A Guide To Start
Earning Your Degree.

Let us show you step-by-step how to start your studies at Johannes Kepler University

How does the admissions procedure work, how do I sign up for classes? What deadlines do I have to be aware of? You will find the answers to these questions and more here as well as step-by-step instructions.

If you still have questions, simply contact the Admissions Office (for inquiries regarding the admissions procedure) or the Office of Student Information and Academic Advising Services. They will be happy to help you!

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Keep up-to-date by connecting to the JKU's social media channels! You can learn more about start-of-the-year events ranging from preparation courses held during the summer and information events at the start of the semester to meeting new classmates at your first Austrian Student Union Mensa party.

Start Your Studies - A Step-by-Step Guide

1.     Register To Enroll        and pay the Austrian Student Union fee



To help you at the start your studies, the JKU and the Austrian Student Union have organized various events for new students.


JKU Austrian Student Union Services New Student Advising, Welcome Day and 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! New students enrolled in the following undergraduate degrees can take part:

The courses are free of charge and attendance is not mandatory.

Learn more by looking at the curriculum and the course catalog

Which classes do I have to take and in which order? How exactly do I move forward with my studies? The answers to these questions and more is available in the curriculum and in the course catalog for your respective degree program. These documents are also available online on your selected field of study page.

Studies Introduction and Orientation Phase (StEOP)

All newly enrolled students in a Bachelor's or Diploma degree program are required to completed the StEOP (Studies Introduction and Orientation Phase) requirements. The StEOP requirements include completing mandatory courses at the start of your studies. To learn more about these courses, see your respective curriculum.

There are no StEOP requirements for students enrolled in the Bachelor's degree program in Human Medicine.

Studies from A to Z

We have created a handy A-to-Z list to help you find information about your studies. If you can't find the answer to your question here, please do not hesitate to contact our Student Information and Academic Advising Services or the Admissions Office. We are here for you!


Credit Transfer for Examinations

Are you perhaps changing majors or you were at a vocational high school and would like to see if you can get academic credit for exams you have previously taken? You can get detailed information here.


Dates and Deadlines

When can I sign up for classes? What are the vacation/holiday dates? Important information about the university's academic calendar is available here.