Location: Austria borders both Germany and the Czech Republic to the north, Slovakia and Hungary to the east, Slovenia and Italy to the south, and Switzerland and Liechtenstein to the west. Innsbruck, with a population of over 155,000, is well known as a center for winter sports in Europe.
The University: The University of Innsbruck is the third largest university in Austria with a student population of over 28,000 students of which over 1,000 are international students. The University is one of Austria's oldest universities, established in 1669. The University also has an excellent reputation, particularly in the faculties of Medicine and Science, which produced 4 Nobel Prize winners
Courses Offered: Students take Architecture courses taught in English. Full Course Details
Student Visas: US students must possess a US Passport to enter Austria. US students are not required to obtain a student visa prior to entering Austria, but must obtain a residence permit once they arrive in Austria. Student Visa Process Details (Section III, page 12)
Fun Facts: Innsbruck is a mecca for snowboarders and skiers from all over the world in winter. 62% of Austria's total land area is covered by the Austrian Alps. Many world famous classical music composers, including Haydn, Mozart, Schubert, Liszt, J. Strauss, Mahler, and Bruckner were from Austria.
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