Johannes Kepler University

Area of Study Business, Science
Course Language(s) English, German
Average Credit Load 20-30 ECTS
Semester dates Winter September - January
Summer February - June

About the University

The Johannes Kepler University (JKU) Linz boasts future-oriented academic degree programs, excellence in teaching and research, numerous partnerships in Austria and abroad, and a unique campus with park-like grounds. Although a young university (established 1966), in a short period of time the JKU has become a cutting-edge institution for science, academics, business and the community. Over 19,000 students are enrolled in over 60 modern, hands-on academic degree programs that have outstanding career prospects. Research conducted at the faculties and institutes is recognized worldwide


Linz, Austria

Linz is a city in Upper Austria, straddling the Danube River midway between Salzburg and Vienna. Baroque buildings, including Old Town Hall (Altes Rathaus) and the old cathedral or Alter Dom, ring Hauptplatz, the old town’s main square. The riverside Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz has a major modern art collection. Across the river, the striking Ars Electronica Center focuses on society, technology and life in the future.

Exchange information

Courses available

For detailed course information visit the JKU website.


JKU does not provide any on-campus accommodation but there are several independent student residence halls nearby. As an exchange student you can exclusively reserve a room through the JKU International Office.

Cost of living

Cost of living varies depending on personal needs, the estimated cost of living for one month including on-campus accommodation, food, health insurance, transport, textbooks and supplies and spending is estimated between EUR 600-750.

See current exchange rates.

Visa requirements

For students from non-European Union or European Free Trade Association countries, an entry or residence permit for entry into and residence in Austria is required. The type of permit depends on the length of your stay.

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