Studying abroad during the coronavirus pandemic: What you need to know!

The JKU continues to welcome exchange students, however, in times like these you will need to be flexible, more than ever before.

The Coronavirus Pandemic in Austria and at the JKU:
The JKU will continue to welcome exchange students during the 2021/2022 academic year but the conditions will be slightly different than usual. During the Coronavirus pandemic, you must be willing to be flexible; adapting to the situation is essential when on an exchange program. The lockdown in Austria has been extended until further notice. Click here to stay updated as to how JKU is dealing with the situation and what safety protocols and measures are currently in place,

Entry Restrictions:
Austria has issued travel warnings for most European countries and for a majority of countries overseas. Depending on your nationality and the country you are arriving from, a 10-day quarantine is mandatory upon arrival in Austria. Quarantine may be terminated earlier by presenting a negative PCR test or a negative antigen test (the test can only be taken after 5 days of quarantining and no earlier). Those entering Austria will need to register electronically in advance and obtain a pre-travel clearance (PTC).

Safety Protocols:
FFP2 face masks are mandatory when indoors or when in an enclosed indoor area (inside of university buildings, shops, etc.) as well as when using public transportation.
Adhere to social distancing regulations by maintaining a minimum distance of 2 meters to other people. No social gatherings are permitted. Hotels and restaurants will remain closed until further notice.

Orientation Program:
The Winter Semester orientation programme will depend on the situation at the time.

The course format for the Winter Semester will depend on the situation at the time and on regulations introduced by the Austrian government. At the moment, the majority of classes are being taught online.

Last update: April 6, 2021