Sports and Exercise.

Corona - CORONA - Corona  After the Covid-related suspension of sports courses at the University SPORT Institute in SS 2020, we are planning to begin the Winter Semester (i.e. starting in October) as usual.
Sport-specific and general Covid concepts may lead to having to adjust the exercise procedures. Click on the link below for more information about the "USI Covid Concept" (available in German only).

USI Covid Concept (German only)

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


JKU / Kepler Hall
Altenbergerstr. 69
4040 Linz


This is how it works:


Each semester, the USI offers approximately 150 courses. Click on the 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 2020/2021 Summer Semester 2021
University-affiliated persons age 17+ (students and employees) at universities and universities of applied sciences beg. 25.9.2020 beg. 15.2.2021
University alumni, and Matura class school students beg. 30.9.2020 beg. 22.2.2021
Allocation of all available spots - open to all (must be of adult age) beg. 5.10.2020 beg. 1.3.2021

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 23 (Winter Semester 2020/2021) or March 19, 2021 (Summer Semester 2021) 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.

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 date(s).

Winter Semester 2020/2021

Courses Start Monday, October 5
Courses End Sunday, January 31

Classes will not be held on the following days:

Monday, November 2

All Souls Day

Monday, December 21 to Wednesday, January 6 Christmas Break


Summer Semester 2021

Courses Start Monday, March 1

Courses End

Wed. June 30

Classes will not be held on the following days: 

Monday, March 29, to Saturday, April 10 Easter Break

Tuesday, May 4

Patron Saint Day
Tuesday, May 25 Pentecost Break
Friday, June 4 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.

Canceling up to 30% of the scheduled course dates do 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.

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

  • Kepler Hall, JKU Campus, Altenberger Straße 69
  • 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 Studio "NEW" in the Kepler Hall, JKU Campus, Altenberger Straße 69
  • 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.

Reserve the Soccer Field and Beach Volleyball Courts

Starting now, you can book T´the new soccer field and beach volleyball courts on campus! Just click on the link below and find the time and day that suits you best.

If you have questions, please send an e-mail to:


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Instructors Wanted!

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.

We are currently looking for a volleyball instructor.....

EM GOLD for JKU Students in Beach Volleyball

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.