Vienna University of Economics & Business (WU)

Vienna University of Economics & Business (WU)

Location
Vienna, Austria

Website
wu.ac.at

Availability
Available for UniSA Business students only


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    Founded in 1898, Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU) offers an environment for reflection and the emergence of new and pioneering achievements in research and teaching aiming to promote social prosperity and economic performance. The campus is modern and boasts a range of attractive dining options and publicly accessible grounds that encourage students, staff, and area residents to explore and enjoy its unique atmosphere.  

    WU’s triple accreditation by EQUIS, AACSB, and AMBA is a testimonial of WU’s high quality standards. Fewer than 1% of universities worldwide can claim triple accreditation by EQUIS, AACSB, and AMBA. WU is one of only six universities in the German-​speaking world to belong to this exclusive group of schools. 

    WU’s excellent international reputation is reflected in its student population: Roughly one in four students on campus has come to study at WU from abroad. 

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    Vienna, the capital of Austria is located in the eastern part of Austria and is close to the borders of Czechia, Slovakia, and Hungary. It is the most populous city in Austria with just under two million people and is the second largest German-speaking city after Berlin.The city is known for its highly ornate and extravagant imperial palaces and architecture. It is known as the ‘City of Music’ due to its musical heritage, attracting famed composers such as Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Brahms and Strauss. It has also been referred to as the “City of Dreams’ having been home to Sigmund Freud.Enjoy the city’s baroque architecture, parks, vibrant art and music scene, and be sure to visit its legendary coffeehouses where you can indulge in world famous Viennese desserts including apple strudel and sachertorte.

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    • Staatsoper 
    • Museums Quartier 
    • Schloss Belvedere 
    • Schloss Schönbrunn 
    • Stephansdom and the Historic Centre 
    • Hofburg 
    • Kaiserliche Schatzkammer 
    • Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna 
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    Austria, officially called the Republic of Austria, is a country in Central Europe, bordering the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Liechtenstein, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Switzerland. Its central location makes it a great travel hub for Europe, with cheap access to a variety of travel methods. Its capital, Vienna, is the country's largest city, home to approximately 25% of the Australian population. The large majority of people are of Austrian heritage and speak German (though usually in a different dialect to High German). Vienna is known as a centre for music, arts, culture, and as the birthplace of the waltz. Many classical musicians, such as Mozart, were born or worked in Austria and had strong ties to the city. The Sound of Music film is one of the best-known representations of Austria, but is actually fairly ignored in the country itself. Austria is also known for its architecture, with the city centres of Salzburg, Vienna, and Graz being listed as World Heritage sites. Austria is one of the top 15 wealthiest countries in the world and is frequently listed among countries with the highest standard of living in the world. Vienna is nearly always at the top of the annual list of most liveable cities.

    Did you know…..?

    Vienna is home to the oldest zoo in the world, which was founded in 1752. 62% of Austria is covered by the Austrian Alps, with two-thirds of the country over 1,640 feet above sea level. It’s a great location for winter sports and summer adventures!

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WU Factsheet

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UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

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Winter semester (SP5)
October to January

Summer semester (SP2)
March to June


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UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

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Weather
Autumn/Winter: -2°c to 14°c  
Spring/Summer: 11°c to 26°c  

Currency
€ Euro  

Local language/s
German 


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    The Buddy Network assigns a WU student ‘buddy’ to each incoming exchange student. Buddies assist exchange students during their time at WU and you can arrange to have your buddy to meet you upon arrival at Vienna International Airport
     
    More information on how to get to the campus can be found here

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    There are no on-campus accommodation available at Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU). All exchange students have several off-campus options to choose from when booking housing for their stay in Vienna. These options include but are not limited to student residence halls, private flats and apartments or through a third-party provider. WU works closely together with OeAD – Housing Office Vienna, which is the main provider of off-campus accommodation for students in Austria.  
     
    More information on accommodation can be found here.  

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    As an exchange partner with the University of South Australia, you do not have to pay tuition fees to Vienna University of Economics and Business, instead you will pay tuition as you would normally at UniSA. Travel and living expenses are at your own cost. The table below gives an indication of costs you will incur:

    Items Approximate Cost (AUD)
    Return flights from Adelaide $2100 
    Austrian Student Union Fee  $33 per semester 
    Accommodation $650 per month
    Meals/Groceries $400 per month
    Transportation $150 per month
    Entertainment and incidentals including phone, laundry etc. $600 per month

    More information can be found here.

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    UniSA offers a generous travel grant of up to $2500 for a full semester exchange. You may also be eligible to receive an OS-HELP loan of up to $8000. For more information please see funding and scholarships website

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    UniSA offers travel insurance as part of your exchange for up to 270 days (can be extended up to 365 days). For more information please see travel insurance website.  
     
    Please click here to read the travel insurance policy. 
     
    A list of Frequently Asked Questions can be found  here
     
    If you have any further questions about travel insurance, please contact the UniSA Insurance Office on 08 8302 1678. 

WU Factsheet

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UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

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Visa information

It is your responsibility to apply for your visa for your overseas study experience. You can refer to the relevant consulate regarding a specific countries visa requirement. UniSA is legally unable to provide visa advice. Please see below links for more information.  
 
Australian Government DFAT brief on Austria is available here.  
  
Austria embassy website can be found here
 
Vienna University of Economics and Business student visa FAQ is available here

Register your travel

To participate in an exchange experience, you must register your travel with International SOS (iSOS). We will provide instructions on how to do this throughout the process. 
 
UniSA has partnered with iSOS to offer our students medical, safety and security advice, referrals, emotional support and routine and emergency assistance when travelling or living abroad. 
 
For more information please visit the Travel Health and Safety Webpage
 
Before your departure, we strongly encourage you to visit the Smartraveller website. 
 
The website contains important information you need to know about travel documents, up to date travel advisories on destinations you may be travelling to on behalf of the University, travel tips and more. 

WU Factsheet

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UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

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WU Summer school

WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business) is one of Europe’s leading institutions of higher education in the fields of economics, business, business law, and social sciences. 

International Summer University WU
Location:
Vienna, Austria
UniSA application deadline:
15th March 2020
Program dates:
6th July – 24th July 2020
27th July – 14th August 2020
Credit: 
8-9 ECTS
 Duration: 
2.5 weeks
Eligibility:
All students must meet standard short-term exchange selection criteria and any host institution requirements. This program is available to UniSA Business only. 
Credit notes:

7.5 ECTS is equal to 4.5 UniSA units
The undergraduate program consists of two courses which are taught consecutively over the duration of three weeks. Completion of the undergraduate program is worth 8 ECTS credits. The graduate program consists of three courses which are taught consecutively over the duration of three weeks. Completion of the graduate program is worth 9 ECTS credits.

Other Information:
This program is part of the UniSA exchange agreement. You are eligible for a tuition-free place, dependant on availability – other program fees apply, see partner website for details.
Available to both Undergraduate and Graduate students
Program brochure:
Please see here for WU Summer School brochure

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