Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration is an exchange destination for bachelor students of Utrecht University, School of Economics.
Semester I (winter): Beginning of October – End of January
Semester II (summer): Mid February – End of June
Exchange students are required to select courses in the field of study at their home university.
Depending on the language of instruction (English or German), exchange students are required to have an advanced level of English or German (comparable to level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference), to be able to successfully complete courses at WU. WU does not require official language certificates as we trust our partners to send students who fulfil the aforementioned criteria. However, if students do not meet the language requirements, we reserve us the right to withdraw them from courses.
Our English course options for exchange students include more than 200 high-quality courses offered every term in a broad variety of business fields. A wide range of courses are taught in a block format, which contributes to increased flexibility in scheduling courses by exchange students.
Students are responsible to organise the accommodation for their stay in Vienna.
Housing: approx. € 400–600 / month
Insurance: approx. € 50 / month
Food, personal expenses: approx. € 220–300 / month
Utilities (phone, mail, etc.): approx. € 15–30 / month
Vienna public transport: approx. € 150 / semester
Books: approx. € 75–150 / semester
ÖH-Beitrag (Students’ Union dues): approx. € 20 / semester
There is no minimum requirement for incoming exchange students. The maximum course load is 36 ECTS credits plus one German Business Communication course.
A lot of courses consist of 6 ECTS
The following grading scale applies at WU:
1 excellent (Sehr gut) 2 good (Gut) 3 satisfactory (Befriedigend) 4 sufficient (Genügend) 5 fail (Nicht genügend)
4 places per year
Orientation and Cultural Program: Starts 3 weeks prior to the start of the semester and includes a sight-seeing program, field trips, presentations on Austria, etc.
Academic advisors: For each of WU’s partner universities, a specific WU faculty member serves as academic advisor. Academic advisors support students in selecting appropriate courses and give advice on relevant academic matters.
Buddy Network: The Austrian Students’ Union (ÖH) at WU provides exchange students with a “buddy,” a WU student who acts as their personal mentor. The Buddy Network also organizes a number of social activities for exchange students (skiing trips, trips to neighboring countries, theater visits, etc.)
Before the semester: WU offers an optional pre-semester German language course during the Orientation and Cultural Program three weeks prior to the start of the semester. To participate, students need to apply by May 15 for the winter semester and by November 15 for the summer semester. Places are limited. A reduced fee is available to Erasmus students.
During the semester: WU offers German Business Communication courses at 5 different levels. German Business Communication courses are free of charge. Places are limited.