Admission

First, please fill in the Erasmus Application Form.

The original copy of this form needs to be sent to: University of Salzburg, International Relations Office, Sigmund Haffner Gasse 18, 5020 Salzburg by mail before the 30th of June for the winter semester, or before the 30th of November for the summer semester.
After you have received your university´s signature and seal on this form, please send it to the above mentioned address.
Make sure that you have been nominated by your university and that the nomination was sent to the University of Salzburg. This can be done by e-mail, fax, or letter and should include your personal data, including the study period at our institution issued by your coordinator or the International Office of your university.

The University of Salzburg does not send out letters of acceptance to Erasmus students. If you were nominated in the frame of a valid Erasmus exchange agreement, within the designated subject codes and quotas, your acceptance as an Erasmus student can be taken as guaranteed. Paper versions of acceptance letters will be sent out (upon request) only to students coming from countries whose citizens need a residence permit in order to study in Austria.

Approximately one month before the semester starts, you will receive a Welcome e-mail containing new and important information.

Your student ID card cannot be issued before you arrive at the University; however, please complete the online pre-registration before arrival and remember the student identity number assigned by the system.

After your arrival in Salzburg, please contact the International Relations Office and then proceed to the Student Service Centre where you can enroll for your study programme. 

Upon successful registration, you will receive your student ID. The ID card can be used across campus (e.g. for printing and photo-copying). The card will be activated once the Austrian Student Union Fee (ÖH-Beitrag), currently € 19,70 is paid to the University of Salzburg. After access is granted, all university services are available (e.g. PLUSonline). The ID card has to be validated at one of the various "Service Points" across campus.

During the last weeks of September and February the International Relations Office organizes preparatory German courses and an Orientation Week for incoming Erasmus students.

Accomodation

The University of Salzburg does not own any student residence halls and can only help you in finding accommodation by providing the following information. The University cannot be held responsible for any problems arising from the below mentioned suggestions.

You can make an inquiry about a room in a student dormitory by contacting the office of the "Austrian Exchange Service" OeAD-Housing (Kaigasse 28/3, 5020 Salzburg; Tel.: 0043 662 8044 4901 e-mail: housing-salzburg@oead.at, http://www.housing.oead.at). Please note that this service requires a € 35 registration fee. Bookings will only be valid after the payment of a € 950 deposit to OeAD-Housing has been made.

You can also find a room by contacting one of the student dormitories yourself. There is a list of all available dormitories by visiting the Austrian Student Union website. The ÖH also has created a webpage with different types of accommodation and job offers at http://www.oeh-salzburg.at/service-das-hilft/boersen/wohnungsboerse.

If you don´t find suitable accommodation by means of the above mentioned services, you can of course come to Salzburg and stay in a youth hostel for the first few days. You are likely to find a room in a shared appartment on the spot upon arrival. Although it might seem to be a risky method of searching for accommodation, most students finally succeed in finding a suitable place.

Academic Calender

Winter Semester: Beginning of October - End of January
Summer Semester: Beginning of March - End of June
Please find the exact dates and deadlines here.

Institutional and Departmental Coordinator

All Erasmus partner institutions have an academic coordinator at the University of Salzburg: Erasmus Departmental Coordinators. Please contact him/her regarding any academic and study specific questions. On administrative related issues you're welcome to contact the Erasmus institutional coordinator at the International Relations Office of the University.

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 Office will be happy to help you.
Please contact petra.hoepfner(at)sbg.ac.at.

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