The Bachelor's programme aims to train and develop critical experts for the challenges of the multifaceted professional field of social work.

This degree programme is the right choice for you if you are looking for a university-level education for the social sector.

"Only with us do you get so much practice-relevant, methodical and ethically-critical know-how and the merging of social work and social pedagogy."

Manfred Tauchner, Director of Studies

Facts about the study programme

Study programme

Bachelor's degree programme in social work with a focus on child, youth and family welfare - 6 semesters

Academic degree

Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences - BA

Organisational form


Study places

approx. 40

Study location



German (required language level at least B2), individual courses can also be held in English (required language level at least B2).

Tuition fees


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Bachelor of Social Work

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For a Bachelor's degree programme at our organisation, you meet one of the following requirements:

  • Matura
  • Studienberechtigungsprüfung or Berufsreifeprüfung
  • Preparatory course with additional qualification examination

Details on the admission requirements for the Bachelor's degree programme in Social Work

Application and admission

Approximately 40 applicants are admitted to the Bachelor's degree programme in Social Work at the University of Applied Sciences.

Application deadline: 31 March


Admission procedure

1st round: written entrance test, Wednesday, 10 April 2024

2nd round: 

  • Wednesday, 24 April 2024(participation by invitation only!)
  • Thursday, 25 April 2024 (participation by invitation only!)
  • Monday, 29 April 2024 (participation by invitation only!)
  • Tuesday, 30 April 2024 (participation by invitation only!)

The aim is to offer a study place to those persons who complete the multi-stage admission procedure with the best results. The test procedures are based on the skills and competences required for the intended profession.

After a binding allocation of a study place, a deposit of € 350 is collected at the University of Applied Sciences Burgenland to secure a study place. This deposit is refunded to active students after the end of the first semester. If an applicant does not fulfil the admission requirements prior to the start of the programme (e.g. did not pass the secondary school leaving examination, did not pass the additional qualification examination, etc.), the deposit will also be returned. In all other cases, the deposit is forfeited.

Highlights of this study programme

  • Focus on child, youth and family welfare with a socio-philosophical and ethical emphasis.
  • New focus on Ecologically Conscious Social Work & Global Social Dialogue.
  • Combining social work and social pedagogy in one degree programme; orientation towards methodological and action competences, as well as the diverse fields of action of social work
  • High value placed on personality-building skills (e.g.: self-awareness)
  • Intensive practical relevance through internships at home and abroad and relevant courses as well as lecturers who know what they are talking about

Occupational fields

Graduates can carry out professional social work at a high level and in accordance with the latest state of professional discussion.

  • Social work with families
  • Social work with children and young people
  • Social work in the field of work and education
  • Social work in the health sector / clinical social work
  • Social work with offenders
  • Social work with the elderly
  • Social work oriented towards social space
  • Social work with adults/ basic material security/ poverty
  • Intercultural social work and migration

You can find a few examples of successful graduates underAlumni, Projects, Stories



Do you have more questions?

We will be happy to advise you and help you choose the right degree programme. Make the right decision well informed.

Lena Tauchner | Consulting

Infoline: Mon-Fri 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

+43 5 7705-3500