8 reasons to study in Klagenfurt

Klagenfurt is a small and friendly city: 100,000 people live here in the most southerly provincial capital in Austria. The University of Klagenfurt, also known as Alpen-Adria Universität (AAU), is located in the west of the city, about 5 minutes away from Lake Wörthersee by bike. It’s an excellent place to study. But with “discover Klagenfurt”, we also want to show you that Klagenfurt and Carinthia (as well as the regions beyond) are wonderful places to live as well as study!

1: The University of Klagenfurt: Small in size, big in character!


The student to professor ratio at the university is around 38 to 1. In other words, you‘re not just an anonymous (matriculation) number here. Instead, your lecturers will encourage and challenge you individually.

2: It’s your choice! Our huge range of degree programmes


The University of Klagenfurt offers 18 programmes at Bachelor level, 27 Master’s degree programmes, 14 teaching subjects and 5 doctoral degree programmes. 10 of these programmes are currently taught in English.

3: Stunning campus


The University of Klagenfurt’s campus covers 10 hectares, close to the shores of Lake Wörthersee. The infrastructure provides all you need for a perfect time at university: short distances, modern buildings, and plenty of great leisure and cultural activities. It’s also very green: around half of the campus is undeveloped space.

4: The world comes to you in Klagenfurt!


The campus of the University of Klagenfurt is the most international hotspot in southern Austria. Around 2,000 of the 12,000 students come from close to 100 different countries. The friends you make during your time in Klagenfurt will form part of your global network, opening many international doors later on.

5: And Klagenfurt is your gateway to the world!


The university cooperates with 440 universities around the world. Erasmus and joint-study semesters, work experience or summer schools abroad are therefore easily accessible.

6: The University of Klagenfurt is one of the best…


… young universities in the world! It holds top positions in many rankings – including number 48 in the THE Young University Rankings 2021. Many researchers are international luminaries in their fields, publish their work in highly regarded journals and are helping to shape the development of future technologies. Everyone who graduates from the University of Klagenfurt benefits from this success.

7: Life in motion


Our campus in Klagenfurt offers over 250 sports courses that are guaranteed to keep you fit throughout your studies. The university also offers a varied cultural programme, which you can contribute to with your own creativity and inspiration.

8: Springboard for your career


The university enjoys extensive connections with companies across the region and around the world. You’ll get an early start in a network of experts who will help you on your way to a stellar professional career.