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Vienna University of Economics and Business - International Summer School
Vienna, Austria (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Winter (Jun - Aug)
Partner University Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: Sydney applicants only
Program Details:
Postgraduate coursework, Undergraduate
Program Type:
Exchange Short-Term
Anticipated Places:
Agreement Scope:
Business School
Short-term Type:
Short-term Duration:
2-3 weeks
Program Description:


Vienna University of Economics and Business
International Summer University WU

Location: Vienna, Austria
Program dates: 2 – 20 July 2018
Sydney exchange application deadline: 11 March 2018
Partner application deadline: 31 March 2018
Duration: Approx 3 weeks
Type: Exchange


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Program Description
Escape the Sydney Winter and disappear into magical Viennese Summer, spending 3 weeks of your winter holidays undertaking world class courses at the Vienna University of Economics and Business. Take either 2 classes in the undergraduate program or 3 classes in the graduate program, as well as social activities, which will ensure an opportunity to network and grow both personally and professionally.

View full programs details on the WU website.

Academic Information

Level: Undergraduate / Postgraduate
Language:  English
Relevant subject areas: Management, Marketing, International Business
Credit points: 8 ECTS UG / 9 ECTS PG
General conversion: 7.5 ECTS = 6 USYD credits

Courses available: Due to University of Sydney semester dates you can only choose courses from the WU July session.
Undergraduate students can choose two units of the below units (one for each week of the program.) You must have approval from your faculty to receive academic credit towards your University of Sydney course. 
- International Human Resource Management
- International Marketing - with a focus on CSR
- International Marketing - with a focus on Ethical Issues
- Negotiation Management
Postgraduate students can choose three units from the below units (one for each week of the program.) You must have approval from your faculty to receive academic credit towards your PG course. 
- International Human Resource Management
- International Financial Management
- Sustainable Business - Managing for Tomorrow
- Entrepreneurship and Creativity
- International Marketing
- Development of Management and Leadership Skills

View all course syllabi on the WU website.
Applying for academic credit
You must have approval from your faculty to receive academic credit towards your Sydney course to be eligible for an exchange place. The approval will need to be uploaded to your Sydney Abroad application prior to the exchange deadline, Sunday 11 March 2018.
How to apply for academic credit.

Useful Information 

Local Overview
With opulent historic palaces, a vibrant cultural scene, coffee houses and plenty of entertainment, Vienna is one of the world’s great cities. Once the seat of the Habsburg monarchy and the home of musicians including Mozart, Haydn, Schubert, Beethoven, and Brahms, it’s still a city of music and museums. It’s also very safe and can be easily explored by foot.
Host institution
The Vienna University of Economics and Business was founded in 1898 as the Imperial Export Academy and became the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration in 1975. WU opened a new campus in 2013 and now has a student population of around 24,000.
They are a triple accredited institution: EQUIS, AACSB, and AMBA. 

The WU summer program provide accommodation for all participants at residence halls off campus in the city of Vienna.  

Undergraduate residence hall: Gästehaus Molkereistr
UG students are provided single rooms in shared apartments in a residence hall located next to the WU campus. All students will have the privacy of their own single room with shared kitchen and bathroom areas. 

Postgraduate residence hall: Gästehaus Gasgasse
PG students are provided single, en-suite rooms, in shared apartments. The residence hall is an 'ultra-low-energy consumption' building that was opened in 2011.

View full accommodation details on the WU website.


Tuition: The University of Sydney has an exchange agreement with Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU), which allows students from each institution to study at the other, as part of the student exchange program. University of Sydney students in this course will be enrolled in an exchange unit of study at the University of Sydney and will pay tuition fees at Sydney for this unit. You will not pay tuition fees at WU, however you must ensure you budget for the WU program fee and other expenses.

Scholarships: 6 x AUD $1,000 Sydney Abroad exchange scholarships (no application required).
These Sydney Abroad scholarships are only available to currently enrolled University of Sydney students who are accepted by Vienna University of Economics and Business as an exchange student. 

Program fee (UG): EUR €1370 (approx AUD $2,100)
Program fee (PG): EUR €1580 (approx AUD $2,420)

Program fee includes: Breakfast and lunch, accommodation, company visits (PG), excursions, public transport, course materials, internet access on campus and housing, use of libraries and uni facilities

Travel insurance: If you are approved by the University of Sydney to participate in this program you will be covered by the University's Student Travel Insurance Policy. This is a complementary policy to cover you for the duration of your University of Sydney mobility experience. Please refer to the Audit and Risk Management website for all travel insurance queries.
Other costs: Flights, visa, some meals, other travel expenses.
OS-HELP loans may be available to eligible students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place, where the program is approved for credit prior to departure. Application required.

How to Apply

It is important that you understand the requirements and structure of your course (and major/s) to ensure that you select appropriate units of study at your host institution which can be credited towards your degree. To help understand your course structure, you should consult your Faculty Handbook published in the year in which you commenced your course (eg. if you began a Bachelor of Commerce in 2016, you should look at the Business School Undergraduate Handbook from 2016). Pre-2017 Handbooks can be found in the handbook archive.

Please ensure you read all information on this brochure page, taking note of and deadlines and any requirements detailed.

To apply to this program you will need to:
1. Submit an application for academic credit
2. Complete and submit the Sydney Abroad application by clicking the 'Apply' button below.
3. If your application is successful, Sydney Abroad will provide you with instructions on how to apply to Vienna University of Economics and Business.

Note: The Sydney Abroad application requires that you upload a copy of your current passport and the outcome of you academic credit request. If you do not have these available to you now you can save your application and upload them later. They must be uploaded prior to the Sydney Exchange application deadline, 11 March 2018