USI Sports & Exercise Classes.


The current Winter Semester is drawing to a close. The new course program for Summer Semester 2023 will be available starting in February. Students and employees can sign up for courses starting on Monday, February 20, 2023, at 8:00 AM. Alumni can sign up for courses starting with Friday, February 24, 2023. Those who are not affiliated with the university can sign up for courses starting with Wednesday, March 1, 2023, at 8:00 AM.
Courses offered by USI are scheduled to begin at the start of the Summer Semester on Monday, March 6, 2023.


Current Covid-Info for USI Operations (last update: September 19, 2022)

On account of the current situation, the upcoming semester can begin on-site and in-person without any general restrictions.
We ask, however, that if you have any symptoms or test positive for the Coronavirus, do NOT attend USI courses.

Do you want more movement and physical activity in your life?

– choose from over 150 USI courses!


Each semester, the University Sports Institute (USI) organizes and offers over 150 different, very affordable sports and exercise classes ranging from conventional sports and the latest trends in fitness and well-being to more relaxed exercise programs. In addition to honing athletic skills, courses support and encourage communication and staying fit and healthy.


We welcome:

  • Students and employees from universities, universities of applied sciences, and teacher training colleges
  • Adult age school students in Matura classes
  • Alumni
  • Any open spots after registration are open to the general public

In addition to courses taught by professional instructors, we organize a series of local competitions for all athletic levels (taking part is what counts) and we offer many attractive outdoor activities (get me outside!).

In addition, the new gym is located in Kepler Hall on campus (create a personal fitness program).

Learn more about occupational health for employees at the JKU at: Xundes für Mitarbeiter*innen.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.




JKU / Kepler Hall
Altenbergerstr. 69
4040 Linz

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM & 2:00 - 4:30 PM
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM


This is how it works.

The USI offers approximately 150 courses each semester. Click on the full course search, opens an external URL in a new window to learn more and find individual courses and information (location, times, costs, content, etc.) or conduct an advance search for these categories:


You will have to register when signing up for the first time. JKU employees are automatically registered. All others can register at the USI office at the same time as signing up for classes or beforehand via e-mail. Click here, opens an external URL in a new window for additional information about signing up.

JKU Employees

Students and JKU employees are automatically registered. Once you have entered the registration number, you can request the password here, opens an external URL in a new window and book USI courses at the start of the online registration period (see course registration).

The registration numbers are as follows:

  • Students: Student ID Number (omit the "k")
    Note: The student ID number must be 8 digits! If you have an older student ID number, add a "0" in the front.
  • Employees: Austrian social insurance number (10 digits), or, if preferred, the first 4 letters of your last name and your 6-digit date-of-birth.

Courses offered by the USI at the JKU are generally open to all adults. First preference will be given to university-affiliated persons as follows:

Registration for Winter Semester 2022/23 Summer Semester 2023
University-affiliated persons age 17+ (students and employees) at universities and universities of applied sciences beg. Sept. 26, 2022 beg. Feb. 21, 2023
University alumni, and Matura class school students beg. Oct. 3, 2022 beg. Feb. 2023
Allocation of all available spots - open to all (must be of adult age) beg Oct. 5, 2022 beg. Feb. 2023


You can pay the course fee either in cash at the USI office or online, opens an external URL in a new window using a credit card or online banking services. See the Info Box (upper right) for USI office offices.


Additional Important Information:

  • Participants must register for courses before the course officially begins. Class participation cards are non-transferable.
  • Due to safety protocols in lieu of the current pandemic, prospective participants can no longer sit in on a class session before signing up.
  • Participants have until October 28 (Winter Semester 2022/2023) to drop a class (in person or by phone).
  • If you choose to drop or withdraw from a course, the fee will not be refunded.

Here you can find information about when courses begin. Individual courses can start later and/or end sooner. Check the course search, opens an external URL in a new window for the exact date that a course begins and ends.

