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Application Procedures

1. Application Procedures for Exchange Students

As soon as we have received an official nomination from your home university, we kindly ask you to fill out our online application form and upload the requested documents:

  • Learning Agreement/Study Programme
  • Academic transcripts (a list of courses you have successfully passed at your home university)
  • Diploma - Bachelor/Master Degree (if applicable)
  • Proof of language proficiency in English or German: ( B2 level or higher of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). Students enrolled in any study programme taught solely in English are not required to provide further proof of language proficiency.
  • 1 passport-sized photograph
  • 1 photocopy of your valid passport

Please note the following deadlines:

Academic Year

June 1st

Winter Semester

June 1st

Summer Semester

November 15th

After all application materials have been processed and housing arrangements have been confirmed by the student dormitory, we will send the following documents via e-mail:

  • Letter of Acceptance
  • VISA invitation letter (if required)

Please note:
The e-mail address you provide on the online application form will be used by JKU to contact you. We ask you to make sure that the address you provide is a valid, working e-mail address. If you change your e-mail address, please notify us immediately.

Students from universities ineligible to participate in an Erasmus program or from universities that do not have an official partnership agreement with the JKU Linz are required to apply for admission at 'Zulassungsservice' (Admissions Department). Detailed information is available here:
Degree-Seeking International Students

2. Application to Extend the Exchange Period at JKU

Were you originally nominated by your home university to spend the winter semester only at JKU but would like to extend your stay for another term?

To apply for an extension of your stay, please complete and submit the form "Application for the Extension of your Exchange period at JKU" to the International Office.

Please note the application deadline is November 15.

After receiving and reviewing your application of extension, the International Office at JKU will contact you by e-mail to inform you whether or not your application has been approved.