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Johannes Kepler University Linz (JKU) — public non-profit university. It is located in Linz, Austria. The higher education institution is among the youngest in the country. JKU is an active member of European University Association (EUA).
QS World University Rankings collects data on the best institutions in the world, according to which JKU is on top-450.
JKU does research in different fields of study and offers bachelor and master programs.
As in many other universities in the country, the academic calendar at JKU is divided into two semesters. But for convenience, tuition fees are calculated per year. JKU offers free education for local citizens and European Union residents. For other international students, tuition fees start from 768 USD per year. On the official website of the university, you can find all the up-to-date information on tuition fees and available scholarships.
It is necessary to pay attention to other costs: accommodation, transportation, study materials, food, and personal expenses.
Before applying to the university, you need to pass an exam for knowledge of the English language. The university accepts the results of IELTS or TOEFL. The minimum TOEFL score is 85. The IELTS score is not lower than 6.
Master's degree at JKU
To confirm your level of English, you must pass IELTS or TOEFL. The minimum TOEFL score for admission is 85. IELTS — 6 or higher.
The suburban campus of JKU combines features of an urban and rural campus. It is located outside the big city, which allows you to focus on your studies. However, it is also not too far, opening up access to more types of recreation, both outdoors and in the city (theaters, museums, restaurants). During the period of study, students can use the university library, where they can do homework and write scientific papers. Foreigners who come to JKU through exchange programs study and live with local students. Thus, the university promotes intercultural exchange and the establishment of interethnic relations.
If you want to stay in Austria after graduation, you can apply for a job seeker visa that will allow you to live and work in the country for another 2 years. You can find other options for immigration in our article.