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What do you have to do before coming to Austria as an Erasmus or Exchange Student?


I Registration

To register as an ERASMUS Student or as an exchange student at the Klagenfurt University  please fill in the following forms and send them, along with the documents listed below, to the International Office by the 31st of July for the winter semester and the 31st of December for the summer semester. 

1. Application for admission “Ansuchen um Zulassung zum Studium”
2. Certificates of all courses taken at your home university, including results
3. Copy of your Passport
4. Copy of your school-leaving certificate


II Accommodation

Note: to help with efficient processing of reserving the accommodation, please inform the International Office of the exact date/time of your arrival in Klagenfurt.

Please see below for further information regarding halls of residence and general accommodation.

Accommodation for all exchange students is organized by the ÖAD (Austrian Academic Exchange Service).


For further information regarding halls of residence please don’t hesitate to contact:
Mag. Dr. Olayeni Adegeye
Housing Office
Tel: 0043 463 2700 9234

Apartments are generally shared with 2 beds per room. A deposit is required which varies depending on the hall of residence. Deposits will be refunded when you leave.
If you prefer to make alternative living arrangements, the ÖAD has a wide range of private accommodation available.
Should you be arriving late in the evening and therefore unable to move into the room immediately, it is best to organize temporary accommodation at the local youth hostel, which is located very close to the university campus.

Hall of residence on campus

Klagenfurt youth hostel (Jugendherberge)
Address: Neckeimgasse 6, 9020 Klagenfurt
Tel: +43 (0)463 230 020
Price: per person for one night including breakfast (4-bed room) Euro 18,--.

Österreichische Studentenforderungsstiftung (Neues Uniheim)

Address: Nautilusweg 11, A-9020 Klagenfurt, Tel: +43 (0) 463 210 526 -501

Distance to the university: on campus
Price: double room EUR 210,--, single room EUR 256,-- per month
Deposit: (refunded when you move out) EUR 778,-- for single rooms, Euro 630,-- for doubleroom; one-off administrative charge of EUR 50,--
Facilities: study room, computer room with internet, internet connections in all rooms, common room, party room, table tennis, bike racks, parking spaces, 6 communal kitchens, coin operated washing machines, TV room, cable/satellite TV connections, TV connection in rooms, 2 rooms adapted for disabled.


Mozartheim hall of residence

Address: Mozartstrasse 61, A-9020 Klagenfurt, Tel : +43 (0) 463 23 782
Distance to the university: By walking 15 minutes 
Price: double room EUR 114, single room 124 ( plus amenities fee of approx EUR 25 per month)
Deposit: (refunded when you move out) EUR 219
Facilities: common room/party room, table tennis, bicycle racks, parking spaces, kitchenette in rooms, coin-operated washing machines, TV room, pay phones, internet connection, garden.

Concordia Hall of residence

Address: Hubertusstrasse 5, A-9020 Klagenfurt, Tel: +43 (0) 463 21 84 01
Distance to the university: 10 minutes by bus or 30 minutes by walking.
Price: Single room EUR 220,-- per month (There are only single rooms available!)
Deposit: EUR 400
Facilities: TV lounges, music room, common room and party room, chapel, table tennis, tennis courts, sports field, bicycle racks, 3 communal kitchens, coin operated washing machines, satellite TV connection, internet connection, café.


Don Bosco Studentenwohnheim

Address: Ainettgasse 10, 9020 Klagenfurt
Distance to the university: 15 minutes bus ride. 
Price: Double room EUR 220,--
Facilities: Study room, internet connections, common room, cycle racks, parking spaces, communal kitchens, coin operated washing machines, TV room, TV connection in rooms, cable/satellite connection.


III Language Reqirements (Language proficiency)


As most courses at the University of Klagenfurt are conducted in German, it is advised that students have a reasonable level of German.
Not all courses are conducted in German, some are also offered in English. There are also possibilities to improve your German through the German intensive language courses that the university offers prior to the semester courses.
 -intensive courses: these are offered in three week intervals, with classes being held every day Monday to Friday.
 -semester courses: a range of German courses are offered; General German, grammar courses, conversation, phonetics and more.


