Nicknamed the “City of Music” because of its musical legacy, Vienna was declared one of the best university cities due to affordable tuitions, high quality of life and the incredible leisure activities that make each student have an unforgettable study abroad experience. Over 20,000 international students from over 140 countries enrol in universities Vienna and have done so for hundreds of years. Vienna features some of the oldest universities in Europe and also in the German-speaking world. Vienna is the capital and largest city of Austria and its cultural, economic, and political centre, the 7th-largest city by population within city limits in the European Union. Today it has the second largest number of German speakers after Berlin. Vienna lies in Eastern Austria and is close to the borders of the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary.
Vienna is Austria’s most important economic centre, having banking, insurance, business services, (especially law firms), tourism, health care and manufacturing industry (electrical machinery, transportation equipment, metal products) as main economic pillars.
Major employers in Vienna include: Erste Group, IBM, OMV, Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, Deloitte, Siemens, Telekom Austria, Oracle, SAP.
International students have a wide range of internship opportunities to choose from in many business sectors and industries.
Famous for balls and classical music, Vienna is an interesting and appealing city stepped in history. Start exploring this city and visit the centre, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Everywhere you’ll go, you will admire the unique and remarkable mix of architectural ensembles, including Baroque castles and gardens.
Some of the most popular touristic attractions:
In Vienna, you can relax and make promenades in many parks, including the Stadtpark, the Burggarten, or the Schlosspark at Schloss Belvedere (home to the Vienna Botanic Gardens).
Go see a play at the Burgtheater, considered one of the best theatres in the German-speaking world, or at the Vienna's English Theatre (VET). You can also attend classical concerts at world famous venues such as the Wiener Musikverein.
Take an authentic Austrian break at one of the Viennese cafés, as these have a very long and remarkable history that goes back centuries. Even if you may not like coffee so much, you will love the atmosphere. Nightlife in Vienna is not so much concentrated around clubs, you will mostly find bars, pubs and live music venues.
Vienna is one of the top touristic destinations in Europe, counting over three million visitors a year. Vienna is also one of the world’s leading hubs for international congresses and conventions and the seat of a number of international organisations, like U.N. offices. Currently Vienna is the world's third "UN city", next to New York, Geneva, and Nairobi.
Immigrant population living here include Turks, Poles, Germans and people coming from Yugoslavia, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary.
Vienna has four seasons, with warm summers and cold, dry winters. Spring and autumn are mild. Snow is rare, temperatures in the winter record around 3 – 4 C (38 – 40 F), but they could go about the freezing point. In the summer the average temperatures are between 24 and 33 °C (75 and 91 °F).
CIFE is a private institution of higher education and research, founded in 1954 with its head office in Nice and branch offices in Berlin, Brussels and Istanbul. It receives special funding in the framework of the Jean Monnet Program of the European Union.
International Business School is a vibrant modern business school that attracts students from around 70 countries of the world. We offer degree programmes in partnership with The University of Buckingham in Budapest and in Vienna. Being truly international, IBS is famous for its highly practical and student-focused approach that results in an outstanding employment rate after graduation.
Central European University is a graduate-level “crossroads” university where faculty and students from more than 100 countries come to engage in interdisciplinary education, pursue advanced scholarship, and address some of society’s most vexing problems.
Sigmund Freud University (SFU) is a unique institution that pioneered Psychotherapy Science as an academic programme. We seek to set new standards for research and teaching in psychotherapy by emphasizing research activities, practical training, and academic exchange among the different psychotherapy schools.
JAM MUSIC LAB University (JMLU) is an autonomous private music university located in the city of Vienna.
With more than 6000 students, FH Campus Wien is one of the largest universities of applied sciences in Austria. Students can choose from more than 60 bachelor's and master's degree programs and master courses in the departments of Applied Life Sciences, Building and Design, Health Sciences, Nursing Science, Public Sector, Social Work and Engineering.
When you decide to study at WU, you are choosing not only the largest, but also one of the most reputable and well-known universities of economics and business in Europe.
The Vienna Master of Arts in Human Rights aims to providing international students the scientific knowledge and the practical skills to work as a human rights expert in different professional environments. A field trip to a post-conflict area, visits to international organisations as well as a mandatory internship/research semester give possibility to get to know human rights work in practice.
Within the impressive architecture of its buildings the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna offers much more than a historical university environment and an unforgettable atmosphere. From gala dinners to business presentations, from readings to musical and dance performances, the Academy provides an exclusive setting for a wide range of events and festive occasions.
At TU Wien, we have been conducting research, teaching and learning under the motto 'Technology for people' for over 200 years. TU Wien has evolved into an open academic institution where discussions can happen, opinions can be voiced and arguments will be heard.
The non-profit Fachhochschule des BFI Wien Gesellschaft m.b.H. (roughly the equivalent of a private limited company) acts as the course-providing body. In April 2002 our institution was accredited as a Fachhochschule (University of Applied Sciences).
Two strong convictions laid at the foundation of Lauder Business School (LBS). It aims at providing state-of-the-art business education to prepare our Bachelor and Master students for international business careers. Students benefit from Vienna which distinguishes itself as a major European business hub, displaying urban diversity and world-leading quality of life.
The faculty of Sustainable Agriculture, Viticulture, Soil Science, Horticulture, and Animal Husbandry are here. Another campus is not far from the Heiligenstadt subway station.
With around 9,000 graduates thus far and roughly 4,000 students, the University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien is Austria’s largest purely technical university of applied sciences.
MODUL University Vienna (MU) is an internationally-oriented organization for research and education on tourism, sustainable development, new media technology, and public governance. It was established by the Vienna Economic Chamber of Commerce and approved by the Austrian Accreditation Council in 2007.
The University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna is the only academic educational and research institution in Austria that focuses on the veterinary sciences, and at the same time the oldest such institution in the German-speaking world.