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Stetson Exchange - Kufstein University
Kufstein, Austria (Exchange Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 09/24/2017 10/10/2017 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Areas of Study: Business, Business Information Systems, German, History, International Business, Marketing, Sport Management Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.5
Program Type: Exchange Academic Level: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Language of Instruction: English, German Housing Options: Dormitory
Program Description:
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We see ourselves as an autonomous, independent, and international university of applied sciences. The educational and research program is developed in accordance with international standards. The integration of theory and practice as an essential part of our teaching ensures that the education our students receive is innovative and oriented towards the future, and thus in line with the demands of the economy and society. Our international network with 150 partner universities allows lecturers and students to participate in exchanges, which results in a transfer of knowledge across all borders. We stand for internationalism, mobility and multiculturalism. Our endeavors have their roots in a service culture that is based on mutual trust. We see ourselves to be a builder of bridges between science and practice, and thus contribute to the transnational development of society as well as the sustainable development of the location Kufstein/Tyrol.

The FH Kufstein offers its exchange students, i.e., its incoming exchange students, a special International Program (IP). The IP is open to all students from our partner universities just as our partner institutions welcome the students from the FH Kufstein when they do their compulsory study-abroad semester. 

The IP offers a range of courses, all of them held exclusively in English. The curriculum consists of courses designed specifically for the exchange students, as well as selected courses from the bachelor and master degree programs of the FH Kufstein. In the context of the latter, incoming exchange students join our regular students, which ensures they are well-integrated in the learning environment at the FH Kufstein.

The courses in the IP are taught by professors of the FH Kufstein as well as by visiting professors from around the globe. The curriculum covers the subject areas of “International Marketing,” “Management,” and “Finance,” which are all an integral part of the internationally oriented study program.

In order to give the incoming exchange students some insights into Austrian history and culture, the International Relations Office (IRO) regularly offers courses such as “Austrian Culture & History” and “German Language.” These courses are a great stepping stone for our guests on their way to exploring Kufstein, its surroundings, and the rest of Austria.

Exchange students and visiting professors alike can expect to receive from the IRO comprehensive support and consultation in all matters concerning the International Program and their stay in Austria.

City Information:

Kufstein is a city in the Austrian state of Tyrol located along the river Inn, in the lower Inn valley, near the border with Bavaria, Germany.  Kufstein is the second largest city in Tyrol and capital of the district of Kufstein.

Kufstein was granted city status in 1393, due to its prominence as a trading and docking point on the Inn River. The greatest landmark of Kufstein is the Kufstein Fortress, which was first mentioned in the 13th century.

Due to its long history, the city of Kufstein has various sights to offer:

The Fortress (Festung) is built on a rock the height of which amounts to 90 m. Sometimes erroneously called Schloss Garoldseck, the fortress was mentioned as Castrum Caofstein in a document for the first time in 1205. It was enlarged several times. The most important tower, the round and impressive Kaiserturm, was built from 1518-22. Several times in its history, the fortress was used as a prison. Today it is famous for its large organ (Heldenorgel).

The old city center (Altstadt) with several pinturesque lanes the most famous of which is Römerhofgasse.

The sightworthy City Hall (Rathaus) is on a square called Stadtplatz.

Saint Vitus Church is the oldest church of Kufstein. It was built from 1390-1420 in a typical Gothic style. Later, it was converted into a baroque church from 1660-61.

A part of the medieval city wall is well preserved and worth a visit. The sightworthy Wasserbastei is in the Northern part of the old city center on the river Inn. In the Southern part of the wall, a former gate called Auracher Löchl can be seen.

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Fields of Study:

Undergraduate:

  • Business Informatics
  • Business Management
  • European Energy Business
  • Facility & Real Estate Management
  • Industrial Engineering & Management
  • International Business Studies
  • Marketing & Communication Management
  • Sports, Culture & Event Management
  • Web-Business & Technology

Graduate:

  • Corporate Restructuring
  • ERP Systems & Business Process Management
  • European Energy Business
  • Facility & Real Estate Management
  • International Business Studies
  • Sports, Culture & Event Management

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Ensure you meet all the requirements for this exchange, listed below, before starting an application.

If you are ready to apply, click on the "Apply Here" button at the top of this screen.

Should you wish to secure more information on this program, please click the "Request Information" button at the top of this screen.

•    Sophomore Standing
•    16 Stetson credits completed at time of application
•    2.50 cumulative Stetson University GPA at time of application and departure
•    Good academic, judicial, and financial standing at time of application and departure
•    All students are expected to enroll in the equivalent of 12 credits while abroad


The Stetson Exchange program is competitive. Enrollment is limited in all programs. Meeting the requirements does not guarantee admission to a given program in a given semester.

 

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Students are responsible for the cost of their own transportation to the site, including visas and ground transportation if required.

Specific arrival and depature dates will be shared with students admitted to the program.



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We encourage you to look at The FH Kufstein websites below. However, you should apply to the exchange via this system.

University Home Page

International Home Page 

Kufstein Academic Calendar

Semester Summer 2014 Winter 2014
Arrival Day TBD TBD
Orientation 27th -28th February 2014 25th -26th September 2014
Classes Begin 3rd March 2014 29th Septemebr 2014
Holiday 13th - 21st April 2014 21st December - 6th January 2015
Classes End 12th July 2014 14th February 2015
Final Exams TBD TBD
     

Housing Information

Approximate Costs for Fall 2014:

 

 


 

Accommodation (student residence / shared apartment)  € 250 - € 350
Groceries  € 200
Miscellaneous items for studying (books) / leisure / activities  € 80 - € 120
Private health insurance (for non EU/EEA students)  € 49.85



Average prices:
• Daily newspaper, approx. €1.00
• 1 liter of milk, approx. €0.80
• 1 liter of mineral water, approx. €0.40
• 1 kg of bread, approx. €2.00
• 1/4 kg of ground coffee beans, approx. €3.50
• Cinema ticket, approx. €7.00 – 9.00

 

 

Please note: Airfare, transportation, as well as students' visas, and other documentation required by the study-abroad country is the financial responsibility of the student. 
Food, housing, excursions, local transportation and any other other personal costs  are the responsibility of the student and not included in the tuition fee paid to SU.


While SU and the foreign institution may produce documents required for students to secure a visa; the processes, cost and responsibility of securing a visa are the student's alone.
SU cannot secure visas for students per the requirements of consulates.
We encourage students and their families to begin researching the visa process, and requirements, at the point of application.

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