Most of the academic degree programs at the JKU include a wide range of courses taught in English. Some of the programs at the JKU are offered entirely in English.

Here is an overview:


Bachelor's Degrees

Master's Degrees

Business, Economics

German and English

Predominantly English, some courses in German

Polymer Technology

German and English

German and English

Computer Science

German and English


Law (Diploma degree program)

Predominantly German, few courses in English


German and English

Predominantly English,
some courses in German








German and English

Predominantly English,
some courses in German

Social Sciences,
Social Studies & Humanities

Predominantly German,
some courses in English

Predominantly German,
few courses in English

German Language Courses.


The JKU offers intensive German language courses for exchange students (at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels). The courses take place three weeks prior to the beginning of the semester and are worth 3 ECTS credits.

Please note that participation in the pre-semester course is a prerequisite for attending A1 or A2 German language courses during the semester.

Sign up for an Intensive German language course when completing the JKU's online application!

The courses are FREE of charge for exchange students.

Course Syllabus


Exchange students can take German-language courses (6 ECTS credits) at various levels:

  • A1.1 (participation in the pre-semester course required)
  • A1.2 (participation in the pre-semester course required)
  • A2.2 (participation in the pre-semester course required)
  • B1 (requires a sufficient number of course participants)

Additonal German language courses (16 ECTS credits per level) are offered on the levels B1, B2 and C1.

Courses are FREE of charge for exchange students!

Course Syllabus

At the JKU you will be expected to earn a minimum of 20 ECTS credits per semester!
A full-time semester at the JKU is 30 ECTS credits per semester.

How can I find information about courses?

The final list of course offered at the JKU is available just a few weeks before the respective semester begins. However, the courses to be held held during the Winter Semester are usually similar to the previous Winter Semester. The same applies to courses offered during the Summer Semester. For reference, you can look at the list of courses offered during the previous year (see below) or find your courses in JKU's online course catalogue.

Important resource documents:

Business and Economics courses in English

Computer Science courses in English

Overview of courses taught in English 2020/21

Courses held in English at the Catholic Private University Linz

The JKU and the Catholic Private University Linz have a partnership agreement that allows you to also take courses at the KU Linz as part of their International Semester program (offered only during Winter Semester). The following courses will be offered during Winter Semester 2021/2022:

  • Public Sphere Theory (3 ECTS credits)
  • What is thinking? (3 ECTS credits)
  • Architecture and Power. Political Representations in East and West (5 ECTS credits)
  • Global Art History (3 ECTS credits)
  • Jacques Derrida and Art (5 ECTS credits, Seminar for MA-students only)
  • The Impact of Religions and Value Systems (3 ECTS credits)
  • The Hogwarts Lectures. Literary critical, philosophical and theological Exegeses of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter novels (2 ECTS credits)
  • Fundamental Themes of Old Testament Theologies (3 ECTS credits)
  • Benedictine Spirituality: Early Wisdom for Life Today (1 ECTS credits)

If you are interested in one or more of these courses, please list the course(s) on your Erasmus+ Learning Agreement or on the Preliminary Course Request Form.