“HORIZONTE”

HORIZONTE”- A program of the University of Applied Sciences for Health Professions Upper Austria for refugees

Starting in the academic year 2016/2017, the initiative „HORIZONTE“ enables refugees with an education or training in the health sector to attend selected courses at the University of Applied Sciences for Health Professions Upper Austria.

The initiative aims to introduce refugees to the Austrian educational system of health professions and give the the opportunity to deepen their education in this field through attending selected courses in the health sector. Additionally „HORIZONTE“ contributes to an exchange of knowledge and culture.
Participants of the initiative „HORIZONTE“ are eliged to take part in selected courses for continuing education, to learn German terminology or deepen the already mastered health profession. Precognition in the health sector as well as in the German language are mandatory, as most courses are being held in German. Participants do not have the right to a final examination or being accepted as a regular student for a certain study program. Participants officially are extraordinary students at the University of Applied Sciences for Health Professions Upper Austria.

If you have already obtained a degree in a health profession abroad and are looking for full recognition of your qualification, an application for a so called „Nostrifizierungsverfahren“ is possible. Framework, conditions and information on the application can be found here: http://www.fh-gesundheitsberufe.at/studieren/nostrifikation/

If you are interested in the universitys regular study program, you will find information about admission criteria here: http://www.fh-gesundheitsberufe.at/bewerbung/

Application procedure “HORIZONTE”

All participants of the HORIZONTE program can attend selected classes to improve the knowledge of their health profession and to get to know the specific health vocabulary in German. The background knowledge of a profession in the health sector and knowledge of the German language are necessary requirements.

Whereas it is possible to attend selected classes, you are not entitled to do the examination of a class nor to be admitted to the regular study program. The participants of the HORIZONTE program are “external students (non-degree students)” of the University of Applied Sciences for Health Professions. Since most classes are held in German, knowledge of the German language is necessary. For the classes which are held in English, language knowledge of English is required.

Last update: 4. March 2019