Thank you for your interest in studying at the Anton Bruckner Private University within the framework of the Erasmus+ Programme!
Before applying to the ABPU (Erasmus ID Code: A  LINZ17), please make sure that the following requirements are met:

  • You are currently enrolled and studying at one of our partner institutions
  • You have declared your interest in an exchange at the International Office or Erasmus Office of your home institution
  • You meet all legal requirements of the Erasmus programme
  • You are able to complete the entire mobility period (semester or academic year) at the ABPU without arriving late or leaving early
  • You submit your application documents in due time before the deadline.

Partner universities


From 2021 onwards, applications can only be submitted via EASY, the online application portal of European music universities: Interested students from universities that do not have a valid partnership agreement with us are kindly requested to contact us via their own International Office or Erasmus office first.

The application portal of the ABPU is open from 01 February 2021 to 09 April 2021. This period applies to applications for individual semesters (winter or summer semester) as well as for the entire academic year 2021/2022. In the event of a large number of promising applications exceeding our capacities, preference will be given to students who have applied for the entire academic year.

  • Fall/Winter semester: 1 October – 31 January
  • Spring/Summer semester: 1 March – 30 June
  • Examination times and final performances at the IDA (Institute of Dance Arts) usually take place at the beginning of February and the beginning of July respectively, the specific times will be communicated shortly before the start of the academic year.
  • Welcome Days: The orientation programme for Erasmus students takes place a few days before the start of the semester, participation is mandatory.
  • Incoming students can only apply according to the semester dates at ABPU, not according to the semester dates of the sending institution.

Required application documents

  • Application form
  • Study Plan / Learning Agreement
  • Trancript of Records
  • Letter of motivation
  • Letter of recommendation from the main subject teacher
  • CV with photo
  • Scan of the photo page of an official photo ID (e.g. passport)
  • (Video) recordings:
    • Instrument and voice: three pieces of music or three songs/aria (at least one in German!) from different epochs relevant to the subject (duration: 20-30min). The individual pieces of music should be recorded without editing, the person should be visible in long shot.
    • Dance: three video recordings of different styles - ballet (5min), contemporary dance technique (10min), improvisation (5min) - totalling 20min.
    • Optional: Certification of the recordings by the main subject teachers is required if, for example, music pieces are purely audio recordings or the person cannot be identified beyond doubt.

Documents, recordings and links (YouTube, Vimeo or DropBox) can be filled in or uploaded directly in EASY. If certification is required, the recordings must be clearly named and their length must be indicated. The certification must be submitted together with the other application documents by the deadline.

Information about the courses can be found in the subject tables and on bonline, the central information system for students and teachers at Anton Bruckner Private University.

Instructions for completing the Learning Agreement
The Learning Agreement is the core of your application and your personal study plan. When selecting courses, only choose those that are listed in the study plan for your degree programme. Please mind the distinction between artistic and pedagogical fields of study, as well as Bachelor's and Master's degrees. Erasmus students are automatically enrolled in the ZKF (Central Artistic Subject) in the first year according to the study plan.

It is essential to make sure in advance that the courses can be credited at your home university. Note that the Learning Agreement is not valid without the signatures of the Institute Directorate and the International Office of your home university!

Changes to the Learning Agreement can be made at a later stage, e.g. at the time of enrolment, but must be recorded accordingly and signed again by all responsible persons at both institutions.

Selection and Notification

Erasmus applications are forwarded to the respective institutes, where the application documents are examined by the directors and main subject teachers. In principle, it is the aim of the ABPU to make your Erasmus study stay possible, provided that the qualitative requirements are fulfilled and a study place is available.

The International Office of the ABPU will inform you and your home university by mid-June whether your application was successful. If your application was successful, you have 10 days to accept the place. You will then receive a confirmation letter as well as further information about your upcoming study visit at the ABPU.


Mobility under Erasmus+ or under a bilateral agreement does not include automatic insurance cover. Students are obliged to take care of their own insurance cover and must at the very least have adequate health insurance in order to be admitted to study. There are different regulations depending on the country of origin:

  • Students from European Union (EU) countries receive a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) via their regional medical health insurance provider, which is usually located on the back of the e-Card.
  • Students from non-EU countries must make their own arrangements and show proof of adequate insurance cover when enrolling at the host institution.

It is further advisable to take out sufficient accident, liability, as well as travel and repatriation insurance, and under the given circumstances to pay particular attention to the scope of benefits in the context of CoViD-19. The ABPU is not liable for the consequences of non-insurance or underinsurance.


  • Once you have been guaranteed a placement with the Bruckner Uiversity our International Office is going to send you some information about how and where to acquire accommodation
  • Information about different options can be found beforehand on the homepage of the Bruckneruni
  • Another possibliity for flat-hunting is the website of the OeAD
    To reserve a place a housing application must be sent. The registration fee runs up to 35€. As the number of enquiries exceeds the accommodation available from OeAD, the International Office recommends early application.

Language courses

The International Office recommends that all Erasmus students attend a German language course. Classes or lectures in English at the ABPU depend on the individual teacher. Our university upholds cooperation with the Pädagogische Hochschule Oberösterreich (PH) which allows our students to attend German classes operated by the PH free of charge. Besides from that various other German courses at different levels are offered by different institutions, e.g. Volkshochschule Linz (Adult Education Centre), or the Johannes Kepler University Linz. Those, however, are subject to charge.

Start at the Anton Bruckner Private University

Before the start of your Erasmus study stay, the Student Council (StuV) will contact you and give you advice and support. If you have any questions about everyday student life at the ABPU or in Linz in general, you are welcome to contact the StuV any time: stuvbruckneruniat


Erasmus incoming students have to register in person at the study office. The general admission deadlines (enrolment at ABPU) for students apply, Erasmus incoming students can take care of this within the scope of the Welcome Days.

Requirements for enrolment

You are exempt from the regular tuition fees and only have to transfer € 20.20 ÖH contribution (Österreichische Hochschülerschaft, insurance amount) per semester. The transfer of the ÖH contribution is a prerequisite for enrolment at the ABPU. The corresponding payment request will be sent to you at least two weeks before the start of your studies. If you are studying at the ABPU for the entire academic year, you will not receive a separate request to remind you to pay the ÖH fee again and must transfer it in time before the start of the second term.

Organisation of the academic year

The academic year at the ABPU is divided into two semesters.
Winter semester: October – January
Summer semester: March – June
Semester break: February
Summer break: July – September
times may vary for dance students (IDA)


You will receive a PIN code for the use of the bruckneronline information system and your student ID at the study office. All online services can be used with one user name and password, students can get the access data in the study office.

bruckneronline ( is the central information system for students and teachers at the Anton Bruckner Private University. It is a web-based system, i.e. all you need is a web browser and broadband internet access.


Quick guide to the bruckneronline Information system.

Farewell - The end of your Erasmus study period

Before you leave the Bruckner University and return home, please sign out personally at the Erasmus Office and the Faculty Office (Studienbüro).

In the Erasmus Office you will receive your Confirmation of Stay and in the Studienbüro, provided that all examination results are available, your Transcript of Records In case not all of your examination results are available you can request the Transcript of Records later by email. It will be sent to you within five weeks after the end of your stay the latest, but only to your Bruckneruni-student e-mail address (