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)

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 € 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 Relations Office will be happy to help you.

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