 Course  Hours  EUR  ECTS
Allgemeiner Sprachkurs 6




Wirtschaftssprache 3



Grammatik/Lexik/Schreiben I+II 3







Phonetik I-II 1




Vorbereitung auf Mittelstufenprüfung 1





IV Academic Calender 2008/2009 and 2009

Note: Exams are generally held at the end of each semester, however students may, with permission of their lecturer, sit the exams at the beginning of the following semester.


Wintersemester 2008/2009

Start of semester 01.10.2008
End of semester 31.01.2009
Christmas holidays 22.12.2008 - 05.01.2009
No lectures 10.10., 02.11.
Semester break 02.02. - 28.02.2009







Summersemester 2009

Start of semester 02.03.2009
End of semester 27.06.2009
Easter holidays 06. - 18.04.
No lectures 19.03., 30.05. - 02.06.2008
Semester break 29.06. - 30.09.






V Entry into Autria


Since 1 January 2006, all EU/EEA and Swiss citizens, who are staying longer than 3 months in Austria, must register within 3 months of arrival at the Municipal Department – Immigration office (Bezirkshauptmannschaft – Völkermarkter Ring 19) and receive a confirmation of registration („Anmeldebescheinigung“).



  • valid identification card or passport
  • confirmation of the Municipal District Office Klagenfurt („Meldezettel“)
  • proof of a health insurance covering all the necessary costs (e.g. European Health Insurance Card) (“Krankenversicherung”)
  • proof of sufficient financial means or the Erasmus contract from your home university (“Bankauszug” oder “Bestätigung über das Erasmus Stipendium")
  • confirmation of admission by the University of Klagenfurt (“Inskriptionsbestätigung”)
  • passport photo 
  • € 15,--

Practical information section

Special needs
The Klagenfurt University offers considerable services to individuals needs.
For more information and personal consultation please contact:
Mark Wassermann
Service for disabled and chronically ill students
Universitatstrasse 65/67, A-9020 Klagenfurt 
Tel: +43 (0) 463 2700 9196


University Library

With over  620 000 volumes on the shelves and around 3 000 current subscriptions to journals and other periodicals, Klagenfurt University library is the largest academic libary in Carinthia.
Opening hours: Monday-Wednesday 9am-7pm, Thursday 9am-9pm, Friday 9am -6pm, Saturday 9am - 1pm.
During the semester breaks and on days when there are no classes, the university library is open Monday- Friday 9am -4pm and Wednesday 9am -7pm.


Computer centre

The Klagenfurt University offers a comprehensive range of computer services: Email, internet access via modem, IDSN or telecable, electronic printing accounts for the university’s computers.
Accessing computers is also simple with over 50 open access work stations throughout the university, available for use 24/7. Users of the University’s system register online as ZID users with their assigned pin code.


ÖH- the Austrian National Union of Students

The Austrian students union is the legal body which represents all students. Its voluntary student workers are committed to advocating student’s interests. All students at Austrian universities are obliged by law to pay a membership fee (EUR 15.36) when they are admitted to a course of studies. They then become a member of the ÖH.



The Klagenfurt University offers a program entitled entrée. This program provides every individual exchange student with personal assistance regarding any difficulties they may encounter before coming to Austria and while residing in Austria. Every student will be assigned an Austrian contact who will assist you throughout the exchange process.
So if everything looks a little overwhelming don’t stress, help is at hand.


USI- University Sports Institute

The institute publishes the program for its courses at the beginning each of every semester.
The USI offer a wide range of sporting activities. The sports range through: skiing, aerobics, taichi, yoga, basketball and many more. Registration is possible during its office hours.


