Advice and services
Leave of absence
Student card duplicates
Changing your status at university
Information for University Innsbruck students wishing to complete lecture/examinations at other universitites ("Mitbelegung")
Dates and deadlines
University and public library (ULB)
List of courses
The staff at our advice and service facilities will be happy to answer any questions.
Students can apply for a leave of absence lasting up to 2 semesters (depending on the circumstances):
- Military service or civilian service
(proof: official notice confirming conscription and/or allocation)
(proof: confirmation of pregnancy, including predicated birth date, issued by a specialist)
(proof: child’s birth certificate and residence registration form proving shared household)
- Serious illness
(proof: doctor’s note issued by a specialist)
- Caring for an ill close relative living in the same household
(proof: doctor’s note issued by a specialist and residence registration form proving shared household)
Applications must be made to the Admission Department before the start of the semester for which the student wishes to receive a leave of absence. Each application must contain the relevant documents proving the need for a leave of absence (see above).
Applications can be submitted in the following ways:
- via the online study platform LFU:online ,
- in person (main building, ground floor, room 0105 – follow the red lines and arrows),
- by fax, e-mail or post using the application form that can be downloaded here:
Application for leave of absence (Word document)
Application for leave of absence (PDF document)
During a leave of absence the student remains admitted to the university. However, he/she is not entitled to attend lectures, take examinations or submit written pieces of work (e.g. bachelor’s theses, diploma theses or PhD dissertations).
The transitional period stipulating the phasing out of the old curriculum is not affected by a leave of absence. That means that this transitional period is not extended for students on a leave of absence.
During a leave of absence students are not required to pay tuition fees (in line with § 92 UA 2002). However, students on a leave of absence are still required to pay the Austrian Students’ Union fee (in line with the Students’ Union Act).
- Have you lost your student card?
- Has your student card been stolen?
- Has your student card stopped working?
- Have you changed your name (e.g. following marriage)?
In order to receive a new student card you must present written confirmation that the card has been lost (if the card has been stolen you must present written confirmation issued by the police) + 1 copy, a completed application form and (if necessary) proof that you have paid the issuing fee to receive a new card.
This issuing fee is €15 and can either be paid in person (debit or credit card) when submitting the application or transferred to the following bank account before the application is submitted:
Payee: Universität Innsbruck
Sort code: 57000
Account number: 210 111 30640
Reference: Duplikat KE 141000
Customer information: KE 141000
Payer: Name and address – please also include your registration number (“Matrikelnummer”).
For bank transfers from abroad:
IBAN: AT16 5700 0210 1113 0640
Please bring the documents listed above to the office responsible for issuing new student cards (main university building, ground floor, room 0105)
LFU:online is the University of Innsbruck’s online study platform. It gives students the chance to do things such as sign up for lectures and check exam results, as well as providing an overview of all the student data kept by the university.
Do you want to change study programme, leave the University of Innsbruck or change to another university? Have you changed your name? Would you like to apply for a leave of absence? We have put together the most important information about all these things and more at: http://www.uibk.ac.at/studium/organisation/studium/meldung-abmeldung/
Information for University of Innsbruck students wishing to complete lectures/examinations at other universities
Students enrolled at the University of Innsbruck who wish to complete lectures and/or examinations that are not offered at the University of Innsbruck but are at other universities in Austria must apply for permission to do so (“Mitbelegung”).
Such students must be registered at the University of Innsbruck for the relevant semester and must have paid the tuition fee. They also need a permission from the Dean of Studies which allows them to attend the courses at any other university in Austria.
For more information about the process of applying to complete lectures and/or examinations at other universities in Austria, please visit the website of the university where you would like to complete these lectures/examinations.
For the initial registration:
- Please complete the online pre-registration (Studierendenvoranmeldung)
- Come to the Admission Office and bring your student card and the admission record from the university where you are enrolled in
Students will then be admitted to Innsbruck Medical University with a special status (“Mitbeleger/in”) giving them the right to complete certain lectures/examinations. They will be issued with an admission record and a confirmation of registration from Innsbruck Medical University.
Students wishing to complete lectures/examinations at Innsbruck Medical University must reapply every semester for permission to do so.
Students should inquire at their home university about the possibility of completing lectures/examinations at another university. They can then submit an application for permission to complete lectures/examinations at the University of Innsbruck’s Admission Department.
- student card
- up-to-date admission record showing that the student is registered (“gemeldet”),
- confirmation of permission (“Bescheid”) to complete lectures/examinations at another university.
Students must register for lectures before the start of the semester. Therefore, the application and documents listed above must be submitted during the admission period of the relevant semester.
Students wishing to complete lectures/examinations must reapply every semester for permission to do so. After having paid the tuition fee and receiving the admission record (Studienblatt) of your main university, you have to notify the Admission Department of the University of Innsbruck of the continuation by sending a fax or e-mail of the current admission record.
The Exams Offices are responsible for dealing with all issues related to examinations.
Examinations are held in order to determine the amount of knowledge and expertise acquired during the course of a study programme. Different types of examinations are used at the University of Innsbruck. For more information visit: http://www.uibk.ac.at/studium/organisation/studium/pruefungen/.
The student representatives are responsible for representing the interests of the students when dealing with universities, state authorities and the general public.
Find out more about the legal basis relevant to your study programme at the University of Innsbruck.
|winter semester 2016/2017||summer semester 2017|
|Registration of students without selection procedures||from 27.06.2016||not yet available|
|Registration of students with selection procedures||from 01.03.2016||There is no registration possible in summer semester|
|General admission period
||04.07.2016 - 05.09.2016||09.01.2017 - 05.02.2017|
||06.09.2016 - 30.11.2016||06.02.2017 - 30.04.2017|
(for non-EEA citizens)
|until 05.09.2016||until 05.02.2017|
|Teaching and examination period
||03.10.2016 - 04.02.2017||06.03.2017 - 01.07.2017|
02.11.2016 -All Souls’ Day
19.12.2016 - 07.01.2017 -
06.02.2017 - 04.03.2017 -
10.04.2017 - 22.04.2017- Easter Holidays
26.05.2017 - Rector’s Day
03.07.2017 - 30.09.2017 -
The university and public library (ULB) houses over 3.5 million books as well as a wide range of magazines and newspapers (print and online). It also offers access to many databases and a number of valuable special collections. The third largest library in Austria, it is spread over 11 locations in and around Innsbruck and has over 25,000 registered users.
The list of courses contains details of all the lectures offered at the University of Innsbruck. It also provides information on the results of the regular student evaluations of these lectures.