
  • Cancellation of the compulsory course attendance for the entire summer semester 2020
  • Regulation of oral examinations that are held online
  • Additional deadlines for the submission of Bachelor’s and Master’s theses
  • Additional dates for Bachelor’s and Master’s examinations
  • Additional interruption possibility for those doing alternative civilian service and for militia members
  • Cancellation of the compulsory semester abroad in the summer semester 2020
  • Regulation of the integration of students who were or are in a semester abroad in the summer semester 2020
  • Abolition of the obligation for students of the Bachelor’s program in Tourism Management to complete a work placement abroad in the summer semester 2020
  • Extension of the deadlines for the work placement for all

The English translation of the study and examination regulations with the special provisions will be available on our website from March 24, 2020.

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Update: 16.03.2020

Information for applicants

The crisis triggered by the coronavirus affects university operations in many ways.

At present, however, we assume that all deadlines will be met and that the computer-based admission tests will take place as planned.

Should this change due to new developments, we will inform you as soon as possible.

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Support for students on semester abroad

FHWien der WKW is in constant contact with all its students who are currently spending a semester abroad and passes on to them recommendations from the Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs (BMEIA) and the Erasmus National Agency.

We support all our students who – for reasons of health or safety – decide not to begin or to discontinue their semester abroad, in starting their semester at FHWien der WKW. Wherever possible, individual solutions will also be provided to enable our students to successfully complete the 2020 summer semester.

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Please note the following information in connection with the Corona crisis:

  • The wko campus at Währinger Gürtel 97 will be closed from Monday noon (March 16, 2020) until April 6, 2020, or until further notice.
  • The library of FHWien der WKW is also closed from Monday noon (16 March 2020) until further notice.
  • Important: The online resources are of course still available. For further information and updates, please go to Moodle.

If you have any questions regarding the above mentioned points, please send an e-mail to servicepoint@fh-wien.ac.at.

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Update: 12.03.2020

Due to the decision of the Austrian Federal Government of March 10, 2020 to switch teaching at universities to distance learning from Monday March 16, 2020 at the latest, we at FHWien der WKW are working at full speed to enable orderly teaching.

Teaching will be carried out in Distance Learning from March 10, 2020 until probably April 6, 2020.

All further details on Distance Learning as well as on exams, final grades, examination mode and the courses can be found at the following link:

> Updates about Teaching

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Update: 10.03.2020

As announced today at the press conference of the Austrian Federal Government, attendance at all universities and universities of applied sciences is to be suspended from Monday, March 16, 2020, until further notice.

FHWien der WKW has therefore decided to convert all courses to distance learning with immediate effect (March 10, 2020) and not to hold any attendance courses or events such as the open house day, until April 6, 2020. Information sessions will take place online.

We will provide you with detailed information on the changeover to distance learning and its organizational procedures (attendance, internships, travel etc.).

We ask you to be patient. Further information will follow as soon as possible.

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Update: 09.03.2020

The health of our students, teachers and staff is very important to us. This is currently particularly true with regard to the spread of the Coronavirus and the associated risks. We are therefore in close contact with the health authorities and coordinate our measures with them.

At present, teaching at FHWien der WKW is taking place as planned.

In order to contain the spread of the Coronavirus and prevent further diseases, we ask you not to come to the FHWien der WKW for 14 days in the following cases:

We recommend the following measures for protection against the Coronavirus and follow the advice of the authorities:

  • Wash your hands several times a day with soap and water and/or an alcohol-based disinfectant.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue (not with your hands) if you cough or sneeze.
  • Avoid direct contact with sick people if possible.

For more information, visit the websites of the following public bodies and authorities:

We keep all students, lecturers and staff members informed about the developments in connection with the Coronavirus.