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University of Innsbruck

4.5 out of 5 (52 ratings / 28 reviews) Innsbruck, Austria
The University of Innsbruck is a fully fledged University offering a wide ranging and high quality preparation for professional life through over 7,000 courses and teaching events in its 16 faculties. With more than 28.000 Students Innsbruck is a university city in the heart of the Alps. Make your mind up to come and study in one of the most beautiful places on earth. 

Master's Programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (6)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (4)
Social Sciences (4)
Business & Management (3)
Agriculture & Forestry (2)
  • M.Sc. Botany
    Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy
  • M.Sc. Zoology
    Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy
Computer Science & IT (2)
Humanities (1)



Founded in 1669, the University of Innsbruck looks back to a long and variable history.The University has always been a supporting pillar of the Tyrolean society and has influenced the region tremendously.The importance of its status as a research and educating institution can be seen in the numerous award winning alumni and current and former scientists teaching and researching at the University.


The Universitys main mandate is to focus on research and development, teaching and continuing professional education and training. In all these fields its regional status is to be deepened and its high ranking in the European academic area is to be guaranteed. This is laid down in the Mission Statement of the University of Innsbruck. The University is committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and students, irrespective of gender, marital status, family status, age, disability, race, sexual orientation, and religious belief, and membership of the travelling community.


Located in the heart of the Alps, the University of Innsbruck offers the best conditions for successful research and teaching, and international rankings confirm the University’s leading role in basic research.

In such a productive environment 16 faculties provide a broad spectrum of programs in all fields of study. In order to promote international exchange in research and teaching, the University collaborates with numerous international research and education institutions.

University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
201 -50
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
279 7
286 13
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
351 -100
251 50
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
294 -15
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.


Student services

  • Advising for South Tyroleans on Italian Law
  • Advising Service for Prospective Students
  • College Service Center - Examinations Office
  • International Language Centre (ISI)
  • International Relations Office
  • Office for South Tyroleans
  • Office for the Disabled

Housing services

Searching for accomodation is not always easy and usually requires some time. The website of the Students Union provides information about accommodation. One of the main sources of information is the local newspaper: Tiroler Tageszeitung (advertisements in the Saturday issue). It is important to react quickly: usually in the afternoon of the same day on which the advertisements appeared in the newspaper, the best flats are already taken.There are two types of flat ideally suited for students: either a room in a shared flat, which in German is called Wohngemeinschaft (WG), or a flat of your own (Garconniere), which is usually more expensive.

Library services

  • With 500 reading and learning places and opening times seven days a week, the most popular meeting place for students of all disciplines.
  • With 133 reading and learning places and five opening days a week, non-lending works and inter-library loans can be used here. 
  • In the special reading room you can work with our valuable holdings against advance notice.

ICT services

The Department of Digital Media and Learning Technologies provides a wide range of free and non-binding services for members of the University of Innsbruck: the open source learning management system OLAT, the exam server for creating paper and pencil tests for automatically assessable exams, the browser-based service Plag-Scan Plagiarism Check.

Medical services

Having a Universsity contract automatically results in paying part of the employee's health insurance. Even with a in Austria valid health insurance from the home country, an additional Austrian health insurance is mandatory.

Student Life

Campus life

The University of Innsbruck is spread across a number of locations throughout the city. Each campus is made up of several buildings in one location, while an “external branch” refers to a single building.

The four campuses are:

  • Campus Innrain (all buildings located at Innrain, Josef-Hirn-Straße and Herzog-Siegmund-Ufer)
  • Campus Sport (the university buildings at Fürstenweg)
  • Campus Technik (the university buildings in the Technikerstraße)
  • Campus Universitätsstraße (university building in the Universitätsstraße and Karl-Rahner-Platz)

Sports facilities

The University Sports Institute (USI) is a service institution of the University of Innsbruck with its offer of about 1000 sports courses per academic year to students, staff and graduates of universities, colleges of education, universities of applied sciences and private universities of the university location for sports activities and competitions available. The courses can also be booked by all other sports enthusiasts with free capacities.

Student Reviews

Studieren am Höhepunkt
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Die Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck ist eine sehr gute Universität. "Studieren am Höhepunkt" meint die einmalige Möglichkeit den Bergsport und die Universität zu verbinden. Morgens studieren und nachmittags zum Berg, oder anders herum, je nach Jahreszeit. Innsbruck als Stadt in eine junge und lebendige Stadt.

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

- high quality of teaching - many international students

Anonymous rated 2 out of 5 stars

The study program is unfortunately a big DISAPPOINTMENT. As there is no selection process when applying, it is really easy to get in the school. However, without mentioning it anywhere, after the first week, there is an exam according to two days of lectures, which is said to be an easy exam. It is NOT. Several people failed and of course as they did not know about the...