Do you have international educational qualifications and wish to pursue a degree at the JKU Linz? Then you've come to the right place!
The International Welcome Center is your first point of contact for organizational questions regarding your studies as a degree-seeking student and your stay at the JKU and in Linz.
We have put together important information here. Personal recommondations are available on Facebook: JKU International Welcome Center, opens an external URL in a new window.
If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact us by sending an e-mail or calling our office.
In lieu of the Covid-19 pandemic, we are currently not providing in-person services on-site
If you are going to be an exchange student at the JKU, important information is available here.
Click here for current information about tjhe Covid-19 pandemic and any changes in university operations, as well as potential restrictions to enter Austria:
The JKU offers a wide range of academic degree programs in English. There are also dual-language academic degree programs that are generally offered in German, but if necessary, the courses can be held in English as well.
Information about the academic degree programs in English and dual-language academic degree programs is available here:
If you are an international student and wish to enroll as a degree-seeking student in order to pursue an academic degree at the JKU, you must first apply for admission.
Please note that there are special admissions procedures if you hold educational qualifications from Germany, South Tyrol, Liechtenstein and/or you hold an IB Diploma or EB Diploma and would like to enroll in a Bachelor's degree program.
Processing your application can take several months, so we strongly recommend submitting your application promptly. The admissions procedure varies depending on your citizenship and educational background, so please read through the instructions to apply very carefully.
Applications submitted by an agency or placement organization are unlawful and will not be processed.
Information regarding admission is available here:
How much will my studies cost?
Degree-seeking students holding Austrian, EU, or EEA citizenship are exempt from paying tuition fees when completing studies within the designated period of study as outlined in the curriculum (plus two additional semesters of "tolerance"). Third-country nationals (with some exceptions) are subject to paying tuition fees.
The tuition fees are:
Austrian Student Union Fee:
All students are required to pay the mandatory Austrian Student Union fee each semester. The fee is € 21,20 (last update: winter term 2022/2023).
Click here for detailed information about the Austrian Student Union fee and the tuition fees.
Are there sports & exercise classes for students?
Each semester, the University Sports Institute (USI) organizes and offers over 150 different, very affordable sports and exercise classes ranging from conventional sports and the latest trends in fitness and well-being to more relaxed exercise programs. Click here to learn more.
How do combine my studies with my childcare responsibilities?
The JKU believes in providing a child-friendly infrastructure and helping parents balance academic studies along with any childcare responsibilities they may have. You can learn more at: Studying as a Parent.