VI Arriving in Klagenfurt

a) Arriving in Klagenfurt

Klagenfurt airport is approximately 4 km away from the city centre and about 8 km from the university itself. There is a bus connection (no.42) from the airport to the city centre/ “Heiligengeistplatz” where you should change to a number 10/11 or 12 bus.
Should you arrive late in the evening, it is better to take a taxi; the journey to the university should cost around EUR 15.--

b) Arriving by train

There is a direct bus service from Vienna airport to the Wiener "Südbahnhof” train station. It costs EUR 6,-- and runs every 20 minutes between 7.10am and midnight (the journey takes about 20 min). There is a direct train to Klagenfurt every 2 hours. A single ticket costs around EUR 32.10 per person (2nd class). There is a bus connection from Klagenfurt main station to the university (nos. 40/41/42 bus) via Heiligengeistplatz where you should change to a number 10/11/12/13 bus. A taxi from the station to the university should cost around EUR 11,--


VII Cost of living in Klagenfurt


The following table should give you an idea of the average cost of living for students in Austria. The figures may vary considerably depending on your personal lifestyle and should only be taken as a guideline.

Accommodation Euro 180,--
Food Euro 180,--
Personal expenses Euro 220,--
Monthly expenses Euro 580,--






VIII Student health insurance


It is possible as an exchange student to take a health insurance in Austria. If you wish to do so you can do this after you have been registered at the University of Klagenfurt as an exchange student. The necessary forms can be obtained from the International Office.

TBE inoculation (FSME/tick-borne encephalitis)
All students who intend to spend the summer semester (March to July) in Klagenfurt are strongly advised to be inoculated against TBE which is transmitted by ticks. Price approx. EUR 17,-- per shot.
Timing: first inoculation in March, second inoculation approx 4 weeks later (booster after one year and then every three years).
Address: Public Health Department (“Gesundheitsamt”) 
Bahnhofstrasse 35, A-9020 Klagenfurt, Tel: +43 (0) 462 5370
Monday - Friday 10.00-12.00


IX Further Practical Information

1. Student discounts

ÖH can give you information on reductions for public transport, theatre and concert tickets, museums, books, etc.
Present your identity card and a passport photo at the railway station to obtain a students rail pass (“Vorteilskarte”) for EUR 19.90 valid for a year. Students under the age of 26 at the beginning of the academic year are entitled to a reduction of 40% on regular train fares within Austria.

2. Opening Hours

• Most shops are open Monday-Friday 8am-7pm. Supermarkets and food stores are open 7.30am-7pm. Some shops are open on Saturday until 5pm otherwise until 1pm.
• Cheapest food shopping in town: LIDL supermarket, August-Jaksch-Strasse 48, HOFER supermarket, Villacherstrasse 45
• Sunday shopping: BILLA, At the Train Station. Opening hours 6am-9pm.
• Banks are generally open Monday-Friday 8am-midday and 2pm-4pm. A personal identity card or passport is required to open an account.
• The counters at post offices are open Monday-Friday 8am-midday and 2pm-5pm.

3. Eat and Drink at the University of Klagenfurt


4. Public Transport

Klagenfurt has a well developed bus network. Single tickets may be bought from the driver (EUR 1.80) while ticket blocks and monthly passes may be bought at the following address:
Stadtwerke Klagenfurt
Kartenstelle – ticket sales office: Heiligengeistplatz/Woolworth Passage
Opening hours: Monday-Friday 6.30am-2.30pm
Prices: Single journey  EUR 1.80
Block of ten tickets    EUR 10.20
Monthly passes EUR 15.00


5. Bicycle Hire

You can hire a bicycle at the Uni-Wirt for EUR 75,-- per semester.


6. Important Telephone Numbers

Emergency numbers
• Police   133
• Fire Brigade  122
• Ambulance  144

General Hospital (Landeskrankenhaus LKH)
St. Veiter Str. 47, A-9020 Klagenfurt,
Tel: +43 (0) 463 538

Dispensing chemist’s/Pharmacy
Universitatsstr. 23, A-9020 Klagenfurt
Tel: +43 (0) 463 210349



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