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Discover Austria (Go on Exchange to the JKU)

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Upon Arrival in Linz

  • Enroll at the JKU Admissions Office and get your Kepler Card (= student ID card).
  • Pay the Student Union fee (€ 18) at one of the Service Point terminals located on campus.
  • Optional: Activate your ÖH-Mensa Bonus.
  • Hand in the “Course Selection” form (signed by your coordinator!) to the International Office.
  • Register online for the courses via KUSSS.
  • Register with the city authorities.
  • Optional: Apply for the 'Aktivpass' (entitles the holder to a number of discounts).
  • If applicable: Purchase health insurance offered by the Upper Austrian Health Insurance Company.
  • Open a bank account in Austria.
  • Pay your rent at the student dormitory. If necessary, arrange the automatic withdrawal services (consult your bank). Ask your bank consultant for more details on these services.
  • Check your course schedule and make sure you attend the first class session!
  • For Erasmus students only: Update your Learning Agreement and submit the form to the International Office. (Learning Agreement - Changes)