… are you interested in studying abroad?


Going abroad during the course of your academic studies is becoming increasingly important in a globalized world. It allows you to improve your language skills and acquire valuable intercultural competences. It also gives you the opportunity to experience different academic cultures and gain insights into local research perspectives of the partner university in your area of study.

The University of Innsbruck maintains partnerships with various universities in the Americas that offer students the opportunity to spend a semester abroad. The exchange programs offer many benefits such as the exemption from or reduction of tuition fees as well as assistance in the application process and the organization of the study abroad. Applicants have access to networks of students who have already studied at a partner university and are willing to share their experiences.

Here you will find information about the exchange programs in Canada, the USA and various countries in Latin America.

Study in Latin America

Thanks to the cooperations with various universities in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Peru, students of the University of Innsbruck have the opportunity to spend one or two semesters in Latin America. Studying at one of the partner universities allows you to gain in-depth knowledge with a new perspective on your field of study according to the research focus of the host university. Along the way, you can acquire valuable language skills and get immersed in the culture and everyday life of the host country.

From glacier landscapes to dense rainforests and salt deserts to bustling metropolises with fascinating cultural treasures, Latin America has plenty to offer to its visitors.

The University of Innsbruck offers exchange programs with the following universities:  










You will find all the necessary information about the partner universities and the application process for the academic year 2024/25 in this presentation of the last informational event.

The university partnerships in Latin America, Indonesia and European countries (Erasmus+ - Department of Geography) are coordinated by Ass. Prof. Robert Hafner, PhD. The university partnerships in Brasil are coordinated by Dr. Tobias Töpfer. If you are interested in studying in Latin America, you can discuss all the necessary requirements and any questions you may have during the office hours. 


Students of all subjects can now apply for the academic year 2024/25.

The application deadline for the academic year 2024/25 is January 31, 2024 (Latin America) & March 31, 2024 (Erasmus + - Department of Geography)

Please be sure to check the individual application deadlines for your chosen university as there might be slight deviations.

Announcements: on this website and the website of the Department of Geography


More information about the partner universities in Latin America with testimonials from former exchange students


Study in the USA

The USA is a country with many excellent universities. Thanks to several agreements between the University of Innsbruck and various universities in the US, Innsbruck students have the opportunity to spend time abroad in the USA as part of their studies. 


Utah State University   Logan, Utah

Since February 2000, Innsbruck students have had the opportunity to apply for an exchange semester at Utah State University (USU). The partnership is coordinated by Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Christian Quendler (Department of American Studies).

Information about the application process and funding opportunities


Appalachian State University   Boone, North Carolina

Appalachian State University was founded in 1899 and offers 150 undergraduate and graduate programs. As a part of the University of North Carolina system since 1972, it has six faculties: Arts and Sciences, Music (Mariam Cannon Hayes School of Music), Education (Reich College of Education), Applied Arts, Business (Walker College of Business), and the Cratis D. Williams Graduate School.

Students of all subjects may apply. 

For all information about the Appalachian State University and the application process, please contact (International Relations Office).


University of New Orleans   New Orleans, Louisiana                            

Since 1976, the University of Innsbruck and the University of New Orleans in Louisiana (USA) have been engaged in an extremely successful partnership that offers many advantages for students (organizational support, interesting scholarship opportunities, reduced tuition fees, and much more). Students of all subjects can apply for a semester or an entire academic year in New Orleans.

Please contact the Center New Orleans for further information about the exchange programs.


More information about the partner universities in the United States with testimonials from former exchange students

Study in Canada

Canada’s international reputation in higher education is based on outstanding research and learning opportunities, a wide range of different fields of study and study programs, the opportunity to study in English or French, internationally recognized degrees, and much more. Canada welcomes a great number of international students from around the globe every year. They benefit from a high standard of academic excellence, but also from the opportunity to study abroad and gain new experience. Canada is famous for its unique variety of breathtaking landscapes alongside with huge urban conglomerations. It is a country of immigration and home to many different cultures to be discovered.

The Canadian Studies Centre coordinates the exchange programs with various universities in Canada.


More information about the partner universities in Canada with testimonials from former exchange students

General information on studying abroad

Students who wish to spend a semester abroad can contact the International Relations Office of the University of Innsbruck for more information about: 


Mobility programmes

Partner universities with testimonials from former exchange students

Contact for questions concerning the organization of your semester abroad (non-EU countries):



Information on data protection for applicants: concerning grants, awards and scholarships

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