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IT Internships in Austria – Student Application

Student Application Deadline: November 17, 2017

Program Summary:

ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATION are a major focus of the Nova Scotia Community College. As part of this work we are presenting this exciting program opportunity!

An opportunity for second year IT students to do their internship placement (up to three months) at a local business in the renowned Hagenberg Software Park in Upper Austria. Students will work and live in Hagenberg and are managed by the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria (UASUA)

Program Qualifications:

This program is open to second year NSCC IT students (any concentration).

  • Student must be in good academic standing
  • Student must have a valid passport or able to get one


About Hagenberg, Austria and the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria

Hagenberg is located approximately 20 kilometres north-east of the city of Linz. The Hagenberg Campus of the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria is part of the "Softwarepark Hagenberg", which also hosts several university research departments and software companies. With its unique combination of education, research and business, Hagenberg has established itself as a dynamic center of computing and software development with an international reputation.

The UASUA Hagenberg Campus houses the School of Infomatics, Communication and Media and offers a wide range of degree programs in the field of Information Technology. Strong ties to the IT industry, modern infrastructure and equipment as well as a dedicated teaching staff ensure a high-quality, practice-oriented education with excellent career opportunities.

The University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria (UASUA) is the largest university of applied sciences in Austria and is an integral part of the tertiary education system. The institution is defined by the requirement s of regional employment and research needs and is divided into four campuses (in Wels, Linz, Hagenberg and Steyr).

Learning Outcomes:

  • To develop and refine the skills needed to prepare for and participate in an international learning experience including research, organization, risk management, teamwork, interpersonal communication and cultural competence and sensitivity.
  • To identify and reflect on the differences and similarities between Canada and Austria in regards to the IT industry.
  • To strengthen academic and portfolio profiles through enhanced research, analytical thinking, planning, communication, innovation, entrepreneurship and applied learning. 

Application Requirements:

· Online Application (see below)

· Current Resume (uploaded to application form)

Students should complete their application on or before November 17, 2017.  Following interviews with shortlisted candidates, students will be notified in the first half of November if they are accepted to participate in this program.  Selected participants will then need to apply to the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria and begin the search for an internship placement. 

 Project Timeline (subject to change):

October 2017 Student Application (Call for Submission)
November 2017 Student Selection
December 2017 Student Learning Contracts finalized and signed
December 2017 Online Application to UASUA
January/February 2018 Interview with interested companies in Hagenburg (over Skype)
January 2018 Online Pre-Departure Course begins
Marcah 2018 Pre-Departure Conference
May-August 2018 Internship in Austria
August 2018 Reporting and Debriefing


  • Students accepted into this program must participate in the pre-departure online course and one-day pre-departure conference on April 6, 2018. 
  • Students must follow the NSCC international travel policy

Wait List:

Those who are interviewed but not selected may have the opportunity to be placed on a wait-list until all deposits are received.

Program Cost:

The approximate costs associated with this program are outlined below.  The exact costs will be confirmed by NSCC and UASUA and will depend on the Euroexchange rate. The following costs will be included in your Program Fee payable to Nova Scotia Community College. A scholarship to reduce accommodation and program costs is available through an application process with the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria once selected for the program.

Program Fee

Airfare (estimated) $1,400
Travel & Health Insurance $100
Program Fee (Accommodations, meals and tuition) $2,000
TOTAL (payable to Nova Scotia Community College) $3,500

Additional Individual Costs (may vary depending on individual):

Passport and Passport Photo $100
Immunizations and Prescriptions $50
Entry Visa $150
TOTAL $300

Participants are responsible for the costs of their passport & passport photos ($100), immunizations and prescriptions ($50), the entry visa ($150) and any additional expenses not outlined in the Program Fee.

Student Bursary

Students will have the opportunity to apply for a bursary of up to $500 from NSCC International (made possible through external funding) to participate in the program. Application details will be sent to those selected to participate in the program.


Students who withdraw from this program after they have confirmed their participation will forfeit their deposit.

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