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BOKU University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences

4.2 out of 5 (16 ratings / 13 reviews) Vienna, Austria
The faculty of Sustainable Agriculture, Viticulture, Soil Science, Horticulture, and Animal Husbandry are here. Another campus is not far from the Heiligenstadt subway station. 

Master's Programmes

Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (2)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Business & Management (1)
Engineering & Technology (1)
Medicine & Health (1)



The University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna or Universität für Bodenkultur Wien (BOKU) was established in 1872. It is an education and research centre for renewable resources. 10500 students study here.


The University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, the Alma Mater Viridis, perceives itself as a teaching and research center for renewable resources, which are necessary for human life. It is BOKU's objective to help make a considerable contribution to the conservation and protection of resources for future generations by providing diversity in its fields of study. Connecting natural sciences, engineering and economic sciences, we wish to increase knowledge of the ecologically and economically sustainable use of natural resources, to provide a harmoniously cultivated landscape.


The Office of Technology Transfer is responsible for the protection of Intellectual Property (IP) and offers competent supervision in the exploitation and transfer of BOKU research and technology for society’s use. They offer expertise in the field of invention disclosure, Licensing & Patent, Spin-Offs and entrepreneurship, and help scientists in the commercialisation of innovative ideas.


Job offers of the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna. Scientific, non-scientific, Job offers for students and alumni.

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University Ranking

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Student services

  • BOKU students going international
  • International students coming to BOKU
  • Admission
  • BOKUcard for Students
  • Acceptance
  • Dates and deadlines
  • Tuition fees
  • Scholarships
  • Accreditation
  • Dates and deadlines
  • Surveys on students and alumni
  • Studies
  • Continuing education
  • Language Courses
  • Entering Your Studies
  • Studying as a Parent
  • Application Consultation
  • Internships

Library services

Library services:

  • Barrier-free access
  • Library loan / User account
  • Checklist for new BOKU-students
  • Interlibrary loan
  • Open-access area / Stacks
  • Information desk
  • ISBN
  • Copying / Scanning
  • Textbook collection
  • Online user satisfactory survey
  • Desiderata book

Student Life

Student clubs

A new umbrella association, the Erasmus+ Students and Alumni Association (ESAA), has been created, to represent students from inside and outside Europe who take part in Erasmus+.


Examinations which have been successfully competed at a recognised domestic or foreign university, a college or any other post-secondary educational institution, a vocational secondary school, a university-equivalent course, or research activities in the private sector or at a non-university research institution.

Student Reviews

BOKU - Vienna, Europe Agriculture
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

There are lot of courses from which I can choose. 10 compulsory courses and rest are in groups from which I can choose what I want - this I really like, also that I create my schedule it is for me very suitable, but some students were struggling with that. The learning material is always available in online form, you do not need to carry, print or buy any book. I pay only...

study in German
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

I studied in German which I have learned a year earlier. At the beginning not all professors had understanding, but I kept learning. Today I speak normal German and I am happy about that.

Perks and challenges of an international Student in Europe
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

International student are provided with all the necessary information and assistance to help cope up with university life. Since I'm in a double degree program, it was a bit of a challenge to transfer from my home university (Hohenheim University, Stuttgart, Germany) to my current university BOKU. The visa application was intense and i was asked to go back to my home...