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Admissions Requirements

Students who wish to apply to the ITI for any degree program should first read carefully all the relevant materials that describe the requirements of the degree. See the Program of Studies section for details.

Language of Instruction

The language of instruction at the ITI is mostly English for all degree programs. Applicants must therefore have an excellent grasp of English for reading, verbal communication, and written assignments. Students who do not have such a grasp will find it nearly impossible to continue in the program, let alone do well. The ITI reserves the right to send home students who demonstrate a less than adequate command of English. Such a student must return home at his own cost. Those who are interested in perfecting their English and beginning the study of theological texts in English may apply for admission to the Language and Catechetical Institute, based in the Kartause Maria Thron campus in Gaming, Austria.

STM Language Requirements

Students enrolled in the STM program who do not have the necessary proficiency in Latin and Greek must take four semesters of courses in each language. A reading knowledge of German is also encouraged. Hebrew is offered as an elective.

STL Language Requirements

Students in the STL program must have a knowledge of one modern language in addition to one’s native language, Latin, and Greek, to be determined by examination. Students who have not taken these languages or do not pass the exams will take two semesters of each. (Language study is not included in the 56 credits.)

Admissions Inquiries

We will be glad to respond to your inquiries concerning the next academic year. Please contact us at admissions(a)iti.ac.at with your admissions inquiries.

Application Deadlines

The application deadline for the STM, STL, STD and MMF programs: 1 July. The application deadline for the Studium Generale program: 15 August.

Financial Assistance

If you need financial assistance, there are different options available. Please refer to Financial Aid Information and please fill out the financial aid form. 

  • USA:  Those from the USA can fill out the FAFSA as US Federal student loans are available for the MMF, STM, STL and STD programs.
  • Aid outside the ITI:  If you require further financial assistance other than that listed on our website for the next academic year, please contact us by January 15th at admissions(a)iti.ac.at.  After this date, there are fewer chances to find an outside grant.
  • SG:  There is no additional financial assistance, other than room stipends, available for Studium Generale students.

Visa

Once all financial matters have been satisfactorily settled, the visa procedure can begin. If you need a visa to enter Austria, we strongly advise you to apply prior to 1 May. Once admitted, the visa/residence permit application procedure can last for 2-6 months (depending on your country) after you submit all your required documents to the Austrian Embassy located in your country. Our colleagues will help guide you through the visa application procedure to make it as quick as possible. For the visa procedure for your country, please contact us at admissions(a)iti.ac.at

Application

To be considered an applicant, you must submit:

Application form with photograph.

• Letter from your bishop and/or religious superior if you are a priest, seminarian, or member of a religious order.

• Complete certified transcripts from college onwards (if in a Slavic language, these should be accompanied by a translation into German or English).

• Essay on the passage from St. Athanasius’s On the Incarnation for the STM, STL, STD applicants.

• Essay on the passage from Familiaris Consortio for the MMF applicants.

• Essay of motivation.

Payment and Financial Aid Form (Financial aid other than room stipends is only available for the STM, STL, STD and MMF degree programs)

Letter of Recommendation by at least two people, preferably recent teachers or professors sent directly to us. You may arrange for up to four recommendations.

Important note: all documentation has to be sent to the ITI both in original form per post and digitally per e-mail. Without the original documentation your application is not complete.

Prior to sending in your application, please read the current Student Handbook.

Admissions Committee

The admissions committee meets regularly to discuss each application and chooses students for admission primarily on academic grounds. It is best to get your application in as soon as possible, because we have a limited amount of space each year.