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We are pleased that you are interested in a foreign study course at the Anton Bruckner Private University, within the framework of the Erasmus Programme.
Before you apply for an Erasmus placement at the Anton Bruckner Private University, please check on our homepage, or the homepage of your own university, whether there is an existing partnership agreement between them. This poses a pre-requisite for your application.
It is necessary to hand in your application credentials in time to your home Erasmus coordinator in order to successfully apply for an Erasmus placement at ABPU. You can apply for mobilities during the winter semester, the summer semester or a whole academic year. Applications for the whole academic year (two Semesters) will be preferred.
In order to apply for an Erasmus place at the Anton Bruckner Private University, please hand in the appropriate documentation punctually to the International Office of your home university, so that your application for the following academic year reaches us by April 19th.
Changes to the Learning Agreement can be made later, at enrolment for example, but the Learning Agreement must be altered accordingly, and approved by both universities.
Please make sure in advance that the subjects entered in the Learning Agreement will also be credited by your home university.
Please note: The Learning Agreement is not valid without the signatures of your Institute Director and the International Office of your home university.
DEADLINE: All the application documentation mentioned above is to be forwarded by the International Office of your home university, and must arrive via e-mail at the Anton Bruckner Private University by April 1 the latest.
Erasmus applications will be forwarded to the Institute Directors at the Anton Bruckner Private University and to the principal study teacher. Then they carry out the examination and selection of your application.
The length of the Erasmus study period, whether one or two semesters, will be decided according to the availability of study places.
Your home university will be notified about the middle of May by the International Office of the Bruckner University as to whether your application was successful.
Should your application be accepted, our International Office will send the countersigned Learning Agreement, which you completed previously, to the International Office of your home university, to acknowledge our consent to the study programme.
In principle, the Anton Bruckner Private University, aims to facilitate a period of study for Erasmus applicants, provided that the qualitative requirements are met, and that there is a place available with a suitable teacher.
Once you have been accepted, necessities such as accommodation or language classes can be addressed locally or assistance can be seeked from our international office.
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.
Before you start your Erasmus study period the Student Council will contact you and assist you with help and advice. If any questions should come up beforehand you can of course contact the Student Council or the International Office yourself.
Incoming students must enrol personally at the Admissions Office (Studienbüro), where the general rules for student application deadlines apply.
Requirements for enrolment
Erasmus students are exempted from paying tuition fees, however an ÖH+ insurance fee is payable at enrolment (currently € 20,20). Once the payment has been received you can PRINT OUT the Enrolment Confirmation YOURSELF on bruckneronline.
This Enrolment Confirmation and the confirmation of registration at the City Hall (Meldeamt) should be presented at Linz AG in order to use public transport at a reduced price, and also to obtain an Aktivpass for various reductions from the City of Linz.
The academic year at the Bruckner University consists of two semesters.
Winter semester: Early October – End January
Summer semester: Early March– End June
Semester break: February
Sommer break: Early July – End September
Attention! These semester times may vary for dance students!
When enrolling at the Admissions Office you will receive a PIN Code for the use of the bruckneronline system, and a student ID.
bruckneronline (https://bonline.bruckneruni.at/) is the central Information system for students and teachers at the Anton Bruckner Private University. It is a web-based system i.e. you need only a web browser and broadband internet access. All Online-Services can be used with a user-name and a password, access data is available to students at the Admissions Office.
Quick guide to the bruckneronline Information system: http://www.bruckneruni.at/Services/Online-Services
After completion of your foreign study period at the ABPU please sign out personally at the International Office and at the Admissions Office.
At the International Office you will receive a Confirmation of Stay attesting to the duration of your stay.
Provided that all the examination results are available, the Admissions Office will give you the TRANSCRIPT OF RECORDS. In case not all of your examination results are available at that moment you can ask for the Transcript of Records later by email and it will be sent to you within five weeks after the end of your stay the latest.