Exchange - Incoming

International exchange students are students from a Partner university who want to spend their semster abroad at the MCI (official nomination by email required). After students have been nominated to study at MCI, they will be informed about the application procedure.

Contact

International Office MCI I, second floor

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Following Dates include the orientation program, courses and exams (first attempt).

Fall semester 2018
BSc Mechatronics; BA Tourism Business Studies (courses taught in German); MA
Entrepreneurship & Tourism:
September 03, 2018 – December 21, 2018

MSc Industrial Engineering & Management:
September 03, 2018 – February 15, 2019

All other programs that offer courses for exchange students:
October 2, 2018 – February 15, 2019



Spring semester  2019
March 4, 2019 – June 28, 2019
All study programs that offer courses for exchange students.


Fall semester 2019
BSc Mechatronics; BA Tourism Business Studies (courses taught in German); MA
Entrepreneurship & Tourism:
September 03, 2019 – December 20, 2019

MSc Industrial Engineering & Management:
September 03, 2019 – February 14, 2020

All other programs that offer courses for exchange students:
October 2, 2019 – February 14, 2020


Spring semester  2020
March 3, 2020 – June 30, 2020
All study programs that offer courses for exchange students.

 

   Fall semester   Spring semester 
Nomination Deadline
(for partner universities)
 April 15
 October 15
Application Deadline
(for international exchange students) 
 May 15
 November 15

To ensure students' optimal success, all incoming exchange students* are required to take an online English test during the application process. This test will be provided by MCI and is free of charge. Information on the test and the required minimum score will be provided during the application period.

Alternatively, if students have already taken a standardized English language test, they may submit the result of that test instead of doing our online English test. We accept the following tests:

*Students whose native language is English or who are enrolled in a program fully taught in English at their home university are not required to take our online English test when applying to MCI. This also holds true for French- Canadian students.

MCI's Language Center offers German language courses (approx. 100 EUR) for international students at various levels worth 2 ECTS credits. For more information, please refer to the webpages of the Language Center.

If MCI is not able to offer your level, you may be interested in attending a German language course at one of the following institutions:

BFI Tirol
Ing.-Etzel-Straße 7
Tel.: +43 512-59660
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Web: www.bfi-tirol.at

Inlingua Tirol
Südtirolerplatz 6 / 4. Stock
Tel.: +43 512-562031
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Web: www.inlingua-tirol.at

Internationales Sprachenzentrum der Universität Innsbruck (ISI)
Innrain 52f, Bruno-Sander-Haus, 1. Stock
Tel.: +43 512-507-36401
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Web: www.uibk.ac.at/isi

Volkshochschule Innsbruck
Ursulinenhof, Markgraben 10
Tel.: +43 512-588882-0
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Web: www.vhs-tirol.at

WIFI Tirol
Egger-Lienz-Straße 116
Tel.: +43 5-90905-7000
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Web: www.tirol.wifi.at

Intensive German language courses in summer (July/August) are offered by:

Innsbrucker Hochschulkurse Deutsch (IHD)
Innrain 52f, Bruno-Sander-Haus, 1. Stock
Tel.: +43 512-507-36403
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Web: www.uibk.ac.at/ihd

Our international Office will be happy to answer your questions via mail (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

FAQs

Students may choose courses from ONE degree program only (due to probable time clashes). They may supplement these courses with courses from our International Program (optional).

Undergraduate/bachelor level students cannot take courses from a master’s degree program.

This is possible but not recommended due to probable time clashes.

Yes, students are free to add or drop courses during the first two weeks of the semester.

You can find updated semester dates in the section “Academic Calendar”.
We ask students to arrive in Innsbruck at least one day prior to the start of the semester as mandatory orientation days are held in the first few days.

MCI does not offer scholarships to exchange students. Exchange students must apply for a scholarship in their home country (e.g. Erasmus scholarship). This also holds true for the "Ernst Mach Grant for studying at an Austrian University of Applied Sciences (Fachhochschule)". Exchange students from outside Europe taking master's courses or who have already completed two years of university education are eligible for this scholarship.

For more information on scholarships, please go to www.grants.at.

All incoming exchange students* are required to take an online English test during the application process. This test will be provided by MCI and is free of charge.
Alternatively, if students have already taken any of the following standardized English language tests and acquired the specified results, they will be exempted from our online English test:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): TOEFL iBT - minimum score 85, TOEFL PBT - minimum score 550 https://www.ets.org/toefl
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS): minimum overall band score 6.0. www.ielts.org
  • Cambridge English Business Vantage (BEC Vantage): A/B in all four skills; alternatively, students may submit a BEC Higher exam result. http://www.cambridgeenglish.org/
  • Cambridge English Advanced (CAE): A/B in all four skills; alternatively, students may submit a CPE exam result. http://www.cambridgeenglish.org/

*Students whose native language is English or who are enrolled in a program fully taught in English at their home university are not required to take our online English test nor submit a standardized English language test result when applying to MCI. This also applies to French-Canadian students.

If students are fluent in German and wish to take courses taught in German, MCI reserves the right to test their German language skills in a telephone interview.

Yes, all exchange students have to pay an approximate administrative fee of 20 EUR at the beginning of their semester. This fee covers the costs for course materials, photocopies etc.

Yes, every student enrolled in an Austrian university or University of Applied Sciences is automatically a member of the Austrian Student Union (Österreichische HochschülerInnenschaft - ÖH). This also applies to incoming exchange students. Therefore, you need to pay a membership fee of approx. EUR 20 per semester. Furthermore, MCI offers activities for students during the semester (e.g. excursions) which are subject to extra charges.

In Austria, grades range from 1 to 5; 1 is excellent and 5 is a fail; grade 4 is still a pass.

Grade 1: excellent (90% and more points achieved)
Grade 2: good (between 80% and 89% of points achieved)
Grade 3: satisfactory (between 70% and 79% of points achieved)
Grade 4: sufficient (between 60% and 69% of points achieved)
Grade 5: Fail (less than 60% of points achieved)

This largely depends on the courses you choose - so it’s hard to say when your final exams will be held. Exams can be held immediately after the course has taken place i.e. during the semester or towards the end of your semester. Thus, we advise you to book your departure after the official end of the semester. Exams (first attempt) take place during the regular semester, retake exams are scheduled after the regular semester dates.

Twice. However, retake exams are often scheduled after the end of the official semester; so you would need to come back to Innsbruck for your retake. You can only retake an exam if you have failed in your first attempt.

After completing your studies at MCI, you are entitled to an official Transcript of Records. The Transcript of Records will be sent in a PDF format directly to the International Office of your home institution. An original transcript will be sent via post upon specific request only.

Students who take courses offered by our Language Center should pick up their certificates before departure from the information desk at MCI I.

Housing including utilities (single room; studio apartment): EUR 330 - 700
Food and drinks: EUR 300 - 400
Public transportation: EUR 20
Cell phone: EUR 30
Internet, if not included in rent: EUR 20 - 50

Miscellaneous (books, leisure activities, trips, personal expenses etc.): EUR 400
In total, the average monthly cost of living for students is approximately EUR 1,100. The numbers above are rough estimates which may vary depending on students’ lifestyle.

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