Incoming students

Welcome to Krems!

We're happy that you're interested in studying at IMC Krems.

Studying in the heart of Europe

Our university has a distinctive international flair: the students hail from over 50 nations and almost half of our courses are offered in English. 

The university town of Krems has a character all of its own. You'll be studying in the very heart of Europe at three unique locations: IMC Campus Krems, and the historic IMC Piaristengasse and IMC Gozzoburg sites. A truly unique combination.

There's also lots to discover in your free time. Spectacular mountain scenery, magnificent European cities, and the Wachau UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Region – all this and more are only a short train ride away from Krems.

With this in mind: Servus – and welcome to Krems!

Full-time international students

We're happy that you're interested in studying at IMC Krems.

Spoilt for choice

One of the most difficult decisions has to be which programme to go for.  Get all the information you need about our degree programmes.

Our degree programmes

Applying made easy

You're already one step ahead and are ready to apply? The application process is the same as for Austrian students. All degree programmes and continuing education courses are open to you, provided that you meet the admission requirements.  Here's a tip: for most programmes, video calls (e.g. Skype) are an option if you can’t visit us in person.


Tuition fees

If you're a national of an EEA member country, you'll pay the standard tuition fees of EUR 363.36 per semester plus EUR 20.20 student union dues. You can find out about tuition fees for non-EU/EEA nationals in our overview of costs.

Overview of costs

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Exchange students

Our exchange network includes universities from all over the world. If your university is one of them, then you can study at IMC Krems by applying to the exchange programme at your university.

Choosing your classes

You'll have access to our intranet where you can register online for your courses. From September 1 for the winter semester and March 1 for the summer semester. It's first come, first served, so we recommend that you register for your courses sooner rather than later.

Please find out in advance at your home university how our courses will be accredited. Find out more by reading our Exchange Student`s Guide.

Get off to a good start in Krems

By the way: we assign a buddy to every exchange student – a student who will be your contact at Krems during your time with us. This system is designed to help you settle in at Krems, and buddies often become lifelong friends.

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Always here for you: the International Welcome Center

Got a ton of questions? There’s only one place to go. The International Welcome Center is here to help you throughout your time in Krems.

Find out more

Welcome Days at the beginning of the semester

If you've just arrived here in Krems, then our Welcome Days have been specially designed for you.

Starting off on the right foot

We've put together a colourful programme for new students at the beginning of the semester: a meet and greet, city sightseeing tours around Krems, team-building activities, intercultural workshops, and excursions.

You'll find useful tips to help you get up and running in the student union’s Survival Guide: general information about our university, and the cities of Krems and Vienna.


The Erasmus Students Network 

And after you've started your studies, you'll still be well served: the Erasmus Students Network (ESN) in Krems, and the International Welcome Center are committed to providing the best possible support for our international students. Whether it's excursions, going out and partying or games evenings – your calendar will very quickly be filled with activities.


Internationale Studierende - 3 Studierende machen ein Selfie neben der Donau
Internationale Studierende - 2 Studierende fahren neben der Donau mit dem Rad
Internationale Studierende - Studierende machen Übungen im Stadtpark
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Top ten Krems tips

The city is full of fascinating spots and places to spend your free time. A list of things that should be on everybody's to-do list.

Find out more

Contact us

Our staff responsible for academic mobility are based at the IMC Gozzoburg site.

If you have any questions, just send us an e-mail to international(at)

International Relations

  • Mag.(FH) Iris Waringer, MSc (WU) - IMC Fachhochschule Krems
    Mag.(FH) Iris Waringer, MSc (WU)
    Head of International Relations
  • Regina Parzer - IMC Fachhochschule Krems
    Regina Parzer
    Administration / International Relations
  • Prof. (FH) Dr. Maximilian Schachner - IMC Fachhochschule Krems
    Prof. (FH) Dr. Maximilian Schachner
    Deputy Head International Relations