A Guide To Start
Earning Your Degree.

At the JKU:  New Beginnings are Easy!

We tend to say all beginnings are difficult but that doesn't have to be the case. Once you learn how something works, it can be quite easy.  Find out everything you need to know about starting your studies here: Learn about the admission process and how to sign up for classes. If you want more detailed information, just contact our information and academic advising centers. Now it's time to take the first step.  We wish you a good start and look forward to welcoming you to the Johannes Kepler University!


Start Your Studies – A Step-by-Step Guide

From the online registration procedure to paying tuition fees - here you will find everything you need to know to help you take your first step to enroll!

Step 1:
Register to enroll

and pay the Austrian Student Union fee

Tips and Tricks to
Successfully Start Your Studies

Before you start your studies, you may be feeling excited yet a bit apprehensive. Don't worry - there's no reason to panic because you are not alone!

Let us help you get ready to start your studies: take advantage of many opportunities at the beginning of the semester as well as during the summer and during semester breaks to find out about preparation courses, for example, or how to best plan your schedule. You can also get connected on social media and see what's happening on campus.  Suggestions on social media will let you know about how to meet future classmates or learn about the university to find out, for example, where to best grab a bite. But only if you want. Because it's up to you if you want information about all of the available services, events and programs.


Start of the Year Events.

You're sure to have many questions when starting your studies. The following events will help you to find the answers you're looking for.

The JKU and the Austrian Student Union have organized a number of events to make starting your studies easier.


Austrian Student Union - Academic Advising
New Students & New Student Tutorium

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Preparation Courses.

Take advantage of special academic preparation classes offered at the JKU so you can start off on the right foot!

Students in the following academic degree programs can sign up for preparation courses:

The courses are free of charge and attendance is not mandatory. Take advantage of the opportunity to review high school-level material and start the semester with confidence!

Preparation Courses for Newly Enrolled Students

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What Else Do I Need to Know?

Here you will find information you will need to successfully start your studies.

Credit Transfer for Examinations


Find Classes and Sign Up


Mentoring Program for Engineers


University Enrollment Eligibility Examination


Student Introduction and Orientation Phase (StEOP)


Preparation Course for Degree Programs (Engineering, Business Informatics and Statistics))


Pre-Studies Program for International Students


See our A-Z section for additional information about studies.