Bachelor's programme/Diploma programme/Secondary school teacher accreditation programme

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 Admission period
 Admission and documents required for admission
 Tuition fee
 Forms and information sheets
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Bachelor’s programmes at the University of Innsbruck are standard study programmes that comprise 180 ECTS-Credits and last six semesters. They aim to teach basic scientific methods and knowledge and to develop practical skills. On the one hand, bachelor’s programmes prepare students for a master’s programme in a similar field; on the other hand, they provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills to enter the job market successfully later in life. Graduates are awarded the academic title “Bachelor” in line with the respective curriculum.

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Diploma programmes are standard study programmes that last eight to ten semesters and are made up of two or three sections, each of which is completed with a diploma examination. They aim to provide students with the necessary skills and qualifications to enter the job market in positions which require them to use scientific knowledge and techniques. Graduates are awarded the academic title “Magister” (men) “Magistra” (women) or “Diplomingenieur” (men) “Diplomingenieurin” (women). Most diploma programmes are currently being phased out and no longer accept new students.

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Secondary school teacher accreditation programmes are currently run as diploma programmes and comprise two parts lasting a total of nine semesters. They are what are known as “combination study programmes”, meaning that students choose two teaching subjects and receive specific tuition in these subjects and how to teach these subjects as well as more general teacher training including education theory and in-school classroom practice. Students attending secondary school teacher accreditation programmes at the University of Innsbruck qualify to teach in academic secondary schools (AHS) and vocational secondary schools and colleges (BMHS).

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Admission periods

During the general admission period you can:

  • be admitted to a standard study programme if you are studying at university for the first time, changing from one study programme to another, or re-commencing a study programme that you had already started;
  • apply for admission to bachelor’s and diploma study programmes;
  • pay the tuition and/or Austrian Students’ Union fee (incl. insurance);
  • apply for leave of absence (before the start of term).

From the start of the general admission period until the end of the extension period you can:

  • be admitted to a bachelor’s or diploma programme with the necessary documentation confirming your eligibility for admission (“Zulassungsbescheid”);
  • be admitted to a non-degree programme (e.g. to attend individual lectures as preparation for university entrance qualification examinations, continuing education courses)
  • be admitted as a student of another Austrian university to also study at the University of Innsbruck;
  • be admitted to continue a study programme at the University of Innsbruck after having paid the tuition and/or Austrian Students’ Union fee at another Austrian university.

Exceptions to the general admission period:

  • study programmes with an admission process and supplementary examinations for admission;
  • students who do not successfully complete the Studies Induction and Orientation Stage (STEOP) or are not granted admission can apply to be admitted to another study programme after the end of the general admission period but before the end of the extension period;
  • late-qualifying school leavers: pupils whose school-leaving certificates are issued after 31 August can be admitted to a study programme during the extension period;
  • persons completing civil service, military service or a year of voluntary work: persons completing civil service, military service or a year of voluntary work can be admitted to a study programme during the extension period under the condition that by 31 August / 31 January: a) the period of service/work has been completed; or b) the person has been conscripted but has not started service, or the service is interrupted/terminated before the end of the extension period.
  • unforeseeable/unavoidable event: persons with credible evidence that an unforeseeable or unavoidable event arising through little or no fault of their own prevented them from applying for admission during the general admission period can apply for admission during the extension period.
  • work, internships: persons able to prove that work or an internship prevented them from applying for admission during the general admission period can apply for admission during the extension period.
  • stays abroad: persons able to prove that a stay abroad that was absolutely necessary prevented them from applying for admission during the general admission period can apply for admission during the extension period.

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Admission and documents required for admission

If you are starting a bachelor’s, diploma or secondary school teacher accreditation programme for the first time you are requested to enter your personal details online before going to the Admission Department to register in person. Entering your details online shortens the processing time at the Admission Department. Online registration can only be carried out via the student study platform LFU:online during the general admission period. Registration details sent by e-mail or post will not be accepted.

If you have already been admitted to study at the University of Innsbruck you can apply for admission to another study programme during the general admission period via LFU:online.

The admission process itself and the documents needed for admission vary depending on the student’s nationality and the type of school-leaving certificate (including where the certificate was issued) that is presented as proof of eligibility to study at university.

EEA¹ citizens with a German-language school-leaving certficate proving university eligibility

Students wishing to be admitted to a study programme that does not require a selection procedure must first register online and then go to the Admission Department with the following documents:

  • a valid passport or identity card (original plus one photocopy),
  • school-leaving certificate or university entrance qualification examination certificate (original plus one photocopy),
  • (if necessary) certificates showing grades from the last four years at school (original plus one photocopy),
  • (if necessary) Austrian social insurance card (eCard),
  • fully filled-in registration form (“Meldungsblatt”) (front and back),
  • citizens of Luxembourg with a French-language school leaving certificate must photocopy the certificate and attach a translation to the copy using staples.

