I spent my 4 months of exchange in a small but lovely city; Wiener Neustadt. Wiener Neustadt is located about 60km south of the capital Vienna.
I studied in Fachhochschule Wiener Neustadt (University of Applied Sciences). It is located on the outskirts of the city center. The dorms where I lived at were really close to the school and it took around 5-7minutes to walk to and from the school to the dorms.
The University of Applied Sciences Wiener Neustadt was founded as the first of its kind in 1994 and counts among the top educational institutions in the state. More than 3600 students are enrolled in a Bachelor or Master programme at one of the campuses: Wiener Neustadt, Wieselburg, Tulln and Vienna.
FHWN provides extensive and future-oriented educational and research programmes and at present, they offer 34 Bachelor and Master programmes in five faculties: Business, Engineering, Health Sciences, Security, and Sport. More than 300 employees and 1300 lecturers provide for a modern and efficient practice-oriented education.
Studying at FHWN was a great experience. I would say that the quality of the education is about the same as in Finland. The teachers were really professional and I enjoyed their classes. The facilities were in good shape and there was a brand new building as well. Classrooms had everything we needed and the IT side also worked perfectly.
I had all of my classes in Wiener Neustadt but I got to visit the facility in Wieselburg and it was brand new.
All of my courses happened to be on Mondays and Tuesdays so I had a lot of free time.
At the dorms we became one big family with the other exchange students and we had a lot of activities together at the dorms and also managed to plan many memorable trips together to Budapest, Prague and other beautiful cities abroad and also in Austria.
I will visit Austria again soon!