Erasmus in Innsbruck

Information and tips for Erasmus students in Innsbruck

Innsbruck, located in the heart of the Alps, is the capital of the Tyrol region of Austria.

Why do your Erasmus in Innsbruck? There are many reasons why you should pick Innsbruck as your Erasmus destination. If you are interested in sports, culture, and student atmosphere, this is the perfect city for you. Finding out everything the city has to offer will surprise you.

Cost of living in Innsbruck, Austria

Generally, Austria is not a cheap country, however, the cost of living in the city of Innsbruck can vary a lot depending on the type of accommodation we end up choosing. An Erasmus student can spend, on average, around 500€ per month with food and rent alone.

The monthly rent of a room in a dormitory is around 220-500€. Now, if you decide you would like to live alone in an apartment, the rental prices would be above 600€. If your idea was not to live in a dormitory, but an individual apartment seems too expensive, another option would be renting a room in a shared apartment, which, on average, costs around 300-450€.

Public transport in Innsbruck may seem a little bit expensive, a one ride ticket costs 2.60€, on both busses and trams that go around the city. However, because it is a city full of students, there are offers such as the semester ticket. It is for students under the age of 27, costs around 139€ and you can use it as many times as you want for six months. There are also other options, like the annual ticket, or the ones which allow you to travel around the whole region and not only the city.

In conclusion, although Innsbruck can be considered an expensive European city, it offers a lot of opportunities to its students.

Erasmus parties and leisure in Innsbruck, Austria 

The city is full of students, so it is not difficult to have plans every day. Innsbruck has a lot of bars where students and young people, locals as well as international people, get together every day. These are perfect places where you can meet new friends. Also, going out to a club at night doesn’t cost much because most of the time you can enter for free, you must know that the price for drinks is around 5€ or more.

But this city offers much more than just partying. Being in the middle of the Alps, surrounded by mountains, it is the perfect place for practising any sport. When the first snowfall comes, skiing becomes the most popular sport. But when the weather gets warmer, everyone puts their skis away and they go out with their mountain bikes, they go hiking or rock climbing, etc. There are even student groups who organize trips during the whole year to visit and discover everything the city has to offer.

If you are thinking about how expensive these sports are, don’t worry, there are also offers that will make them cheaper. Throughout the year you can buy the “Freizeitticket”, which, for students, costs around 450€. This ticket allows you to use the cable cars, visit some museums, use the swimming pools and even go to some spas during the whole year.

Culture and gastronomy in Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck is a city with great history and exquisite architecture. Among its worldwide known monuments, we can highlight the Ambras Castle, the Hofburg (Imperial Palace in English) or the Tyrol Panorama, a museum where you can learn about the history of the city and where you can enter with the “Freizeitticket”.

Moreover, during Christmas, the city transforms itself and it looks like you are in a fairy tale. The mountains surrounding the city are covered with snow, they put up the well-known Christmas markets and, even though it is freezing, there are always people in the streets.

Gastronomy is strongly influenced by Italian and German culture, so you can find many dishes which are typical of these cultures, such as Käsespätzle, Wiener Schnitzel, Wurstsalat or Speckknödelsuppe. There is a variety of prices for a menu in a restaurant, but many of them are around 20€.

Advantages of doing Erasmus in Innsbruck

If you enjoy adventures, sports, diversity, and meeting new people every day, Innsbruck is the perfect city for you. Here you have a list of advantages:

  • The city is full of international students.
  • Good public transport connections.
  • Great sport and adventure offer.
  • Amazing tourism.
  • Low-cost offers made for students.

Cheap Erasmus accommodation in Innsbruck, Austria

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Frequently asked questions from students about doing Erasmus in Innsbruck

How much does it cost to live in Innsbruck as a student?
The cost of living as a student in Innsbruck is, normally, around 500€ per month (rent and food alone). However, that price can vary depending on the accommodation.
How is student life in Innsbruck?
It is a city full of students, parties, leisure activities, culture and sports. Innsbruck is well communicated with the cities and towns that surround it. It is also close to some countries where you can easily travel, such as Germany, Switzerland or Italy.
How much does student accommodation cost in Innsbruck?
Dormitories are around 220-500€ per month and a room in a shared flat can cost between 300-450€ per month.
How much is the Erasmus scholarship to study in Innsbruck?
The Erasmus scholarship to study in Innsbruck will depend on the country of origin of the student since in each part of the world there are different rules regarding this.
Best areas to live in Innsbruck?
Most Erasmus students live in the student accommodations near the Universität Innsbruck. However, as Innsbruck is a small city, the area where your accommodation is located is usually not a problem

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