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 2022/2023 academic year but the conditions will be slightly different than usual. Click here, opens an external URL in a new window to stay updated as to how JKU is dealing with the situation and what safety protocols and measures are currently in place.

Entry Regulations:
Travellers entering Austria need to show proof or vaccination (at least 2 jabs)/ or proof of recovery or a negative Covid test. If enterning Austria without vaccination/recover/negative test, travellers need to go into quarantine and can leave quarantine with a negative test (taken in Austria). For more details click here, opens an external URL in a new window. Remember, this can change at any given time so stay up to date!

The following vaccines are recognized for entering the country: BioNtech/Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Johnson&Johnson, Moderna, Sinovac and Sinopharm. Please note only the vaccines already accepted by the EMA are valid for the 2,5G rule in place at the JKU (see below). Sinovac and Sinopharm are not accepted! You will only be considered as fully vaccinated after 2 or 3 doses. Read the information carefully to make sure if your vaccination is accepted as fully vaccinated. The vaccination certificate has to be either in English or in German. Click here, opens an external URL in a new windowfor details.

Safety Protocols:
Wearing of an FFP2 mask is still mandatory on public transportation and essential shops, such as pharmacies, supermarkets or banks.

Orientation Program:
The Winter Semester orientation program is scheduled to be held in person if the situation allows.

The JKU is currently offering face-to-face teaching during the summer semester and as long as the situation allows it, this is also the plan for the upcoming winter semester. A 2,5G rule (vaccinated/recovered/official PCR tests) was in place at the JKU but has been lifted on April 25th (for now). Wearing of a FFP2 face mask is mandatory inside the JKU buildings, in courses and during examinations.

Last update: April 26th, 2022