Quick Facts

Founded 1996
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). The STM is also recognized by the State of Austria as the State degree Magister theologiae.
The ITI also grants the Masters of Studies in Marriage and the Family (MMF).
Certificates Studium Generale (SG)
Enrollment 70 (60% Women/40% Men)
Student Body Countries represented: Austria, Canada, China, Denmark, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Philippines, Romania, Slovakia, Ukraine, United Kingdom, USA.
Tuition €6,000
Room €2,500
Board Budget €2,000 (€200 x 10 months)
Other Costs €350 Matriculation fee per program;
€100 Registration Fee each year of study
€50 Books
Other costs to budget (Visa, travel, Insurance, etc.)
Financial Aid Program Loans; Room Stipends; Special Scholarships; grants; gifts from individuals, foundations; no government subsidies for academics
Accreditation Accredited as an ecclesiastical Faculty - by the Congregation for Catholic Education, Vatican City. Accreditation of the STM degree and the ITI as an academic institution - by the Austrian State. See link pages 38-39.
Teaching Faculty 13 full-time, 5 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 25,000+ 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