Universität Innsbruck

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Universität Innsbruck (Austria) is an exchange destination for students of the Faculty of Geosciences. In this information sheet you will find more information about this university. 

Student experiences

General information for exchange students


Course information

Exchange student guide


Academic calendar



Two per year (15 weeks each).

  • Semester I: approx. 1st October – 31st January
  • Semester II: approx 1st March –first week of July


Bachelor students

There are two exam weeks:

  • WS (winter semester): mid February
  • SS (summer semester): mid July

Master students usually do not have lecture parts but two interactive parts. Master students do not have a final exam week.:

Exams take place individually for each module:

  • WS (winter semester): apporx. end of January/ beginning of February
  • SS (summer semester): apporx. end of June/ beginning of July

The course model system is explained here: Course Information and Exams – University of Innsbruck.


Since courses are almost all held in German you must have a sufficient level of competence in German (CEFR B1, see CEFR) to attend lectures and pass examinations.

Erasmus Incomings will be automatically accepted by our Admission Department within the corresponding Bachelor Progamme of their studies and receive a Letter of Admission.

For acceptance within a Master Programme as an Erasmus Incoming the original certificate of your Bachelor degree as well as proof of registration in a Master Programme (original version) at the home university must be presented – at the latest on the occasion of registration in the Admission Department.

Areas of study open to exchange students


Courses at Master’s level


Language of instruction

Bachelor’s courses are (almost all) in German, Master’s courses sometimes also in English.

Housing assistance

Yes: See Accomodation

Estimated living costs per month
  • Accommodation €450
  • Food €300
  • Books and entertainment €250
  • Total expenses €1000

This can only be a rough estimate, always depending on your personal life style there may be big differences.


The standard unit of study is the semester. The normal load of a semester is 30 credits. The convention of 30 credits/semester was chosen to adjust to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). The credits assess the normal volume of a student's work.

Number of places available

Two places for 5 months (1 semester)