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IMC Krems University of Applied Sciences

IMC Krems University of Applied Sciences

IMC Krems University of Applied Sciences


IMC - it's all in me.

IMC Krems University of Applied Sciences (IMC Krems) is widely regarded as Austria’s most modern and international University of Applied Sciences. The university offers innovative and globally accredited Bachelor's and Master degree programs in business, digitalization and engineering, health sciences, and life sciences.

First-hand expertise

The highly practical, academic education offered at IMC Krems stands out for its strong focus on leadership qualities and soft skills. The curriculum also includes an extensive selection of language options, and project-based work in small groups, where direct access to lecturers plays a key role. Sharing knowledge first-hand and ensuring that students constantly acquire new expertise is one of IMC Krems’ leading priorities. A dedicated, international and highly qualified teaching faculty, which puts a strong emphasis on quality, motivates students to perform to the best of their ability, preparing them for international careers. Interactive learning, direct, personal exchange of experience between staff and students, cooperation with research facilities and enterprises, and international partnership programs with other universities make studying at IMC Krems a unique experience. Set in one of the most idyllic parts of Austria, there is also an extensive range of leisure activities on offer, which turns the university into a home away from home for students.

International partnership in Action

International aspects shape day-to-day activities at IMC Krems: we have close ties with over 170 partner universities, cooperate in numerous partnership programs and our students come from 50 different countries. Intercultural exchange, internships abroad, participation in international research projects, and lectures from international teaching staff and guest professors with extensive international experience are part and parcel of what we do. Around half of all degree programs are taught in English – a beautiful aspect for both Austrian and foreign students.

Launch your career in Krems

Establishing close ties between teaching, research, and industry is a significant priority for IMC Krems. The university sees itself as more than just a higher education institute – it continually pursues cooperation with the worlds of research and business. And this is a crucial part of how the university prepares students for the job market. We provide professional training in line with international standards, preparing people for key positions in companies and organizations. Our graduates benefit from the university’s excellent reputation when applying for jobs. 90% of all students find permanent employment within three months of graduation and the employment rate among graduates is 98%. This reflects the benefits of the mandatory internship semester and applied research semester.

Our priorities and values

The university sees its chief responsibilities as providing its students with the best possible education in order to prepare them for their future careers, as well as delivering outstanding performance in research, generating new knowledge in its various disciplines, and in turn, creating added value for society.

We are a learning team. Our leading priorities are:

  • fairness
  • commitment
  • taking responsibility
  • open-mindedness, diversity
  • being stakeholder–orientated

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Campus Features

Our university’s locations in Krems and Stein

The various sites that makeup IMC Krems are as diverse as the town itself – a place where historic and modern architecture combine to wonderful effect.

All four of our sites have one thing in common: their outstanding amenities and equipment. Modern facilities and high-quality fixtures and fittings create environments in which we are sure you will feel comfortable – something which is very important to us.

IMC Campus Krems

Our facilities on Campus Krems are 10 minute’s walk from the centers of Krems and Stein, located between the vineyards and the Danube. The Campus grounds are almost entirely surrounded by green countryside. Set against Krems’ hillside vineyards, the grounds, with their neat lawns and inviting benches, are a perfect place to relax between lectures.

Wing G is used for lectures and events. It is also where you will find the IMC Lounge, IT support, and reception. Wing G.1 is right next to Wing G, and a glazed bridge connects the first floors of both buildings. Lectures and seminars take place on all floors, and the health labs can be found on the basement level. Wing D houses the labs for our Applied Chemistry and Medical and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology degree programmes. The facilities at Campus West include spacious practical rooms for the Physiotherapy degree program.

IMC Piaristengasse

Campus IMC Piaristengasse is located in the historic town centre of Krems. It is here, where many of our English-language degree programs are based. Lectures are held in rooms that were occupied by a Jesuit gymnasium school as early as 1616. It’s precisely this combination of history and modern technology that gives IMC Piaristengasse its very distinctive character. A tour of the site never fails to impress visitors. Piaristengasse is totally unique – and it’s part of IMC Krems.

IMC Gozzoburg

Our historic Gozzoburg castle site is located on Hoher Markt – the oldest part of town – and has a character all of its own. No wonder, considering it dates back over 700 years. We moved into our premises here in 2017, so it is actually our newest location. IMC Gozzoburg is a centre for our international students and guests. The building’s unique atmosphere makes it an ideal place to hold functions and entertain visitors.

