COVID-19 Update (30.06.2020)

  • The University of Salzburg Executive Board is currently considering implementing a mixture of on-site and distance learning for the coming semester. We expect to resume normal teaching at the university by the beginning of October, providing that there are no further restrictive regulations imposed before the semester begins. 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 (update expected in August 2020).
  • General Statement of the Univerity of Salzburg is the Letter of the Rector.
  • Students who returned back home and continue exchange studies online, but don't come back to Salzburg physically, please deregister your residence in Salzburg.
  • Students considering returning to their home country now, 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. 
  • Students are very welcome to stay in Salzburg. This happens on their own responsibility.

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.    

Please take the recommendations issued by the University of Salzburg Board into account and keep yourself informed by checking the homepage regularly https://www.uni-salzburg.at/index.php?id=41697&L=1&newsid=17658&b=52 

The following measures were decided upon:

  • It will no longer be possible to return to lecture halls and seminar rooms this summer semester. Exceptions will only be made in specific areas, such as certain laboratory tasks and some practical sports exercises.
  • Oral and commission board examinations will be available online from next week. A guideline on this will be published as soon as a regulation has been enacted by the Ministry of Education, Science and Research. Other Exams will be able to take place in university buildings in the coming weeks, but under very restricted conditions. We ask for your patience whilst we prepare the correct regulations for such examinations
  • Those who continue the exchange studies online, shall stay in regular email contact with teachers and coordinators in Salzburg and the sending universities.
  • Students who decided to cancel their exchange studies (as well remotly), please inform our office. Keep contact to other office/exchange responsibles, e.g. student dorms/house keepers, etc.
  • Lending and other support services will soon be phased in again. You will find details on the University Library website. Books can be send back by postal services.
  • All offices with personal contact stay closed. 
  • The Department of International Relations can be contacted by email or phone. The regular opening hours still do not apply. We can only welcome you into the office in exceptional cases accordance with the necessary safety precautions and with an appointment (for details please refer to above mentioned FAQs)
Studying in 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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