Winter Semester 2022/2023

  • Courses begin: Monday, October 10, 2022
  • Courses end: Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Classes will not be held on the following days:

  • Fall Break: October 26, 2022, to November 2, 2022
  • Maria Empfängnis: 8. Dezember 2022
  • Christmas Break: Monday, December 19, 2022, to Friday, January 6, 2023


Summer Semester 2023

In addition to official holidays, there are no classes on the following days:

There are three prices for each course (Tariff 1 / Tariff 2 / Tariff 3):
The rates are calculated according to time, course content, the number of instructors, sports facility rental costs, etc.

  Normal course 60 min. Normal course - 90 min.  
Tarif 1 € 20.00 € 30.00
Tarif 2 € 40.00 € 60.00
Tarif 3 € 60.00 € 90.00

PLEASE NOTE: Courses with special conditions are subject to special rates.
Those who have any impairments or disabilites are eligible for 50% off of the course rate. Please come to the USI office to book the course in person.

See below to find the price that applies to you:

Tariff 1:

  • Degree-seeking students from Austrian universities and universities of applied sciences under age 30,
  • uEmployees from the JKU or the Linz University of Art & Design under the age of 30,
  • Students in secondary-level Matura classes

Tariff 2:

  • Degree-seeking students from Austrian universities and universities of applied sciences age 30+
  • Employees from the JKU or the Linz University of Art & Design age 30+

Tariff 3:

  • Applies to all others (i.e. alumni, external individuals)

The tariffs cover the course participation fee for the entire semester. The number of dates is limited for short courses.

Cancellating up to one-third (33%) of the scheduled course dates does not mean an aliquot refund of the fees. If a course must be canceled completely due to a low number of participants, for example, course fees will be refunded.

Click here to view a list of our course locations, including a map.

Many USI courses take place in school buildings that have a strict NO SMOKING policy on school premises, regardless of being indoors or outdoors.

Participation in events and the use of USI facilities and equipment are generally subject to one’s own risk and by mutual agreement that the USI or the other facility owners are not liable in cases of accidents or theft.

We ask that course participants be aware of and participate within his/her own individual physical capacity. Before participating in general physical activity, we recommend consulting with your own physician or health care specialist and following his/her advice. Please be considerate towards others. Accidents will be considered as recreational accidents for which you will be solely responsible for.

Reserve the Football Pitch and Beach Volleyball Court

The new Football Pitch and Beach Volleyball Court on campus can be booked now! Just follow the booking links and find a slot that fits your schedule.

The soccer field is currently unavailable on account of turf conditions. The field is scheduled to re-open beginning October 3, 2022! We apologize for any inconvenience!

If you have any questions, contact us by sending an e-mail to:


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Instructors Wanted!

Our trainers and coaches are our most important asset and we are always interested in qualified applications for new or existing courses! Apply by sending us an e-mail, a written application, or call us. If there is no current demand for your area of expertise, we will keep your application on file and contact you if a course option becomes available.

Currently we are looking for a coach/trainer for:

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12 teams signed up to take part in the popular Co-Ed Christmas Volleyball Tournament. The tournament took place as the OÖAM (i.e. Upper Austrian Academic Championships) once again after having to pause on account of the pandemic.
Given that this tournament was held as an open championship, the teams performed well and the matches were suspenseful.

The award ceremony was conducted by tournament director Patrick Nsoesie and Josef Trauner, the new deputy director and competition director of the USI Linz.

The 3rd place went to the "Krampmannschaft" team, ahead of the "The Randomers".
"Team Tim" was the winner and 2022 Upper Austrian Academic Champion.
We would like to congratulate the teams!

[Translate to Englisch:] Team Krampfmannschaft [Translate to Englisch:] Team The Randomers [Translate to Englisch:] Team Tim

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JKU students Florian Schnetzer and Peter Eglseer won gold at the 2019 European Beach Volleyball Championships for Students in Koper (Slovenia).

Team photo: Florian Schnetzer (JKU, first from the right) and Peter Eglseer (JKU, second from the right). The two other volleyball players from the University of Graz were part of a second Austrian team.

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