Universität of 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.
October – July 2017 (depending on each faculty’s schedule). No courses in February.
Obtaining a Bachelor’s degree requires 3 years of study .
Two per year (15 weeks each).
- Semester I: approx. 1st October – 31st January
- Semester II: approx 1st March –first week of July
- Exam session in January
- Exam session in June
Master’s programmes comprise 120 ECTS-Credits, which is equivalent to a study period of two years (four semesters). Master’s programmes are designed to deepen and extend the knowledge and skills provided during the bachelor’s programme.
Since courses are almost all held in German you must have a sufficient level of competence in German 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.
Bachelor’s courses are (almost all) in German, Master’s courses sometimes also in English.
Yes: See Accomodation.
- Average expenses for accommodation and living in Innsbruck can be estimated at approx. EUR 580 per month.
- Local transportation: 45 Euros (monthly)
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.
For questions about study abroad not answered on this site, you can seek assistance from the International Office Geosciences (about language proficiency, finances, motivation etc.). For questions about study plans and exam regulations, please contact your study advisor.
The International Office is open and can be reached by telephone on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, from 10:30 - 11:30 and 12:30 - 14:30 (or by appointment).