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FAQ and Important Information

Here you will find important information on accommodation, travel, costs etc., as well as a checklists to support you to prepare your ERASMUS stay at PHT at the best. 

 

FAQ - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (ENGLISH)

Academic calendar

Please check our website at Incomings / students / Academic Calendar (German / English)

Accommodation

Innsbruck is a town with 30.000 students; it is vital to arrange accommodation very early! Please check our leaflet for important information on housing.

 

Students from bordering regions (South-Tyrol, Southern Bavaria) have to be residents of Innsbruck for the study period and have to provide a confirmation of registration.


Download → Living in Innsbruck

Application

After your university nominated you for an Erasmus+ study period at PHT, you will receive an email with the link to the online application form. Applications have to be submitted latest by May 15 for winter term resp. November 15 for spring term.


Download → Checklist ERASMUS at PHT

Arrival

Students will have to be present for the full term, late arrivals/early departures are not accepted.
The academic calendar and important dates are available at:  Incomings / students / Academic Calendar (German / English)

 

We recommend to arrive a few days ahead of the official semester start resp. the Welcome Day, so you have time to settle in already. Please make sure to arrange flight dates, accommodation and (if applicable visa etc.) according to this.

 

Student homes usually rent for full months only, but sometimes it is possible to move in earlier. You will have to send a request to your dormitory. Otherwise students stay in a youth hostel for the first days until their accommodation is available.


Download: → Checklist ERASMUS at PHT ; → Living in Innsbruck

Costs

Accommodation: € 300,00 – 500,00 per month

 

Austrian Student Union membership fee: € 20,20 (winter term 2019/20)

 

Food: Lunch at PHT cafeteria € 4,50–5,50; general costs for food for a month € 250,00–300,00

 

Public transportation: semester ticket for students € 142,80; ÖBB-Vorteilscard (reduction card) for students € 19,00

 

Other costs: books, making copies, and leisure time (courses on winter sports: when not held at PHT there are additional costs for accommodation, equipment and tickets to be covered by the students individually)

Courses

Classes start on the first day of the semester. It is very important to attend the first lesson of a course, as lecturers will explain the workload and requirements for passing the course. Your timetable will be made available at the Welcome Day. 

COVID-19

Last spring term, we were able to accompany all Erasmus students well through the difficult period. Many students also stayed in Innsbruck during the lockdown phase, and all students were able to continue and complete their courses online. Over the summer, extensive safety and hygiene concepts were developed for the upcoming academic year in order to be as well prepared as possible for the autumn and winter with COVID-19. 

Current information on data and measures can be found under the following links: 

Tyrol

Austria

For questions concerning control measures at Austria's borders, the  Bundesministerium für Inneres (Federal Ministry of the Interior) *) has provided information and documents on its homepage. 

Information on current entry and residence conditions: OeAD - entry and residence (website available in German and in English) 

 

*) website available in German only

Departure

Unless to visa-regulations, departure before the end of the official semester can't be accepted. Students will have to be present for the full term (no late arrivals/early departures). The academic calendar is available at  Incomings / students / Academic Calendar (German / English)

 

Download: → Checklist End of Erasmus, → Living in Innsbruck

 

Exams

There is no exam period at PHT. Courses resp. exams can be scheduled until the very last day of the semester. Courses often have an immanent exam character or exams are taken at the end of each course.

Health insurance

For the enrollment process our administration needs proof of sufficient health insurance from all our incoming students.

 

Students from EU/EEA countries: For health insurance coverage in Austria all citizens from EU/EEA countries please obtain an EHIC Card (European Health Insurance Card). The EHIC card will give you access to the same services that are available to Austrian policy holders. This does apply for treatments which are medically necessary during your stay in Austria; regular medical check-ups or screenings are not covered.

 

International Students: Students who have no public health insurance are advised to obtain a student self-insurance policy.

 

Please also see:

Learning Agreement

Please use the forms/database provided by your institution and fill in all data required. If there is no template available at your home university please contact the incoming student-coordinator at PHT for clarification and recommendations.

PHT Locations

Most departments have moved back to our campus at Pastorstraße 7, but the main building is still under reconstruction until 2021. Therefore offices and teaching activities are currently located at several venues in Innsbruck.

Public transportation

The “IVB-Semesterticket” is a special reduced ticket for students for public transportation in Innsbruck or the whole of Tyrol. This ticket costs apr. € 140 for 6 months and is valid from March 1 resp. October 1 onwards. 

 

There is no need to buy tickets online in advance; you can buy tickets easily and cheaper on site in Innsbruck. Also, a confirmation of registration has to be submitted with the ticket application, this confirmation will be made available on the Welcome Day.

Student union membership fee

The Austrian Students Union (Österreichische Hochschülerschaft, short ÖH) is the general students' representative body in Austria and serves as the students' government by federal law. The ÖH is member of European Students' Union. Membership in the student union is compulsory for every university student in Austria, including international and exchange students. The fee is € 20,20 (winter term 2019/20) per semester. 


See also → Costs 

Transcript of Records

The "Transcript of Records" including grades and completed ECTS will be issued after the end of the semester and sent to the student resp. the home institution. 

Travel

Most visitors prefer to fly to Munich Airport, as more airlines and cheaper rates are available for this airport. More information is available  at International >> Office >> Kontakt & Anreise (German / English).

Information on current entry and residence conditions: OeAD - entry and residence (website available in German and in English) 

Visa

Exchange students from non-EU/EEA countries might require a visa for Austria. This also applies if they have a residence permit from another European country. Please note that incoming students are responsible for their own visa application, the International Office is not involved in the application process. As processing a visa application may take up several weeks or even months, we strongly advise you to file your application as early as possible.

 

For more information on entry requirements and residence regulations please check the following websites