Life in Upper Austria

Rich in mountains, lakes and forests, Upper Austria, with its diverse and unique landscape and culture, offers valuable space for fresh ideas and young minds. As a centrally located state, it is easy to get to know and enjoy Austria in its entirety thanks to the Westbahn train line and the well-developed public transport network.

Upper Austria has worked hard to earn its reputation as a "culture country", and with its state music school it is regarded throughout Europe as a model country for music education. The Upper Austrian provincial government particularly promotes artistic education, which is why the Anton Bruckner Privatuniversität - in comparison to other comparable institutions - collects extremely moderate tuition fees.

More information about living and studying in Upper Austria can be found at Upper Space and

Studying in Linz

As the third largest city in Austria, Linz has developed from a Roman province to an industrial city and finally to the European Capital of Culture 2009 after a long and eventful city history. With its new endeavour to act as a hotspot for artistic innovation in Upper Austria, Linz is actively positioning itself as a cultural city, with numerous museums, galleries and international festivals in various fields of music, dance, drama, film, media art and much more.

Linz offers a range of attractive artistic and cultural activities that are popular with our students. More information can be found at Linz Tourism, a small selection of cultural things to do in Linz can be found here.

Finding a Place to Stay

In Linz there are numerous accommodation options, from a shared apartments to a student dormitory. You can find information about student residence and private accommodation in Linz at our website Wohnungsbörse

Public Transportation

International students who are enrolled as regular students at the Anton Bruckner Private University can buy a semester ticket for public transport in Linz.

Erasmus students can receive an Aktivpass from the Magistrat Linz. The LINZ AG online shop offers further information on buying a monthly pass. Aktivpass monthly passes are valid for one month from the chosen day of validity and also entitle you to travel with the Pöstlingbergbahn.

The different tickets available for public transport with the LINZ AG can be found online.

Studying at the Anton Bruckner Private University

In our Welcome Brochure for new students you can find further helpful information about studying at the Anton Bruckner Private University. 

Meet new friends

International Graduates Club Linz

The ICGL offers a possibility for all international students and graduates to get together at a central place downtown in Linz and to organize joint events. The International Graduates Club Linz at the International Cultural Lounge at OK-Center aims to offer a friendly community of international students and graduates to

  • make friends and get together in a cozy and open space,
  • bring you in contact with important people and future employers,
  • help you to get over the initial difficulties when you arrive in Austria.

Erasmus Student Network (ESN) Linz

Erasmus Student Network (ESN) is a non-profit international student organisation. They represent international students, thus provide opportunities for cultural understanding and self-development under the principle of Students helping Students. The ESN group in Linz organizes events and mentoring to ease your start in Austria. They have also developed a guide book with some useful information.