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.

1: You are our number one!

At the University of Klagenfurt, the average number of students per professor is 38. In other words, you are not a mere number here, instead you are individually known, challenged and supported by our teaching staff.

2: The perfect programme for you!

The range of degrees offered includes 20 Bachelor’s programmes, 29 Master’s programmes, 14 teaching subjects and 5 doctoral programmes. In addition, we have a wide range of supplementary options. This means we have exactly what you need.

3: The world comes to you and you head out into the world!

Around 2,000 of our 12,000 students hail from close to 100 countries around the world. The university cooperates with 440 universities worldwide, so you can easily spend semesters abroad, complete internships and attend summer schools.

4: The University of Klagenfurt belongs to the top 2 % …

… of the best universities in the world! It has achieved excellent results in many rankings – including the THE Young University Rankings. Numerous researchers are international luminaries in their fields and actively shape the development of future technologies.

5: Our stunning campus!

The campus covers 10 hectares and comes with plenty of inviting and shady green spaces, all in close proximity to Lake Wörthersee. The infrastructure offers everything you need for your perfect time at university: short distances, modern buildings, a large library, and fantastic leisure and cultural opportunities. The Lakeside Science & Technology Park with its many high-tech companies is right next door. It only takes 15 minutes to reach the city centre by bike.

6: Springboard for your career

The university maintains close ties with companies in the region and all around the world. You will gain an early foothold in a network of industry experts who will support you on your way to a successful professional career through various career programmes.

7: No university fees

As a state university in Austria, the University of Klagenfurt can offer your study programme free of charge. If you complete your studies promptly, there are no costs for you as an EU citizen (except the ÖH student union fee of around € 20 per semester).

8: Affordable living

Klagenfurt is one of the major cities in Austria where living costs are still manageable. Rooms in student residences or shared flats as well as small studio apartments can be had for around €200 to €500. Certain programmes offer scholarships you can apply for.