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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. 

Student experiences
Academic calendar

UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES

Academic year

October – July 2017 (depending on each faculty’s schedule). No courses in February.

Obtaining a Bachelor’s degree requires 3 years of study .

Semesters

Two per year (15 weeks each).

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

Examinations

  • Exam session in January
  • Exam session in June

MASTER’S PROGRAMME

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.

Requirements

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.

Areas of study open to exchange students

Geography

Courses at Master’s level

Yes.

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
  • Average expenses for accommodation and living in Innsbruck can be estimated at approx. EUR 580 per month.
  • Local transportation: 45 Euros (monthly)
Credits

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

Unknown.

Additional information

More information about studying abroad: in Dutch and in English.

More information

More information about studying abroad: in Dutch and in English.

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.

Email international.geo@uu.nl (include your name, programme and student number)
Telephone +31 30  253 95 59
Address Koningsberger building (1st floor)

Opening hours

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).