Located in the old city Located in the old city

Why choose the University of Salzburg?

  1. Several of its departments are located in the historic city center.
  2. Salzburg,  is one of the most beautiful and interesting cities in the world, filled with beautiful scenery, many historical sites and the Salzburg Festival.
  3. Salzburg is a university town with a long tradition (since 1622).


Quick Facts:

Location: Salzburg, Austria

City Population: 150,000

University Population: 18,000

Climate: Continental climate but because of its proximity to the mountains the city also experiences an Alpine influenced climate.

Nearest airport: Salzburg Airport W. A. Mozart

Website: http://www.uni-salzburg.at


The University of Salzburg is both a very old and , at the same time, a very new and modern university. It was first founded in 1622 by the former arch-bishop of Salzburg Paris Lodron. Today, the University of Salzburg consists of four faculties with nearly 2,800 employees and around 18,000 students. One remarkable aspect of the University of Salzburg is that its many different buildings are spread out all over the old part of Salzburg, in the green areas of Nonntal and Freisaal and even on the Mönchsberg.