Study locations

Regional Tasks - Interntional Orientation

More than 50 percent of our students are from abroad. They come from approximately 70 different countries and support an intercultural diversity and, as a result, a creative climate at KUG. The geographical location of KUG combines Austrian tradition in music and performing arts with the creative potential of Eastern and South Eastern Europe. In Graz, the capital of Styria and the second largest city in Austria, which is rich in tradition and modern at the same moment, students can enjoy all benefits of students´ life with its many cultural offers. On the other hand, you will discover the most beautiful surprises where you do not expect them: In the middle of nature, located between Vienna and Graz, you can find the location of Oberschützen- an ideal place for intensive studying and practicing, far from hectic pace and noise.

You would like to study in Austria? Here are some key facts, in order to help you finding  your way!

Studying in Austria


  • High social security
  • High standard of living
  • Extensive offer of education and further education
  • Landscape diversity
  • High sense of and long tradition in art and culture
  • Enjoyable eating and drinking
  • Optimal location in the heart of Europe  


The image film "Study in Austria" shows, why Austria is the ideal country to study.


Capital: Vienna

Number of Residents: approx. 8,8 Mio.

Size: 83.858 km²

Currency: Euro (€ 1 = 100 Cent)

Federal states: Burgenland, Carinthia, Lower Austria, Upper Austria, Salzburg, Styria, Tirol, Vorarlberg, Vienna

Neighbouring countries: Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Liechtenstein, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland

Climate: Moderate climate: mild summers with heat spells (up to +30 ° C), cold and wet winters with snow (down to -15 ° C)

Time zone: Central European Time Zone (CET), UTC +1

Fauna und Flora: No kangaroos :-), but there is the central European wildlife: e.g. deer, hares, pheasants, foxes, badgers, martens, partridges and others. In addition, there are many deciduous forests (oaks, beech) or mixed forests (beech, spruce) in higher regions spruce, larch and arolla pine.

Traditional Austrian cuisine: e.g. Tafelspitz, Wiener Schnitzel, Styrian fried chicken, goulash, Sacher cake, Kaiserschmarrn, apple strudel and much more

Sports: e.g. Winter sports: skiing, cross-country skiing, ice skating, summer sports: cycling, swimming, sailing; numerous club sports are possible



> Here you can find the mission statement of KUG.

> Here you can find the history of KUG.

> Here you can find the addresses of all buildings of KUG.

> Here you can find the hours of opening of the building of KUG.

> Here you can find the campus and site plan of KUG.

> Here you can find an image film about Styria ("Ich bin Steiermark") [German language only]

> Here you can find the new campaign of the city of Graz: Study - Love - Stay [German language only] 

Any questions or comments? This page is edited by the Welcome Center of the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz.