Anton Bruckner Private University

Studierende sitzen auf Stiegen. © ABPU/Jürgen Grünwald

The ABPU is one of eight higher education music and performing arts institutions in Austria and one of five universities in Linz. We are financed by the Federal State of Upper Austria and look back on a history of more than 200 years as an artistic training institution. Since 2004 we have been accredited as a private university.  
With us, tradition meets modernity, diversity meets openness, and the courage to embrace the new meets open ears. 
The team of our teachers consists of more than 220 internationally renowned artists, teachers and scientists. Together they have set themselves the goal of supporting, promoting and challenging our students in their individual artistic development in the best possible way. 
Committed to fulfilling the third mission, we embrace a network of regional, national and international educational, research and cultural institutions. 


Instrumental Performance Studies and Instrumental Pedagogical Sudies (BA/MA) | Voice, Voice Pedagogy (BA/MA) | Jazz and Improvised Music (BA/MA) | Composition, Jazz Composition, Media Composition (BA/MA) | Conducting (BA/MA) | Drama (BA) | Contemporary Dance Pedagogy (BA), Contemporary Dance, Movement Research (MA) | Early Music (BA/MA) | Orchestral Academy (MA) 


Art and pedagogy. The close relationship between the Bachelor programmes in artistic performance and pedagogy makes it possible for students to study both degrees in parallel. 
Studies and professional experience. Early on in their studies, students are afforded an opportunity to gain professional experience. Participation in numerous collaborative projects constitutes an integral part of the curriculum. Many of these projects take place in collaboration with various orchestras, concert and theatre venues, the Upper Austrian Music School Network and kindergartens as well as other educational institutions.
Entrance requirements at the ABPU. Admission to the ABPU requires passing an entrance examination – it is not mandatory to hold a general qualification for university entrance. A BA degree is a prerequisite for admission to the master’s programmes. Proof of proficiency in the German language (Performance: A2 (CEFR) / Pedagogy: B1 (CEFR)) is required by the beginning of the third semester. Entrance examinations take place in June or September, depending on the desired study programme.
Tuition. Tuition is 363,36 Euros per semester + Student Union fees (Austrian students and students who have the same status as Austrians (i.e. nationals of all EU and EEA member countries); For all other students from third countries (who are in possession of a Residence Permit-Student) 726.72 euros per semester is generally required + Student Union fees.