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Guidelines for Applicants

The online application for the study year 2021/22 is available since October 2020.

The entire admissions process for all degree programs is subdivided into 2-3 phases.

First step is the online application.

Admissions process for bachelor´s degree programs

Weightings of Admission Procedure Elements

In this process the individual components are weighted as follows:

For the degree programs: Marketing & Communication Management (ft/pt); Sports, Culture & Event Management (ft/pt):

  • 15 % written online entry test
  • 70 % admissions interview
  • 10 % professional experience

Provided that you are admitted to the interview due to your results in the written entrance exam, a ranking will be created after the admission process has been completed.

For the degree programs: Energy & Sustainability Management (ft); Facility & Real Estate Management (ft/pt); International Business Studies (ft/pt); Business Management (ft); Web Business & Technology (ft); Industrial Engineering & Management (ft);

  • 90 % admissions interview
  • 10 % professional experience

Repeated participation in the admission process at the FH Kufstein Tirol
In principle, repeated admission to the admissions process in different academic years is permitted. However, the results of the respective admission exam/interview will only be used for the current year. If you apply again in the following year, the entire admission procedure must also be completed.

ft...full time, pt...part time

Even if you do not have your school-leaving certificate yet, you may still apply by entering your personal data and the degree program(s) you wish to apply to. If you have been accepted to study at the FH Kufstein and have signed and sent in your Study Agreement, then all outstanding documents must be submitted at the latest by the first day of the first semester. Without the required documents it will not be possible to start studying.

One step in the online application process is selecting the desired entrance exam & interview date; we recommend you apply early to ensure you get your preference.

In order to complete the online application, we will require from you the documents listed below. Please be sure to have these documents prepared and on hand before proceeding with the application process.

  • Your curriculum vitae (CV) in tabular layout
  • Copies of your certificates, high school diploma etc. or, if applicable, a copy of your latest school report card
  • If available, documents confirming your practical experiences, for example, employment or internship certificates and/or letters of reference from employers
  • proof of citizenship, passport or identification card
  • Your photo

When the application process is completed, you will receive an e-mail summarizing the information you provided.

Please note that the online application is designed for a one-time use by a single applicant. If you want to apply to more than one degree program, it will be possible to do so in the same step of the process. Once the online application process has been concluded, changes can only be made by contacting the Registration Hotline ( bewerbungfh-kufstein.ac.at or +43 5372 71819-500).

If there are a number of dates available for the entrance exam and interview for the desired degree program, we recommend that you register for the first date as it maximises the chance of being offered a place.

A written online entrance examination is required for the following Bachelor degree programs:

  • Marketing & Communication Management
  • Sports, Culture & Event Management

The online entrance examination can be carried out on any device of the applicants (computer, tablet or mobile phone). The test will take approx. 40 minutes. On the day before the online exam, all applicants will receive a link to the written online entrance examination. You then have one chance to carry out the online test within approx. 24 hours.
The computer test consists of parts of an intelligence test and does not require any previous study-specific knowledge.

The 20-minute online interview will be held via online via Microsoft Teams or in person at the FH Kufstein Tirol.

A final prerequisite for admission is taking part successfully in a personal interview. An interviewer team representing the chosen degree program will aim to get an impression of the candidate with regard to his/her motivation and aptitude to study. During the course of the discussion, the individual candidate will have the opportunity to present him-/herself, elaborate on his/her motives for wanting to study, talk about his/her plans for the future, and so on.

Admissions process for master´s degree programs

Weightings of admission procedure elements

Master's degree programs full time

Provided that you are invited to the admissions interview on the basis of fulfilling the entrance requirements, once the admissions procedure has been completed a ranking will be compiled. In this process the individual components are weighted as follows:

  • 90 % admissions online interview
  • 10 % professional experience

Master's degree programs part time

Provided that you are invited to the admissions interview on the basis of fulfilling the entrance requirements, once the admissions procedure has been completed a ranking will be compiled. In this process the individual components are weighted as follows:

  • 80 % admissions online interview
  • 20 % professional experience

Repeat participation in the application process at the FH Kufstein

In principle, it is possible for a candidate to repeat his/her participation in the application process at the FH Kufstein in following years. However, please note that the results of the entrance exam and interview are only valid for the respective academic year. In other words, if a candidate decides to apply again in a following year, the entire application process must be repeated.

Even if you do not have your diploma certificate yet, you may still apply by entering your personal data and the degree program(s) you wish to apply to. If you have been accepted to study at the FH Kufstein and have signed and sent in your Study Agreement, then all outstanding documents must be submitted at the latest by the first day of the first semester. Without the required documents it will not be possible to start studying.

One step in the online application process is selecting the desired interview date; we recommend you apply early to ensure you get your preference.

In order to complete the online application, we will require from you the documents listed below. Please be sure to have these documents prepared and on hand before proceeding with the application process.

  • Your curriculum vitae (CV) in tabular layout
  • Copies of your certificates
    • Proof of high school graduation
    • Bachelor or diploma certificate 
    • Transcript of Records or your report card
  • If available, documents confirming your practical experiences, for example, employment or internship certificates and/or letters of reference from employers
  • Proof of language skills:
    • For all german master degree programs: All applicants, who are not native German speakers have to prove their German language skills (min. level B2).
    • For master degree program Sports, Culture & Event Management a level of at least C1 in English is required. More details about accepted language certificates are available here.
  • proof of citizenship, passport or identification card
  • Your photo

When the application process is completed, you will receive an e-mail summarizing the information you provided.

Please note that the online application is designed for a one-time use by a single applicant. If you want to apply to more than one degree program, it will be possible to do so in the same step of the process. Once the online application process has been concluded, changes can only be made by contacting the Registration Hotline ( bewerbungfh-kufstein.ac.at or +43 5372 71819-500).

If there are a number of dates available for the interview for the desired degree program, we recommend that you register for the first date as it maximises the chance of being offered a place.

Applicants must fulfill the entrance requirements in order the get an invitation for the personal interview. The 20-minute online interview will be held via online via Microsoft Teams or in person at the FH Kufstein Tirol.

A final prerequisite for admission is taking part successfully in a personal interview. An interviewer team representing the chosen degree program will aim to get an impression of the candidate with regard to his/her motivation and aptitude to study. During the course of the discussion, the individual candidate will have the opportunity to present him-/herself, elaborate on his/her motives for wanting to study, talk about his/her plans for the future, and so on.

Important Information for the Master’s Degree Program International Business Studies (IBS) full-time and Sports, Culture & Event Management (SCEM) full-time:
Alternative admission procedure: For international applicants from countries in which the application for a visa for studying in Austria takes a longer period of time, these degree programs offer more flexible admission dates. The prerequisite for this is a completed online application, the fulfillment of the admission requirements and an application for the alternative admission procedure with information about the reason to bewerbungfh-kufstein.ac.at. The program management then decides on the allocation of a possible online appointment. To ensure planning security, the relevant information is then communicated as quickly as possible.