Welcome to the International Office

The student body at the University of Liechtenstein represents over 60 national backgrounds. We celebrate this diversity and share our similarities. Each one of our students and staff members contributes something unique to our teaching and learning environment, making our community complete. The aim of our work is to further rise awareness, tolerance and mutual understanding in the international context; to learn languages and discover other cultures; to develop personally and professionally.


The International Office is responsible for informing, advising and supporting students, staff and lecturers on all matters related to study, internships and teaching abroad. We offer help in finding suitable programmes for incoming and outgoing exchange students and guide you through the application process.  We also provide support to our international degree seeking students and guests of the University. 







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Riga is a diverse city and has a lot to offer. There are many meeting places, cafés and parks. The cultural offer is large and exciting, especially with our village life. The course content is different from that at the University of Liechtenstein. In addition to the studio, we also had drawing and painting as well as outdoor furniture and regional landscape. The courses were all manageable and we finished them with lectures and presentations of our work.

Valeria, Riga





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The learning outcomes are strongly connected to knowledge in professional contexts, materiality, processes, sustainability, inclusion, managing, and advanced competences in developing a design proposal. Working on the project during the week usually gives you the weekend off. Then there is time to visit places inside or outside of Copenhagen. Copenhagen has so much to offer that it takes some time to discover the city. 

Lina, Denmark










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Further information


University of Liechtenstein is integrated in the following networks:

Lake Constance Arts & Sciences Association
In the cantons and states around Lake Constance, in Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein and Switzerland, outstanding academics conduct  research and teaching at internationally renowned universities. By working together, the potential in the field of continuing education among the individual universities in this region can be better tapped and leveraged. University of Liechtenstein is a member of this association.

IAESTE - Internships abroad
IAESTE - International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience - was founded in 1948 to promote international understanding. Today it totals 60 member countries. IAESTE arranges for students from across the world and from a range of disciplines to spend several months on internships abroad. University of Liechtenstein is involved in this global exchange network and is an associate member of IAESE Switzerland. The International Office serves as the point of contact.

EUCEN - European Universities Continuing Education Network
Set up in 1991,  EUCEN is a growing network of around 190 universities in 39 countries involved in continuing education at university level. Its main aims include promoting the initiative of "life-long learning” and helping universities to reach their goal of becoming professional continuing education centres. University of Liechtenstein has been working with the EUCEN network since 1995.

Partner universities
Partner universities form a key component of  University of Liechtenstein‘s worldwide network. With joint projects, student exchanges and visiting professors, its international activities continue to expand.

The International Office team is happy to answer any further questions.


Developing and conducting transnational educational and research projects with international universities and other partner institutions plays an important part in providing students, teaching faculty and researchers with an European and international dimension. Cooperating on international projects helps to channel innovation into teaching and research and also contributes to developing high-quality standards in educational programmes and products. 

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Mobility programmes

Active participation in a range of international mobility programmes offers students, lecturers and researchers the opportunity to experience the benefits of a placement abroad. These mobility and exchange programmes are extremely important in providing a financial framework in many cases, and in enabling acceptance into the partnering university, as well as the academic recognition of study and research placements. To find out more, please read the European Policy Statement of the University of Liechtenstein.

The University of Liechtenstein is currently participating in the following mobility programmes:
EEA Grants

International Staff Training Days

The University of Liechtenstein has become a hub for international students. The campus, located in the former Spoerry factory, offers an ideal setting for learning, research and project work to around 700 students from all over the world. Students come from more than 60 countries, primarily from Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Austria and Germany. This makes the university a multicultural place of education and research. In order to build an intercultural learning and networking environment for our students, our International Office constantly seeks opportunities to compare good examples of working across cultures. This is why we would be honored to welcome you to our International Week.

In the past we had organised separate Staff Training Days for visiting staff. Nowadays we like to include visiting staff in the Introduction Weeks for students which we organise twice a year in February and September. During the Introduction Week we organise lots of different informational and cultural events such as company visits, dinners and speeches by government staff about Liechtenstein.

Moreover, we aim to enlarge participants’ professional networks and provide hands-on learning experiences by offering job shadowing sessions with our staff. Programme participants might offer brief presentations based on their professional contexts.

ERASMUS Policy Statement

The ERASMUS+ programme represents the most important strategic means for the University of Liechtenstein to improve its degree of internationalisation. A greater degree of internationalisation is highly important for the University of Liechtenstein, as a small institution, in order to maintain high standards and ensure that it remains attractive as an educational facility. The expertise gained by various people through project activities, the network of contacts and cooperation, the valuable financial resources and the value of the ERASMUS+ brand make major contributions to promoting internationalization.

Active involvement in ERASMUS+ contributes to the aims of increasing the mobility of students to approx. 30%, encouraging each permanent lecturer to take part in an ERASMUS+ lecturer mobility scheme within a period of 3 years, promoting the development of individual key members of administrative staff by means of placements abroad, allowing the exchange of expertise and improvements in quality via participation in specialized networks, introducing new developments via KA2 projects and  developing and ensuring the correct application of the ECTS/DS systems.

For these purposes, the following ERASMUS+ activities are priorities for the University of Liechtenstein: development of all mobility measures for students and lecturers; improvements to facilitating conditions; planning of KA2 projects for cooperation, innovation  and curriculum development.

The activities engaged in the by the University as part of ERASMUS+ and EPS are presented via the University’s homepage and publications, via information events held for students and staff, and to a broad public via cooperative press activities together with the National Agency.

The Commission for Gender and Diversity is developing, together with the Rectorate, the study administrators and the personnel department, strategies and measures to ensure equal opportunities for men and women in their studies and in terms of employment conditions. The student office, the student representatives, the international office and the study administrators arrange joint activities (e.g. international lunches, cultural rotation events, mentoring...) in order to promote social cohesion between the students.