Important Information for prospecitve students and students in times of COVID19


General Information

Opening times of the administrative facilities 

Admission Department
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Examination Offices
Bookings are possible for the locations Innrain, Universitätsstraße, Technikerstraße und Landeck.
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» (Examination Office) or +43 (0) 512 507-96002     

Without prior arrangement of appointment, the office still won’t be open to students!  
The Admission Department and the Examamination Offices are available by e-mail, phone or schedule appointments online.


First-time admission to 5 February 2021 (SS 2021)

Compulsory online application

Select your study programme from the study programmes and start your online application.

Dates for admission:


Registration for your study programme

Admission to the study programmes is only possible after making an appointment  ( directly at the Admissions Office. In selected cases, admission in absentia is also possible. In this case, we will send you your e-mail user ID for your student account by e-mail. You will receive your studentcard by mail.


Admission to an additional Bachelor's or Diploma Programme

The admission to an additional study programme during the period of grace (February 6 to 30 April 2021) is only possible in justified exceptional cases. In case of further questions, please contact us by e-mail:

Admission to a continuing Master’s Programme

If you have already completed a pertinent Bachelor’s Programme at the University of Innsbruck for your admission to the Master’s Programme, you can apply for admission via the student portal LFU:online in the “My study applications” section till April 30 2021.

Admission to a continuing Doctoral or PhD Programme

If you have already completed a pertinent Master’s Programme at the University of Innsbruck for your admission to the Doctoral or PhD programme, you can apply for admission via the student portal LFU:online in the “My study applications” section.

Leave of absence – civilian service

Students who volunteered for civilian service can take leave of absence for the current semester. Exams may not be taken during the leave of absence. Activities that are carried out in the interest of public safety and health care in connection to COVID-19 can be credited with 4 ECTS-Credits. For this purpose, please contact the Dean of Studies.
For questions relating to leave of absence, please mail to
For questions relating to the recognition of activities, please mail to

New Deadlines

Prolongation of the winter semester 2019/2020

Due to the limited possibilities, the Rectorate decided to grant an additional semester to students who had not been able to obtain an ordinary degree by 30 April 2020.

Prolongation of the grace period in summer winter semester 2020 (grace period – 30 June 2020)

The Federal Ministry extended the grace period for the summer semester 2020 to 30 June 2020.

Study programmes to be discontinued (end date: 30 June 2020)

Because of the currently limited options for completing the study programme by the stipulated end date (30 June 2020), the Rectorate of the University of Innsbruck has decided to grant an additional semester for its completion. The deadline now extends to 30 November 2020.


Course Organisation

Tuition fees

Students, who due to the currently limited possibilities, cannot complete their studies by 30 June 2020 as may be intended, have the option to have their tuition fee refunded if they successfully finish their studies by 30 November 2020 at the latest.

Teaching and exams 

Courses in Winter Semester 2020/2021

As already announced by the Austrian Federal Government (4 April 2020) for all universities, we would therefore like to inform you that teaching at the University of Innsbruck will remain switched to distance learning until the end of the semester ( at the end of June 2020).

Courses Summer Semester 2021

As of March 1, all courses will be held virtually until further notice. The only exceptions are laboratory practice, practical sports training and courses in the interpreting training rooms. Again, these exceptions can only take place in a face-to-face setting if approved. Students must be informed by the course instructor when these face-to-face courses are approved.   

Prerequisite for the above-mentioned individual exams and courses in presence:  students who are unable to be on site due to the pandemic must be provided with a timely alternative offering.       

Virtual Examinations

Exams must also continue to be held virtually. Exceptions are individual examinations in presence (the examination of an individual student in presence). These individual exams must also be requested. When such an individual presence examination is released, the students are to be informed by the examiner.               

Prerequisite for the above-mentioned individual exams and courses in presence:  students who are unable to be on site due to the pandemic must be provided with a timely alternative offering.

Oral (individual) exams
For information on oral (individual) exams see „Passing of the final examination before an examination board or the Defence (Defensio) resp. 

Studies Induction and Orientation Stage

The studies induction and orientation stage for students who have begun their studies in the summer semester 2020 will take place in the summer semester 2020 and the winter semester 2020/21.

Students who have not completed their studies induction and orientation stage by the time the C-UHV comes into force, can pass continuing courses exceeding the number of ECTS-Credits stipulated by the curricula if they would otherwise experience a delay in their study progress.  The decision is made by the responsible Dean of Studies for the  Director of Studies.



For more information, please refer to the course catalogue or contact your course instructor.

  • Excursion as an elective module:
    Students do not have to make an excursion, but can choose from an alternative course offered (upon consultation with the deans of studies) or the teachers can interpret the definition of excursion more broadly. 
  • Excursion as a compulsory subject:
    a) The course is planned as an EX in the curriculum - the offer must be carried out as an excursion at a later date. Please note the following point ("day excursions")
    b) The course is planned as EX/AG in the curriculum - the course can be carried out as an AG.
  • Excursions can also be arranged as day excursions at a later date (summer/autumn). If this is not possible, a solution should be worked out with the Dean of Studies. Please ensure that the overall workload is not reduced. 

