Carinthia University of Applied Sciences (CUAS)

Since its foundation in 1995, CUAS has made history. Back then we started with 2 programs and about 70 students; currently we offer 38 study programs that educate almost 2000 full- and part-time students. About the same number of CUAS graduates is impressive proof of the necessity and importance of this academic institution. Through the ever-growing acceptance of the programs as well as the high demand for our graduates in industry, the programs will be further developed in the coming years.

The CUAS is a dynamic and dialogue-oriented university of applied sciences with regional roots and international orientation. It is active in the focal areas of health and social affairs, technology and economics. Its core tasks lie in the areas of study and teaching, applied research, knowledge transfer and further education.

"We want to position ourselves as a university in teaching and applied research in our core areas of technology, economy, health and social affairs in the top group of Austrian universities!“

In February 2015 CUAS together with companies from the region of Carinthia has signed the Diversity Charta. The Diversity Charter is a public, voluntary commitment by Austrian companies, institutions and organisations that enables them to declare their appreciation of the diversity of people, regardless of their gender, age, background and skin colour, sexual orientation, religion and world view, or of their physical and mental capacities.

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Why study at Carinthia University of Applied Sciences

8 reasons to study at the FH Carinthia

1. Face to Face

We are known for our open and familiar atmosphere. At our university, great value is placed on personal interaction between students, staff and professors. Small working groups allow for individual attention.

2. Internationality

We are a university with an international orientation. The Carinthian University of Applied Sciences cooperates with more than 160 universities worldwide. Open to the world without borders, located at the intersection of three cultures in the Alps-Adriatic region very close to Italy and Slovenia, we offer both local and international students excellent conditions for multilingual studies.

3. Practical orientation

The combination of study and practice ensures the quality of teaching and research. This is ensured by our many international guest and part-time lecturers from industry and business. Cooperations with regional and foreign companies not only ensure a practice-oriented study program, but also guarantee scientific know-how.

4. Future orientation and sustainability

Innovative study programs with their finger on the pulse of the times make UAS Carinthia a showcase location for sustainable research and development. Future-oriented topics in all fields of study play an important role.

5 Unique nature, culture and lifestyle

Studying in Carinthia is fun! Nestled in idyllic mountains, valleys and lakes, there is a huge selection of sports and recreational opportunities in every season. The picturesque Carinthian landscape provides a unique quality of life around your studies.

6 Creative, young and dynamic atmosphere

In addition to studying, young, dynamic networks deliver perfect opportunities to gain a foothold in the start-up sector. Think labs, incubators, attractive innovation workshops and many events bring together UAS Carinthia students and entrepreneurs from the region and allow them to get to know each other early on for joint future projects.

7. The combination makes it

Where and, above all, what you want to study needs to be well thought out. The Carinthian University of Applied Sciences makes the choice easy: Here you will find a unique combination of a wide range of exciting and practice-oriented studies and a quality of life that is second to none.

8. Part-time studies

Part-time further education is the key to personal career planning. For students at Carinthia UAS, the curriculum is organized in such a way that studies and job can be reconciled.

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Student services & facilities

  • International Relations Office
  • Career & Job Service
  • Alumni Service
  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship


Campus Villach

In case you decide to choose Carinthia University of Applied Sciences for your further studies you are going to live for 2 years in Carinthia. This is for sure an important decision for life and so you should be informed about the area you are going to live in. So take the chance to see where you are going to study: Campus Villach

Campus Spittal

Spittal an der Drau stands out from the crowd.

The comedy town of Spittal in Carinthia, with a population of around 16,000, knows how to combine lively tradition with a culturally aware present.

It is not for nothing that the technical college town of Spittal presents itself between education, culture and nature as a true experience for mind and body. Cultural awareness, living tradition and a touch of southern serenity - these are the traits that make the "small historic town" so worth living in. Lake Millstätter See invites you to swim in summer, and in winter the Goldeck awaits you for a skiing adventure. Shopping, fine dining and cultural activities complement this perfectly. Studying in Spittal an der Drau is thus a true experience for body, mind and soul!

Campus Primoschgasse

Klagenfurt combines joie de vivre, nature and culture. The city of just over 100,000 inhabitants on Lake Wörthersee is a recreational area that fulfills every wish. Slovenia and Italy are not far away, the mountains are within reach. Klagenfurt's cultural scene is also lively, with clubs, stages and museums. The Old Square with its many stores, restaurants and cafes is the center of urban life. The idyllic Lendkanal connects the city with the lake and, like the Kreuzbergl, is a popular destination for amateur athletes and nature lovers.
The campus in Primoschgasse has perfect transport connections - its own bus line stops directly in front of the FH am SĂĽdring. The view from the roof terrace of the mountain panorama surrounding Klagenfurt provides the perfect space for relaxing breaks.

Campus Klagenfurt-St. VeiterstraĂźe

The Carinthian capital has numerous events and attractions throughout the year. Whether it's the World Bodypainting Festival, Ironman Austria, major concerts in the Wörthersee Stadium, open-air cinema in the Burghof or the magical Christkindlmarkt in Advent - there's always something going on here.

Short distances characterize the campus in St. VeiterstraĂźe in Klagenfurt. The UAS building is located in the immediate vicinity of the city center and is directly adjacent to the hospital grounds. In addition, green spaces make it possible to spend a pleasant time at the university.

Campus Feldkirchen

The young district town of Feldkirchen in Carinthia, gateway to the Carinthian Nockberge mountains and Lake Ossiach, is located in the center of Carinthia, in Austria's southernmost province. In addition to intact nature and friendly people, Feldkirchen's modern stores, snazzy boutiques, cozy restaurants and coffee houses make it an ideal location for students. Both the mountains and lakes in the surrounding area and the proximity to Slovenia and Italy offer plenty of sports and leisure activities for young and old. Swimming, surfing, sailing or mountain hiking or skiing, ice skating or snowboarding make Feldkirchen attractive and popular as a campus!

Student lifestyle

Carinthia is a country full of lakes and mountains and very popular for tourists in summer and in winter. Therefore our University has its own sports club called FH Kärnten Sport.


  • Klagenfurt: home4students, Studentenheim Concordia, Mozartheim, Studentendorf;
  • Villach: Stuwo.

Join our Facebook group "fh kärnten │find room / roommate in Carinthia", apartments / rooms are posted here almost daily.


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An absolutely wonderful program. I have learned a lot through the lectures and group projects, garnered a lot of useful work-relevant experience, and made important professional contacts. High recommendation from my part.


The International Business Management (IBM) program is a highly recommendable master´s program for everyone who is looking for a practice-oriented study experience. Various case studies, the professional experience of great part-time lecturers, 24-hours-challenges, company visits at international active firms in Austria & abroad, and business si...

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Konstantin R

An excellent program that provides practically applicable knowledge. Totally recommended 👍🏻


Carinthia University of Applied Sciences

Primoschgasse, Primoschgasse 8 - 10
9020 Klagenfurt am Wörthersee

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Based on 4 reviews.