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  • Locations: Innsbruck, Austria
  • Program Terms: Academic Year
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: AppState applicants only
Program Description:
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MCI Dual Degree Physics Program


MCI supports the competitiveness of organizations and influences the professionalization of business, administration, politics and culture. Applied research and development are particularly valued at MCI for the strengthening of innovation in local companies and the ensuring of quality-oriented instruction.

MCI's programs focus on all levels of the personality and include areas of state-of-the art knowledge from science and practice relevant to business and society. As an internationally oriented information and communication center, MCI is open to new perspectives, methods and projects. Constructive dialogue and co-operative development of interdisciplinary competences are two of the pillars of teaching and learning at MCI.


The Tyrolean Mountains within grasp, the region’s unbeatable sports and leisure facilities, the proximity to Germany, Switzerland and Italy and Innsbruck’s long-standing academic tradition all guarantee a unique ambience for students.

Academic Calendar

  • Academic Year: Early October to Late June
For more information about the academic calendar please visit MCI's website.


Innsbruck has a long history as a university town and offers a variety of housing options including student dormitories, private rooms, and shared apartments. Prices vary depending on size, location, and equipment. The Austrian Agency for International Mobility and Cooperation in Education, Science, and Research (OeAD) arranges rooms in student dormitories for a small monthly fee. This is the easiest and most convenient way for exchange students to find relatively inexpensive housing. MCI also cooperates with the dormitory “Internationales Studentenhaus” (ISH); exchange students can even book a room at ISH via MCI.

Housing costs will not be billed through Appalachian State due to the varied options.  Students will submit their housing payment directly to the MCI housing option they select.

For more information about housing please visit MCI’s accommodation web page.


Program Costs

Paid to Appalachian State
  Academic Year
Basic Exchange (App Tuition & Fees) based on your residency
1OIED Program Development Fee $200
Intl Health Development Fee $60
Worldwide Health Insurance $1.45/day
1The OIED Program Development Fee will be placed on students’ accounts upon acceptance by the Education Abroad Office. The fee payment confirms your spot and is non-refundable.

Estimated Additional Costs
  Academic Year  
Airfare $1200 - $1800    
Housing $4000 - $5000  
1Housing Deposit & Application Fee $500 - $1000  
Meals $2400 - $4000  
2Personal Expenses $1400 - $2000  
Books and Materials $400 - $800  
Local Transportation $300 - $400  
Visa (for US Citizens) $150  
Passport $150  
3US Based Health Insurance $2220  
4Personal Travel and Spending $3000 - $4000  
1 Housing deposits are normally submitted while booking the room. Amounts will vary by housing type.
2Personal expenses includes but is not limited to: toiletries, cell phone, emergency funds, laundry, basic travel and entertainment, etc.
3Students are encouraged to maintain a US based health insurance plan while abroad (to exempt out of AppState insurance students must follow the App exemption process - proving that they have insurance coverage for the entirety of the semester.
4Personal Travel and Spending amounts will vary by student and will be affected by how often a student goes out, travels, and the items they purchase.

Please note that non-billable costs are estimates only and will be affected by personal spending habits, currency fluctuations, etc. Prices listed in USD unless otherwise noted.


Students are encouraged to start planning for their study abroad program costs well in advance. Please use the Student Financial Planning Worksheet to help estimate your anticipated expenses and your anticipated financial resources.  When planning for estimated additional costs students are encouraged to research currency conversion rates. Please visit MCI's website for additional information about living costs.

Financial Aid

The majority of financial aid and scholarships can apply to semester and year-long study abroad programs. For more information please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid web page.


OIED Scholarships
Each semester OIED offers a variety of different scholarship opportunities for students. Scholarship awards range from $250 to $2000. 

For information about additional scholarships please visit our External Scholarships web page.


Students interested in this program will work with the Appalachian graduate program to set their course schedule.

All students are expected to maintain at least the equivalent of a full time course load according to Appalachian State and the host university while abroad (whichever is greater). For more information about study abroad enrollment policies, credit approval, and credit and grade conversions please visit the Academics section of our website.

How to Apply

Students will be recommended by the Appalachian Physics department and an application will be started for them by the Education Abroad office. 

For more information about deadlines and how to apply please visit our Guide Me web page.


Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.