Service and advice

Service and advice

In addition to high-quality artistic training, the Vienna Beethoven Conservatory offers its students a comprehensive range of services and counselling in matters relating to their studies:

Access to the specialised library

All students have access to the extensively equipped Specialised library of the Vienna Beethoven Conservatory
1060 Vienna, Mariahilferstrasse 51/II (Open site plan).

As a reference library, the library holdings cannot be borrowed. Copiers and scanners are available for use on site. A complete catalogue of the holdings is available in the library and can also be sent in digital form on request after registration. Registered users also have the option of reserving individual items online.

Stock of the library:

  • Sheet musicInstrumental and vocal literature of all styles
  • Books: encyclopaedias, catalogues raisonnés, biographies, music-theoretical and
    musicological literature
  • Media libraryLPs and CDs (playback devices with headphones are freely available)

For more information For registration and opening hours, please contact our Student Administration Office.

Financial support through sponsorships

The Vienna Beethoven Conservatory pursues the principle of sponsorships as an alternative to state study grants that local students can apply for: we initiate sponsorships with national and international companies to provide financial support for selected excellent students. In return, students are expected to successfully complete their studies and - depending on the agreement - artistic performances at events organised by the respective company.

Information on study exchange programmes

To apply for participation in study exchange programmes, you can obtain information from our Student Administration Office the relevant information and contact details.

Use of the concert hall for performances

Musicians studying at the Vienna Beethoven Conservatory can use the famous Ehrbarsaal for concert activities by arrangement with the Registrar's Office.

> More information about the Ehrbarsaal

Team building activities

In order to promote a sense of community and intercultural exchange at the Vienna Beethoven Conservatory, joint parties and excursions are organised, contacts are made with established artists and networking takes place. There are regular get-togethers for students and teaching staff, where they can spend a relaxing time together as well as talking shop.

Our additional service for students from abroad

International students also have the option of booking an all-round service package with the following services:

  • Support with visa applications:
    Assistance with applications to the respective Austrian diplomatic mission authorities and the Vienna Municipal Department 35
  • Pick-up from Vienna Schwechat Airport:
    Uncomplicated and timely transfer
  • Organisation of accommodation with training facilities:
    Active housing search for student-friendly and affordable accommodation
  • Support in dealing with authorities:
    such as social insurance institutions, Vienna municipal departments, transport association
  • German courses with additional consideration of music-specific vocabulary:
    Knowledge of German is desired at the beginning of the programme and should be supplemented by an ÖSD certificate at level A2 (or equivalent language certificate) after the 2nd year of study.
  • Orientation coaching:
    Every culture has its own peculiarities. Settling in and finding your way around a big city like Vienna is a challenge for most students. An introduction to European, Austrian and Viennese customs promotes intercultural competence. This enables behaviour and expectations to be better understood and anticipated. Orientation coaching also includes an introduction to interesting institutions, hotspots and leisure activities.

The additional service for students from abroad can be booked at the Student Administration Office when registering for the degree programme. This additional service can be booked individually for each student - after a discussion with the responsible counsellor for the region (from which the student comes). To make an appointment, please contact our Student Administration Office on.

The "Ehrbarsaal" - a concert venue with history

The magnificent, 400-person capacity Concert hall of the Palais Ehrbar was built in 1877 and is largely preserved in its original condition.

At this historically significant location, musical greats such as Johannes Brahms, Anton Bruckner, Arnold Schönberg and Gustav Mahler.

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