A Guide To Start
Earning Your Degree.

Getting started is easy! 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, opens an external URL in a new window to be aware of? You will find the answers to these questions and more here as well as step-by-step instructions.

If you have questions about the admissions and enrollment procedure, simply contact the Admissions Office, opens an external URL in a new window.

If you have questions about our academic degree programs, contact the Office of Student Information & Academic Advising Services, opens an external URL in a new window.

They will be happy to help you!

Our tip:
Keep up-to-date by following us on the JKU's social media channels! You can learn more about start-of-the-year events ranging from preparation courses and info sessions held before the start of the semester, to meeting new, fellow classmates during your first Austrian Student Union Mensa party.

Start Your Studies - A Step-by-Step Guide


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


Preparation Courses

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 the page for the major you are interested in.

Studies Introduction and Orientation Phase (StEOP)

All newly enrolled students in a Bachelor's or Diploma degree program, opens in new window 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, opens an external URL in a new window.

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

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.

Study & Work

Do you wish to earn an academic degree while you work or hold down a part-time? Are you getting student financial aid or any other kind of financial aid support? Talk with Austrian Student Union representatives to make sure you don't exceed the income limits! Exceeding the limit may mean you will be required to return some of the financial aid amounts.

Organizational Matters For International Students

As an international student, you can contact the International Welcome Center for organisational questions regarding your stay in Austria.