Science Holidays Program.

Build rocket cars, discover collapsible smartphones, gaze into space, find treasure around the JKU campus, or try a bit of soccer training... Once again, the JKU Science Holidays summer program offers an exciting, hands-on program for kids & teens.

Spend part of your summer holidays discovering the world of science at the Johannes Kepler University Linz! The Johannes Kepler University's summer enrichment program gives kids & teens an opportunity to explore science in an imaginative way by offering a unique selection of workshops filled with fun, games, and lots of friends!

The REGISTRATION DEADLINE EXPIRED on June 27 and registration is closed for the summer. The program is currently full.

What is the JKU Science Holidays Summer Program?

The JKU Science Holidays is a week-long, full-day summer childcare program under the motto "Holidays in the World of Science". Program organizers have put together an exciting, age-appropriate program of workshops, seminars and excursions, ranging from areas in natural sciences, engineering, law, medicine, business, to social issues and biology, inviting kids & teens between the ages of 6 and 14 to explore, discover and get active.

Spots in the program are limited (a total of 600 in all, or 150 spots per week) and will be allocated by lottery for those who signed up by July 2, 2021. All of those taking part will be divided into small, age-appropriate groups (max. 15 per group). Two trained educators will supervise the group throughout the week and make sure they get to their workshops.

There is a participation fee of € 50 to take part in the program. This fee covers any entrance fees as well as lunch (Monday to Thursday). You are not subject to any additional costs.

Key Facts


Johannes Kepler University Linz
Altenbergerstraße 69
4040 Linz

Time Frame

July 19 - July 23, 2021
July 26 - July 30, 2021
August 2 - August 6,2021
August 9 - August 13, 2021

Program Hours

Mon - Thurs, 8.00 AM - 4:00 PM
Fri, 8.00 AM - 12.00 PM

Age Groups

Ages 6-7
Ages 8-9
Ages 10-11
Ages 12-14

Fees / Contribution

€ 50/child/week (incl. Lunch, Mon-Thurs)

Sample schedule from one of 11 groups during the first week of the program:

[Translate to Englisch:] Stundenplan_C.2.1

How does the registration process work?

  1. Registration is currently closed. The program is full.

    Please note:

    • You must complete a registration form for each child.
    • During program allocation, only siblings will be considered.
  2. You will be informed by July 2, 2021 as to whether or not your child/children has/have received a spot in the JKU Science Holidays program.

  3. The participation fee of € 50 must be paid within 7 days of receiving an invoice (invoice will be sent via e-mail).

    Please note: Your child will have a confirmed spot in the program only when the participation fee has been paid.

  4. You will receive a schedule one week before your child is scheduled to start the program. Please pay special attention to any information provided in regard to any planned excursions or field trips.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a participation fee?

There is a participation fee of € 50 per child. The fee covers all admissions as well as lunch (Monday to Thursday). You will not be subject to additional fees.

Who will be taking care of and supervising my child(ren)?

Trained educators and designated JKU workshop leaders will supervise and care for your child(ren) during program hours. You are, however, responsible for getting to campus for the workshops.

Can my child go home alone?

Yes, children may go home alone provided the parent or guardian has given consent. Please sign a consent form.

Please bring the document with you on the first day and give it to the group leader.


Can I sign up more than one child?

You can sign up more than one child, however, you must register each child separately!

Can I sign my child up for more than one week?

No, as there is a limited number of participants. Participation in the program is limited to ONE week between July 19 to August 13, 2021.

Will meals and snacks be available?

As part of the JKU Science Holidays summer program, participating kids and teens will get lunch at the JKU cafeteria, fruit, drinks, and cereal bars to snack on in between.

Will my child stay overnight at the JKU as part of Science Holidays summer program?

No, children return home every day after the program or are picked up by a parent/guardian.

How many children in all can take part in the JKU Science Holidays program?

A total of 600 children will have the opportunity to actively take part in this summer enrichment program between July 19 and August 13, 2021. This means that 150 kids & teens will spend time enjoying the campus each week! The kids & teens will be divided into groups of 15 max.

Where is the Info Point?

Which workshops will my child attend?

You will receive a "schedule" approximately one week before your child is scheduled to start the program. The program will include a variety of hands-on workshops, excursions, field trips, as well as fun & games!

Update regarding the Coronavirus Pandemic

The organizational process for the Science Holidays program remains unchanged. Due to the current coronavirus pandemic, we are re-assessing the situation on a daily basis as to whether or not the Science Holidays program can continue to take place. If the program must be cancelled due to changes in the mandates regarding Covid-19, information will be available here immediately.

Cooperation Partners

The "Science Holidays" program during July and August 2021 at the JKU campus was an initiative by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research with the generous support of the state of Upper Austria and the OEAD.