UNIVERSITY OF LIECHTENSTEIN

Location

Vaduz, Liechtenstein 

Availability

Available to Master of Architecture students only


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    The University of Liechtenstein was established in 1961 through the initiative of business and the State under the name “Abendtechnikum Vaduz”. It is funded by the State and various business organisations. In addition to the departments of Mechanical Engineering, the departments of Architecture and Civil Engineering were opened in 1963.  
     
    The University of Liechtenstein is a leading university in the international Lake Constance region. It is a place for personal development, interaction as well as critical and creative thought, and a hub of innovation for shaping the future. Through the high quality of its offerings, it strengthens the prosperity, attractiveness, and international reputation of the Principality of Liechtenstein and the region. 
     
    The University Liechtenstein's Institute of Architecture and Planning is the first and only institution worldwide to receive RIBA accreditation for all programme levels (BSc, MSc and PhD). The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is a global professional membership body. It is one of the most renowned institutions that validates schools of architecture around the world.  
     
    The SPINNEREI is the student's office of the University of Liechtenstein. They organize a variety of events during the semester and also work with other students’ initiatives. Every Thursday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. a get-together of all students and university staff takes place at the Red Cube (the student bar). Please see here for information on the events and sporting activities takes place on campus. 

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    Vaduz is the capital of Liechtenstein and the seat of the national parliament. The city, which is located along the Rhine River, has just 5450 residents, and is the second largest in Liechtenstein after neighbouring Schaan.

    Despite not having its own airport or railway station, Vaduz attracts quite a few international tourists, with the nearest airport being Zurich Airport 120km away. The lively city centre is surrounded by modern and neo-gothic architecture which can be explored by foot within a day.

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    • Liechtenstein's Capital City: Vaduz 
    • The Treasure Chamber
    • State of the Art: Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein 
    • Gutenberg Castle 
    • Liechtenstein National Museum 
    • The Towns of Nendeln and Eschen 
    • Schaan and the Liechtenstein Festival 
    • Triesenberg's Culinary Delights 
    • Hiking the Historical Eschnerberg Trail 
    • Winter Fun in Malbun 
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    Liechtenstein, officially the Principality of Liechtenstein, is a small country located in Central Europe, between Switzerland and Austria, right in the Alps. The official language of Liechtenstein is German, however English is prevalent, and French and Latin are widely taught in secondary public schools. It has a population of roughly 36,000 people, with approximately a third having been born in another country.

    Liechtenstein is a member of the UN but not the EU, although it participates in both the Schengen Area and the European Economic Area. It is Europe's fourth-smallest country, with an area of just over 160 square kilometres, and a mere 25km long by 12km wide at its broadest point. Despite its size, Liechtenstein has one of the highest personal income rates (GDP per capita) in the world.

    If you love nature, winter sports, finance and business, European culture, mountain activities, forests and easy European travel, Liechtenstein is the place for you. Despite being one of the most industrialised countries in the world and with such a small land area, it is very easy to ‘escape’ to a lakeside log cabin in the shadow of the Alps. The Lonely Planet guide refers to this country as ‘pure fairy-tale stuff”.

    Liechtenstein is a land known for medieval castles, such as the Vaduz Castle, the home of the Prince of Liechtenstein. There are many interesting things to do and see here - visit the local vineyards, explore unique sculpture festivals, stop by the Liechtenstein Festival of music, art and culture at Schaan, or visit the Calculator Museum, the Gutenberg Castle or Roman excavations.

    Did you know?

    You can party with Liechtenstein royalty! Every year on August 15, the royals of Liechtenstein celebrate the National Day of the country by opening the doors of Vaduz Castle to the public.

    Liechtenstein is the world’s leading producer of false teeth - about 40% of all false teeth in Europe and 20% of worldwide supply is sourced from the country.

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University of Liechtenstein 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)
September to January

Summer semester (SP2)
February to June


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    Undergraduate

    • Not available for exchange

    Postgraduate

    • Architecture, Globalisation and Heritage  
    • Building Life Cycles  
    • Design Seminar Erasmus+: Society in Motion  
    • Design Seminar: Bangladesh A lesson in the Art of Upcycling  
    • Design Seminar: GEORGIA - Landscape + City + Village + Culture  
    • Design Seminar: Netherlands: 5 Relevant Megatrends  
    • Design Studio: DORF/STUDIO Übersaxen: Village Center+  
    • Design Studio: G R A F T I N G E A R T H  
    • Design Studio: Vaduz - how much space do we really need?!  
    • Digital Image-Making and Visualisation  
    • Economy and the Built Environment  
    • Emerging Technologies in Architecture  
    • Master's thesis  
    • Mediating Architecture  
    • Regenerative Environments  
    • Research Project: Upcycling  
    • Sustainable Construction Processes  
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    All students must meet standard exchange selection criteria and any host institution restrictions.

    Restrictions: Open to Master of Architecture Students only. 
     
    The University of Liechtenstein has limited capacity for the studio in the Architecture programs. 

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    • UniSA academic transcript
    • Passport
    • Evidence of English proficiency (if applicable)
    • Letter of motivation
    • Portfolio
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    Credits are measured by the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) and the following applies: 

    • 18 units = 30 ECTS 
    • 13.5 units = 22.5 ECTS  

    It can sometimes be difficult to make up exactly 22.5 units (not all courses will be worth exactly 7.5 ECTS), but you should be able to get very close. Make sure you check with your Program Director if you don’t have exactly 22.5 ECTS

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    To participate in the courses taught at the University of Liechtenstein, an upper-intermediate Level B2 (+) is required. You can submit any diploma or certificate. Certificates of attainment are also accepted. 

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University of Liechtenstein 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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Weather
Autumn/Winter: -2°c to 8°c 
Spring/Summer: 11°c to 20°c 

Currency
Fr. Swiss franc (CHF) 

Local language/s
German


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    University of Liechtenstein does not offer airport pick up. Students will need to make their own way to the campus from Zurich Airport
     
    The nearest large international airport is in Zurich-Kloten (Switzerland). Regional airports are located in St. Gallen-Altenrhein (approx. 40 km, Canton of St. Gallen, Switzerland), in Friedrichshafen (approx. 80 km, Germany) and in Innsbruck (approx. 200 km, Austria). There are numerous connections between these regional airports and international hubs in Germany (Frankfurt, Berlin), Austria (Vienna) and other European countries. 
     
    More information on how to get to the campus can be found here

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    University of Liechtenstein offers residential facilities. Once you have been accepted by the University of Liechtenstein, you will be able to reserve a room here
     
    Alternatively, if you would like to live off-campus, please see here

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    As an exchange partner with the University of South Australia, you do not have to pay tuition fees to University of Liechtenstein, 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 (to Zurich)  $2000 
    Accommodation *not including 1000CHF deposit  $520 to $850 per month 
    Meals/Groceries $500 per month 
    Transportation $100 per month 
    Entertainment and incidentals including phone, laundry etc. $500 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. 

University of Liechtenstein 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 advise. Please see below links for more information.   
 
Australian Government DFAT brief on Liechtenstein is available here.  
  
Liechtenstein currently has no official representation in Australia. The Swiss Embassy in Australia and Consulates-General throughout Australia are responsible for Liechtenstein affairs in Australia.
  
University of Liechtenstein 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. 

University of Liechtenstein 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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No available summer/winter school

University of Liechtenstein is not an exchange partner for a Summer/Winter School. To see other current short-term opportunities, please click here

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