FAQs for Incoming Exchange Students
General Information about studying in Linz can be found under http://www.students.jku.edu/exchange/content/index_eng.html.
Go to http://cs.jku.at/teaching/courses/. Here you find the current lists of courses for the Bachelor and the Master programme. Further down you find also a separate list of all courses given in English.
Go to http://www.kusss.jku.at/kusss/coursecatalogue-start.action?advanced=true and type in either the course title, the lecturer or the course number. Then click on the "Suche" button to see details about the course (time, room, lecturer). Most pages also have a link to the Homepage of the course where you can find more specific information.
Go to http://www.kusss.jku.at/kusss/index.jsp and login with your student ID and password (which you will get upon arrival in Linz). Look up the requested course and register.
Go to http://cs.jku.at/teaching/. There you can find the curriculum description and other useful information.
You can look up the phone number and the email address of staff members at
If you know the institute go to http://cs.jku.at/research/institutes.html and click on the link for the respective institute. All institutes have detailed staff pages. You can also look up people at http://cs.jku.at/research/faculty.html.
For every course there is an exam (usually in the last week of the semester).
For most courses this is a written exam, but some exams are also in oral form.
For exercises and practicals the mark is sometimes determined on the
basis of the submitted exercises.
If you have to leave before the exam, please talk to the lecturer to arrange an extra exam.
Most bachelor courses are in German, but all master courses are in English. For additional english courses see http://cs.jku.at/teaching/courses/ under the category "English courses".
Yes, there are such courses.
Pre-semester intensive German courses start 2-3 weeks before the semester (i.e. in the middle of February and at the beginning of September). Erasmus students should have received appropriate information about these courses. CEEPUS students please contact Mr. Szelegowitz (firstname.lastname@example.org) in time.
There are also longer German courses during the semester.
It is a good idea to come already two weeks before the semester starts (winter semester starts on October 1, summer semester starts on March 1). First, you have to register for the courses, which sometimes get full very quickly. Second, there are some administrative things to do. It is better to do these things before the semester starts, i.e. during the orientation programme organised by the International Office. This would also allow you to participate in the German intensive language course. Please see http://www.jku.at/exchange/ for further information.