Register for a Bachelor's Degree or Diploma Degree Program.

Interested in pursuing a Bachelor's degree at the JKU Linz? All of the information you need to register and enroll is available for you here.

If you wish to begin a Bachelor's degree program at the JKU Linz, click here for detailed information about the application process.

The steps in order to register depends on your educational background:

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Admissions Office

Register with Educational Qualifications, IB or an EB Diploma from Austria, Germany, South Tyrol, or Liechtenstein

You have Austrian educational qualifications if you have passed your school-leaving examination (Matura) or university enrollment eligibility qualification examination in Austria.

You have German educational qualifications if you have passed your school-leaving examination (allgemeine Hochschulreife, Abitur) in Germany.

You have a equivalent educational qualification with an IB or EB Diploma, a school-leaving certificate from South Tyrol or Liechtenstein.

The following steps are required in order to enroll:

1. Create an Applicant Account

How do I create an applicant account?

During the account registration procedure, you will register at the JKU for the first time and as an applicant to the university, you will receive a guest account. This account will allow you to continue the registration procedure.

 

Please note:

  • You will only need this account as a prospective applicant to register to enroll in a degree program until you have been successfully admitted to the university.
  • The applicant account does not permit you to log into JKU IT services (i.e. KUSSS). You may only log in to JKU IT services once you have been successfully admitted to the university and your degree program.

 

If you already have an applicant account, proceed directly to Step 2 "How Do I Choose a Degree Program?”

If you have forgotten your user name, please contact the JKU Admission Office.

If you have forgotten your password, click here to reset your password.

2. Select your degree program (major)

How do I select my degree program (major)?

Log in to the JKU under MyAdmission using your applicant account information and select the degree program you wish to enroll in.

 

The following documents are required for this step:

  • Information and verification of your past educational background (PDF)
  • A recent portrait-size photo (JPEG) for your JKU Card (student ID card)

 

Please note:

  • You will be taking part in a statistical survey in accordance with § 18 Sec. 6 of the Education Documentation Act.
  • Submit the recent photo as a JPEG file, not in a read-only mode, and as a portrait size. Please select a passport photo in which you are clearly identifiable, preferably with a monochrome background.

3. Complete Admission

If you hold an Austrian Matura diploma, a German Abitur diploma, an IB diploma, an EB diploma, or school-leaving certificates issued in South Tyrol or Liechtenstein, due to the current pandemic, there are NO on-site services for admission.

The admission process will currently be completed online. Please see the following steps.

What Documents do I need for the Application?

Please ensure that all of your documents are in a PDF file format, complete (all pages), and legible.

  • Valid passport, ID card or driver's license in combination with your proof of nationality.
  • Proof of general university entrance qualifications (i.e. Matura diploma, German Abitur), all pages
  • Confirmation of any name change, providing all documents do not contain the same name (i.e. a marriage certificate).
  • If you are coming from a different university and would like to study the same subjet area at the JKU, please submit any leaving certification and academic transcripts

When can I enroll?

Admissions Deadline to Start Studies for Winter Semester 2021

Deadline Start End
General Admissions Period July 7, 2021 September 5, 2021
Grace Period* September 6, 2021 November 30, 2021

 

 

Please note: Once the above-mentioned deadlines have passed, applicants will not be admitted to a degree program for that respective semester. 

* Admission to a Bachelor's or Diploma degree program during the grace period is permitted only in exceptional cases under special circumstances. Please contact the JKU Admissions Office for additional information.

Do I have to show up in person?

If you hold an Austrian or German school-leaving certificate or if you have an IB diploma or an EB diploma or if you hold a school-leaving examination from South Tyrol or Liechtenstein, you do NOT need to show up in person in order to enroll. You can skip the long wait lines and simply enroll conveniently from home. This will help to mínimize the risk of a Covid-19 infection and keep you and our employees safe.

 

How do I get my JKU Card?

