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Austria Exchange

Exchange Program · Spring or Fall · Semester or Academic Year

Program Overview

Improve your German and earn credit towards your degree while studying at Klagenfurt University, a world-class university with many programs designed to support international students. You will live as an Austrian during your time abroad, getting a taste of real schnitzel while developing a love for the local history and culture. Don't miss this opportunity to spend your free time relaxing on the serene banks of Lake Worther or exploring hiking trails in the Alps.

Austria Exchange printable Program Information

Credit-Hours: 12-18 credit-hours per semester

Courses: Intermediate German I; Intermediate German II; Advanced Composition in German; Phonetics and Conversation in German; German Civilization, Culture and Geography I; German Civilization, Culture and Geography II

Lodging and Meals: The University of Klagenfurt offers several housing options, including double-room accommodations and single-room accommodations. You will either have a kitchenette in your room or share a communal kitchen with other students. If you prefer to have meals prepared for you, the University of Klagenfurt cafeteria provides meal options during main dining hours.

Cost: Level 4*per semester includes APSU tuition, money for meals, activities and bus pass, airfare, double-occupancy room and breakfast, student visa

*Price is based upon the estimated cost of the program and grouped into levels. Level 1 - $2k-3k, Level 2 - $3k-4k, Level 3 - $4k-5k, Level 4 - $5k-6k, Level 5 - $6k-7k. Prices are subject to change due to increase in airfare, fluctuation of currency exchange and changes in tuition and fee rates. Estimated cost may not include airfare, APSU tuition, or health coverage unless specified. You should also budget funds for personal expenses based upon your spending habits.

Financial aid: Your current scholarships and financial aid may apply toward the cost of the program. Call the Office of Student Financial Aid at (931) 221-7907 to schedule an appointment with financial aid counselor, Cathy Naef. Additional  scholarships and travel grants are available through the Office of International Education. Scholarship information.

Payment Schedule and Deadlines:  Apply for fall semester by Feb. 1. Apply for spring semester by Sept. 1. A non-refundable application fee of $200 is due when you apply.

  • If you are accepted to begin study in the fall, your admission and housing applications are due at the Klagenfurt University by mid-May. For study in the spring, paperwork is due at the Klagenfurt University by mid-October.
  • An Austrian student visa is required for this program.

Contact Dr. Norbert Puszkar, professor of languages and literature, at (931) 221-6391 or

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Please review the Student Code of Conduct that applies to all students participating in APSU study-abroad and exchange programs.

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More information about Klagenfurt, Austria can be obtained through the links below.

University of Klagenfurt, Office of Tourism


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