Intercultural Skills Certificate

Intercultural Skills Certificate

Globalisation and increasing mobility worldwide are making the demands on the labour market ever greater. The cultural mixing of society also requires a sensitisation to and discussion of various cultural influences. International and intercultural competences, experience abroad and foreign language skills are no longer just key qualifications in an international environment, but are also more in demand than ever on the domestic labour market.

In order to expand the scope of the students' linguistic and intercultural competences and to make this clearly visible to the outside world for the purpose of improved employability, students at the UAS Technikum Wien can acquire the "Intercultural Skills Certificate" administered by the International Office.

How do I get the certificate?

Students complete various international and intercultural activities during their studies at the UAS Technikum Wien, which are deposited with so-called Circoins. In order to obtain the certificate, at least 15 of these Circoins must be accumulated. The number of circoins assigned to an activity serves as a rough indicator of the workload associated with completing this activity.

Students wishing to obtain the certificate must enrol in a Moodle course administered by the International Office. This enrolment is considered as enrolment in the certificate program.


Activity Proof Circoins
Completion of a language certificate in a foreign language (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge Certificate etc.) Language certificate 5
Participation in an approximately two-week foreign summer school Certificate 5
Participation in an approx. one-week International Week at a partner university Proof of success 3
Participation in an extra-curricular excursion abroad lasting several days Certificate of participation 3
Participation in a scientific conference abroad lasting several days Certificate of participation 3
Lecture at a scientific conference abroad lasting several days Conference programme, presentation 5
Collaboration on a publication in an English language journal or an English language conference proceedings Publication 5
Working as a buddy for a foreign guest student (1 semester) IO Confirmation 5
Collaboration with a foreign student within the framework of a language tandem (1 semester) IO Confirmation 5
Successful completion of a MOOC on Coursera or another platform for a course in "Intercultural Management" or a similar field (e.g. "International Marketing", "International Politics", "Diversity Management" etc.) Proof of success 5
Successful completion of at least one day of intercultural training at a recognised educational institution Certificate of participation 3
Successful completion of an IIE module attended on a voluntary basis Proof of success 5
Writing a final thesis (Bachelor's or Master's thesis) in English Confirmation of the supervisor 5
Support of the International Office in the planning and implementation of events with international relevance (e.g. Welcome Week, International Week etc.) IO Confirmation 3
Cooperation with the Erasmus Student Network (1 semester) IO Confirmation 5
Voluntary engagement in an international student university association (e.g. AISEC, BEST etc.) (1 semester) Confirmation 5
participation in a study trip abroad for at least one week Certificate of participation 5
Completion of a semester abroad at a partner university of the FH, during which at least 20 ECTS are earned Transcript of Records 7,5
Participation in English Warm-Up Courses Certificate of participation 3
completion of an internship abroad of at least two months Testimonial 7,5


Contact us

If you have any questions regarding the Intercultural Skills Certificate, please contact Mr. Florian Ellinger from the International Office:

Florian Ellinger UAS Technikum Wien

Mag. Florian Ellinger

Coordinator Incoming Students
+43 1 333 40 77-6959
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The certificate is supported by the City of Vienna as part of the IoCEST project (Internationalization of the Curricula in Engineering, Environmental, Smart Cities and Sport Technologies).