FH Krems


  • BSc
  • Full-time
  • German
  • 6 semester
  • Krems

Occupational therapists are experts in the activities of daily living and help people to perform everyday activities independently again. Our German-language Occupational Therapy bachelor programme will equip you with all the tools you need. You’ll learn about many different clinical fields, with a special focus on internal medicine and orthopaedics, neurology, psychiatry, geriatrics and paediatrics. You will also acquire knowledge and skills in the increasingly important field of health promotion and prevention.

What to expect from the degree programme

In semesters 1-3 you’ll acquire the basics of occupational therapy: your courses will cover health promotion, prevention, therapy and rehabilitation. In parallel with this, you will also develop ethical values in the context of medicine and society which will guide you in your professional practice.

In semesters 2, 4, and 5-6 the time has come to consolidate what you’ve learned – in practice, working with real clients. You can demonstrate your skills on practice placements in Austria or abroad. Im semesters 5 and 6 the focus switches to work outside clinics and hospitals – for instance, community settings and preparations for becoming an independent practitioner.

Good to know!

The bachelor programme is recognised by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT) and is affiliated to the European Network of Occupational Therapy in Higher Education (ENOTHE).

Why choose our Occupational Therapy programme

  • High-grade Occupational Therapy knowledge and skills
  • Simulations, case studies, and 1,150 hours of practical experience
  • High degree of flexibility in terms of planning your practice placements

Learn more!

Here are some interviews (in German) with students and graduates on why they chose our Occupational Therapy degree programme!

Entry requirements

Austrian school-leaving certificate or an equivalent qualification.


Application mode:
Online application

Application time:
1.12.2023 - 15.03.2024

Appointment for the admissions process:
As of February 2024

Admission procedure:
Health science study aptitude test, admission interview

Start of studies:
September 2024

Study information days:

Tuition fee:
Students from EU/EEA countries: € 363.36 + € 21.20 ÖH contribution per semester. Non-EU nationals: € 200 registration fee (one-time) and € 6,900 EUR + € 21.20 ÖH contribution per semester

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