Klagenfurt is a modern and liveable city with almost 100,000 inhabitants and mediterranean flair. Those who study here decide to move their center of life to Carinthia. And thus make a good choice! With the numerous offers, the study-life balance is not neglected. You need an energy kick between two lectures? Treat yourself to a cappuccino in one of the cafés and restaurants around the university or use the time to attend a sports course at USI.
No long distances. On campus, the lecture halls, library and cafeteria are not far apart.
Tastes good! The restaurants around the campus will ensure that you come through the day stronger. Our cafeteria cooks sustainably, cheaply and well. Our commitment to sustainability and regionalism has even been recognized.
Your future is important to us! The Career Service advises students and graduates on questions concerning the world of work and career topics. Many students are already employed while they are still studying.
We support students in combining studies and family. The AAU’s Family Service advises students on all questions concerning children and family and provides support in questions of compatibility and care.
Whether you like to celebrate, get your croissant from the baker every day or you don’t like to miss the cinema: Every lifestyle is different and so is the cost of living. Depending on what is important to you, your monthly expenses vary. To help you calculate better, here is a rough estimate of the monthly living costs in Klagenfurt.
250 – 500 Euro
approx. 250 Euro
Personal needs (studies, books, culture, entertainment, sports)
approx. 300 Euro
Scholarships & grants
As a student, a number of different options are available to help you fund your studies. You can find out what grants and financial aid you can apply for on the following pages.
The Adriatic Sea is only a two-hour drive from Klagenfurt. In summer as well as in winter, there are literally no limits to the recreational possibilities. At the same time, Klagenfurt is located in a diverse central European region: the cities of Ljubljana, Graz, Udine, Salzburg, Trieste, Venice, Vienna and Munich are within a radius of 130 to 350 kilometers by road.
The location of the AAU between alpine and Mediterranean culture offers many possibilities for excursions and leisure activities. What other campus offers you the chance to
hike and ski in the Gerlitzen mountains within 30 minutes?
swim in the Italian seas within two hours?
be at the Venice Biennale within two and a half hours?
stroll through the Old Town in Rovinj, Croatia, in three hours?
The campus is very well connected to the city center of Klagenfurt by public transport. The nearest bus connections can be easily accessed via the numerous information screens on the campus.
The university can be reached very well by train or car, and the Klagenfurt West freeway exit is within easy reach. Trains depart every half hour from Klagenfurt West station, which is connected by a convenient bus service.
Parking on the university grounds is subject to a fee. The parking fee obligation applies without exception daily from 0:00 – 24:00 hours and for all parking areas. You can find all information on parking permits and the semester ticket here.
Sports & leisure
The home of Austria’s most modern University Sports Institute, AAU has a huge number of sports and leisure activities to choose from. And if you do ever want spend some time outside of Klagenfurt, the mountains and the lake are just a short trip away.
There are several services at Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt which offer day-to-day support to students with disabilities or chronic illnesses. The main point of contact is the Integriert Studieren (Integrated Study) office.
If you have any concerns about issues unrelated to your programme of study, a number of different student representation bodies are available to help. Regardless of whether it’s a personal issue or a question about studying, equality or discrimination, on this page you can find someone who can help.