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IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems

4.2 out of 5 (16 ratings / 12 reviews) Krems, Austria
As an Austrian university with an international mindset, our teaching and research are geared towards assuming a pioneering role in our focus areas business, digitalisation & engineering, health and life sciences.

Bachelor's programmes

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Medicine & Health (1)



The university was founded in 1994 as International Management Center GmbH (IMC), after the Fachhochschul-Studiengesetz Act in (University of Applied Sciences Studies Act) 1993 opened the way for private-sector institutions to provide university degree programmes.


Bachelor (undergraduate, 3 years, 180 ECTS) and Master degree programmes (graduate, 2 years, 120 ECTS) with a strong practical and international focus in the fields of business, digitalisation and engineering, health and life sciences.


IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems carries out applied research in the core subject areas of business, health and life sciences in collaboration with companies and other organisations.

The university develops innovative solutions and brings high-potential products and processes to market.

Our research-led teaching, application-driven research and groundbreaking expertise benefit both the economy and society as a whole.


Our students receive an education with a strong practical focus. What’s more, we also guide them through the next steps – on the way to finding an internship place, a job, or becoming a freelancer or entrepreneur.

The IMC Krems Career Centre builds links between companies and our students. We also see ourselves as a hub for the development of ideas and business models – to help start-ups get off the ground or introduce innovative approaches into existing companies.

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Student services

From enrolment to degree certificates: the Study Services team are available to help with all your admin-related questions. We make sure that your studies progress smoothly from an organisational perspective, and take care of lots of tasks on your behalf. So you have more time to study – and much more besides.

Housing services

At IMC Campus Krems you 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. The ambience of the lecture theatres and seminar rooms is equally appealing, and the ample use of glass affords some eye-catching views. From some floors you can see the Danube, Göttweig Abbey and into the Wachau valley.

Library services

The Campus Library is conveniently located for everyone in the centre of campus. It has a catalogue of over 50,000 items as well as offering an inter-library lending service. The library, is used intensively by IMC Krems students, and is an indispensible resource for both full- and part-time students.

Student Life

Campus life

Campus Krems is actually located in Stein. The town’s real name is Krems and Stein – two towns which have gradually merged into one. Our facilities on Campus Krems are 10 minutes’ walk from the centres of Krems and Stein, and spread across four buildings: Wing G, Wing G1, Wing D and parts of Campus West.

Sports facilities

Sports and exercise by the Danube or on campusCycling, inline skating or running – there are plenty of options right on your doorstep.From IMC Campus Krems it’s best to head for the Danube, where the Danube cycle path will take you to Vienna or into the Wachau valley.Stein has a rowing club, and the Wachau valley is the place to go for mountain bikers and climbers.Campus SportCampus Sport offers a wide ranging sports and exercise programme, so it's just a quick hop from lectures to the sports club. Fencing, yoga or badminton? There is something for everyone, and at very reasonable prices.

Student clubs

Erasmus Student Network (ESN) KremsThe ESN is very active in Krems.The organisation supports international students who travel to Krems, helping them to meet their Austrian counterparts and integrate quickly.For more information:


Basic: Accreditation of all programmes by governmental law by the AQ Austria. Additional international memberships and accreditations: Member of AACSB and EFMD. ASIIN and EVALAG accredited. 

Student Reviews

Would do it again
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great university, offers really personalized experience as the amount of lecturers is high. The small groups help build a nice community. Quality of education is very high, the exams are really demanding.

Have fun but do not expect much...
Anonymous rated 2 out of 5 stars

A very trendy and beautiful campus, yet a very disappointing academic institution. Teachers do not have enough time to teach, communication is a mess and it is compensated for it by making it extremely easy to pass exams. No books or reading materials are needed either. So far, so easy. I enjoy working with students from all parts of the world in Austria. English is the...

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

The university gives a lot of opportunities for our futures

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