Study Abroad in Salzburg: Overview

Study in the birthplace of Mozart, one of the most elegant and interesting cities in Europe. The city was granted UNESCO World Heritage status in recognition of its unique character and architecture. Located north of the Alps, Salzburg’s lush meadows, lakes and mountains call you outdoors.

Program at a glance

  • Academic year, fall or spring semester (summer session also available)
  • Open to college freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors
  • 2.5 minimum GPA
  • Program fee includes tuition, housing, meal allowance, London visit, trips to Innsbruck and Vienna, excursions and cultural activities, airfare if selected, and more
  • Courses taught in English in anthropology, art history, business and economics, history, international relations, literature, music, philosophy, politics and sociology, plus German language
  • No previous German language study required for most courses
  • German language study is optional after orientation
  • Special courses in English and German designed for AIFS students
  • Classes taught in German require two years of college level study or equivalent. Advanced level students may matriculate directly into University courses if they have had at least two years of college level German (Due to the University of Salzburg academic calendar, students taking these courses must stay and pay for an additional month in Salzburg.)
  • 2-week orientation and intensive language preparation at start of semester (2 credits)
  • The local AIFS Resident Director and staff organize cultural activities and housing, act as a liaison between students and the university, and are available 24/7 in case of emergencies
  • Transcripts issued by the University of Salzburg
  • Student visa must be obtained from the Austrian consulate prior to departure from U.S.

Application and scholarship deadlines

*Please note that applications, deposits and balance of fees arriving after the required deadline are subject to late fees.


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