Steyr - a city to fall in love with ... & study

Hardly any other Austrian city has the enchanting flair of Steyr. Perhaps the most beautiful campus in Austria is located directly at the confluence of the Steyr and Enns rivers and just 5 minutes from the historic city center.

Home International Degree Seeking Students Life on Campus Steyr - a city to fall in…

Small town or metropolis? Neither.

A new chapter begins with your studies and choosing where to study is an important step. Steyr offers everything you need as a student: From leisure activities, various housing options for students to a modern, young campus with student festivals.

Familiar campus – people know and meet each other

There are currently around 1,400 students studying on campus, including many international guest students. It never gets boring here. Steyr, with a population of around 42,000, is a medium-sized city in Austria and is easily accessible by public transport. You can quickly reach Linz or Vienna in around two hours. This means that students find the perfect mix of city and countryside in Steyr.

The city of Steyr in summer. By the way: the best ice cream in Austria can be found here (Falstaff, 2021).
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Being a student in Steyr ...

New friends, parties and much more

Whether Boatmania or Running Diner, International Evening or Spritzerstandl - in Steyr, students organize entertaining events that make campus life more colourful. There are also sporting activities with many different disciplines.

Whether it's down-to-earth food and live music at the Schmankerlmarkt, summer cinema fun at the open-air cinema or sporting activities in and around Steyr: there's always something going on here. Around the campus there are cozy pubs and bars right by the water or you can meet up in the canteen.

And if you don't know anyone yet, it won't stay that way for long! There are various welcome events at the start of your studies. You also get to know lots of fellow students there. By the way: there are also many international students in Steyr.

Sport and leisure

In Steyr there are many discounted offers and memberships for students (also through our sports club). There is something for everyone: from yoga to indoor climbing, volleyball or soccer and of course courses at the fitness center. There are many running routes, an outdoor pool with indoor pool and sauna, golf courses, ice skating rink, fun court, skate park and much more.

For nature lovers, Campus Steyr is the perfect place to study. The campus itself is right on the River Steyr. You can even go swimming or stand-up paddling there in the summer when it's hot.

Skiing fans can reach great ski resorts such as Hinterstoder, Wurzeralm in Spital am Pyhrn etc. in less than an hour. The Kalkalpen National Park, the Enns Valley, the Steyr Valley and the Upper Krems Valley are very close by and offer many opportunities for leisure and sport. You can go hiking, climbing or mountain biking there.

The FH OÖ sports club also offers an extensive program.

Film off! #Interview with Pia about student life at Campus Steyr - pictured with the Boatmania Trophy
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Culture and Events

Numerous events, concerts, antique and trade markets make a visit to Steyr a varied and unforgettable experience. Annual events such as the Steyr City Festival and other city events such as "Steyrer Män", "Fun Night", the beach volleyball tournament and the music festival enliven Steyr's old town. We highly recommend a night watchman tour, which provides completely new insights into the history, culture and architecture of the city.

Events at the FH OÖ Campus Steyr

A brief overview of traditional events at the FH Campus Steyr:

  • International Fair: the fair for our exchange students
  • Career Festival: job platform for companies and students followed by a semester opening party
  • Beer Race at the end of the diploma exams (traditionally organized by the students of the 2nd semester for the diploma students)
  • Student parties at the beginning and end of the semester and in between...
  • Info days
  • "Punch drinking" & Christmas party
  • Chimney awards for the best graduates & students
  • Lecture series such as the Management Talk with top-class executives
The Boatmania with student teams takes place every year in June.
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Event overview City of Steyr

  • during the Easter holidays and at the turn of the year: operetta days in the old theater
  • during the sunny months: delicatessen market every Friday on the town square
  • Last weekend in June: Steyr City Festival - fun activities in the city center with an entertaining program, various music groups, children's program
  • July - August: Summer Academy - painting, drawing, sculpting at the highest level
  • August - September: Steyr Music Festival - performances, musicals and concerts of classical and modern music
  • November: St. Martin's market at Gleink Abbey

The canteen on campus

Our canteen on the Steyr campus is a great place to eat at a reasonable price. Great rooms and a terrace invite you to take a lunch break, have a chat or a coffee in between. There are hot and cold snacks and a choice of two lunch menus every day (one of which is vegetarian) - self-service.

Pubs in the immediate vicinity

Steyr as a business location

Steyr has helped shape industrial history. Through Josef Werndl and the Steyr Daimler Puch factories, which developed from iron processing into an industrial group. Research and innovation were always a driving force behind the successes and ensured survival in times of crisis.

Today, the successors of the Steyr plants are alive and well in global market leaders such as ZF, Steyr Motors, Magna Steyr, SKF, NKE, BMW and CNH. In addition to these leading companies, there are a large number of innovative suppliers. New industrial and economic sectors have also settled in this dynamic biotope and have succeeded.

Although the industrial and economic power is noticeable, other elements dominate the cityscape. An intact old town with a cozy flair, crossed by the rivers Steyr and Enns, form exciting contrasts.


Am Bild sieht man viele ausländische Studierende mit internationalen Fahnen am FH OÖ Campus Steyr

Surroundings of Steyr

The area around Steyr also has a lot to offer and invites you to enjoy sport, culture and nature. Whether by mountain bike up the Damberg with its viewing platform, along the Enns or Steyr or up to the alpine pastures in the Hintergebirge. The area around Steyr invites you to enjoy sport and fun in the great outdoors in both summer and winter.

Some links to browse through:

Municipality of the City of Steyr

Town square 27
4400 Steyr/Austria
Phone: +43 7252 575 0
Fax: +43 7252 483 86

Mon-Fri 8.30-12.00
Mon, Tue, Thu also 13.30-16.00

Fixed cultural facilities

The small, romantic old theater at Lamberg Castle and the Steyr City Theater regularly host theater and concert performances, while the Museum Arbeitswelt, which not only hosts exhibitions but also concerts, vernissages and readings, is located directly opposite the new FH Campus Steyr building and the newly built Cityplexxx cinema center is also close to the city center.


