FH Campus Wien

Social Work (part-time)

  • Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences (BA)
  • Extra occupational
  • German
  • 6 semesters
  • Vienna
  • 36 study places
Application period
from 01.12.2023 to 17.03.2024

The bachelor's degree program in Social Work will prepare you for a profession in social work and social education. Graduates assist people of all ages living in difficult circumstances to take control of their own lives and gain access to social goods such as housing, food, work and education. Social work initiates processes of change for and with individuals, in groups, in organizations or on a community level. Basic security, youth and family work, residential care of children and counseling for youth from a migration background, assistance for criminal offenders, socio-spatial urban and regional development are examples of the professional fields that will be open to you.

What we offer you

We maintain close cooperation with social work organizations with which we exchange knowledge and experience in "Social Work in Practice" networking meetings, as well as at conferences regularly held at FH Campus Wien. At our campus we have our own Competence Center for Social Work which acts as an interface between research, practice and teaching. It brings the knowledge and innovation potential of these three areas together in one place. The study "Social Support for Traumatized Persons", which was conducted on behalf of the ESRA association, is only the latest example of the research conducted here. The course "Research and Development Project" also provides a strong focus on practical relevance and research in the second and third semesters. Internships during your studies are guided, integrated learning phases in different social institutions that generally do not offer compensation. During the degree program you will complete a total of three guided internships. They may be completed in Austria or abroad. We will support you in internships or theory semesters abroad. The courses are generally taught in German. However, we offer two seminar groups with some courses in English (up to 30% of the courses). If you are accepted into the degree program, please let us know if you would like to attend one of these seminar groups.

What makes this degree program special

This general basic education will qualify you to work as a social worker and a social educator. The location in Vienna offers a wealth of interesting internship opportunities in innovative projects and organizations in social work. The double qualification in social work and social education creates excellent job opportunities. The strong international orientation of the degree program allows you to deepen your language and intercultural skills with a theory semester or internship abroad.

You will benefit from our strong network of partner universities in Europe, Africa, Asia or (Latin) America. Furthermore, this scientific training is an excellent foundation for a subsequent master's degree in social work or in related disciplines such as sociology or education.

Entry requirements

• Higher education entrance qualification
• Equivalent certification from abroad
• Equivalence is determined by international agreements
• University entrance qualification examination (Studienberechtigungsprüfung),
• Relevant professional qualification with auxiliary examinations.

Further information can be found on the website FH Campus Vienna.


Application mode:
Online application

Application time:
1 December 2023 to 17 March 2024

Appointment for the admissions process:
Applicants will receive further information by e-mail.

Admission procedure:
Knowledge test, motivational logic and resilience test

Start of studies:
Winter semester

Study information days:
Online-Infosessions for prospective students at https://www.fh-campuswien.ac.at/en/studies/online-infosessions.html

Tuition fee:
tuition fee/semester: € 363,36, tuition fee for students from third countries € 727,- per semester + ÖH premium/semester. Additional study expenses currently up to € 83,- depending on degree program and year

8 weeks vocational placement

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