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  • Locations: Graz, Austria
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Rider applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 08/15/2018 08/15/2018 TBA TBA
Spring 2020 08/15/2019 08/15/2019 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Target Language: English, German GPA Requirement: 2.5
Housing Options: Residencia Scholarships: Rider Stipend
Internship available: No
Program Description:

University of Music and Dramatic Arts ( KUG )

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Academics Location
Westminster Choir College students pursuing a voice major can complete program requirements abroad at the Universität fúr Musik und Dartellende Kunst (KUG-University of Music and Dramatic Arts). Students can combine courses in voice with language courses at the Vorstudienlehrgang Language School, and courses in English and German across a wide spectrum of disciplines at the University of Graz.

Westminster students must have completed the equivalent of second-year coursework in the German language. This may include the three-week intensive language course at the University in Graz prior to the regular semester. Westminster will screen and select students for admission in accordance with both institutions' standards. Students submit a DVD performance recording with their application.
Graz is the second largest city in Austria and the capital of the province of Styria. Situated in the south-east of Austria, the area is often referred to as the 'green heart of Austria' due to its abundance of forests. Graz offers the atmosphere and first class facilities of a vibrant modern city (opera, theater, cultural festivals, lively pub-scene ...) with the charm and architectural beauty of a historic town.

The city center is one of the best-preserved in Central Europe and only a ten-minute walk away from the university. Graz is ideally located for trips all over Europe. Popular destinations include Italy, Czech Republic, Hungary, Croatia, Germany, and Switzerland.
Student Life
Rider students are housed at the OEAD residence halls with other international students. Students may prepare their own meals and/or eat in university cafeterias and local restaurants. Local advisor, Heidrun Moertl, works to help Rider students make a smooth transition into the culture and college environment. She will assist you with any academic or non-academic issues throughout the semester. At all times, she is in close contact with the Center for International Education.