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Why Intercultural Competence?

In the 21st century an increasingly globalized environment requires intercultural competence to build successful synergies and strategies for the global workplace. Accelerate your career by acquiring key skills and relevant experience necessary for achieving your professional goals.

The Intercultural College of the University of Salzburg combines state-of-the-art research and solution finding with academic programs tailored to educate future intercultural experts.

The Intercultural College is collaborating with Salzburg College, an institution specialized in international education programs, to offer you a superior academic and cultural experience at the crossroads of Europe.

Program offerings

The following two programmes are offered at the Paris-Lodron University of Salzburg:

The Diploma in Intercultural Competence (40 ECTS) covers the following subject areas: Culture and Interculturality, Intercultural Communication and Globalization, Identities and Cultural Differences, Language and Culture, Legal and Cultural Perceptions, Diversity and Gender Management, Migration Management, Global Business Culture, and Conflict Resolution Strategies.

The MA in Intercultural Studies (75 ECTS) builds on the Diploma in Intercultural Competence and concentrates on the following subject areas: Cultural Theories and Visual Culture, Intercultural Management, International and Intercultural Marketing, Sociolinguistics, and Culture Analysis.


Acquire a degree while exploring Europe

  • Limited enrollment & compact program design
  • Study trips to 5 leading Central European universities
  • Instruction and advice from leading experts
  • Hands-on experience in Europe’s only Culture & Science Lab
  • German language instruction and cultural immersion.


  • BA degree or equivalent from a recognized academic institution
  • minimum age of 21
  • Proof of English language proficiency (TOEFL Computer: 220, TOEFL IBT: 80, TOEFL paper-based: 550, IELTS: 6)

Language of instruction: English

Application deadline: October 1

Program fees

The program fee includes tuition, multi-day study trips to Munich, Prague, Vienna, Wuerzburg & Sarajevo, local excursion program, German language instruction, registration fees & on-site support.

Diploma in Intercultural Competence:

(40 ECTS), 4 months (Jan.-Apr.) on location & distance learning: 8.500,- Euro

MA Intercultural Studies:

(75 ECTS), 6 months (Jan.-June) on location & distance learning: 15.800,- Euro

Find more information on: www.uni-salzburg.at/icc


Charming, delightful, unforgettable Salzburg is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. With a population of about 150,000, Salzburg is situated in the heart of Europe on the northern edge of the eastern Alps right at the Austrian-German border. Surrounded by picturesque mountains, the city still mirrors in its historical center – a declared UNESCO World Heritage Site – more than a thousand years of European history and culture. Its rich and vibrant cultural heritage is reflected in concerts, festivals and a great variety of events throughout the year. Sure you have heard of Mozart and The Sound of Music!

Salzburg College

Salzburg College, a small private Austrian institution, has more than 40 years of experience in offering tailored study programs for English speaking students in Salzburg, Austria. At Salzburg Colllege students are encouraged to make their personal intercultural experience part of their academic studies. Salzburg College follows the vision of making studying in Salzburg a true European immersion experience while offering a setting for an open exchange of ideas and culture.

Intercultural College and Salzburg College: Strong Partners for Better Education!untersberg