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Semester in Austria

Alpen Adria University

About the Program

Since its founding in 1970, the Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt (AAU) has successfully established itself as a distinctive voice reinforcing the canon of Austrian universities, as a globally networked research institution, and as a hub for the acquisition, exchange, and transfer of knowledge across the entire Alps-Adriatic Region. The scientific achievements of the AAU advance the university’s growing national and international visibility. The AAU contributes to finding solutions for today’s vast challenges by pooling and strengthening various research fields. The establishment of the profile-enhancing research initiatives Energy Management & Energy Technology, Sustainability, Self-organizing Systems and Visual Culture allows holistic approaches and yields excellent research results.

More than 10,000 students attend the Alpen-Adria-Universität for the purposes of study and research, including around 1,800 students from abroad. Approximately 1,500 members of staff strive to produce outstanding achievements of the highest quality in the realms of teaching, research and university administration. In total, 35 departments spread across the university’s four faculties serve as sites of work and research at the AAU. In addition, several specialized centers contribute to shaping the university’s specific portrait. The AAU is located in Carinthia, Austria’s southernmost province. Home to around 100,000 inhabitants, the city of Klagenfurt is considered one of the most livable cities in Austria. The proximity to Italy and Slovenia results in an atmosphere of intercultural exchange at the intersection between the Alpine and the Mediterranean culture. See also: https://www.aau.at/wp-content/...

Quick Facts

  • AAU hosts students from over 80 countries and has staff from over 40 countries
  • AAU offers 18 bachelor's degree programs and 24 master's degree programs
  • Enrollment: 11,500 students of which 1795 are international students
  • The campus includes the University Sports Institute (USI) for elite athletes

Due to the academic calendar for Alpen Adria University, most students choose to spend either a full academic year there or just the spring semester. However, it may be possible to enroll in enough credit hours from October through December to earn the minimum 12 hours required. For details, contact a study abroad advisor.

Dates/TermFall 2018Spring 2019
Arrival Date First week of September 2018 for German intensive course. First week of February 2019 for German intensive course.
Classes Begin First week of October 2018 First week of March 2019
Classes End End of January 2019 (see note above)End of June 2019
Final Exams End of January through February 10, 2019End of June through July 10, 2019
Departure Date February 10 - 15, 2019July 10 to 15, 2019
Deadline to Apply June 1, 2018 November 1, 2018
Credits/Courses

Students earn 15 OKCU credits for a semester at Alpen Adria University.

Students able to study in German may select from the full curriculum of the university. Students not ready to study in German may enroll in a semester-long intensive German program along with courses taught in English from across the curriculum. While it's not advised, students may also enroll in courses taught in English without studying German.

Disciplines with courses taught in English include the following:

  • American Studies (literature, history, film)
  • Business Administration
  • Communications
  • Computer Science
  • Cultural Studies
  • Economics
  • Gender Studies
  • Literature and Linguistics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

A full list of courses taught in English can be found here: https://www.aau.at/en/international/studying-in-klagenfurt/students-in-mobility-programmes/

Accommodations

Students live in on-campus dormitories or off-campus apartments. On-campus housing is not guaranteed by AAU; however, OKCU students have always been able to secure housing. Applying early for housing is key.

Fees

Fall 2018

  • Tuition and fees: Students pay OKCU tuition and fees; most scholarships and financial aid apply
  • Student Housing: $1750 to $2250 per semester
  • Meals: $1250 to $1500 for 4 months
  • Activity fee: none
  • Medical Insurance: Not provided by AAU
  • Students are met at the Klagenfurt train station by AAU students if arrangements are made prior to arrival
  • Other local transportation: $150

Spring 2019

  • Tuition and fees: Students pay OKCU tuition and fees; most scholarships and financial aid apply
  • Student Housing: $2250 to $3000 per semester
  • Meals: $1575 to $2000
  • Activity fee: none
  • Medical Insurance: Not provided by AAU
  • Students are met at the Klagenfurt train station by AAU students if arrangements are made prior to arrival
  • Other local transportation: $150

Download an estimated budget template to determine what a semester in Klagenfurt will cost you.

Eligibility
  • Must be a sophomore or above at the beginning of the program
  • Must be at least 18 years of age at the beginning of the program
  • Some previous German language study is encouraged, but not required
  • Good standing at OKCU
Scholarships and Financial Aid
  • Federal and State Aid typically applies
  • Most OKCU scholarships apply

Download an estimated budget template to determine what a semester in Klagenfurt will cost you.

Connect with Alpen Adria University

Primary Student Contact: Matthias Kraft-Kinz incoming.exchange@aau.at

Website: https://www.aau.at/en/internat...

Phone: +43 463 2700 9243

  • Aerial view of Alpen Adria University

    AAU offers a green campus with close proximity to Lake Worthersee.

  • International students at AAU

    Students from over 80 countries study at AAU.

  • Students on Campus

    Alpen Adria University is a great choice for those who enjoy the outdoors.


Contact the Office of Global Engagement

studyabroad@okcu.edu

405-208-5259 or 405-208-5270

Clara Jones Administration Building, 4th Floor, Suite 438