WU Vienna University of Economics and Business

Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration is an exchange destination for bachelor students of Utrecht University, School of ECONOMICS

Student experiences

Student experiences Vienna


General website
General information for exchange students
Webinars for prospective exchange students

Academic calendar

Semester I (winter): Mid September – End of January
Semester II (summer): Mid January– End of June

Academic calendar (in German only)

Dates and deadlines exchange students (in English)

Areas of study open to exchange students

Exchange students are required to select courses in the field of study at their home university.
Course information

Language requirements

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.

Housing assistance

Students are responsible to organise the accommodation for their stay in Vienna.

Housing information 

Estimated living costs per month

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)

Number of places available

4 semester places per year

Health insurance

Insurance information


Visa information


Orientation and Cultural Program: WU offers a two-week program, which includes activities such as social events, a sightseeing program, out-of-town field trips, presentations on Austria, etc. and costs € 260. To participate, students need to apply by May 15 for the winter semester and by November 15 for the summer semester. Places are limited.

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.

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