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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 Biological Chemistry students have to enrol at both universities (JKU Linz and USB Ceske Budejovice) right from start of their study.

Admission to the Biological Chemistry study program

Students can enter the Biological Chemistry study program primarily via JKU in Linz, Austria or via USB in Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic. Section of this webpage gives information for students entering primarly via JKU. Please check webpage of Faculty of Science, USB in Ceske Budejovice, opens an external URL in a new window for more details to entering primarily via USB in Ceske Budejovice.

All Biological Chemistry students have to be fully enrolled at both universities during their study period. Primarily JKU students have also enroll at USB after full enrollment at JKU (see bellow). And primarly USB students have to be enrolled at JKU after their full enrollment at USB. 

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, opens an external URL in a new window.

Students from Budweis will also register online before 4th September 2020. Contact Mrs. Trefna (jtrefna@prf.jcu.cz) from Study department at USB if you are Biological Chemistry student accepted primarily via USB Budweis and need more ifnormation).
Students from Budweis who are EU citizens are considered equivalent to Austrian Students in Linz.

If you are neither an Austrian nor a Czech student coming from Budweis you are considered to be an International Student, opens an external URL in a new window (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


IMPORTANT: the deadline for registration at USB has been extended to 28.10.2021. Students who will not send the respective documents (see below) will have to register at USB at the beginning of the summer semester. 


After matriculation in Linz, primarily JKU students must also enroll at University of South Bohemia.

2021: There is only online enrolment to USB for primarily JKU students this year!


Send following forms and documents via email to Mrs. Jindriska Trefna (jtrefna@prf.jcu.cz) and CC/copy of the email to Mrs. Adriana Rathner (adriana.rathner@jku.at).

Deadline for application: 28th October 2021 - please do it as soon as possible

Naming of documents: lastname.xxxx.pdf -  e.g. James Beaker - beaker.passport.pdf

Send the documents only in allowed formats - other formats will be not accepted.

  • scan your passport (all relevant pages) - only pdf format - name it lastname.passport.pdf
  • print Confimation of registration for WS 2021 from KUSSS (KUSSS - My settings - Documents - Confirmation of registration) - only pdf format - name it lastname.confirmantion.pdf
  • fill in Informed Agreement USB 2021, opens a file including signature - only pdf format - name it lastname.agreementUSB2020.pdf
  • fill in Enrolment form USB 2021, opens a file in docx - no signature (it schould be possible to copy text from the form) - only doc/docx format - name it lastname.enrolmentUSB2020.docx
  • print the filled Enrolment form USB 2021, sign it, scan it - in pdf format - name it lastname.enrolmentUSB2020.pdf

NOTE: Year of graduation in the enrolment form means year of graduation at high school/grammer school - year of Abitur/Matura/final high school examination


  • USB will generate for your so called "pseudo birth number" after submission of all documents (see above). The "pseudo birth number" is necessary to activate your student account at USB.
  • You can pick up the "pseudo birth number" by Mrs. Adriana Rathner - JKU Linz, Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Kopfgebäude Building, 5th floor, Room 503 in the 1st or 3rd week of October
  • Activate your student account at USB. Study department USB will contact you and send you instruction how to do it.
  • Remember/write down your login data to the USB student system (called STAG), you will need it during your study!
  • Please contact directly Mrs. Jindriska Trefna (jtrefna@prf.jcu.cz) if you have any problem with the activation of student account at USB.

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

In case of questions concerning the inscription, please contact vice-dean Mr. Tomáš Hauer (tomas.hauer(at)prf.jcu.cz, opens in new window) or the study department (studijni(at)prf.jcu.cz). You can reach Budweis by train (check CD, opens an external URL in a new window, OBB, opens an external URL in a new window), by bus (check this website, opens an external URL in a new window) 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, opens an external URL in a new window.

International Students

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

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 admission(at)jku.at 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: admission(at)jku.at

Contact International Welcome Center of JKU, opens an external URL in a new window if you have questions to your stay in Austria, accommodation in Linz etc.

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, opens an external URL in a new window for the recommended courses. A complete overview of all courses is available in the online study handbook, opens an external URL in a new window.

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