Studying via Distance Learning.

Are you working or you currently have childcare/family responsibilities? Do you prefer to study at home, free of time and location constraints, and spend less time at the university? Here you can learn more about multi-media and distance learning programs at the JKU!

What makes this type of program special

Distance learning gives you an opportunity to

  • be free of time and location constraints
  • earn an academic degree while also being able to balance job and family responsibilities
  • study full-time right after earning a "Matura" diploma or work while pursuing an academic degree
  • take advantage of individual and personal support services at the JKU Center for Distance Learning at five locations throughout Austria
  • choose from a variety of majors

Center for Distance Learning Austria at the JKU

The Center for Distance Learning Austria at the JKU offers internationally recognized Bachelor's and Master's degrees. If you have any questions about distance learning, contact one of the five locations throughout Austria (Linz, Vienna, Bregenz, Saalfelden and Villach). The Center for Distance Learning has worked together with the FernUniversität Hagen for over 25 years.

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Online Education


MuSSS stands for Multi-media Studies Services for the Faculty of Social Sciences, Economics & Business. In summary, it stands for courses offered by the Faculty of Social Sciences, Economics & Business, some of which are also offered in a multimedia format.

In concrete terms, this means that when signing up for courses, you can choose between attending in-person and on-site classes (in the classroom at the JKU) or online (MuSSS courses).

Detailed information about MuSSS


Moodle is an e-learning platform that provides content for certain courses online. As part of the respective Moodle courses, you will find materials, wikis, and a link to turn in homework assignments online. To find out if a course is Moodle-supported, opens an external URL in a new window, please contact the course instructor.