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University of Vienna - Short Term Study Abroad
Vienna, Austria (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer (Dec - Feb)
Partner University Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: Sydney applicants only
Program Details:
Program Type:
Non-Exchange Short-Term
Short-term Duration:
4 weeks
Program Description:


University of Vienna Winter School

Location: Vienna, Austria
Program dates: February 3 2018 – February 18 2018
Application deadline: 30 November 2017
Duration: 2 weeks

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Program Description
The univie: winter school for cultural-historical studies takes place in Vienna, the capital of the former Habsburg Monarchy (and Austria of today) where traces of the outstanding culture of the late 19th and the beginning of the 20th century are still visible.
The two week program combines first class academic courses with an extensive social and cultural program. Vienna’s rich cultural heritage, especially the museums, will lead to a thorough understanding of the input of the fin-de-siècle on the modernization of Europe.
This unique program consists of high level lectures in the morning and guided excursions to the city of Vienna (e.g. the Schönberg Center and city walks around the Ringstraße and Art Nouveau buildings) and to different museums (the Museum for Applied Arts and Schönbrunn Palace) in the afternoon.
Outside the framework of classes Vienna offers plenty of opportunities to explore additional museums and sights such as the St. Stephan’s Cathedral, the Imperial Palace, and the Treasury.
The academic course environment encourages intercultural and social exchange and favors mutual understanding within the international student population. Participants thus broaden their horizon, meet colleagues from different fields of study, make friends for life and build connections for their future professional careers.

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Academic Information

Language: Classes are instructed in English.
Relevant subject areas: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Academic credits: 4ECTS per course
General conversion: 7.5ECTS = 6CP Sydney credits

You must have completed two years of university study to be eligiible for this program.

Courses available:
- Vienna in the Last Decades of the Habsburg Monarchy 1848-1918
- Art and Culture at the Turn of the Century
- Literature and Film in Vienna around 1900
- Music and Musical Culture in Vienna around 1900
- Society and Psychoanalysis in Sigmund Freud's Vienna
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Useful Information 

Local Overview
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.
Students are required to organise their own accommodation. The University of Vienna recommends the following:
OeAD Guesthouse 
Molkereistrasse 1, 1020 Vienna, Austria
Phone: +43-1-53408 800
Wombat's City Hostel – The Naschmarkt 
Rechte Wienzeile 35, 1040 Vienna, Austria
Wombat's Hostel - The Lounge 
Mariahilferstraße 137, 1150 Vienna, Austria
Online booking, availability, and prices 
Phone: +43-1-897 23 36
Please note that online booking is only possible for up to 7 nights. To make a longer booking please email them directly.
Hotel Korotan 
Albertgasse 48, 1080 Vienna, Austria
Phone: +43-1-403 41 93


This is a study abroad program and all fees are paid to the University of Vienna.

Program fee:
€ 1,200
Program fee includes registration, tuition, and all planned excursions. Students also have to pay an additional fee of € 19.20 to be admitted to the University of Vienna for insurance coverage (general accident and liability insurance).

Other costs involved: flights, transport, accommodation and living expenses.

Sydney Abroad scholarships:  $1,000  (merit-based, assessed after acceptance onto program)

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

Applications for January 2018 are now open!
To apply to this program you need to submit an application to Sydney Abroad and University of Vienna. The Sydney Abroad application will provide you with the ability to apply for academic credit towards your University of Sydney course. Once you have applied to Vienna they will be able to provide you with the program syllabus, which you will need to request approval from your faculty to receive academic credit towards your University course.

The University of Vienna have the final decision on whether you are accepted to participate in this program, however your faculty have the final decision on whether you are able to receive academic credit for this program. It is not a requirement of this program that you are approved to receive academic credit.