About University of Salzburg
University of Salzburg also known as the Paris Lodron University of Salzburg is a non profit public higher education institution founded in 1622 by Prince Archbishop Paris Lodron. It is located in the urban setting of the large town of Salzburg. It is divided into four faculties Catholic Theology, Law, Cultural and Social Sciences and Natural Sciences.
On 23 July 1622 Archbishop Paris Lodron appointed the scholar Albert Keuslin first rector of the Benedictine university. Keuslin, a graduate of the Jesuit University of Dillingen, had established the Akademisches Gymnasium, a secondary school, at Salzburg five years earlier. By resolution of Emperor Ferdinand II, issued on October 8, the Gymnasium was raised to a university. While the Thirty Years’ War raged outside the Archbishopric of Salzburg, the university was built up and maintained by a federation of Benedictine abbeys from Salzburg, Switzerland, Bavaria and Austria. In its early years, courses taught were theology, divinity, philosophy, law, and medicine.
During the Napoleonic Wars, the Prince-Archbishopric was secularized as the Electorate of Salzburg in 1803. It was ruled by Archduke Ferdinand III of Austria, a brother of Emperor Francis I, who established a Faculty of Medicine. After Salzburg was annexed by the Kingdom of Bavaria in 1810, however, the university was closed on 24 December and replaced by a Lyzeum college with sections for divinity and philosophy, as well as a school for medicine and surgery. After the Napoleonic Wars, Salzburg became part of the Austrian Empire.
The University of Salzburg was re established in 1962 with a faculty of Catholic theology and a faculty of philosophy. In 1964 the classes resumed with an additional faculty in 1965.
In 1975, after a new federal law regulated the organisation of all Austrian universities, the university created four academic divisions: the Faculty of Catholic Theology, the Faculty of Law, the Faculty of Humanities, and the Faculty of Natural Sciences.
In 1995, the organisation of Austrian universities was further restructured with more faculty autonomy. The university gradually incorporated new academic programs through 2004 into 32 Fachbereiche or “departments”, and again, decided not to create a Faculty of Medicine.
University of Salzburg Faculties
- Faculty of Catholic Theology
- Faculty of Cultural and Social Sciences
- Faculty of Natural Sciences
- Faculty of Law
University of Salzburg Departments
- English and American Studies
- Labour, Economic and European Law
- Department of Biblical Studies and Ecclesiastical History
- Chemistry and Physics of Materials
- Computer Sciences
- Educational Science
- Geography and Geology
- Geoinformatics Z_GIS
- Forensic Medicine and Forensic Neuropsychiatry
- German Language and Literature
- Communication Science
- Art, Music and Dance Studies
- Public Law
- Philosophy at the Faculty of Cultural & Social Sciences
- Philosophy at the Faculty of Catholic Theology
- Political Science and Sociology
- Practical Theology
- Private Law
- Romance Languages and Literature
- Slavonic Studies
- Social and Economic Sciences
- Department of Sport Sciences and Kinesiology
- Systematic Theology
University of Salzburg Master’s Programmes
- Computer Science & IT (Msc. Digital Communication Leadership – Specialization in Aalborg)
- Business & Management (Msc. Digital Communication Leadership – specialization in Aalborg)
- Journalism & Media (M.A. Digital Communicatio Leadership – specialization in Virje)
- Social Sciences (M.A Digital Communication Leadership- specialization in Virje)
University of Salzburg Application Requirements
1) Letter of motivation: The letter of motivation serves to indicate why you want to do the MAST, your suitability and eligibility. Please inform us about your current knowledge of Syriac Theology and where you gained this information/experience, and refer to your career objectives after completing the MAST.
2) Curriculum vitae: Your curriculum vitae in a tabular format should include full contact details and mention your family status (married, single, children), confession and church membership. Please also list your educational and professional history, as well as your interests, skills (computing skills, acquired skills), further languages, research projects and papers presented.
3) School and academic certificates: Please include a copy of your A- Level certificate, B.A. and other academic certificates and transcripts of records.
4) Language certificates – English: The course will be taught in English and sufficient command of English is required. If you have not got a language certificate, please describe the level of your English.
Language certificates – Syriac: The course will refer intensively to Syriac theological texts. Therefore, basic reading and understanding of the classical Syriac language is required. If you have not got a
language certificate, please describe the level of your Syriac knowledge.
5) Passport: Please send us a certified copy of your valid Passport as prove of your identity.
University of Salzburg Tuition Fees
Amount of Tuition Fees According to § 91 of the Austrian Universities Act of 2002 valid since the Summer Semester of 2013 the following tuition fee regulations apply:
The ÖH (Austrian national union of students) fee (students fee) is € 19.20 and must be paid, without exception, by all students, even those who are exempt from paying tuition fees.
Tuition fees are € 363.36 and for third country nationals € 726.72 plus the additional ÖH (Austrian national union of students) fee of € 19.20 per semester.
Fundamentally, students at all Austrian universities students are obliged to pay tuition fees, except for students who are exempt from paying tuition fees generally or for a limited period.
Students may be temporarily exempted from paying tuition fees if there are valid grounds. In this case, only the ÖH (Austrian national union of students) fee has to be paid.
Students Regardless of their nationality these students have to pay tuition fees of € 363.36 plus the ÖH (Austrian National Union of Students) fee of € 19.20 from the beginning of their studies. Tuition fees will not be increased during the enrollment or the extended registration period Non-degree programme students who are solely attending a non-degree university course, are exempt from tuition fees and only the course fees and the ÖH (Austrian National Union of Students) fee have to be paid.
University of Salzburg Ranking
The ranking was done using QS World University Rankings
- 2018: 751
- 2017: 701
- 2016: 701
University of Salzburg Course List
Programs that are taught in English
- Bachelor of Arts in Innovation & Management in Tourism
- Master of Arts in Innovation & Management in Tourism
- Master of Science in Applied Image & Signal Processing
Programs that are taught in German.
- Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and Systems Management
- Master of Science in Information Technology and Systems Management
- Bachelor of Science in Forest Products Technology and Timber Construction
- Master of Science in Forest Products Technology and Management
- Bachelor of Arts in Business Management
- Maser of Arts in Business Management
- Bachelor of Arts in Innovation and Management in Tourism
- Bachelor of Arts in Design and Product Management
- Master of Arts in Design and Product Management
- Bachelor of Arts in MultiMediaArt
- Master of Arts in MultiMediaArt
- Bachelor of Science in MultiMediaTechnology
- Master of Science in MultiMediaTechnology
- Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing
- Bachelor of Science in Midwifery
- Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy
- Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy
- Bachelor of Science in Radiation Technology
- Bachelor of Arts in Social Work
- Master of Science in Salutophysiology for Midwives
University of Salzburg Contacts
Office Hours (and by appointment)
- Monday: 9 am – 12 noon
- Tuesday: 10 am – 12 noon
- Wednesday: 1pm – 4pm
- Thursday: 9am – 12 noon
- Friday: 9am – 12 noon
Address: Sigmund Haffner Gasse 18, 2nd floor