Vienna University of Economics and Business,
Wirtschaftsuniversitat (WU) Wien
Fall, Spring, or Academic Year
Located in the largest city and capital of Austria, Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU) is amid the hustle and bustle of its urban environment. The university, focusing on business and economics, is the largest in Europe in terms of student body. It has been ranked as one of the best business schools in all of Europe.
Its new campus, opened in September of 2013, is the largest campus for business sciences. Each year it enrolls nearly 27,000 students, about which one quarter of who are international students from 230 universities.
One of the best aspects of the Vienna University of Economics and Business is the university’s location in Vienna. Vienna is the primary city of Austria boasting culture, history, artwork, food, architecture
and the title, “City of Music” as well as the “City of Dreams” because it was the home of the world famous pyscho-analyst Sigmund Freud. The city is packed with imperial history of the Austro-Hungarian Empire but at the same time is teeming with exciting contemporary museums, and lively nightlife scenes particularly known for Viennese coffee houses. Vienna is also home to the headquarters of the Organization Petroleum Exporting Companies (OPEC). Austria’s standing in the international world lends WU close ties to the surrounding corporate world and beyond.
Students can choose to study abroad during
- This program is limited to students in the Mays Business School
- Have upper-level classification or Graduate student by the beginning of exchange; can be a Sophomore at the time of application
- Have a minimum 3.0 G.P.A.
- Proficiency in English or German
- Must obtain a student visa
- Be a TAMU student for at least one semester prior to application
- Attend TAMU for at least one full semester after the exchange
- Provide official transcripts from all college-level institutions attended
International students are offered the regular course catalogue, which includes more than 140 courses in English.
- Fall Semester, also called Winter Semester at WU (October-February; arrival by mid-September)
- Spring Semester, also called Summer Semester WU (March-June; arrival by mid-February)
- Academic year (October-June)
WU offers class in the following subject fields:
- Marketing and Management
- Finance, Investment and Accounting
- Human resources and Organizational Behavior
- Strategic Management
- Information Systems
- Economics, Economic Policy and Trade Management
- European and Eastern European Studies
- Business Skills
There is no minimum course requirement for exchange students. However, there is a maximum course load of 36 ECTS
in addition to one Business German language course (30 ECTS credits usually constitutes a full course load when converted back to Texas A&M credits).
Five different levels of German language courses are offered during the semester for exchange students.
A German language course is also offered before the semester begins during the orientation and cultural program three weeks prior to school starting.
A unique program to WU is the Erasmus Buddy Network
. The Students Association at WU provides exchange students with a student mentor and organizes a large number of social activities. To help you get acclimated, three weeks to the start of the semester there is a recommended Orientation and Cultural Program
complete with a tourist agenda, excursions and presentation on Austria.
Exchange students have two housing options. Students can apply for a place in the student residence halls. WU has a number of rooms already reserved in residence halls (called OeAD Student Residence Halls) that are on a first-come, first-serve basis. (See the link “two housing options” for the list of halls that have reserved rooms.)
Once the spaces in the pre-reserved residence halls are all taken, WU also offers additional spaces in around 30 different residence halls all over Vienna. Housing is estimated to be around €400-600 per month.
The second options exchange students have is private accommodations. The service Housing Anywhere
allows Austrian students to offer their rooms or apartments for subletting while they are away on exchanges of their own.
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|Estimated Fees Paid Directly to Vienna University of Economics and Business
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|Textbooks, Supplies, Visa (if needed), Passport, misc.
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*Tuition & Fee rates vary depending on course load and residency status.
As soon as you decide to participate in a study abroad program, you will want to look into the funding available. Texas A&M Scholarships designated specifically for study abroad include: The Study Abroad Fellowship
and the International Education Fee Scholarship. Also, many academic colleges and departments offer scholarships for students studying abroad. Additional information can be found at the Study Abroad Programs Office Funding webpage
Funding is available in many forms. For complete information on funding opportunities, please visit the Study Abroad Programs Office website here:http://studyabroad.tamu.edu/funding
or visit for walk-in advising.
College Station Students Only: The Scholarships and Financial Aid office offers scholarship programs. These scholarships are based on merit and/or financial need. For more information and to access the application, visit: https://sfaid.tamu.edu/uwideapp/#Program13
Federal and state financial aid and some scholarships may often be used toward the cost of TAMU study abroad programs. Students can contact the program's respective study abroad advisor (listed above) to obtain a copy of the program-specific Financial Aid Request Form. Students should schedule a meeting with a financial aid advisor to discuss their award package and disbursement of financial aid as it relates to the courses and the program fee due dates. Link to the Scholarship & Financial Aid Office:http://financialaid.tamu.edu/
Thoughts from a Former Exchange Student
"I decided to study abroad as a means of diversifying my professional skills, not to mention my career opportunities. Studying abroad is one of the best ways to broaden one's awareness of the complex issues surrounding this new international/global era in which we live. It helped me perfect my language skills and gain knowledge of the political, social, and economic issues the world faces today. Furthermore, I believe the personal experiences I gained will help me to be a better leader to welcome challenges, and to challenge the status quo."
Former Texas A&M Exchange Student