Bridging Programme for International Students

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 Plieger, Programme Director

 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 Burgenland
ÖSD – Österreichisches Sprachdiplom Deutsch

Programme Structure

Academic year: September - June
Full-time study, Monday - Saturday

Language of Instruction

German and English

Campus Location

Austria, 7423 Pinkafeld, Steinamangerstraße 21

Tuition Fee

€ 1985,- per semester

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

For more information, see

Application deadline for each academic year:

  • Bridging Programme: 31 May
  • Advanced Bridging Programme: 31 March

Please submit your application online at

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 an online interview both in German and English (including placement tests)


  • Highly motivated teachers
  • International and multicultural student body
  • Small groups and personal contact, individual coaching
  • Tandem Language Learning Programme
  • Additional courses depending on the chosen degree programme
  • 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