Sports and Exercise.

In lieu of the current developments regarding the SARS-CoV-2 virus ("Coronavirus"), courses offered by the University Sports Institute will be suspended beginning March 11, 2020, until further notice.

Get Moving - Choose from Over 150 USI Courses!


Looking to work up a sweat, practice martial arts skills, play, relax, dance, or just engage in healthy exercise:

Here you will find conventional or popular classes, different types of conditioning courses, calming exercise classes - virtually everything to get you up and moving.

Join us: university and college students, employees, and alumni can sign up for classes. Non-university affiliated persons can take available open spots.

Sports Institute

USI Office


Julius-Raabstr. 10
4040 Linz

Office Hours

Mon-Fr: 9.00 am-12.00 pm
Mon: 2.00-4.00 PM


This is how it works:

USI Courses

Each semester, the USI offers approximately 150 courses. Click on complete course search to learn more and find individual courses and class information (location, times, costs, content, etc.) or conduct an advance search for these categories:

Sign Up

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 for additional information about signing up.

JKU Employees

Students and JKU employees are automatically registered and after entering the registration number, you can request the password here and book USI courses from the start of the online registration (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 6-digit date-of-birth.

Dates and Registration

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

Registration for Winter Semester 2019/20 Summer Semester 2020
University-affiliated persons age 17+ (students and employees) at universities and universities of applied sciences beg. 23.9.19 beg. 17.2.2020
University alumni, and Matura class school students beg. 30.9.2019 beg. 24.2.2020
Allocation of all available spots - open to all (must be of legal age) beg. 7.10.2019 beg. 2.3.2020

You can pay the course fee either in cash at the USI office or online using a credit card or online banking services. See the Info Box (upper right) for USI office hours.

Additional Important Information:

  • Participants must register for courses before the course officially begins.  Class participation cards are non-transferable.
  • Some course instructors allow prospective participants to sit in on a class session before signing up for it. Please first consult with the course instructor on whether or not you may sit in on a class.
  • Participants have until October 25 (Winter Semester 2019/2020) or March 20, 2020 (Summer Semester 2020) to drop a class (in person or by phone).
  • If you choose to drop a course, the fee will not be refunded.

Schedule for USI Sports Classes

Here you can find information about when courses begin. Individual courses can start later or end sooner. Check the course search for a course's exact starting and end dates.

Winter Semester 2019/20

Courses Start Mon, October 7
Courses End Fri, January 31

No classes will be held on the following days:

Sat, November 2

All Souls Day

Mon, December 23 to Mon., January 6 Christmas Break

Summer Semester 2020

Courses Begin Mon, March 2

Courses End

Fri, June 30

No classes will be held on the following days: 

Mon, April 6 to Sat., April 18 Easter Break

Mon, May 4

Patron Saint Day
Tues, June 2 Pentecost Break
Fri, June 12 Rector's Day


There are three prices for each course (tariff 1 / tariff 2 / tariff 3)::

  Many Courses More Time-Consuming Courses
Tariff 1 € 14.00 € 18.00
Tariff 2 € 21.00 € 27.00
Tariff 3 € 28.00 € 36.00

NOTE: Courses that have special conditions may cost more.
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,
  • Employees 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 everyone else (alumni,...)

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

Aside from short-session courses and blocked courses, a course generally consist of 10 sessions per semester, whereas some courses may be 15 sessions per semester. If participants drop out or withdraw from course sessions during this period, there is no aliquot refund of fees.  If the course is cancelled due to a low number of participants, fees will be refunded.

Course Locations

Many USI events take place in public school buildings. We would like to expressly point out that whether indoors or outdoors, there is a strict NO SMOKING POLICY on school grounds.

Close to the JKU Campus

  • School Sports Hall at the Auhof School Center (Bundesschulzentrums Auhof (BSZ), Aubrunnerweg 4
  • Sports Hall and Swimming Pool at the Int'l Student Center, Julius-Raab-Str. 10
  • USI Fitness Studio Raab and USI seminar rooms at the Int'l Student Center, Julius-Raab-Str. 10
  • Mirror Hall at the Int'l Student Center, Julius-Raab-Str. 10
  • Auhof Primary School, Aubrunnerweg 43
  • ADM Hall, Julius-Raab-Str. 6-8
  • Climbing Park Urfahr, Julius-Raab-Str. 5
  • Catholic Student Dormitory (KHG-Heim), Mengerstr. 23
  • Protestant Student Dorm (Evangelisches Studentenheim), Julius-Raab-Str. 1-3
  • ASKÖ Tennis Courts Linz-Auhof, Koglerweg 20

In Urfahr

  • Linz Civic Center (Neues Rathaus), Hauptstr. 1, Seminar Rm. 2
  • Community Center Ferdinand-Markl-Str. 4
  • Community Center Harbach, Im Bachlfeld 31a
  • Community Center Dornach, Niedermayrweg 7
  • ASKÖ Sports Center (ABC), Hölderlinstr. 26
  • HBLA Lentia, Blütenstr. 24, back entrance
  • Hillinger Senior Center, Kaarstr. 15-17
  • Jahn School, Jahnstr. 7
  • Robinson School, Kaltenhauserstr. 2

Linz - City Center

  • BORG School, Honauerstr. 24
  • Red Sparta, Ludlgasse 19
  • 1st Linz Ballet School, Bethlehemstr. 24
  • Community Center Franckviertel, Franckstr. 68
  • Otto Glöckel School (fencing hall), Wienerstr. 42
  • CrossFit Studio, Friedhofstr. 4

Linz - South

  • Climbing Center (Kletterhalle) Linz / Auwiesen, Auwiesenstr. 202
  • Union FreeRunning Academy, Wieningerstr. 11


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.

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Our course instructors are our most important asset. We are always interested in receiving applications from qualified instructors for new and existing classes! Send us your application and CV by e-mail, in writing, or call us. Even if there is no current position open, we will keep your application on file and contact you later on.

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JKU students Florian Schnetzer and Peter Eglseer win gold at the 2019 European Beach Volleyball Championship for students in Koper. Photo right - left is the second Austrian team from the UNI Graz.