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Innsbruck is the provincial capital of Tyrol, Austria. It is located both close to Munich and northern Italy, making it a must- see alpine destination and is renowned for being the largest ski resort in the Alps, for any keen skiers! Mountain climbing, hiking, rafting and swimming are just some of the other sports and leisure activities available to you in Innsbruck's beautiful setting. Innsbruck's fair distance from the coast and altitude lead to a continental climate, meaning cold and snowy winters and warm summers. The University of Innsbruck plays an outstanding role as an education and research institution in the European higher education system. Students are urged to apply for accommodation as soon as possible, as finding accommodation off-campus can be more challenging.

Important Considerations

  • Finding affordable accommodation in Innsbruck can be quite a challenge. The earlier you start looking for accommodation, the more possibilities you have! We recommend you start looking for a room as soon as possible after your nomination as an exchange student. If you only want to come to Innsbruck for one semester, you might want to consider the summer semester (second semester) because of the tense situation on the housing market in the winter semester (first semester). Ski and winter sport enthusiasts know that snow conditions are good in spring and most ski resorts are open until mid or late April.
  • Non EU nationals will need health insurance, you will be able to apply for a GHIC card. 
  • Innsbruck estimate the monthly cost of living to be approx 1000 Euros including accommodation, food, books and entertainment. Expect a rise for 24/25.