Enrolment & First Semester

Before and During The First Semester

In this section you find comprehensive information on what you need to know about studying Biological Chemistry at the University of Linz (JKU) and the University of South Bohemia (USB).

All students of Bachelor degree "Biological Chemistry" have to enrol at both Universities right from the start: JKU Linz and USB Ceske Budejovice


Please check Enrolment at JKU and Enrolment at USB. All new students of Biological Chemistry should be enrolled at JKU and also at USB by October 2019.

Enrolment at JKU

For Austrian students enrolment procedure for Biological Chemistry is the same as for any other degree program. You can find more information at Enrolment for Austrian Students.

Students from Budweis will register jointly during a trip to Linz in September (the exact date will be posted on this webpage).

Students from Budweis who are EU citizens are considered equivalent to Austrian Students in Linz. You can find more detailed information at Enrolment for Austrian Students.

  • You will have to do the Online-Pre-Registration and then Online Admission before your trip to Linz.
  • You will also have to bring your original documents.
  • You will have to pay the ÖH-Beitrag (ca. € 20/semester).

If you are neither an Austrian nor a Czech student coming from Budweis you are considered to be an International Student (see also section International Students).

Non-EU citizens will require student visa for the country, where they will have residence during the respective semesters.

Enrolment at USB

After matriculation in Linz Austrian students must also enroll at University of South Bohemia.

Every year around the semester start, a bus trip of the biological chemistry students from Linz to Budweis is organized to carry out the enrolment procedure at USB. In 2019 the bus trip will be on Friday, Sept. 27th. Meeting at 7:30 in lobby of Kopfgebäude Building. The bus will leave at 7:45 sharp.

Please, pay Student Union Fees and Tuition Fees (ÖH- und Studienbeitrag) at JKU ASAP. We cannot contact you without paid fees.

Bus trip registration: please fill in Bus Trip Registration form and Enrolment USB form, rename the documents as following surname_BUS2019 and surname_USB2019 (e.g. James Beaker beaker_BUS2019 and beaker_USB2019) and send them to in doc/docx format (no signature needed).

(students which will not join the bus trip should also fill in the Enrolment USB 2019 form and bring it with them to USB Budweis for university enrolment)

Bus trip registration deadline: September 24th, 11:00 a.m. The number of seats in the bus is limited. The seats will be given out on a first come, first served basis. Students registered within General Admission Period WS2019 have priority.

Please be there in time - take into account the morning traffic jams in Linz! Students will need to pay a contribution to the travel costs (approx. 20€, depending on the number of students).

You need to take along:

  • passport or identity card and its printed copy
  • 3 passport size photos
  • copy of certificate of qualification for university matriculation for bachelor study (Maturazeugnis)
  • confirmation of your matriculation in Linz (e.g. JKU Card) and its printed copy

Those who do not take part in this joint trip must enroll on their own (this is a bit complicated and there may be additional travel costs). In the link you can find a map of the campus in Budweis. The study department is located in the 2nd floor of building "A", No. 18 on the map. - opening hours and contact Please, contact the study department USB before your visit.

In case of questions concerning the inscription, please contact vice-dean Mr. Tomáš Hauer ( or the study department ( For the inscription you will need your passport, 3 passport-size photos and your Kepler card (or "Studienbestätigung"). You can reach Budweis by train (check CD, OBB), by bus (check this website) or by car.

During the first year (March/April), students can submit an application for an ERASMUS scholarship for the second year of their study in Budweis, see section scholarship and International Office.

International Students

In principle students can enter this bachelor program by either enrolling first in Budweis (CZ) or in Linz (AT).

Please check:  International University Entrance Qualifications Bachelor's/Diploma Degree.

The admission procedure at JKU for international students (with non-Austrian academic qualification and certification) is depending on the country where the student comes from. Therefore contact per E-mail the of JKU Linz, where you will obtain the correct information required for the admission at JKU Linz.

For the Bachelor program in Biological Chemistry there is an important exception:
The "German Proof of Education" is NOT required, since the entire program is taught in English. For any questions regarding registration/enrollment in Autria please send e-mail to:

IMPORTANT: Students with no EU or EEA citizenship must apply for a resident permit in both countries Austria and Czech Republic!!! Information regarding visas and residence permits you can obtain at the Austrian and Czech Consulate or Embassy located in your home country.

Recommended Courses

After the Online-Admission at JKU you can use your student ID (Matrikel Nummer) to register in the KUSSS for the recommended courses. A complete overview of all courses is available in the online study handbook.

Recommended Books

1st semester                  

  • Steiner, Erich The Chemistry Maths Book, 1996, ISBN 9780198559139
  • Atkins/Jones Chemical Principles: the quest for insight, 4th ed., 2007, ISBN 0-7167-9903-0
  • Atkins/Jones Chemical Principles. Study Guide and Solutions Manual, 4th ed., 2007, ISBN 9781429200998
  • Shriver/Atkins Inorganic Chemistry, 2006, ISBN 9780716748786
  • Rosenberg/Epstein Schaum's Outline of College Chemistry, 9th ed., 2007, ISBN 9780071476706

2nd semester

  • Harris, Daniel C. Quantitative chemical analysis, 7. ed., 3. print., 2007, ISBN 978-0-7167-7041-1
  • Bruice, P.Y Organic Chemistry , 5.ed., 2007, ISBN 0-13-199631-2
  • Wade , L. G. Organic Chemistry, 6.ed. , 2006, ISBN 0-13-196891-2