Application for the completion of the studies

Submission of the examination records

Please send us the completed examination records, which you can find at the respective study programme, per e-mail to

Collection of the final documents

As soon as your documents that finalise your studies have been issued, you will be contacted by the colleagues in the Examination Office by e-mail. You can have the documents sent to you or arrange a personal appointment at 

Electronic submission of the Diploma/Master’s Thesis

Registration of the Diploma/Master’s Thesis

The registration of the diploma or master thesis has to be filled in by by the student and signed (by the proposed supervisors) including an exposé (if required) and submitted to the Examinations Office by e-mail before the start of work or handed in by you at a personal appointment


Submission of the Diploma/Master’s Thesis

Please make a personal appointment to submit your bound work:
The assessments/reviews must reach the Examinations Office at least one month before the defence (Defensio).


Required documents for the submission of the Diploma/Master’s Thesis

Legal basis: Pursuant of §86 par. 1 of the Universities Act 2002, one copy of the Dissertation must be sent to the University Library and the Austrian National Library.



Electronic submission of the Dissertation

Passing of the final examination before an examination board or the Defence (Defensio) resp.


  • Candidates who do not wish to pass the examination online, will get an exam date shortly.
  • The candidates will be informed by the examiner per e-mail that the oral examination may be held online if requested.
  • Candidates who agree to an online examination, will submit a scan of an ID to the examiner.
  • An examination date will be agreed on with the candidates as well as the used medium (Skype, BigBlueButton).
  • The functionality of the used medium is (ideally) tested one day ahead of the examination.



The examination agreed on in time and form is carried out in compliance with the following guidelines:

  • Establishment of connection
  • Checking of the room of the candidate (e.g. pan shots).
  • Candidates sit (if possible) at a table that is empty – with the exception of elements approved for the examination (e.g. books, calculators).
  • The candidate’s camera setting allows the examiner permanent eye contact and a view of the named table.
  • Before the examination begins, the candidate will be informed about which documents may be used. The candidate has to declare on oath that he/she will only use the permitted an no other aids.
  • A short report must be written on the examination.
  • At the end of the examination, the candidate must be informed of the grade and the grade must be briefly substantiated.

REWI diploma exams

The written diploma exams planned for 20 – 24 April 2020 are postponed to the dates for June (8 – 12 June 2020). Registrations remain valid, the allocated examiners are the same and a new registration is not required.

The oral exams at the beginning of May 2020 will take place on the scheduled dates. They will be carried out online or – if possible – in presence form with a safety distance. The candidates will be informed of the type of the exam soon.

The pending oral (partial) exams from early March 2020 will be rescheduled shortly before or after Easter 2020. The candidates will be informed about the exact date and form of the oral exam in good time.

Hopefully, the exams in June 2020 can take place in the usual way. Should this not be possible, we will offer “alternative solutions” and communicate them in time.

This year there will be an additional exam date at the end of August/beginning of September. The exam date in October remains unaffected.

Financial Aid for Students in Austria

Advancement of studies: summer semester 2020 as “neutral semester” (Federal Ministry, status: 31 March 2020)

In the summer semester 2020, the course of studies is affected by the “COVID 19 crisis”, students may not be able, without their fault, to earn all required study achievements. In order to protect recipients of study grants from negative consequences, this “semester does not count” for the duration of the funding period for study grants – this does not only apply to study grants, but also mobility grants and graduation scholarships.

Recipients of study grants should not be at disadvantage. We will therefore rate the current semester as “neutral semester”. This means:

  • Payment: Of course, the grants will be paid in the summer semester 2020. Requirements for proof for examinations passed for the last winter semester will be reduced, since there were only limited options for examinations during the post-admission period.
  • Duration of entitlement: The entitlement period is extended by one semester for all students who were within the entitlement period in the winter semester 2019/2020 or the summer semester 2020. They will get the grant for a further semester if needed.
  • Academic success: Exceptionally, academic success must not be proven for the summer semester 2020. Requirements for proof of academic success that is to be presented in the winter semester 2020/21 or the summer semester 2021 are reduced accordingly.
  • Period of entitlement: Any other deadlines, e.g. for the admission to a subsequent Master’s programme, for compliance with the age limit or completing the final degree with a degree scholarship are also extended by six months in the winter semester 2020/2021.
  • Application deadlines: Application deadlines are not affected thereof.
  • Implementation: Details will be regulated by an accordant law and decree. Once they are enacted, the new regulations will be published on the website of the study grant authority.

Another important note on the study grant authority:
In the six study grant offices, they work non-stop to process your applications, but in shifts and with less staff. Of course there will be delays due to the safety-related reduction of the staff. To intensify the processing to the maximum, currently no phone-calls are taken by the authority. If students still want to leave a message for the authority, they should without fail use the contact forms provided to send the message by mail. They will get an electronic response as soon as possible.

Austrian study grant authority

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Accident insurance for pupils and students

Students are also covered in the context of university activities that are currently taking place at home. If these activities take place at all, there is of course still insurance cover in connection to school events, school-related events, vocational (educational) orientation and the usual practical activities prescribed by the curricula. Also during the (partial) closure of schools and universities, accidents and suspected occupational diseases (also infections in relation to SARS-CoV-2) related to the school and university education are to be reported.
Information of the Allgemeine Unfallversicherungsanstalt from 4 May 2020


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Last modification: 2021-02-23

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