Quick Facts

Founded 1996 as the International Theological Institute
Founder Pope St. John Paul II
Type Ecclesiastical, Private, Undergraduate and Graduate; Co-educational
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, liberal arts studies
Degrees ITI grants three canonical degrees in Sacred Theology; Sacred Theology Masters (STM), Sacred Theology Licentiate (STL), Sacred Theology Doctorate (STD). Baccalaureate (BA) in Catholic Liberal Arts. The BA and STM are also recognized by the State of Austria as the State degrees.
The ITI also grants the Masters of Studies in Marriage and the Family (MMF).
Certificates Studium Generale (SG)
Enrollment 83 (54% Women/46% Men)
Student Body Countries represented: Austria, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Italy, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Singapur, Slovakia, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uganda, USA.
Tuition €7500
Room €2500
Board Budget €2500 (€250 x 10 months)
Other Costs €300 Registration Fee each year of study
Other costs to budget (Visa, travel, Insurance, etc.)
Financial Aid Program US FAFSA Loans; Room Stipends; Special Scholarships; grants; gifts from individuals, foundations; 
Accreditation Accredited as an ecclesiastical Faculty - by the Congregation for Catholic Education, Vatican City. Accreditation of the BA, STM degree and the ITI as an academic institution - by the Austrian State. See link pages 38-39.
Teaching Faculty Total 24 (full-time, part-time and visiting)
Faculty-Student Ratio 1:5; goal is to never have a higher ratio than 1:10
Classroom Environment Tutorials, seminars in groups of 7-13 students
Library 28,000+ volumes
  • The campus is housed in the 11th century former Cistercian castle “Schloss Trumau”.
  • Located 20 kilometers South of Vienna in the village of Trumau.
  • Adjacent to the vineyard and thermal area of the Thermenregion.
  • 32km from Vienna International Airport
  • 23% are Educators
  • 24% have entered the priesthood, religious or consecrated life
  • The rest are working for the Catholic Church, for Marriage and Family Organizations or are providing a Catholic voice in the Press and Politics


The ITI is a founding member of the AEFlib, a European association of independent universities founded in 2008: www.aeflib.eu