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Montclair-Graz Sister City Scholarship
Graz, Austria (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year
Homepage: Click to visit
Program Dates & Deadlines: Click here to view
Restrictions: Montclair applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Special - Sister City Language of Instruction: English, German
Housing Options: Off-campus student housing Academic Area: Accounting, Law, & Taxation, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Economics, Education, English, Environmental Studies, History, Human Services, Humanities, International Studies, Jewish American Studies, Linguistics, Management & Information Systems, Mathematics, Music, Philosophy, Physical Education, Psychology, Religious Studies, Science, Sociology
Scholarships: Graz Sister-City Scholarship Internship: No
Program Description:

Graz, Austria

Montclair-Graz Sister City Scholarship

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Graz, Austria is a Sister-City with Montclair, NJ.  The two cities have nurtured this relationship over the past 60 years.  The Montclair-Graz Sister City Scholarship is a student cultural exchange program between the city of Montclair/Montclair State University and the city of Graz. The program includes a FULL SCHOLARSHIP funded by Montclair State University, Montclair's Overseas Neighbors and the City of Graz and provides free tuition, room, and a small stipend.  This offer is only available to two MSU undergraduate students the opportunity to study for one academic year in Graz. Undergraduate students who have successfully completed the intermediate level courses in German are encouraged to apply!  See all eligibility requirements below.
In Dickson Hall, Cohen Lounge
October 20, 2015 at 11:00a.m.
November 4, 2015 at 12:00p.m.
November 19, 2015 at 1:00p.m.

Application Deadline:  December 4, 2015


Students from Montclair State University are guests in the town hall

Want to gain an insight on the experience?!
Our Student Jeff Baker wrote a blog - "Great Austrian Adventure" - Visit it and share in his exciting travels in Graz, Austria!


Students have the choice to study at one of three universities in Graz,

View the Graz Fast-Fact Sheet here: Fast_Fact_Sheet_Graz_2015-2016_Montclair Sister City.doc

The Sheet above covers information on Academic Calendar, Course Information, Language Knowledge & Courses, Accommodations, and Web Links.

For all students participating in the MSU-Graz exchange program, the German Intensive Language course is highly recommended.  This course is available at an extra cost in August in Graz, before the start of the first semester. 
Some of the departments of study at Uni-Graz include:

Montclair State University junior, Ms. Kulsoom Rizvi, is spending a semester as an exchange student in Graz, Austria.  She is the recipient of the Gilman Scholarship award for studying abroad.  Read about Kulsoom's experiences studying and traveling in Europe.

"Hello! My name is Kulsoom Rizvi, a 20-year-old embarking on a journey to capture and report the value and beauty of traveling and studying abroad."

Some of the courses of study at Graz University of Technology include:

GrazSome of the courses of study at University of Music and Performing Arts include:

For more detail: Please click here


Most classes at all institutions are taught in German but many courses are taught in English.  Students should have some proficiency in German when they apply and are recommended to take the Intensive German Language Course in Graz before the start of the first semester.

Click here for Courses in English


Accommodations and Meals

For all universities, students live in a student apartment within the city of Graz.   Housing is arranged through an independent agency, Austrian Exchange Service (ÖAD). International students are usually accommodated in dorms, in shared flats together with other students. The cost of housing is included in your scholarship.



The scholarship covers all tuition, fees, room, and a small stipend.  Students will be responsible for paying round-trip airfare, insurance and other incidentals.  If decided to pursue, the intensive German Language course is at an extra cost.


Deadline:  December 4, 2015
Students wishing to be considered for this scholarship should hit "Apply Now" on this page and submit the following materials via the on-line application process:
  • Write two essays:
  1. a Personal Statement (no more than two pages, double-spaced) indicating
    • why you are interested in this program
    • why you want to study in Graz and/or in Austria
    • what you hope to gain from the experience
    • how this experience would support your academic and/or career plans
    • how you would be an excellent ambassador of Montclair to the City of Graz
  2. a Project Proposal (no more than one-page, double spaced) indicating
    • what you will do upon return to promote cultural exchange and study abroad
    • for example your goal may be to promote knowledge of German language, the culture of Austria, study abroad in general, or any original idea to help support the program's goal of increased cultural exchange.
    • activities may include blogging, writing an article, becoming a peer advisor, doing a presentation, visiting classrooms or any other original idea you wish to carry out.
  • Provide two references.  At least one reference should be from an MSU professor.  Letters are required.
  • Sign off on the SA Code of Conduct Form and Liability Waiver Form form
  • Submit a request to the Registrar for a sealed academic transcript sent to Domenica Dominguez, Global Education Center.  Send transcript AFTER Fall grades post.

Please submit transcript to:
Domenica Dominguez
Global Education Center
1 Normal Avenue
Student Center Annex Room 207
Montclair, NJ 07043

MUSIC STUDENTS:  If you are a student of the John J. Cali School of Music applying to study at the University of Music and Performing Arts through this scholarship, your application should include three (3) music department letters of recommendation; one each from 

  • your studio teacher
  • your area coordinator or academic advisor
  • your major ensemble director

Supply a copy of the Global Education Reference Form to each of these faculty members in sufficient time for them to complete it (at least 2 weeks prior to the deadline as a courtesy). In addition, please ask them to write a letter of recommendation.

Audition DVD with 3 musical pieces or songs/arias from various periods(Length about 30 min.). The musical selections should be unedited with the applicant filmed in full body-length view. If the applicant is a singer, he or she should present at least one song/aria in German. Please submit recent work (within the past year.) If for any reason you are unable to submit the DVD by December 4th, please notify Domenica Dominguez ( 


For Further Information:

Contact Nyieta Charlot, Study Abroad Coordinator,

Domenica Dominguez, Director of Study Abroad and International Programs,


Global Education Center
Montclair State University
Student Center Annex Room 207,
Montclair, NJ 07043

Tel: 973 655-4216
Fax: 973 655-7654

Deadline:  December 4, 2015

Visa information: For more information regarding visas, please review this document: Visa-Info for US+CA students.pdf

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2017-2018 12/05/2016 ** 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.