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Study in Vienna

Vienna definitely is a very good place to spend your student days!
With a heap of state and private universities and other academic institutions, the city is by far the largest student hub in the German speaking region, accomodating approx. 150.000 students.

First Introduction
A short introduction to the Austrian university system gives you insights into the structure and duration of degree programs, the way lectures and exams are handled and grades are given. Furthermore the sequence of an academic year is explained.

Administrative Details
Within this section, a couple of administrative processes such as the enrolment procedure for registration at the University and the mandatory residence registration in Vienna are reviewed and some additional information on the ECTS-System is given.

Universities in Vienna
For your reference, we included weblinks to all universities in Vienna, clustered into Public Universities, Private Universities and Colleges of Applied Sciences (so called Fachhochschulen).

Exchange Students in Vienna
Information aimed at exchange students who spend some time at a university in Vienna under one of the available programs (such as Erasmus, Joint Study, Fulbright, and others).

German Language
In order to be able to follow the curriculum and successfully pass your exams you definitely will be required to have a good command of German. The universities offer language courses and you can improve your skills with the popula "tandem" learning method.

Exchange Student Reviews
As an addition to the "regular" student guide we added this review section, where former exchange students to Vienna share their experiences and give special hints to help you settle in even faster using these advices. Enjoy!

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We hope you enjoy the visit on this site and your time in Vienna!