Fachhochschule Kärnten

country rank  33
world rank  4930

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University Overview

Founded in 1995, Fachhochschule Kärnten (Carinthia University of Applied Sciences) is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the large town of Spittal an der Drau (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Carinthia. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Feldkirch, Klagenfurt. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Agentur für Qualitätssicherung und Akkreditierung Austria (Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation Austria), Fachhochschule Kärnten (FH Kärnten) is a very small (uniRank enrollment range: 1,000-1,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Fachhochschule Kärnten (FH Kärnten) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 25 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name Carinthia University of Applied Sciences
Acronym FH Kärnten
Founded 1995
Motto Sprungbrett in die Zukunft
Kickstart your future!
Colours Red, black and white

University Location

Address Villacher Strasse 1
Spittal an der Drau (population range: 50,000-249,999)
9800 Carinthia
T +43 (5) 90500 0
F +43 (5) 90500 1110
Other locations Feldkirch, Klagenfurt

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Not available
Admission Office Europastrasse 4
Villach 9524
+43 (5) 90500 7040
(5) 90500 7040

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 1,000-1,999
Academic Staff 600-699
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Fachhochschule Kärnten's Library
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes


Institutional Accreditation

Agentur für Qualitätssicherung und Akkreditierung Austria

Year of first Accreditation


Memberships and Affiliations

  • Österreichische Fachhochschul-Konferenz (FHK)
  • European Association for International Education (EAIE)
  • European University Association (EUA)
  • Eurasia Pacific Uninet (EPU)
  • Association of International Educators (NAFSA)

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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Site last updated: Monday, 18 May 2020