University of Innsbruck

The University of Innsbruck was officially founded in 1669, in fact financed by an extraordinary tax on salt (!).

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Information about the university

The university now has 16 different faculties, spanning from Law to Teacher Education.

One of the most famous projects of the university is Ötzi - the Iceman, a 5300 year old mumie.

Innsbruck is a great location for ski and winter sport enthusiasts.

UiS has an Erasmus+ exchange agreement with Innsbruck in the field of English Language and Literature.

Language of instruction

English and german

Language requirements

English proficiency recommended at minimum B2 level (read upper-intermediate = 4 in English from upper secondary school for Norwegian students). Description of proficiency levels according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

GPA requirements

No GPA requirements.

Total number of exchange places


Tuition fee

Student doing exchange within Erasmus+ are exempted from tuition fees.


Erasmus +-grant in combination with loan and grant from Lånekassen for eligible students.

Academic year

Fall (Winter) semester: Beginning of October until the end of January
Spring (Summer) semester: Beginning of March until the end of June/first week of July.

How to find subjects

The English taught courses are listed in the course catalogue.

Use: “advanced search”, “Language of Instruction: English”, “Faculty of Language Literature and Culture” and choose "Summer semester".

Credits abroad

30 ECTS = 30 studiepoeng


The Austrian Academic Exchange Service will do its best to organize a room for you although only a limited number of rooms are available. There are more housing options available in the Summer semester. More information.


Norwegian students do not need to apply for visa when travelling to Europe. Students who do not hold Norwegian citizenship must check themselves if they need to apply for a visa to Austria.

Further inquiries?