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Vienna University of Economics and Business - International Summer School
Vienna, Austria (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Winter (Jun - Aug)
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Postgraduate coursework, Undergraduate
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Agreement Scope:
Business School
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Program Type:
Exchange Short-Term
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Short-term Duration:
2-3 weeks
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Program Description:


Vienna University of Economics and Business
International Summer University WU

Location: Vienna, Austria
Program dates: 8 – 26 July 2019
Sydney exchange application deadline: 11 March 2019
Partner application deadline: 31 March 2019
Duration: Approx 3 weeks
Type: Exchange


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

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 Business Strategy
- Global Marketing Communication
- 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 Business Policy & Strategy
- International Financial Management
- Sustainable Business - Managing for Tomorrow
- International Marketing
- Entrepreneurship and Creativity

View all course information 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 2019.
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 program fee includes accommodation in a student residence hall off-campus (single room in shared private apartment). Should you prefer to book your own accommodation please inform the ISUWU program manager until May 15, 2019 at the latest. In this case the fee will be reduced by 490 EUR. 

Like most Austrian universities, WU does not administer any student dorms or housing facilities. We do, however, arrange accommodation for all ISUWU participants in off-campus student residence halls through a partnership with the OeAD, for the duration of the ISUWU program. Please note that WU is unable to make special housing arrangements for non-participants of the ISUWU. Students who would like to bring guests are recommended to invite their guests to visit after the program ends. Students who would like to arrive a few days earlier or those who would like to extend their stay should contact the program manager in order to find an appropriate solution. If students wish to share a room with a specific participant of the program they are asked to send a request to the program coordinator by April 30, 2019.

All students will be notified about their room number via email in June 2019 once the OEAD housing office has finalized the house and room allocations.

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.

Program fee: EUR €1370 (approx AUD $2,150)
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

Scholarships: Scholarships for this program are still being finalised. Check this page for updates in 2019.

Vice Chancellor's Mobility Award: The Vice Chancellor's Global Mobility Award valued at $2,500 will be available to students selected to participate in short-term mobility programs managed by Sydney Global Mobility. The awards are allocated to students who entered the University of Sydney on an E12 or equivalent pathway. Students nominated for this short-term mobility program will be automatically considered and successful award recipients will be notified by email. Recipients of the Vice Chancellor's Global Mobility Award may hold this award in conjunction with another travelling scholarship or grant.

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, meals, other travel expenses.

Cost of living: Follow this link to find out more about the cost of living in Vienna.

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.

Student Experiences

Harrison Calligeros
July 2018

- Classes were very interactive
- International management was a great class, no homework with lots of group work during class and a simple final exam
- Negotiation management was enjoyable and covered very practical skills. The workload was higher with group assignments needing to be completed outside of class time
- For both exams answers could be written on computers and they were open-book

- Housing for the undergraduates was only 10min walk from the uni. It was also located close to shops and transport, i.e. 5min metro ride to the city centre

Money Matters 
- Generally you don't need to spend too much once there since public transport, breakfast and lunch are included in the program fee.

What does an average day in this program look like? 
- Breakfast 8am-8:50am
- class 9am-1pm each weekday
- lunch 1pm-2pm
- Social activities were organised by the uni every afternoon - all optional. This included tours to popular Vienna attractions, e.g. city tour, major landmarks local wine tavern etc.

- Many people traveled to Budapest 1st weekend & Prague the 2nd weekend (cheap by train. Bus also possible)
- You will also have an extra 1-2 weeks after the program to explore more of Europe (e.g. train to Venice/Florence/Rome)

Top Tips
- Vienna was a great city to explore and enjoy with friends. They have a movie festival on during the summer outside of City Hall which has lots of stalls to buy food/drinks in the evening.

Final pitch!
- The program includes a free travel pass on all Vienna public transport - which made it easy to get around.
- Breakfast and lunch was included in the program price. Breakfast was fairly basic but did the job. Lunch was fresh with lots selections, including healthy options, pizza, daily specials - all large servings.
- Cohort of about 60 undergraduates & 30 graduates from diverse backgrounds: USA, Canada, Latin America, Europe, Hong Kong, Indonesia, and about a dozen Australians
- The uni campus is very new with great buildings/facilities, including a shopping centre on campus
- The program coordinators and assistants are super helpful and approachable.

Austria - WU Vienna - Summer

How to Apply

Planning early is the best way to ensure you will get the most out of your time abroad.

It is important that you understand the requirements and structure of your course (and major/s) to ensure that you select overseas programs that can transfer back to your degree. To help understand your course structure, you should consult the 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.

Example application timeline

1. Select your program > 2. Apply for academic credit > 3. Complete Sydney Abroad application > 4. Apply to host university > 5. Receive academic approval & host acceptance (April/May) > 6. Apply for OS HELP (if eligible), book flights & visa > 7. Fly safe!

Receiving your academic credit approval can take up to 8 weeks – so it’s very important that you submit your application for academic credit to your faculty as soon as soon as you have selected your program of choice.

Note: The Sydney Abroad application requires that you upload a copy of your current passport and the outcome of your academic credit request. If you do not have these available to you now you can save your application and upload them later.
If you have any questions about this program, please feel free to contact us at

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