Go on Exchange.

Come to the JKU and experience an unforgettable adventure!

Do you want to study abroad and learn or improve your German? – Located in the heart of Europe, the JKU is the perfect destination. Enjoy the charming atmosphere, a safe and green environment, plenty of outdoor recreation, and a rich cultural experience.

This page provides information for students who are interested an exchange semester or a year at the JKU. Prospective exchange students have to apply for the programme through and be nominated by their home university.

There is NO partnership agreement between the JKU and your home university? Apply for regular admission.

International Office


Bank Building, 2nd floor

Office Hours

Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri: 9 am - 12 pm
Wed: 10 am - 12 pm and 1 pm - 3 pm


Step-by-Step Application Process

  1. Apply for your exchange period at your home university.

  2. You will receive an email from the JKU's International Office containing detailed information.

  3. Follow the instructions and complete JKU's online application before June 1 for the winter semester/ November 15 for the summer semester.

  4. Once your application has been approved, you will receive your acceptance documents by email.

Semester Dates (including the pre-semester programme)
Mid-September - January 31/ Mid-February - June 30

academic calendar

Courses for Exchange Students

350+ courses taught in English

Subject Areas:

  • Economics & Business
  • Social Sciences
  • Natural Sciences
  • Engineering (predominantly in German)
  • Law (predominantly in German)
  • Medicine (German only)

Entry and Residence Regulations


Students from non-European Union countries require a Visa D or residence permit to legally enter and reside in Austria. See Visa and Entry Regulations for Austria for detailed information.


For Students from the EU, EFTA countries and Switzerland there are no specific regulations to legally enter Austria - a valid ID is sufficient.

For legal residence a confirmation of registration ("Anmeldebescheinigung") is required. Therefore it is necessary to register at the "Magistrat Linz, Abteilung Aufenthaltsrecht, Hauptstraße 1 – 5, 4041 Linz" within the first 4 months after arrival for a fee of € 35.

The following documents are required:

  • recent passport-sized photograph
  • valid identification card or passport
  • proof of health insurance covering all the necessary costs (e.g. European Health Insurance Card)
  • proof of sufficient financial means
  • confirmation of admission issued by the university (Studienbestätigung)

Failure to comply with this regulation may result in a fine.


The JKU International Office arranges accommodation for exchange students! You can choose among several student dormitories that are located close to the JKU campus. Double rooms are available starting from € 190 and single rooms from € 245 (rates per person and month).  


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