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  • Locations: Salzburg, Austria
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Multi Summer Session, Spring, Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2024 04/15/2024 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2024 04/15/2024 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2024-2025 05/15/2024 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2025 11/15/2024 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Area of Study: Art, Art History, Business, Communication, English, German, History, Interdisciplinary Courses, Literature, Music, Political Science Program Type: Cosponsored, Study Abroad
Class Eligibility: Graduate Student, Junior, Senior, Sophomore, Student At Large Housing Options: Dormitory, Home Stay
Language of Instruction: English, German Program Provider: Salzburg College
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.7 Program Advisor: Jill Vodden
Program Description:

Salzburg College



Program Overview

Salzburg College is a small, private Austrian institution where you can study:

  1. German/ Austrian language, literature and culture
  2. History, Political Science, Art History and Music History
  3. Communication
  4. Business
  5. Music Performance
  6. Studio Art and Photography

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Course Offerings

In order to enhance concentrated learning, Salzburg College offers its courses in block scheduling during the fall and spring semester. The semester schedule is split into two six-week modules. Courses are concentrated and students take 2 or 3 courses in each module.

In-course honors credit is available to qualified students for most courses. Students who are in formal honors programs at their home institutions should receive approval in advance from their honors program directors.

For more detailed course information, please download the complete program description: Salzburg College Program Information 2021-22.pdf
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Student Life

Depending on the semester/session field trips to the following locations/sight will be conducted:
  1. Guided City tour of the old town of Salzburg
  2. Watergames and Schloss Hellbrunn
  3. Mozart Residence
  4. Open Air Museum Grossgmain
  5. ORF (Austrian Public Broadcasting Company
  6. Agricultural School Winklhof
  7. Salzburg Museum
  8. Salzburg Festival Halls
  9. Salzkammergut - Salt Chamber and Lake District
  10. Upper Austria including Mondsee, the concentration camp Mauthausen, St. Florian Abbey and Hallstatt
  11. Nuremberg
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Application Information

Please see the special instructions found in the Cosponsored Program Application section when you begin your NIU on-line application program.

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Salzburg College requires:
  1. Sophomore Standing
  2. Minimum GPA of 2.7
  3. Good Standing at NIU
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Program Fees

Please request a Planning and Cost Estimate from the NIU Business Manager at

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Financial Aid

As a participant in a study abroad program through NIU, you may be eligible for: Pell Grant, SEOG, Perkins Loan, PLUS Loan, Subsidized or Unsubsidized Stafford Loan, MAP Award or your privately awarded scholarship with consent of awarding organization. Tuition waivers do not apply. Please contact the International Affairs business manager, in Williston Hall 408, (815) 753-9530,, for more information.

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Withdrawal Policy

The NIU $100 Application Fee will be applied to the total balance of the program cost and is non-refundable.
Applicants withdrawing from the program after the NIU withdrawal deadline will also be held accountable for any funds obligated or paid to overseas vendors and agents on the applicant’s behalf, including the $200 Commitment Deposit. 
If the applicant must withdraw after the program deadline for medical reasons, funds obligated or paid on their behalf to overseas vendors can only be refunded if:
1) The request is submitted to the Study Abroad Office in writing and accompanied by a signed statement stating that travel is not advised from a physician on the physician’s letterhead; and
2) NIU is able to obtain refunds from overseas vendors and agents.

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Passport/Visa Information

All participants are expected to possess a passport in order to participate in this seminar. Important Note: U.S. passports must be valid SIX months beyond the intended stay overseas.
Individuals who do not currently posses a valid passport should apply for one immediately.
Information on acquiring a passport is available at the U.S. State Department’s Website: U.S. passport holders do not need special visas for this seminar. Foreign passport holders may need special visas for travel in Austria and are responsible for obtaining all necessary visas.

A visa is not required for visits up to 90 days. Non-U.S. passport holders may need special visas for travel in Austria and are responsible for obtaining all necessary visas.

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Contact Information

Please contact the Study Abroad Office Williston Hall 417 Northern Illinois University DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: (815) 753-0700 E-mail:
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