Your FIRST STEPS into university life

Choosing a degree programme and embarking on a new phase of your life is an exciting time: It’s a time of opportunities, but also of challenges. The University of Klagenfurt offers prospective students and first-semester students a wide range of guidance services.

Here, we provide important information, helpful tips and useful tricks that will help you to get your life as a student off to a good start.

Student Counselling Services

Starting university is usually an exciting time filled with many new experiences and challenges. Often, it is impossible to avoid a few initial hurdles. The Student Counselling Services team provide help when it comes to selecting a course of study or switching to a different degree programme. Our experts can help you to develop your educational and professional ideas, to explore and compare alternative educational options, or to plan and implement concrete steps for further action.

Counselling is provided individually or in groups and lasts for an agreed period of time. The services are provided free of charge,  confidentially and, if desired, anonymously.

Phone: +43 463 23482
E-mail: psycholog [dot] studierendenberatung [at] aau [dot] at

Be First! Mentoring Programme

Be First! is a very special mentoring programme for prospective students. Specially trained mentors, who are themselves students at the University of Klagenfurt, encourage young people who hope to be the first in their family to take up a course of study. The mentors provide initial insights into studying and support prospective students in choosing a course of study while they are in their final year of school and during their first months as students.


Student Guidance Service at the University of Klagenfurt

Our student guidance service is the first point of contact for all those who want to find out about the content and structure of the degree programmes. Prospective students can access straightforward information and advice at any time.

WhatsApp: +43 664 963 31 09
E-mail: studieninfo [at] aau [dot] at
Phone: +43 463 2700 9325

New Starter Checklist

For all those who have already decided to start a degree programme, here is our checklist for getting started, with step-by-step instructions on how to take up a degree programme at the University of Klagenfurt.

  1. Register online
  2. Activate your user account
  3. Complete the special admission procedure (if required)
  4. Enrol in person
  5. Collect AAU.card
  6. Pay ÖH student union fees
  7. Log in to the online student portal
  8. Register for courses
  9. Get advice at the ÖH Info Days
  10. Take part in the Welcome Days


ÖH Info Days

The Info Days organised by the Austrian Student Union (ÖH) Klagenfurt take place in the weeks before and around the start of the semester. New students can get advice from the respective student representatives and discover all they need to know about starting their studies.


Welcome Days

The Welcome Days provide first-semester students with key information about starting their studies. Over the course of these days, the University of Klagenfurt shows all new students how to study efficiently, purposefully and with a sense of enjoyment, and introduces the
university’s fantastic service facilities. In addition to the events and workshops on offer, you will also receive tips and advice from the Austrian Student Union (ÖH). Plus, it’s a great way to meet people and get to know campus life.