Why Study at the JKU?

The Johannes Kepler University Linz. 
Home. Space to think. Space to learn. Space to live. Your future is now.

Play a board game opposite an AI opponent, attend a performance at the Circus of Knowledge, chill out at the Somnium observation platform, or relax at the floating Teichwerk venue located on the university pond. Go a round with classmates at the beach volleyball court, workout at the new gym located in the Kepler Hall, and then head over to the university Mensa party.

Your life on campus as a JKU student will be anything but ordinary!

5 Reasons to Study at the JKU

1. Celebrate the Possibilities

100 academic degree programs and post-graduate progorams, several libraries, a brand new Learning Center located on a WiFi accessible campus. You would study at Upper Austria's largest institution of education and research. What are your interests and talents? Choose your major now.

JKU Learningcenter Copyright: Raumpixel

2. Engage in Campus Life

Legendary Mensa parties, 150 sports and recreation courses as well as a gym, the university cafeteria, cafés, a park, the pond, and student dorms - you live and study at one of Austria's most beautiful campuses. Discover the campus online right now.


Beachvolleyball Platz Linz

3. Apply What You Have Learned

Laboratories, workshops, centers for medical / clinical research, the LIT Factory – you immediately apply the theory you have learned to real-world practices, such as researching new technologies in order to meet future social challenges. Benefit from actively taking part in projects, conducting studies, and collaborating with successful local and international companies, some of which are located right here in the Science Park and at the LIT Open Innovation Center, directly on the JKU campus. This is how you build a network to support your future career.


Im Science Park 1 schenkt Roboterarm einem anderem Roboterarm Kaffee ein

4. Think Outside of the Box

International students and faculty members, over 200 partner universities, 300+ universities worldwide in the ISEP network - you'll learn how to think outside of the box on a daily basis. Take advantage of the opportunity to spend a semester - or even a year -  studying abroad.

Studierende Open Innovation Center

5. Feel at Home

The JKU supports families. If - in addition to pursuing a degree - you have childcare responsibilities, the JKU offers  flexible childcare services, changing tables located in each building on campus, and an on-campus family counseling center. Eat lunch together at the university cafeteria, known on campus as the Mensa, where the food on your plate is local and organic. Bon appétit!

zwei Studierende beim Essen in der Mensa

Is Studying Your Thing?

Medicine, natural sciences, engineering, computer science, education, social sciences, business, or law? Whatever you're passionate about, find out if pursuing a degree is your thing and what major suits you best!


What Should I Study?

Tips and ideas to help choose a major.


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Student Housing at the JKU Campus

Your home away from home. Student dorms or shared flats - learn more about student housing options here.

Recreation at the JKU Campus

Cafés, the university cafeteria, beach volleyball courts, fitness studio, shopping - everything you need on a daily basis, plus recreational activities on campus.
Beachvolleyball Platz Linz