Year (Sem 2 & Sem 1)
|Partner University Homepage:||Click to visit|
|Level:||Postgraduate coursework, Undergraduate||Language/s:||English, German|
|Program Type:||Exchange Semester/Year||Anticipated Places:||TBC|
|Minimum Mark:||65%; Credit||Agreement Scope:||Sydney College of the Arts|
Location: Vienna, Austria
Year Established: 1688
Student population: 1300
The Academy of Fine Arts Vienna has been one of Europe’s leading art training grounds for more than 300 years. Offering a variety of courses and renowned for the quality of its research and public exhibitions, the Academy is situated in the heart of the grand city of Vienna, regularly voted one of the world’s most liveable places.
The Academy offers a vibrant international environment, with about 40 per cent international students from more than 50 countries. Many of the lecturers are distinguished artists and scholars. Most study programs are in German but some courses are offered in English, and the Academy also offers German as a foreign language.
The Academy of Fine Arts Vienna is recognised for artistic and scholarly research and also for the training of arts teachers. With a solid history of arts education, today the Academy focuses on modern education in contemporary art, and research into the place of art in a globalised world. The Academy houses two internationally renowned art collections, the Picture Gallery and the Prints and Drawings Collection.
With opulent historic palaces, a vibrant cultural scene, cozy 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.
Art History and Theory
Conservation and Restoration
Teaching Periods: Semesters/Terms
Winter term: beginning October - end of January
Summer term beginning March - end of June
Credit (Full-Time Load/Semester)
University of Sydney
The above full-time load is indicative only.
Applications for academic credit are assessed by the relevant University of Sydney faculty/department based on: study load, contact hours, assessment requirements and level of study.
1 - Excellent: outstanding performance
2 - Good: above the average standard but with some errors
3 - Satisfactory: generally sound work with a number of notable errors
4 - Sufficient: performance meets the minimum criteria
5 - Unsatisfactory: substantial improvement necessary; requirement of further work
Successfully completed: positive performance, where a strict differentiation is not adequate
Not completed: negative performance, where a strict differentiation is not adequate
Transcripts Issued by Partner
Transcripts will be available at the end of your exchange period and will be issued within 4 weeks upon requested.
Language of Instruction
German with some classes offered in English.
The Academy of Fine Arts Vienna also offers German Language classes at different course levels.
September Intensive German Language Course
Period: mid until end of September
Level: A1 (beginners)
ECTS: 5 Credits
Winter Semester German Language Courses
Period: October to December (10 weeks, 45 Units for 45 Minutes)
Level: A1.1 – A1.2 – A2.1
ECTS: 5 ECTS Credits
Summer Semester German Language Courses
Period: March to May (10 weeks, 45 Units to 45 Minutes)
Levels: A1 – A2 – B1 – B2
ECTS: 5 ECTS Credits
Level Description according to The Common European Framework.
What is the host city like?
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Housing options are offered by the OeAD.
Cost of Living
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Students are required to obtain health insurance valid in Austria during their stay as exchange students.
Specific information for exchange students provided by the host university
Access the University’s calendar
At the start of each semester, the International Office organises a Welcome Meeting and an Orientation Days Programme for all exchange students. The Programme runs for two weeks and includes campus tours, AcademyOnline Workshops and other social activities.
There are 2 tutors working at the International Office who are available to provide students with Counselling and Psychological Services should any difficulties arise.
Information from the host university
Information from the Embassy of Austria in Australia