EEA¹ citizens with a non-German-language school-leaving certificate proving university eligibility

After registering, students must submit an application for admission. The other documents required for admission can be handed in at the Admission Department in person or sent by post. Applicants who are granted admission will receive a confirmation message that they can then use to enrol in a study programme during the general admission period.

Documents required:

  • school-leaving certificate proving eligibility to study at university,
  • (if necessary) transcript of records including number of ECTS-Credits completed,
  • curriculum vitae,
  • proof of German language ability (level B2).

Non-EEA¹ citizens and stateless persons

Non-EEA citizens must submit an application to study to the university. The Admission Department must receive all necessary documents by 5 September (for the winter semester) or 5 February (for the summer semester).

Applications will be evaluated by the Admission Department in the order in which they are received. Applicants who are granted admission will receive a confirmation message that they can then use to enrol in a study programme during the general admission period.

Documents required:

  • school-leaving certificate proving eligibility to study at university,
  • up-to-date special university entrance qualification (in addition to a school-leaving certificate, applicants must fulfil all other requirements needed to study the chosen subject in the country where the school-leaving certificate was issued),
  • (if necessary) transcript of records including number of ECTS-Credits completed,
  • curriculum vitae,
  • proof of German language ability (level B2).

Admission based on the university entrance qualification examination

¹ The EEA (=European Economic Area) comprises the Member States of the EU (= European Union) – Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden – and the signatory states of the EFTA (European Free Trade Association) – Liechtenstein, Iceland and Norway.


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Tuition fee

Amendments to § 91 Universities Act means that from the summer semester 2013 there are new rules governing tuition fees at the University of Innsbruck.

There are several different rules that apply to students enrolled in standard study programmes. The criteria used to decide which of these rules is to be applied are the nationality of the person, his/her residence entitlement in Austria, and any connections to Austria according to the Austrian Regulation on Eligible Groups of Persons (“Personengruppenverordnung”).
Non-degree programme students who are enrolled in individual lectures must pay a standard tuition fee of €363.36 per semester.

All students must pay the Austrian Students’ Union fee.

Degree programme students1 exempted from paying tuition fees for a designated period: 

  • EU/EEA citizens (automatically exempted for paying tuition fees for the regular duration of study),
  • students with permanent residency (proof required - online application),
  • students from third countries who are deemed to have a connection to Austria according to the Austrian Regulation on Eligible Groups of Persons (“Personengruppenverordnung”) (proof required - online application),

Students in any of the abovementioned categories who exceed the regular duration of study by more than two “tolerance semesters” must pay a tuition fee of €363.36 per semester. In individual cases a tuition fee waivermay be granted, meaning that students who have exceeded the regular duration of study by more than two “tolerance semesters” remain exempted from paying the tuition fee.

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Degree programme students1 from third countries

Degree programme students from third countries who are not covered by the Austrian Regulation on Eligible Groups of Persons (“Personengruppenverordnung”), are not subject to an international agreement and are in possession of a residence permit according to § 64 Settlement and Residence Act (NAG) must pay a tuition fee of €726.72 starting from their first term at university. No reduction of the tuition fee will be granted to these students, even if the tuition fee is paid before the end of the extension period.

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Degree programme students1 from developing countries

Degree programme students from developing countries are automatically exempted from paying the tuition fee. These students do not need to apply for an exemption. However, please be aware that any change of nationality must be communicated to the university without delay.

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Non-degree programme2 students (regardless of nationality)

Non-degree programme students admitted to attend individual lectures in scientific fields must pay a tuition fee of €363.36 per semester, regardless of their nationality. There is no increase in this fee, even if payment is not completed before the end of the extension period.

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Tuition fee waivers and reimbursement

In order for tuition fees to be waived or reimbursed, students must prove that their case fulfils the relevant legal requirements (e.g. working income below the marginal earnings threshold, main person responsible for childcare) and must respect certain deadlines.
Application for tuition fee waiver: by 31 October for the winter semester and by 31 March for the summer semester.
Application for reimbursement: by 31 March for the winter semester and by 30 September for the summer semester.
Information about grounds for granting waivers and reimbursements


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Forms and information sheets

Admission

 "Meldungsblatt" registration form (enrollment, disenrollment, change of study programme)

Foreign applicants

 Application for admission to study (application form)

     "Studying at the University of Innsbruck" information sheet (information for applicants with school leaving certificates not issued in Austria)

Tuition fee

Applications for the tuition fee to be waived or reimbursed must be made via LFU:online:

  written confirmation from a specialist doctor (illness)
  formal declaration (employment)
  formal declaration (childcare)

Leave of absence

  Leave of absence


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Contact & Information

Admission Department at the University of Innsbruck  


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