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Incoming Students

Incoming Students 

Welcome to the VMI-Vienna Music Institute! 

We are pleased that you are interested in Erasmus + mobility at the VMI!

Studies at the VMI

As a student at an Erasmus + partner university, you can study for one to two semesters at VMI or complete an Erasmus + internship as part of the Erasmus + program. The prerequisite for this is that there is an inter-institutional agreement between your home university and the VMI.

The nomination for an Erasmus + course at VMI takes place exclusively through the international office of your home university. The sending institution must send the following information to the VMI Erasmus + office (

  • First name Last Name

  • gender

  • citizenship

  • e-mail

  • Course of study

  • Desired study visit: summer semester, winter semester, academic year

  • Study cycle

  • Home university


After receiving the nomination, you will receive an email with all the information about the further application process.

The following documents are required for the application

  • Application form 

  • Resume and  Motivation letter

  • Copy of the passport

  • Video demo material:  3 recordings of previous artistic work (YouTube link)

  • Transcript of Records

Application deadlines

Winter semester:     April 15th

Summer semester:  Oct 15

The complete application documents are checked by the respective course director, the relevant teachers and the Erasmus + coordinator of the VMI. The selection of applicants is based on the quality of their application, their artistic level and the number of places available. All applicants  will be informed of the selection result within 4-6 weeks of their application.  


Successful applicants receive

  • Acceptance letter

  • Student Welcome Guide / Checklist for Incomings

  • Information on accommodation and living in Vienna

  • Course list with an overview of the courses offered  (to fill out the learning agreement)

Linguistic requirements

  • Sound knowledge of English (B2). 

  • Basic knowledge of the German language (B1) is recommended.  

German course at the VMI

The VMI offers free German courses for all international students whose mother tongue is not German.

Entry and visa

For Erasmus + students, the same entry and residence regulations apply as for other people who enter Austria or want to stay here longer. Which provisions apply depends on the respective citizenship. We recommend that incoming students from third countries inform themselves in good time (one year before the desired stay in Austria) about the regulations for applying for a residence permit. 

Information on entry and residence of students please find here

The registration of the place of residence is compulsory for everyone regardless of nationality. 

Internship at VMI

If you are interested in an Erasmus+ internship for students or graduates, please contact us!

We are looking forward to motivated interns who are interested in gaining work experience in the following areas:

  • International Office

  • Event Management / Marketing / Project Management

  • Teaching Assistance (only in the context of a graduate internship)




The ERASMUS+ App is your digital companion for your stay abroad and supports you before, during and after your mobility with a variety of useful information and functions:


  • Checklists to guide you through the most important administrative steps

  • Important information from your home and host universities

  • Updates on the status of your Online Learning Agreement (OLA)

  • Practical tips from other Erasmus+ participants and the opportunity to share your own content

  • Information about relevant events from local ESN organizations

  • A newsfeed with local events and activities

  • Direct connection to Online Linguistic Support (language learning offer with online tutorials and interactive live mentoring)

Information about other activities within the Erasmus+ program

The ERASMUS+ App is your reliable travel guide for a smooth and enriching experience abroad! You can find more information about the app and download it for free HERE.

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