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Program Type: bilateral exchange, study abroad
Program Description:
AAU. Klagenfurt, Austria
Spend a semester in Klagenfurt, Austria! Students are able to further their education abroad in their major, minor, electives, or German language courses! 
Klagenfurt is a local city with a population of just over 100,000! The city is in southern Austria, midway across the nation, near the international border. It is in the middle, almost as far from Innsbruck, to the west, as from Vienna, to the northeast. It is on the lake Wörthersee and on the Glan River. The city is surrounded by several forest-covered hills and mountains with heights of up to 1,000 m (3,300 ft), for example, Ulrichsberg. To the south is the Karawanken mountain range, which separates Carinthia from Slovenia and Italy. Full of rich history, local culture, and central European location; Klagenfurt is a perfect location to study abroad for students that wish to experience local culture and grow their global understanding. Alpen Adria Universität (AAU) features a wide range of possibilities to UM exchange students! AAU is home to just over 10,000 students and is UM's only exchange partner in Austria! 

A list of the courses offered at AAU is available at the course information link. Students applying to this program should plan to meet with the appropriate academic advisors to help determine course selection and to seek the necessary course approval(s). Courses are available in English and/or German! 

All students will be registered by the Study Abroad Office as full-time students during their semester abroad, which is 15 hours for undergraduate Mississippi residents, 12 hours for undergraduate non-resident students, and 9 hours for graduate students.  Undergraduate students must return with the equivalent of at least 12 hours (for non-residents) or 15 hours (for Mississippi residents) of credit on their host university transcript (9 hours for graduate students).  Students can take additional hours and are not limited to the minimum full-time requirement while abroad.  All courses are graded on an ABCDF scale.  There is no Pass/Fail.

Students have the option of living in an off-campus dormitory or making arrangements independently. AAU recommends several dormitories in the area. For more information, please consult the following website here.

For the AAU exchange, students are responsible for paying:
  • Current, full-time, UM tuition (including non-resident fees, if applicable)
  • UM Study Abroad fee (includes the cost for international health insurance)
  • Housing costs (details and payment are usually handled between the student and the host university)
  • Travel expenses, books and supplies, personal living costs, passport and visa fees (all the responsibility of the student)Students who withdraw or become ineligible after the application deadline will be responsible for a withdrawal fee.
For more details, please refer to the Study Abroad Policies & Procedures page.

Students must be in good academic and disciplinary standing to study abroad and must have a cumulative Grade Point Average of at least 2.5.  Additional/more stringent requirements may apply depending on the program.

In general, financial aid will apply to UM study abroad programs.  All students should review the study abroad information on the Financial Aid Office website.  It is the student’s responsibility to meet with a financial aid advisor to discuss how aid packages apply to study abroad.  Third party scholarships may also be available for specific programs, so students should discuss study abroad early and often with the Study Abroad Office and the Financial Aid Office.

For current tuition costs, the Office of the Bursar provides a tuition estimator. 

VISA Information

Call 662-915-1508 or email to schedule an appointment. 


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2020 03/04/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2020 03/04/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.