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Your Distance Learning Degree Program at the JKU and at the Fernuniversität in Hagen.

Study at the FernUniversität in Hagen or/and at the JKU Linz and enroll in a degree program that best suits your current phase or situation in life:


* Broad range of degree programs
* Maximum amount of flexibility
* Reasonable fees
* Individual support

Thanks to the internet, you can earn an academic degree alongside your job and family responsibilities and without time and location constraints. There are over 30 degree programs, giving you ample opportunity to find a program that not only best suits your interest, talent, core values, and goals, but one that also gives you strong job prospects and a chance to move your career forward.


The FernUniversität in Hagen

The Centre for Distance Studies Austria at the Johannes Kepler University (JKU) Linz will be at your side as you pursue your Master's or Bachelor's degree at the FernUniversität in Hagen and at the JKU.

There are a wide range of degree programs offered by five faculties at the FernUniversität and you can choose from over 20 Bachelor's and Master's degree programs! All of the programs are internationally recognized university degree programs in the areas of cultural and social sciences, psychology, business and economics, law, mathematics, and computer science. The Bachelor's degree program is the first academic level of education and you can earn a Bachelor's degree if you hold a Matura diploma or comparable university entrance or professional qualifications.

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Centre for Distance Studies Linz

Management Center
Altenberger Str. 69
4040 Linz

Centre for Distance Studies Vienna

Ehemalige Postsparkasse
Wiesingerstraße 4/2. Stock
1010 Wien

Centre for Distance Studies Bregenz

Belruptstraße 10
6900 Bregenz

Centre for Distance Studies Saalfelden

Leogangerstr. 51
5760 Saalfelden am Steinernen Meer

Centre for Distance Studies Villach

Europastraße 6a
9524 Villach

Artificial Intelligence at the JKU

New! Bregenz has been a new location to earn a Bachelor's or Master's in Artificial Intelligence (AI) at the JKU via distance learning since Fall 2021. This is one of Europe's first academic degree programs in AI; there is no other comparable degree program in Austria. Bregenz joins AI program locations in Linz and Vienna.


  • Recording of the presentation at BeSt³ Vienna 2022 "Digitale Kompetenzen – das Um und Auf in Zukunftsberufen" with Assist. Prof. Mag. Dr. Günter Klambauer, LIT AI Lab & Institute for Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence program, JKU Linz

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Multimedia LAW Program at the JKU

Earn a Diploma degree in Law by enrolling in the JKU's Multimedia Diploma degree program in Law. You can earn a degree flexibly and without time and location constraints.


The University Enrollment
Eligibility Examination at the JKU

For those in Bregenz who want to change careers

Those who wish to enroll at a university, university of applied sciences, teacher education college, or enroll at institutions such as the Educational Institute for Elementary Education in Feldkirch, or at the Institute for Social Pedagogy in Stams, but who do not have university entrance qualifications (such as an Austrian "Matura" diploma) can take part in a one year preparation program designed to get you ready to pass the University Enrollment Eligibility Examination. Once you have passed the examination, you will be eligible to enroll at a university of your choice and pursue an academic degree!



What is distance learning?

Study at home | Study alongside your family and career | Schedule your time flexibly | Reasonable fees | Individual support services | Avoid overcrowded lecture halls | Be a part of various learning groups | Internationally recognized university degrees | Outstanding job prospects | Study without even having university entrance qualifications ...

Degree Programs at the FernUniversität in Hagen

A variety of academic degree programs

The JKU's Distance Learning Options

Artificial Intelligence and MMJUS

Everything at a Glance!

Learn more about studying at the FernUniversität in Hagen.

Earn a Degree without University Entrance Qualifications

at the FernUniversität in Hagen

University Enrollment
Eligibility Examination

Get ready to enter university and start studying in just one year.
„The advantage for students is they can earn an academic degree flexibly and at their own pace, without time and location constraints.“
Dr. Josef Reif
Head of the Distance Learning Center
Dr. Josef Reif, Head of the Distance Studies Centre
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