Studying at the PH Linz

ECTS - System

ECTS is a learner-centred system for credit accumulation and transfer based on the transparency of learning outcomes and learning processes. ECTS credits are based on the workload students need in order to achieve expected learning out-comes.Workload indicates the time students typically need to complete all learning activities (such as lectures, seminars, projects, practical work, self-study and examinations) required to achieve the expected learning outcomes.

60 ECTS credits are attached to the workload of a full-time year of formal learning (academic year) and the associated learning outcomes. In most cases, student workload ranges from 1,500 to 1,800 hours foran academic year, whereby one credit corresponds to 25 to 30 hours of work.

Grading system

Examination and assessment regulations (excerpt)

Marks to be attained in examinations or related assessments as well as academic profession-related papers:
Sehr gut (1) - A: Excellent;  Gut (2) - B: Above Average; Befriedigend (3) - C: Average;  Genügend (4) - D: Below Average; Nicht genügend (5)  - F: Failure  

Practical classroom training: 'Completed successfully'; 'Completed unsuccessfully'

As a rule, assessment is based on these considerations:

  • A: the requirements were met to an extent well beyond the essential points, with answers/solutions reflecting independent thought
  • B: the requirements were met to an extent beyond the essential points, with answers/solutions reflecting in part independent thought
  • C: the requirements were met in essential respects
  • D: the requirements were met in main respects
  • F: the requirements did not come up to a level justifying Assessment D

help Integration

To make integration easier for incoming students we help incoming students within the framework of the "Buddy Programme" by giving an Austrian student to them as support. The students are integrated into the regular teaching sessions, take an active part in University events, and can participate in school experience as well as the activities of the International Graduates Club.

Students with special needs

Our university college receives students with special needs. The necessary individual arrangements must be discussed well in advance (ten months before the arrival).