Once you have successfully enrolled, you will receive your JKU Card by postal mail.

When I enroll, can I get academic credit for courses taken at school?

Contact the Office of Examinations and Recognition Services to learn more about earning academic credit for school courses that will count toward your studies.

If you were enrolled at another university or teacher education college, please bring the following:

  • If transferring from another university to continue the same degree program at the JKU, please bring your certificate of disenrollment from the other university
  • If you were previously admitted to another Austrian university or university of teacher education (i.e. studies record sheet), please show proof of your matriculation number
  • Proof of having already successfully completed an academic degree program (diploma, conferral certificate, etc.)

I do not yet have my Matura diploma

4. Pay Student Union Fees and Tuition Fees (if applicable)

Why do I have to pay the Austrian Student Union fee and, if applicable, tuition fees?

Register with International Educational Qualifications

Your educational background is considered international if you did NOT pass an Austrian Matura examination or university enrollment eligibility examination in Austria, or if you attended an international school in Austria.

1. Create an Applicant Account

How do I create an applicant account?

During the account registration procedure, you will register at the JKU for the first time and as an applicant to the university, you will receive a guest account. This account will allow you to continue the registration procedure.

 

Please note:

  • You will only need this account as a prospective applicant to register to enroll in a degree program until you have been successfully admitted to the university.
  • The applicant account does not permit you to log into JKU IT services (i.e. KUSSS). You may only log in to JKU IT services once you have been successfully admitted to the university and your degree program.

 

If you already have an applicant account, proceed directly to Step 2 "How Do I Choose a Degree Program?”

If you have forgotten your user name, please contact the JKU Admission Office.

If you have forgotten your password, click here to reset your password.

2. Select your degree program and submit an application for admission

How do I select my degree program (major)?

Log in to your applicant account at JKU MyAdmission and select the program you wish to enroll in.

 

For this step, we ask that you submit the following:

  • Information and verification of your past educational background (PDF)
  • A recent portrait-size photo (JPEG) for your JKU Card (student ID card)

 

Please note:

  • You will be taking part in a statistical survey in accordance with § 18 Sec. 6 of the Education Documentation Act.
  • Submit the recent photo as a JPEG file, not in a read-only mode, and as a portrait size. Please select a passport photo in which you are clearly identifiable, preferably with a monochrome background.
  • There is no fee to submit an application for admission. Applications submitted by an agency or placement organization are unlawful and will not be processed.

What are the deadlines to submit an application?

As processing your application for admission will take some time, we recommend submitting your application in good time – within the following deadlines - before you wish to start your studies:

 

Recommended application deadline for EU/EEA citizens

It is recommended to submit applications within the application period listed here:

 

Begin Studies

Application Deadline

Summer Semester September 6 – November 30
Winter Semester February 6 – April 30

 

 

Mandatory application deadlines for non-EU/EEA citizens and NON-equivalent third country nationals

If you belong to the following groups of people, you must meet the application deadline, meaning you must submit your application six months before the date you wish to start of your studies.

  • NON EU/EEA citizens
  • foreign nationals who do not fall under (PersGV 2018)
  • Stateless

Begin Studies

Application Deadline

Summer Semester September 6 – November 30
Winter Semester February 6 – April 30

 

 

Please note: If you submit your application for admission at a later date, you run a risk of passing the deadline to register for classes.

Our tip: Regardless of which group of people you belong to, submit the application for admission at least six months before the date you wish to start your studies so that you can make sure you can begin the program on time.

What documents do I need for an Application for Admission?

1) Passport
Only official identity documents that contain both a photograph and signature of the holder will be accepted.

 

2) Certificate of general university entrance qualifications (i.e. secondary school certificates listing all subjects and grades)
The precises titles in your transcripts may vary but there must be confirmation of successfully completing secondary education. The grades for examination subjects must also be noted.

