You want to study abroad but first need to improve your German and English language skills?

Then, our Bridging Programmes offer you customised preparatory courses, fulfilling the entrance requirements to apply for a degree programme at UAS Burgenland. Thus, students acquire individualised and fundamental language and study skills in preparation for their chosen degree programmes.

Two tracks are available depending on the language skills.

Bridging Programme:

2 years (4 semesters) for those with language skills at A1 level in German and English A2.

Advanced Bridging Programme:

1 year (2 semesters) for those with language skills at B1 level both in German and English.

What is special about the Bridging Programme certainly implies its name: It is a bridge, guiding international students from all over the world to UAS Burgenland. This bridge connects students’ skill sets with innovative degree programmes for highly sought-after careers on the international job market.

Petra PliegerProgramme Director

Programme Fact File

 Programme duration

4 semesters (prerequisite requirements: German A1, English A2)
2 semesters (prerequisite requirements: German B1, English B1)


All necessary requirements to apply for Bachelor or Master Studies at UAS
ÖSD – Österreichisches Sprachdiplom Deutsch

 Programme Structure

Academic year: 1 October – 31 July
Full-time study, Monday-Friday

 Language of Instruction

German and English



 Campus Location

Austria, 7423 Pinkafeld, Steinamangerstraße 21

 Tuition Fee

€ 3.970,- per year

  • Secondary school leaving certificate / university entrance qualification in your home country
  • Language certificates in German and English

For more information, see

  • We are currently restructuring the Bridging Programme and will inform you as soon as we accept applications again.

Personal and educational documents needed are:

  • CV with photo
  • Motivation letter (including the chosen degree programme)
  • Valid passport
  • Birth certificate
  • Secondary school leaving certificate and/or any other proof of your university entrance qualifications in your home country
  • Secondary school transcript (final year)
  • If you already started/completed some sort of higher education/studies, (university) transcripts and/or awarded diplomas/degrees
  • Language certificates (German, English)

Please note that the required educational documents may differ according to your personal educational background. Your application, however, can only be processed if all the required personal and educational documents are made available in due time. Depending on which country has issued your documents, either a full diplomatic legalization or an apostille is mandatory. If the documents have not been issued in German or English, you need to provide certified German or English translations as well.

Personal Interview

Candidates who meet the entrance requirements will be invited for a Skype-interview. They will be informed in good time about the date of the interview.


  • Highly motivated teachers
  • International and multicultural student body
  • Small groups and personal contact, individual coaching
  • Courses focussing on social, personal and intercultural competencies
  • Guidance through the application process for BA or MA Programmes at UAS Burgenland
  • Excursions
  • Flexible duration depending on language skills
  • Internationally recognised language certificates “ÖSD – Österreichisches Sprachdiplom Deutsch”
  • Total credits per semester 30 ECTS

Join a community of international students in the adjacent student hostel (other residential options might be available upon request).


For information please contact:

Programme Director

Bridging Programme Management

  • Isabella Artner
    Isabella Artner, BA
    Internationales, Kooperationen und Karriere, Center for Study Preparation
    Campus Pinkafeld

    Organisation und Betreuung der Incomings und Outgoings in Pinkafeld
    Kontaktperson für Lehrenden- und MitarbeiterInnen Mobilitäten
    Administration des Vorstudienlehrgangs „Bridging Programme“