COVID-19 Update (09/02/2021):

Distance Learning continues for the whole Sommer Semester!

The rectorate decided to conduct teaching and examinations in a distance-learning format throughout the summer semester. Courses that cannot be substituted online (e.g. laboratory exercises) remain exempt from this.

Exceptions:

  • Laboratory and practical sports exercises can take place in coordination with course leaders
  • Work on Master and Bachelor theses will continue as normal
  • Library: Reading halls and media loaning services will partially remain open until further notice
  • Most of the International Office staff members continue working from home.
  • The International Relations Department will stay closed.
  • Coming in is possible only in very urgent cases and by prior appointment with your programme coordinator!
  • Join our online consultation hours online via WEBEX Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 - 11 am (no meetings offered on 8 December and from 24.12. - 06.01.2021).
  • You can contact us by email or phone.

Further updates will be published on the University of Salzburg and office website.

We ask for your understanding and support. 

Students and staff planning travels to Salzburg/Austria or from Salzburg to other countries should stay aware of the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak and may behave as recommended by national, local authorities. 

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.   

More information:

If you have recently been travelling or are concerned, you may have symptoms, please stay at home and avoid contact with others.

Please call 1450 or use this link to guide you on next steps: www.sozialministerium.at/en.html

Please stay informed on the measures put in place by the Austrian authorities to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. These might change due to the development of the current situation! Therefore, check the COVID-19 info news channels regularly: https://www.oesterreich.gv.at/

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Information with regard to future exchange activities:

Applications/Nominations of mobilities to the University of Salzburg during the next academic year a will be accepted - with regard to current COVID-19 measures.

The University of Salzburg Executive Board is considering implementing a mixture of on-site and distance learning. Details about how the courses will be held can be found in the course catalogue of the relevant departments: https://online.uni-salzburg.at/plus_online/webnav.ini


Please take the recommendations issued by the University of Salzburg Board into account and keep yourself informed by checking the homepage/emails regularly.

Studying in Salzburg

Dear Students,
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.

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