Salzburg College

Salzburg College is an institution of higher education located in Salzburg, Austria. It is the mission of Salzburg College to provide international education programs in the American academic tradition of the liberal arts.



Salzburg College was founded as a study abroad program for Illinois State University and Northern Illinois University by Dr. Ina Stegen in 1970 and started out with a classical European Studies Program of liberal arts courses.


At Salzburg College classroom work, field study, workplace experience and academic travel complement one another.

Students are encouraged to make their personal experiences part of their academic studies. Social and experiential learning constitutes a major part of all Salzburg College programs.

All classes are taught in English, mostly by European professors, and students receive regular US credit (also ECTS for graduate studies) for their academic work. In order to enhance concentrated learning, Salzburg College offers all of its courses with block scheduling.


At the Intercultural College state-of-the-art research and solution finding are combined with academic programs tailored to educate future experts in intercultural competence.

Master's Programmes


Housing services

Housing Options for Students Living in Austria can be one of the most rewarding aspects of your study experience. It allows you to observe, understand and appreciate cultures and values that are different from your own.

Student Life

Campus life

The core building itself dates back to the 15th century and was originally utilized for various purposes. Beginning in 1802 the building housed the Salzburger Druckerei (Salzburg Press) for over 200 years.

The extensive KunstQuartier complex is centrally located in the heart of the right side of old town and is also home to the following distinguished institutions:

  • Camerata Orchestra
  • Theater im KunstQuartier of the Mozarteum University
  • Community TV Station FS1
  • Center for Culture & Art of the University of Salzburg
  • Violin building shop of Mücke-Elschek
  • Kirchenzeitung (church newspaper of the archdiocese of Salzburg)
  • Anton Pustet publishing house
  • TSB Architects
  • Voice Studio Canta