Quick Facts

Founded 1996 as the International Theological Institute (ITI). Renamed Katholische Hochschule ITI/ITI Catholic University in 2021 in recognition of the ITI’s expanded range of programs and standing in the German-speaking world.
Founder Pope St. John Paul II
Type Ecclesiastical, Private, Undergraduate and Graduate, Co-educational, English-speaking
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic, Ecclesiastical and Lay Administration
Grand Chancellor Christoph Cardinal Schönborn, Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Vienna
Curriculum Sacred Theology as a whole, a specialization in Marriage and the Family, and the Liberal Arts
Degrees The ITI grants three canonical degrees in Sacred Theology: Sacred Theology Masters (STM/STB), Sacred Theology Licentiate (STL), and Sacred Theology Doctorate (STD). The ITI also grants a Bachelor in Catholic Liberal Arts (BA) and a Masters of Studies in Marriage and the Family (MMF).
Certificates The ITI offers a Studium Generale (SG), a one year program of Catholic liberal arts formation, with the option after completion to enter the second year of the Bachelor in Liberal Arts (BA).
Enrollment 81 (53% Men/47% Women)
Student Body Countries currently represented: Austria, Brazil, Canada, China, Czechia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Slovakia, United Kingdom, Uganda, USA.
Tuition €9000
Room €3000
Living Expenses Budget €4500 (€450 x 10 months)
Other Costs €300 Yearly Registration Fee
Financial Aid Program US FAFSA or Sallie Mae loans, room stipends, special scholarships, grants, gifts from individuals and foundations, etc.
Accreditation All degrees, the ecclesiastical faculty, and the ITI are internationally accredited by the Dicastery for Culture and Education of the Holy See. All degrees, especially the BA and STM degrees, and the ITI as an academic institution, are additionally recognized by the State of Austria and therein receive further international recognition.
Teaching Faculty Total 26 (full-time, part-time, and visiting)
Faculty-Student Ratio 1:4 (Goal is to never have a higher ratio than 1:10)
Classroom Environment Tutorials, seminars in groups of 3-15 students
Library Around 30000 volumes
Location The ITI is housed in the 12th century former Cistercian castle “Schloss Trumau” and the purpose built campus housing complex in Trumau, Austria. Trumau is located 20 km (12 miles) south of Vienna, 32 km (20 miles) from Vienna International Airport, and adjacent to the picturesque vineyard and thermal region of Lower Austria.
Alumni Our alumni impact the Church and the world as priests, religious, and consecrated individuals (24%); as educators (23%); work within various organizations of the Catholic Church; work for marriage and family organizations; act as Catholic voices in business, media, and politics; and many have founded large families.
Nationalities Our alumni have come from the following countries: Albania, Australia, Austria (7%), Belarus, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Canada, China, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, France, Georgia, Germany (6%), Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania (6%), Mexico, Moldova, Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Romania (5%), Russia, Singapore, Slovakia (8%), Slovenia, Uganda, Ukraine (7%), United Kingdom (2.5%), United States (38%).