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Incoming Students


If you are interested in an study exchange at our university, you first to contact your exchange coordinator at your home institution to express your interest in studying at the Kunstuniversität Linz.

If your home institution has an exange agreement with our institution, you are welcome to participate in the exchange program.

The University of Art and Design Linz welcomes students and staff with disabilities.

  • Contact point for people with special needs link
  • Inclusion and Diversity link (in German only)
  • inclusive mobility information link
  • Critical situation / Corona information link

Find more information for the different exchange programs here:

Nomination process:

Students must be nominated by email by the partner university.

Pre-nomination deadline: 15 April  and 15 October

Application Deadline for students:

1st of May for the following winter semester (beginning of October to the end of January)
1st of November for the following summer semester (beginning of March to the end of June) 

Decision process:

Students and their coordinators will receive the decision by email within 5 weeks after deadline.
Letters of acceptance follow by postmailing if desired.

Please note:

Our Department Industrial Design scionic® (Bachelors and Masters degree-programme) accepts incoming exchange-students only for the summer semester (beginning of March to the end June).

Fashion & Technology (Bachelor Programme)  FAT
The artistic Bachelor thesis is developed in the 6th semester. Not all courses are accessible then.

Further information:

It is very important that you have a high level of proficiency in either German or English.
Please note that most classes at our university are held in German. Some classes are held in English and is it also possible to meet teachers for individual meetings in English. We offer German classes during the semester (free of charge).

We invite our exchange students to an orientation day at the beginning of each semester. The students will receive an inviation by email in time.

update June, 30, 2022

Mar Pilz
T: +43 (0) 732 7898 2277

Office hours:
Monday - Thursday by appointment only

University of Arts Linz
International Office
Hauptplatz 6
4020 Linz | Austria