Housing in Steyr

Students living in Steyr benefit from a variety of housing options, including student residences, shared flats and rental apartments. The city is not only attractively located and historically interesting, but also offers good connections to local educational institutions. The lively social environment and numerous leisure activities also contribute to the attractiveness of student life in Steyr.

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Student residences

Industrial-chic accommodation close to the Steyr campus

From winter semester 2021, around 90 students will be able to live in style during their studies right next to the University of Applied Sciences. Student life is thus moving into the former weapon wheel factory.

The listed building X at Blumauergasse 26 in Steyr is being revitalized by "Familienwohnbau" in close cooperation with the Federal Monuments Office and the Steyr Old Town Conservation Department and will be used as a student residence in future.

The 87 places are spread over 3 floors in the main wing. Most of the rooms are so-called "duplex units": the single rooms are accessible via a shared anteroom with kitchenette and dining area. The courtyard and the adjoining water wing - idyllically situated on the so-called "Gsangwasser" - are used as common areas.

The student residence impresses with its proximity to the campus of Steyr University of Applied Sciences, modern residential units with industrial chic and an all-inclusive package (rent, operating costs, heating, internet).

GSA Wohnbauträger GmbH, based in Linz, is the developer's representative. GSA coordinates the cooperation between the client, construction company, architect and building authorities.

Further information:


Ms. Sabine Berger / +43 1 403 41 81 DW 15

Ms. Tanja Unterstetter / +43 1 403 41 81 DW 25

Kolping House - 58 modern rooms

On March 17, 23 there will be an opportunity to visit the Kolping House from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. as part of the Open House.

The Kolping House in Steyr offers:

Single room Standard € 395.00 (2 single rooms share the common anteroom and bathroom/WC together approx. 40 m²)

Single room comfort € 410,00 (own bathroom/WC approx. 16m²)

Single room extra € 430,00 (own bathroom/WC 22-30m²)

Double room € 275,00 / person (2 persons in room 24 - 30 m²)

Maisonettes for 2 persons € 325,00 / person

Maisonette as single room € 490,00

The prices are for a minimum stay of 5 months.

For shorter stays, the price increases by € 65.00 per month.

Registrations are made on a first-come, first-served basis - so it's better to register sooner rather than later! Forms can be found at

For further information please contact

Kolping Family Steyr Kolping Residence Steyr
Mittere Gasse 17 - 19
4400 Steyr/Austria
Phone: +43 7252 72733 50
Fax: +43 7252 72733 55

Contact hours: Mon - Fri 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Steyr student residence - "More than just a roof over your head"

Since September 2005, Steyr student hall of residence has been offering modern single and double rooms, each with a bathroom and WC, and an anteroom with fridge. In addition, there are numerous leisure facilities, such as a sports field, fitness room, pool table, table tennis, library, etc.

Price (academic year 2022/23)

Price per person in a double room: Euro 400.00 (incl. half-board) - full academic year
Price per person in a single room: Euro 469.00 (incl. half-period) - full academic year
Price per person in a double room: Euro 420.00 (incl. half season) - one semester
Price per person in a single room: Euro 489.00 (incl. half season) - one semester
Price per person in a double room: Euro 273.00 (without meals) - full academic year
Price per person in a single room: Euro 340.00 (without meals) - full academic year
Price per person in a double room: Euro 293.00 (without meals) - one semester
Price per person in a single room: Euro 360.00 (without meals) - one semester
The residence fee is payable 10 times a year (for a whole academic year) or 5 times (for one semester).

Daily rates (after consultation due to availability):
Single room: 30,90 Euro
Double room: 25,50 Euro
3-bed room: 21,80 Euro
4-bed room: 16,50 Euro

Catering: Half board (breakfast buffet, two different lunch menus to choose from incl. soup and salad); lunch can also be consumed in the evening.
Cleaning: Regular cleaning of the entire accommodation unit by our professional room maintenance team.
Leisure facilities: Outdoor hard court for soccer, volleyball or basketball, fitness room with various equipment, table tennis and billiards, communication room with TV and library, HTL gyms (indoor sports every Tuesday from 18:30).
Facilities: Internet access and cable TV connection, shared kitchen and own fridge in the room
Laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer

For further information please contact

Gemeinnützige soziale Einrichtungen GmbH
Student residence Steyr
Schlüsselhofgasse 63
4400 Steyr/Austria
Phone: +43 7252 73043 DW 12

Contact: https://www.studentenwohnheim-...

Housing market

FH Upper Austria housing market

Click here to go to the FH Upper Austria housing market, where you can advertise or search for apartments free of charge.

Further offers on the web

Information on housing benefit can be found here:

Accommodation for part-time students

You don't live near Steyr and would like to stay overnight in Steyr during the block week or from Friday to Saturday?

There are a variety of options:

Guesthouses and hotels:

Accommodation & Hotel in Steyr & Kalkalpen National Park - Steyr + National Park Region (
STEYR: Pensions, rooms & accommodation from €13 ➔️ (

Special conditions for students are also available at Harry's Home Hotel:

You can also stay at the youth hostel at a reasonable price:

Some full-time students also offer their shared room as accommodation at the weekend.
You can find information about this at:


...for a short-term place to sleep... the center:

  • (at City Point)

...on the outskirts of the city:

  • (with Day Spa)
  • Youth hostel the surrounding area:

  • In Christkindl:
  • In Dietachdorf:
  • In St. Ulrich:
  • In Sierning:
  • On the Iron Road: