COVID-19 Update (16.10.2020):

Change of Teaching

The University of Salzburg executive board is forced to react to the dramatic development of the Corona situation in the federal state of Salzburg with a restriction of classroom teaching.

This means that as of Monday, October 19, 2020, all courses that have so far been taught in a classroom will have to be converted to distance learning.  

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 remain open until further notice
  • Most of the International Office staff members continue working at their workplace.
  • The International Relations Department will stay closed.
  • Coming in is possible only in very urgent cases and by prior appointment with your programme coordinator!
  • We are planning to organize consultation-hours online via WEBEX. 
  • 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/

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.

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 € 20.20, 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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