University of Innsbruck

Aurora Courses for students of ALL Aurora Universities

(Winter Semester 2022/23)

Registration of Aurora students and booking of courses at Universität Innsbruck

There are two parts to the procedure for registering students from Aurora partner institutions on courses at Universität Innsbruck (UIBK). All students (with the exception of UIBK students) are required to complete step 1. Only students registering for courses with a participant limit are required to complete step 2.

Note: If students require a corresponding certificate (grade) for their performance then registration is required.

The two different course registration procedures are due to the fact that there are courses both with and without a participant limit.

  1. Courses without a participant limit are e.g., lecture. They do not require ranking/student selection and there is no waiting list. Registration is, however, necessary if students wish to receive a certificate/grade for their performance.
  2. Courses with a participant limit include interactive formats (such as excursions, internships, seminars, lectures combined with exercises) that require a control on participant numbers. These require a selection process in order to be admitted to the course and there may be a waiting list.

The goal is to give all students of Aurora universities the opportunity to participate in open Aurora courses at Universität Innsbruck.

All students of Aurora partner universities can view the course catalog of Universität Innsbruck to find out which courses have been classified or opened as Aurora courses.

For this purpose, a special "Aurora" section has been created in Universität Innsbruck (UIBK) Course Catalog (course catalog >> Interdisciplinary and Additional Courses >> Aurora>> respective course >> course description).

A special link, which is embedded in the course description of the respective Aurora course at Universität Innsbruck, leads interested students to an information page. On this information page, the next steps (registration for the course) are explained.

Step 1: To be completed by ALL Aurora students (except UIBK students) wishing to register for a Universität Innsbruck Aurora course

All Aurora students have to fill out a short questionnaire for admission to the UIBK (enrollment) or registration for one or more courses, in which they indicate their course preferences. Students from the Universität Innsbruck do not need to complete any further registration steps afterwards, as they have already been admitted.

Students from other Aurora universities will receive a link via email to digitally register at Universität Innsbruck:

  • Scan/copy passport
    For proof of identity
  • Confirmation of enrollment from the home university
    To provide proof of current enrollment in a degree program at one of the Aurora universities

Notification

Students will receive a system message each time a document is confirmed or rejected. After the registration deadline and data clearing, ALL students will be notified by email which courses they will be enrolled in.

Course Registration

The College Service Center (Fakultäten Servicestelle) together with the Aurora Office, processes the registration of students at UIBK and registration for the respective course(s).

Step 2: To be completed additionally by Aurora students wishing to register for a Universität Innsbruck Aurora course with limited places

All Aurora students have to fill out a short questionnaire for admission to the UIBK (enrollment) or registration for one or more courses, in which they indicate their course preferences. Students from Universität Innsbruck do not need to complete any further registration steps afterwards, as they have already been admitted. Students from other Aurora universities will receive a link via email to digitally register at Universität Innsbruck:

Registration/enrollment

Students of Universität Innsbruck only fill out the questionnaire and thus go through an abbreviated procedure. Students from Aurora partner universities who were already registered at Universität Innsbruck in a previous semester (as regular students, exchange students or for attending individual [Aurora] courses) also go through an abbreviated procedure and can use their existing LFU:online account for the digital registration.

The following data will be requested during digital registration:

  • Scan/copy passport
    For proof of identity
  • Confirmation of enrollment from the home university
    To provide proof of current enrollment in a degree program at one of the Aurora universities

Notification

Students will receive a system message each time a document is confirmed or rejected. After the registration deadline and data clearing, ALL students will be notified by email as to which courses they will be enrolled in. The maximum number of students per Aurora University is determined by the number of students set for the course (see course catalog).
Places are allocated on a “first come - first served” basis, with a minimum number of places set per Aurora University.

Course Registration

The College Service Center (Fakultäten Servicestelle) together with the Aurora Office, processes the registration of students at UIBK and registration for the respective course(s).

Certificates

Grades are entered via LFU:online as for all other regular courses at UIBK. After successful completion of the course, all students can download/print their official transcripts/certificates via LFU:online.

After successful completion of the course

Certificates

Grades are entered via LFU:online as for all regular courses at the University of Innsbruck. After successful completion of the course, all students can download/print their official transcripts/credentials via LFU:online.

Recognition

Whether successfully completed courses can be recognized for a specific study program is subject to the professional assessment of the responsible academic bodies (usually the Dean of Studies or the Associate Dean of Studies) at the home university. If you wish to have a course recognized, it is therefore essential to clarify this in advance!

Procedure – Timeline for Bachelor and Master courses

Key dates winter semester 2022/23 at Universität Innsbruck:

  • Publication of course catalog: 30.06.2022
  • General admission period: 11.07.- 05.09.2022
  • Course registration (Bachelor/Master): 01.09.- 21.09.2022
  • Semester/Course Period: 03.10.- 04.02.2022

16.08.-04.09.2022

Aurora students have the opportunity to apply for the course

After completing a short online questionnaire, applicants will receive a link within 2-3 business days to register (via LFU:online) for individual Aurora courses (including application/screen recording information).

Students will receive (automated) information on the status of the application. The application is considered completed for the time being when all documents have been set to "green".

05.09.-14.09.2022

After the application deadline, data clearing will take place (in consultation with the respective home institutions, if necessary). Subsequently, ALL students will be notified by email as to which courses they will be enrolled in (and will receive an automated letter).

15.09.-22.09.2022

The students of the Aurora partner universities are registered as a "nondegree seeking student", for attending individual courses at Universität Innsbruck by the College Service Center/ Admission Department UIBK

  • As a result, all students of the Aurora partner universities receive a UIBK email address and access to LFU:online (student portal of Universität Innsbruck).
  • For Aurora students from other Aurora universities, the Rectorate waives the tuition fees (EUR 363.36).
  • The fees for the Austrian Students´ Union (currently EUR 20.70) are paid for the respective student by the Aurora Office (aurora@uibk.ac.at) as an intermediate step between registration and receipt of the access data for the upcoming Summer Semester 2022.
  • The College Service Center/Admission Department of UIBK will forward the appropriate data to the Aurora Office. Payment of the fee is required in order to proceed with semester enrollment.
  • Aurora students of the Aurora partner universities receive their access data for the use of the IT services (LFU:online, OLAT ...) via e-mail by the College Service Center.

23.09.-30.09.2022

All students are registered for the respective course by the FSS and the Aurora Office via LFU:online and receive information about the course (once also to their home email address).

For lectures, LFU:online registration will be "reopened" for Innsbruck students.

It is important that the entire enrollment/registration process is completed before the course starts!