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  • Locations: Klagenfurt, Austria
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring, Summer
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Program Description:


Alpen-Adria University (AAU) is one of Austria’s newest institutions of higher learning. Located in Klagenfurt, AAU is 30 min from Slovenia and Italy, putting it in the “heart of Europe”, an intersection between the Alpine and the Mediterranean culture. Klagenfurt is renowned for its laidback personality, rich Austrian culture and beautiful architecture.

The warm climate allows Klagenfurt to host many events that happen throughout the school year including Krampus, the Austrian Iron Man, FIVB Beach Volleyball Grand Slam, and concerts by the lake. The climate also encourages outdoor activities such as swimming, boating, wind surfing, tennis, bicycling and hiking.
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CampusA stress-free campus, located in a region of Austria with a uniquely Mediterranean flair, AAU exudes an inviting and relaxing atmosphere that is ideal for learning, exploring and socializing. Athletic, academic, social, and intellectual activities abound. Plus, for travelers, Klagenfurt serves as the ideal jumping off point to wander not only the Alps-Adriatic region, but all Europe.

Founded in 1970, AAU currently has 10,000 students and offer a wide variety of courses across multiple academic fields. Students may take classes taught in German or English. Klagenfurt is an Exchange program. Contact the UNI Study Abroad Center for exchange spot availability.
AAU offers courses in Business, Education, Geography, Psychology, German Language Studies and Computer Science. Classes are available both English and German. The language of instruction is German, but many courses are offered in English as well. International programs are viewed as a critical component for the University, and exchange students are warmly welcomed.


City Exchange students with a high level of language proficiency may enroll in regular university courses. Those with limited or no proficiency in German may take courses in English in the department of "Anglistik und Amerikanistik."

Students are encouraged to take semester courses in German as a Foreign Language (Deutsch in Österreich). A three-week crash course in survival German is also offered free to exchange students at the beginning of their program of study. The Survey of Austrian Culture course includes a field trip to Vienna. Music courses and instruction are available through the KONSE (Carinthian State Conservatorium), but it is the student's responsibility to coordinate courses with the university prior to arrival.


dorm Students will be paired in guaranteed accommodations in the University’s brand new Studentenheim, a privately owned student residence. Meals are typically cooked by the students themselves in their room’s kitchen, a money saving measure that makes this program even more budget friendly. More information about housing options and available amenities can be found online.


Alpen-Adria University does offer Summer School options running between five and eight weeks over the summer months.

For additional information on AAU’s Summer School program, please visit the program’s webpage or contact the UNI Study Abroad Center.