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Vienna Music

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Sponsor: IES Abroad

Location: Vienna, Austria


The world-renowned Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, the Musikverein, and the Staatsoper are just a few of the many leading institutions that help make Vienna a true “city of music”—and make it the perfect location for an engaging study of Music History and Performance.  This academically wide-ranging program gives music students the unique opportunity to develop their performance skills in the Music Performance Workshop, receive one-on-one private lessons with instructors from some of the top orchestras and music schools in Vienna, and enroll in English- and German-taught courses in Music History, Theory, and Composition.  Students also have access to non-Music courses in Austrian History, Literature, Philosophy, Political Science, and Sociology as well as an internship option.

Program Type: Affiliated


  • Full Year
  • Fall
  • Winter/Spring


Admission Info:
To apply, Northwestern students must: 

  1. Complete an NU Study Abroad Application by the appropriate deadline
  2. Complete an IES Abroad application by the program's deadline

Languages: English, German

Language Requirements: 

None; however, students are required to take one German-language course or one course taught in German for each term enrolled on the program.


  • Shared apartments
  • Residence halls
  • Homestays

Program Costs: 

Fall 2014: $32,830

Billed by Northwestern: $18,235

  • Tuition: $15,735
  • SAAF: $2,500

Estimated additional costs: $14,595

  • Housing: $4,460
  • Meals: $3,800
  • Airfare: $1,400
  • Local transportation: $375
  • Books & supplies: $250
  • Required music lessons: $1,880
  • Personal expenses: $1,950
  • Visa & fees: $135
  • IES insurance: $200
  • HTH: $145


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