Two of our service centres are located in Gozzoburg: the IMC Career Centre, which supports students with career planning, organising internships and job hunting, and the IMC International Welcome Centre – the first port of call for international full-time students, exchange enquiries and guests from abroad.

Technology and Research Centre

The university’s Research Institute for Applied Bioanalytics and Drug Development is located at Krems’ Technology and Research Centre (TFZ). The concept facilitates collaboration between various educational institutions including IMC Krems, the Danube University Krems and Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences. Some laboratories are GLP-certified and contract research for international companies is performed here.


    Have you decided on a degree programme? Submit your application using our online platform.

    Step 1: You need to register to access the online application system. Once you’ve registered on our online platform, you’ll receive an e-mail containing your access link to begin filling in your application. If you’re a non-EU citizen, you’ll be required to pay a registration fee at this stage.

    Step 2: Complete the online application and upload your documents. Before you submit your application, don’t forget to check that you have fully completed all sections, and uploaded all of the required documents.

    What are the admission requirements for our bachelor's degree programmes?

    To qualify for admission to a bachelor's degree programme, you must have an Austrian school-leaving certificate or an equivalent qualification. Verification of an equivalent qualification is carried out by the academic board as soon as we have received your complete online application. “Complete” means that if required, you have also sent in your properly translated and legally certified documents by post. You may need to take supplementary examinations in order to comply with the entry requirements.

    You can apply for a bachelor programme before completing your school-leaving certificate. In this case, you should upload your most recent academic report and a personalised confirmation issued by your school, with the precise description of the qualification you are aiming to obtain and the provisional date of the final examination.

    If you are applying for a bachelor's degree programme with German as the language of instruction and German is not your native language, you must include proof of B2 German language proficiency with your application. If you apply for a place in an English-language bachelor's degree programme, your English language proficiency will be assessed during your admission interview. There is no need to provide additional proof of your English skills.

    What happens after you have submitted your online application?

    All applications received by the deadline will be checked in detail by the relevant department. If you meet our admission requirements, we’ll invite you to an admission interview for the degree programme you’ve applied for.

    Step 3: The application interview. We’d like to get to know you as a person.

    As part of the online application, you’ll have to write a statement of motivation and a short essay on a topic relevant to the degree programme. Your statement of motivation and your essay form the basis for your application interview. Every applicant has the opportunity to introduce themselves in a face-to-face discussion, usually with the degree programme director. In addition to the personal introduction and your motivation to study, you’ll discuss the topic chosen for your essay and the arguments used, as well as how the topic relates to the degree programme. The application interview is held either in our presence at our Campus or online via Microsoft Teams, in the language of instruction of the degree programme.

    After the admission interview, your statement of motivation, the essay and your performance throughout the interview are assessed on the basis of your content-related remarks, the way you express yourself, and the arguments used.

    For further details regarding

    • the admission requirements,
    • the admission procedure,
    • important dates and deadlines and
    • the online application

    please consult our website.

    Visa Requirements

    Preparations before you Arrival

    It is important that you make the necessary arrangements for travelling to and entering Austria. Depending on whether you are from an EU or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or a non-EU/EEA citizen (third-country national), there are various formalities concerning your entry to Austria that need to be considered.

    EU/EEA and Swiss citizens

    You will only require a valid passport. If you are staying in the country for more than three months, you must apply to the relevant Austrian registry authority for a registration certificate (Anmeldebescheinigung). The International Welcome Centre will be happy to help you with this.

    Third country nationals

    You will need to obtain a student residence permit (Aufenthaltsbewilligung Studierender) for your stay in Austria and/or a visa to enter the country. You should apply to the relevant Austrian agency in your home country for a visa and/or residence permit in good time. IMC Krems will issue the required admission notice/confirmation of admission.

    Please note that it takes at least 6 weeks to process a visa application and in some cases considerably longer depending on the embassy in question. It is therefore important to apply for your visa in good time.

    Scholarships and Funding

    Tuition fees per semester

    If you’re a citizen of an EU or EEA member country or Switzerland you currently need to pay a tuition fee of EUR 363.36 (+EUR 20.70 for the Austrian Student Union (ÖH)) per semester.

    Please note that different tuition fees apply to non-EU citizens. You can find out more in the Tuition fees for non-EU citizens section on our website.

    Scholarships and grants

    Unfortunately, our university does not award scholarships for reduced tuition fees. However, any student with an excellent academic record (performance in examinations and other assessments) has the opportunity to receive a merit-based scholarship once during their degree programme.

    Just like students at the traditional Austrian universities, you can also apply for student aid or other state or private grants.

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