COVID-19 Update

Students considering returning to their home country, should be aware of any travel warnings that may apply to the journey. Check home countries' authorities's websites to find latest news.

It’s the home countries' responsibility to support their students in organising the return back home.

Note: Deregistration with the City of Salzburg is possible by email to meldeamt(at)stadt-salzburg.at by sending the completed registration form "Meldezettel" and an ID/passport copy.    

Students shall stay in regular email contact with their teachers and coordinators in Salzburg and sending universities.

The following measures were decided upon and are being implemented:

  • Teaching is organised via distance learning.
  • Teaching staff must be available to students. 
  • All exams are suspended until after Easter. The first possible examination day is expected to be April 20, 2020 
  • All library locations have been closed.
  • All offices with personal contact are closed.

Those who are going back home and want to continue the exchange studies online, please write an email to each of your professors requesting to continue your classes remotely through distance learning and make sure to cc us in every email.

Please take the recommendations issued by the University of Salzburg Board into account and keep yourself informed by checking the homepage regularly. The University of Salzburg published FAQs, as well as other useful information on the current situation, on the news website https://www.uni-salzburg.at/index.php?id=41697&L=1&newsid=17658&b=52 

Students are welcome to ask for our support by mail and phone.

Keep contact to other office/exchange responsibles, e.g. student dorms/house keepers, etc.

Application Process

The application for an exchange placement at the University of Salzburg within a bilateral Study Abroad exchange programme must be made with the appropriate authority (academic coordinator or International Office) at your home university by using our Entry Form for exchange students. The form requires your university's signature and seal, as well as your signature! Your application documents will be sent to us by your institutional representative.

Nomination/Application Deadlines

  • June 30 for the following winter semester/academic year
  • November 30 for the following summer semester

Application Documents

  • Entry Form
  • CV
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Transcript of Records

Registration for Exchange Students

  • online PRE-REGISTRATION. It's important to fill in this pre-registration before departure to Salzburg University! This service will be made available around two months before the start of semester (1st July for the following winter semester/academic year, 2nd January for the following summer semester). Please make sure to note down the identification number you are assigned by the system, as well as the fixed appointment at University of Salzburg's Admissions Department.
  • Personal Registration at the Student Service Centre. Upon arrival in Salzburg, please come first to the International Relations Office to collect your Welcome Folder and to get assistance with the further steps in the registration process.

Courses

PLUSonline Student Service Platform
For the course catalogue, the University of Salzburg and additional information on courses, please refer to thePLUSonline student service platform. It is also possible to search for courses taught in English with PLUSonline.

Learning Agreement

Erasmus students have to send their Learning Agreements before the mobility to the departmental Erasmus coordinator in Salzburg for signature, if possible.

For changes to the Learning Agreement during the mobility students, again, have to contact their departmental Erasmus coordinator in Salzburg.

Learning Agreements after the mobility are equal to the official University of Salzburg transcript of records, which is downloadable via PLUSOnline in German and English (Studeinerfolgsnachweis).


Language Courses
The University of Salzburg generally expects all incoming students to have sufficient proficiency in German. This is not a required qualification; however, all potential students should be aware that the primary language used for coursework at the University is German. If you are not yet at this level or simply would like to brush up on your German, the University offers German language courses through the Department of German and the University Language Center which are taught according to varying levels of proficiency and run the length of each semester. The courses cost between €45 and €120.

German Language Intensive Courses before Semester starts
The University of Salzburg offers at the beginning of each semester intensive language preparation courses in German at two levels: A1 and B1. For more information on the courses, application and registration, please see top of page!

Health Insurance

Exchange students studying at our University must prove that they have a health insurance valid in Austria. Students from EU/EEA countries are required to possess the European Health Insurance Card. Students from countries that have an insurance agreement with Austria should bring along the "A3 form", which is available at the national health insurance institutions of their home countries. All other students are recommended either to purchase health insurance in their home country or to take out a health insurance policy for students (Studierendenselbstversicherung) with the Salzburger Gebietskrankenkasse (5020 Salzburg, Engelbert-Weiß-Weg 10, Tel.: +43 (0)662 8889-0, sgkk@sgkk.at, www.sgkk.at) upon arrival. The cost of this insurance coverage for students is € 58.39 per month (as of 2018).

Liability and Accident Insurance
Liability and accident insurance is included in the Austrian Student Union Membership Fee of € 19.70, which every student is obliged to pay. This insurance coverage is valid for all activities at the University. If you would like further insurance you will have to research other means of coverage yourself.

Buddy Network

The Buddy-Network is a service offered by the Austrian Students Union (ÖH)_International Branch in Salzburg. You can apply to be matched up with an Austrian "buddy", who will be able to guide and advise you at the beginning of your stay at the University of Salzburg.

If you are interested in participating, the Austrian Student Union_International Branch launched an application/registration process for you via: https://buddynetwork-salzburg.broaddy.com/register/

For more information on the service or if you are facing difficulties/problems, please contact the Austrian Student Union_International Branch Salzburg international(at)oeh-salzburg.at

Any Questions?!
The International Relations Office will be happy to help you.

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