Most courses at IST Austria are open to PhD students, postdocs, technicians, interns, and staff members. External participants can also attend courses at IST Austria, currently free of charge. Please note that IST Austria PhD students will be given priority in case the number of places on a course is limited.

Course schedules and a full course list are available below. Please also see the academic calendar.

Course Schedules

Fall 2020/21 + Spring 2021


Course registration

If you would like to take courses at IST Austria, you need to register by using the links below.

If you are an external member, you will need to check with the registrar of your university if those credits can be transferred towards your degree. Once registered, you will be able to print a confirmation for the courses you have completed.

For more information about the PhD program at IST Austria, please visit the PhD program overview page.

Registration links

To register for our courses please click on the corresponding link:

Registration for IST Austria employees

For further instructions, please download the course registration instructions for employees.

Registration for external participants

Please note that we currently do not offer any distance or e-learning courses.

Registration deadlines

Academic year 2020/21

IST employees External participants
Pre-semester Fall September 20, 2020 September 20, 2020
Fall 1 September 28, 2020 September 21, 2020
Fall 1+2 September 28, 2020 September 21, 2020
Fall 2 November 16, 2020 November 9, 2020
Pre-semester Spring January 25, 2021 January 18, 2021
Spring 1 February 22, 2021 February 15, 2021
Spring 1+2 February 22, 2021 February 15, 2021
Spring 2 April 26, 2021 April 19, 2021

Please note that internal registration via the student portal for courses in the pre-semester phase in the academic year 2020/21 opens on September 1st, 2020.

Please note that internal registration via the student portal for courses in the academic year 2020/21 opens on September 16th, 2020.

If you have any questions regarding course registration, please send an email to

If you have general questions about the PhD program, please send an email to

Course List

Courses held in the following academic year are published in August. Additional courses may be added later on, so it is worth checking for updates. Registration opens mid-September.

With a few exceptions, the courses listed here take place on the IST Austria campus in Klosterneuburg, Austria, and do not accommodate remote participation or distance/e-learning.

Course list for the current and past academic years

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Course websites

The course websites are maintained in Moodle. The course website archive (courses held before 2018) is accessible at:

By default, course websites are accessible only for people who have registered for the respective course or assigned to it as instructor.


IST Austria maintains cooperations with the University of Vienna and the Vienna University of Technology with the goal to promote participation of students in courses and seminars of the respective other institution.

Students need to enquire with their respective home institution whether externally obtained ECTS credits can be recognized and counted towards their program requirements.

For IST Austria's PhD students wanting to take external courses

All University of Vienna courses are listed in their course directory.

All courses at the Vienna University of Technology are listed here.

A list of CS courses held at Vienna University of Technology which are cross-listed at IST Austria is available here.

If you would like to enroll in a course at University of Vienna or Vienna University of Technology please contact the Graduate School Office for details on the procedures.

For external students wanting to take courses at IST Austria

All courses and lectures at IST Austria are published in the Course List section above. To take part in any of them, please see the instructions in the Course Registration section above. Please note that you need to register at least two weeks before the course start date. The Graduate School Office will then get back to you with further details.

Should you have any questions about courses held at IST Austria or the registration process, please send an email to

Teaching a course at IST Austria

Faculty, postdocs, advanced PhD students and staff members are eligible to teach courses at IST Austria. If you are interested in teaching a course, you will usually need to submit a course proposal for approval by the PhD program committee by April preceding the academic year in which you would like to teach, although for certain courses out-of-cycle proposals will also be considered. New ideas and suggestions are always welcome. An info sheet for course instructors can be found on the Student Resources page (only accessible to IST users).

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