Campus life in Leoben
Life pulsates here and you experience a wealth of opportunities. Forget L.A., because Leoben, our LE, has its very own charm. A multi-faceted hotspot, this city combines the best of urban flair and rural idyll to offer you the perfect work-life balance.
In Leoben, everything is very close - a true 15-minute miracle! Within a very short time, you can reach the renowned Montanuniversität Leoben, green oases, a diverse range of shops and a shopping centre, the refreshing open-air swimming pool for water rats, relaxing parks to unwind in, an inspiring museum for those interested in culture, state-of-the-art indoor and outdoor sports facilities for fitness fans and much more!
Whether you love nature, want to throw yourself into city life or are looking for campus education and entertainment, Leoben has something to offer for everyone. There is always something going on here - day and night. What are you waiting for? Discover the sparkle of this unique city and experience Leoben in all its exciting facets!
University Sports (USI)
When you want to put the books aside, you can enjoy the high quality of life and the extensive range of sports and leisure activities in Leoben to the full. Whether you want to let off steam by hiking, climbing, jogging or skiing, Leoben offers ideal conditions for all outdoor enthusiasts.
Our USI (University Sports Institute) offers an impressive range of over 90 courses for our students. Whether you want to let off steam with bouldering, tennis, boxing or Zumba, you will find the perfect sports activity here. But that's not all! You can also dive into the world of partner acrobatics, improve your dance moves and discover many more exciting activities!
In Leoben, there are no limits to your sporting development. Here you can enjoy yourself in a lively and dynamic environment. Take advantage of the many opportunities to stay active, discover new passions and be part of a sports-loving community. So grab your sports shoes and be ready to reach new heights in Leoben!
Centre for Languages, Education and Culture (ZSBK)
Education, culture and lots of inspiration await you at the Centre for Languages, Education and Culture (ZSBK). Join us and experience education in a new, exciting light!
You can look forward to a varied language programme ranging from Spanish to French to Business English. But not only that! Our Montanist*s are also optimally prepared for professional life in various human science subjects. Our fantastic choir provides creative breaks.
And the best part? Practical workshops on the topics of time and stress management, resilience, rhetoric and presentation, motivational coaching and much more are just waiting to be discovered by you!
In the vlog about our university choir, you will be enchanted by the magical sounds and the impressive talent of our members. Join us and let yourself be carried away by our musical world!
Living in Leoben
Living in Leoben - central and affordable, a perfect combination! There are no compromises here! Whether you are looking for a stylish flat in the heart of the city on your own, want to be part of a lively shared flat or want to settle down in the modern and easily accessible student dormitories, Leoben offers the right housing solution for every taste.
To make the start of your new living adventure as pleasant as possible, the city of Leoben even has a special surprise in store: students of the Montanuniversität Leoben receive a generous subsidy in the form of LE vouchers worth 250 euros when they register their main residence in Leoben for the first time! In each subsequent year, students will receive a subsidy of 100 euros in the form of LE vouchers, provided that they can prove their main residence in Leoben by the deadline of 1 November.
Are you curious and would like to learn more about the different housing options in Leoben? Discover your dream accommodation and find your new home in Leoben.
Events and Nightlife
In Leoben's vibrant event scene, university life is just the beginning! There is always something going on here, whether at the LE Music Nights in the city's trendy bars or the spectacular large-scale events on the main square. An absolute highlight in the calendar of events in the city of Montan is the legendary Gösser Kirtag. Year after year, thousands of guests from near and far flock to Austria's longest street of stalls and enjoy a cool glass of Leoben barley juice in the Gösser beer tent.
But the programme of events on the campus of the Montanuniversität Leoben is also packed with great and exciting highlights. Here you can expect captivating lecture series on sustainability, rousing workshops, focus months, cosy coffee stands, exuberant courtyard parties and refreshing spritzer and mulled wine stands organised by our ÖH (Austrian Student Union). And who can forget the legendary trial of strength between lecturers and students "Beat the Prof" or the rousing Science Slams? There is always something going on here at the Montanuniversität Leoben!
So, get ready and experience unforgettable moments in Leoben - here we celebrate, laugh and inspire!
We are one of the most modern universities in Austria and can proudly look back on over 175 years of history. During this time, numerous traditional customs have developed that make a significant contribution to Leoben's identity. It starts with our greeting "Glück auf!", which is exchanged by all members of the university on festive occasions. And of course, the black mountain smock, which we wear at special events, is not to be missed.
Another highlight is our "leather jump", with which we duly welcome the freshmen into their new student status. These brave "Schwammerl", as we affectionately call them, are personally greeted by the Rector at the matriculation certificate handover. When it's time for the summer holidays, we say goodbye to the well-deserved break with an epic "Bierauszug". And at our personal graduation ceremonies, the "Philistrierungen", graduates are duly celebrated and released into the world outside the university.
Be part of our unique traditions that bring a lot of fun and togetherness.
ComMULity - blogs, vlogs and podcasts
Would you like to make the most of your summer holidays and discover the university, students, useful advice, research results, our professors and much more? Then take a look at our ComMULity blog!
It was created by students for students to promote the exchange between students, professors and the university. Here you will find exciting insights and useful information.