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Students from 100 countries & staff from 50 countries worldwide contribute to the distinctive and vibrant atmosphere of our campus.

Internationalisation & mobility

The University of Klagenfurt promotes a programme of internationalisation at all levels. This programme of internationalisation is demonstrated in particular by the exchange programmes offered to our students, lecturers and other university staff; funding for young scientists; our hiring policy; research publications, projects and partnerships; and joint programmes run with partner universities.

The university’s internationalisation and partnership strategy has the following aims: The University of Klagenfurt wants to increase diversity in the province of Carinthia. Hosting students from 100 countries and staff from 50 countries, the University of Klagenfurt is already an international campus for the region.

Internationalisation also makes staff and students more competitive. Internationalisation and partnerships are the traditional catalysts for good publications and third-party projects. The aim is also to increase the mobility of both incoming and outgoing students and staff at the University of Klagenfurt.

Internationalisation has been an essential trait of universities since their very foundation. The University of Klagenfurt’s geographic location means that internationalisation is of particular significance. Based in a city where three different cultures meet, the university is well-placed to deliver research and teaching on an international level.

Study abroad

Each academic year approximately 200 students from the University of Klagenfurt take advantage of Erasmus+, Joint-Study and general study abroad scholarships to learn new languages and to experience different cultures and life in another country.

Studierende in einer Reihe
Gruppe von Studierenden vor dem Haupteingang der Universität Klagenfurt

International students at the University of Klagenfurt

Each academic year the University of Klagenfurt hosts more than 200 exchange students. Approximately two thirds of students rate their study abroad at the University of Klagenfurt as “Excellent”. In their study abroad feedback surveys, almost every incoming student said that they would recommend a semester abroad at the University of Klagenfurt.


international students


cooperations with partner universities


countries to explore

Selected partner universities

Osaka, Japan skyline at Osaka Castle Park

Kansai Gaidai University

Osaka, Japan


The main building of the University of Ljubljana, Slovenija

Univerza v Ljubljani

Ljubljana, Slovenia

(Erasmus+: Business Administration, Business & Law, Internat. Management, Applied Cultural Studies, English Studies, Educational Science, History, Media & Communications, Romance Studies, Slavonic Studies)

Skyline Jacksonville/Florida by night

University of North

Jacksonville, Florida, USA


At the University of Klagenfurt the world is at your fingertips! The University of Klagenfurt offers study and work abroad options to its staff and students via exchange programmes such as Erasmus+ and Joint-Study, work placements and summer schools.

Support & advice

The University of Klagenfurt’s International Office is available to answer any questions you might have about internationalisation & mobility in the field of teaching and education. The International Office advises the University of Klagenfurt’s incoming and outgoing students in mobility programmes.

The International Office also supports scientific and administrative members of the University of Klagenfurt staff who partcipate in an Erasmus+ mobility.

Further information on the Erasmus+ Programm at AAU:

Erasmus Charta der AAU

Erasmus Policy der AAU


International Office

Location: Universitätsstraße 65-67
E-mail: internationales [at] aau [dot] at

The International Office not open for party traffic. The International Office is available for digital consultations or via telephone.

Personal consultations are only possible in exceptional cases. Please contact us by e-mail (internationales [at] aau [dot] at).


Menschen auf der Bibliotheksbrücke

An internationally-recognised certificate is the best way of proving your language skills. The University of Klagenfurt’s partnership with the British Council Austria means students can sit IELTS examinations at the University of Klagenfurt. IELTS stands for International English Language Testing System. Register now!

Further information

Work & research abroad


The University of Klagenfurt has many options for researchers and other university staff who would like to work and conduct research abroad.

Interested in programmes and courses aimed at international students?

Alps-Adriatic Rectors’ Conference

The Alps-Adriatic Rectors’ Conference (AARC) is a union of 36 universities from the Alps/Adriatic area and has included the Western Balkans since 2011. Further information.

Carinthian International Club (CIC)

The CIC supports international staff and their families to settle in Carinthia. Information, support and advice are offered through regular events on a variety of different topics. Further information