 

3) Proof of having successfully passed the University Enrollment Eligibility Examination
Depending on the country that issued the secondary school certificate, you may be required to provide documentation proving you passed a university entrance examination and/or corresponding preliminary studies.

 

4) Proof of having completed preliminary studies (university education)
Transcripts from individual semesters and/or the awarded diploma from having completed an academic degree program are acceptable.

 

5) Proof of Special University Entrance Qualifications

  • Was your citizenship and school-leaving certificate or degree issued by a non-EU/EEA country? Then in Austria, you may only choose those degree programs you would be allowed to study in the country where you completed secondary school/university.
  • A university recognized in this country which offers the program must confirm that you have the right to study there (= documentation proving you hold special university entrance qualifications or "proof of being accepted to study")
  • If you cannot provide documentation - or you provide incorrect documentation - applications submitted to study other degree programs will be rejected.

Documentation proving you hold special university entrance qualifications may not be older than one year at the time of application and must include:

  • Your name
  • The confirmation's date of issue
  • The detailed name of the degree program which is same or similar to the degree program you wish to enroll in at JKU, and
  • Affirmation that you meet all of the admission requirements to study at an accredited university in the country where your higher secondary school certificate / degree was issued (for the study year in which you would also like to start studying at JKU Linz or apply for admission).

The special university entrance qualification does not have to be proven if you are a citizen of an EU / EEA country or Switzerland or if you meet the requirements of the person group ordinance (e.g. asylum seekers and refugees). If you have obtained your secondary school diploma (or university degree) in an EU / EEA country or Switzerland, you also do not have to provide any proof of special university entrance qualification.

 

6) Proof of Language Proficiency

  • German: If you choose to enroll in a German-language degree program and German is not your first language you will have to provide proof of proficiency in German.
  • English: If you choose to enroll in an English-language degree program, you will have to provide proof of proficiency in English.
  • See the page: Language Certificates for information regarding levels of language proficiency.

Proof of Language Proficiency when Applying - German
When submitting the application, you must include language certificates demonstrating an A2 level of language proficiency in accordance with the Council of Europe's Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). These diplomas/certificates are recognized as proof of an A2 level of language proficiency.

Please note:

  • When submitting the application, the language certificates may not be older than 2 years.
  • The JKU offers German language courses starting at level B1 as part of a pre-study program to prepare students for their studies. An overview of courses is available in KUSSS.
  • Students applying to enroll in an academic degree program offered entirely in English are not subject to providing proof of language proficiency in German before beginning studies.

Do I need to have my documents notarized?

JKU MyAdmission allows you to upload your documents without any notarization. Once you have received a Letter of Admission, you will have to submit required documents in the original or as certified copies.

Please note: Depending on the country issuing the respective certification, the documents must also be certified as to their authenticity.

 

Documents without verification for authenticity
Verification procedures do not apply to documents issued from the following countries (however, all documents must be submitted in the original or as a verified "true" copy of the original):

   
Countries A - K

Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy

Countries L - Z Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania Sweden, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland

 


Verification with an Apostille
Documents issued by contracting states of the so-called “Hague Convention Abolishing The Requirements of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents” must be verified with an APOSTILLE. The verification, in the form of apostille, is to be issued by the foreign ministry or Foreign Office of the issuing country in regards to the documents involved or issued by the proper authorities from the foreign ministry. The Apostille must be submitted in the original. Member states of the “Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirements of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents” include:

 

   
Countries A - G Albania, Andorra, Angola, Antigua / Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Australia, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Cabo Verde, Chile, China (Hong Kong and Macao), Colombia, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Dominica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Fiji, Georgia, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana

Countries H - P

Honduras, India, Iceland, Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Morocco, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Mozambique, Namibia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niue, Oman, Panama, Paraguay, Peru
Countries R - Z Russian Federation, Samoa, San Marino, São Tomé / Príncipe, Seychelles, Singapore, St. Kitts / Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent / Grenadines, South Africa, Suriname, Swaziland, Tonga, Trinidad / Tobago, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uruguay, USA, Vanuatu, Venezuela

 


Verification and Authenticity
If there is no agreement regarding authentication - i.e. for all of the countries not mentioned above - the documents' authenticity must be verified by the foreign ministry of the country in which the documents were issued and also verified by the Austrian consulate or embassy in that country.

