Information on COVID-19 HERE
Regular Office Hours in the Department of International Relations remain suspended.
Staff members of the Department of International Relations can be reached by e-mail and in some cases by telephone. We can only welcome you in person at the office in urgent cases – in compliance with the required COVID-19 security precautions and only by personal appointment.
ATTENTION: Distances and hygiene measures must be meticulously observed!
We offer you the opportunity to meet us virtually: Use our online WEBEX consultation hours every Tuesday and Thursday from 10 to 11 am! (do NOT take place on public holidays!)
Participation in the ONLINE consultation hours under this LINK
Please take the recommendations issued by the University of Salzburg Board into account and keep yourself informed by checking the homepage/emails regularly.
We are very pleased that you are interested in studying with us at the University of Salzburg!
Our University is the largest higher education institution in the federal state of Salzburg, with almost 2,800 employees and around 18,000 students. Over 50% of academic staff and approximately 38% of the University’s students come from international backgrounds.
Salzburg is one of the safest cities in the world, and the University’s excellent student-to-staff ratio means students also enjoy a supportive environment and learning culture. The University’s twenty sites are located in and around Salzburg’s historical centre, which is a UNESCO listed world heritage site. Situated in the heart of Europe, Salzburg offers fantastic connections to neighbouring countries and to some of Austria’s most beautiful alpine national parks. It is also a culturally vibrant city, home to world-famous performing arts and music festivals. Operating in this setting, the University of Salzburg offers international students and scholars a broad and unique range of experiences.
The University of Salzburg is a very old but, at the same time, a very new and modern university. It was first founded in 1622 as a Catholic Benedictine University by the former Archbishop of Salzburg Paris Lodron, who was born in the small northern Italian city of Rovereto. During the Napoleonic Wars, at the beginning of the 19th Century, the University was closed down and was not reopened, even after Salzburg became part of the Austrian Empire. Many of our institution’s building are within walking distance of each other or in purpose-built research and teaching facilities nearby. Some of these buildings date back to the time of the university’s original founding, whilst others are newly built with striking modern designs. All are equipped with up-to-date facilities for teaching, learning and research.
We hope that you will have an interesting and enjoyable time at our University, as well as in Salzburg itself!
The International Relations Office of the University of Salzburg
The number of international students coming to study at the University of Salzburg has increased over the past several years. Approximately 30 percent of all students studying at the university are foreign nationals. They either attend regular courses within the framework of an exchange program, or they are full-time, degree seeking students.
Information for Exchange Students Who Want to Study at the University of Salzburg within the Framework of a Bilateral Agreement
The information on the following pages is directed primarily towards those students who are full-time students at a university abroad and want to spend one semester or a whole year at the University of Salzburg within the framework of an exchange program (without seeking a degree from the University of Salzburg).
Information for International Students Who Want to Earn a Degree from the University of Salzburg
The international students who are seeking a degree from the University of Salzburg can find the relevant information on the homepage of the Student Service Centre. For more information on “Studying at an Austrian University” go to www.studyinaustria.at.