Please note: The legalization of documents of certain states can be suspended by the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, if a reliable verification of the authenticity or substantive accuracy of these documents cannot be guaranteed. In these cases, the Austrian embassies may not state the authenticity of such documents. If your transcripts were issued by one of those countries the legalizations of your documents are not possible at the Austrian embassies. The admission process at Johannes Kepler University Linz cannot be done at this time.
For additional information, please see: Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs

Do documents have to be translated?

Foreign-language documents (unless issued in English by the responsible authority) must be accompanied with a German translations provided by an Austrian state-certified translator. If the documents have been translated outside of Austria by certified translator, the translations must be certified in the same way as the documents.

3. Letter of Admission

How do I get a Letter of Admission (=Zulassungsbescheid)?

You will receive a letter of notification containing the results of your application review.

Please note:

  • The application review process can take some time.
  • Original documents will be sent back to you at the latest after the admission process has been completed.

What types of notification letters are there?

The JKU issues acceptance letters or rejection letters in regards to admission. There are several types of acceptance letters:

  • Letter of admission requiring a supplementary examination to prove language proficiency in German:
    You must enroll as a non-degree seeking student first to take and pass this examination.
  • Letter of admission with conditional requirements:
    You will be required to take and pass additional courses during your studies; these courses will be listed in the letter of admission.
  • Letter of admission requiring supplementary examination(s) and additional conditions (see above).

Please note:

It is possible that your letter of admission contains conditions. You can only be admitted if you fulfill these. 

4. Enroll in Person

How does the procedure to enroll in person work?

Normally, after receiving the notification of admission, you must also appear in person at the JKU's admission service within the admission period (see below). You will be informed in writing whether you have to come in person or not.

When do I have to come to the Admissions Office in person?

If you have to come in person to enroll, you will have to come within the following periods:

 

Admissions Deadline to Start Studies for Winter Semester 2021/2022

Deadline Start End
General Admissions Period July 5, 2021 September 5, 2021*
Grace Period* September 5, 2021 November 30, 2021
Special admission period for disparate third-country nationals February 6, 2021 April 30, 2012

 

Admissions Deadline to Start Studies for Summer Semester 2022

Deadline Start End
General Admissions Period January 7, 2022 February 5, 2022
Grace Period* February 6, 2022 April 30, 2022

Special admission period for disparate third-country nationals

September 6, 2021 November 30, 2021

Please note: Once the above-mentioned deadlines have passed, applicants will not be admitted to a degree program for that respective semester.


* Admission to a Bachelor's or Diploma degree program during the grace period is permitted only in exceptional cases under special circumstances. Please contact the JKU Admissions Office for additional information.

What documents do I need when enrolling in person?

Please bring the following documents to the JKU Admissions Office in the original in order to enroll:

  • Valid passport
  • Letter of Admission
  • If you still have to submit further documents, these are listed in your letter of admission.

When I enroll, can I get academic credit for courses taken at school?

Contact the Office of Examinations and Recognition Services to learn more about earning academic credit for school courses that will count toward your studies.

If you were enrolled at another university or teacher education college, please bring the following:

  • If transferring from another university to continue the same degree program at the JKU, please bring your certificate of disenrollment from the other university
  • If you were previously admitted to another Austrian university or university of teacher education (i.e. studies record sheet), please show proof of your matriculation number
  • Proof of having already successfully completed an academic degree program (diploma, conferral certificate, etc.)

5. Pay the Austrian Student Union Fee and, if applicable, Tuition Fees

Why do I have to pay the Austrian Student Union fee and, if applicable, tuition fees?