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University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna

4.2 out of 5 (14 ratings / 12 reviews) Vienna, Austria
BOKU is one of the best universities for sustainability in Europe and brings together scientific, technical and socio-economic topics. BOKU is a leading institute, where science and students exchange ideas with actors from economics and politics on the sustainable development of our society. 



  • The „Hochschülchen“ (Rainer Schubert-Soldern), which is located on Türkenschanze since 1896, once was a small agricultural college founded in 1872.
  • The „grüne Universität im Grünen/green university on the green“ was soon called „alma mater viridis“ - „grüne Nährmutter/ green foster mother“.


Today BOKU is a modern, international University of Life Sciences with 9 Bachelor and 25 Master programmes for more than 10.000 students.


  • Department of Material Sciences and Process Engineering (MAP)
  • Department of Biotechnology (DBT)
  • Department of Water - Atmosphere - Environment (WAU)
  • Department of Nanobiotechnology (DNBT)
  • Department of Chemistry (DCH)
  • Department of Integrative Biology and Biodiversity Research (DIB)
  • Department of Food Science and Technology (DLWT)
  • Department of Landscape, Spatial and Infrastructure Sciences
  • Department of Economics and Social Sciences (WiSo)
  • Department of Sustainable Agricultural Systems
  • Department of Civil Engineering and Natural Hazards
  • Department of Forest- and Soil Sciences
  • Department of Crop Sciences (DNW)
  • Department of Agrobiotechnology, IFA-Tulln
  • Department of Applied Genetics and Cell Biology (DAGZ)


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University Ranking

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Housing services

  • base19
  • Akademikerhilfe
  • home4students
  • OeAD
  • Wihast
  • The Fizz

Library services

University Library and University Archive (UB):

  • BOKU:LITsearch
  • BOKU Classification- E-Journals- E-Books- Databases
  • Interlibrary loan
  • Textbook collection consists of about 8.000 items. The books are grouped by subject like in the main reading room. There is one textbook collection located in the Main Library and on in the Special Library BIO.
  • Desiderata book

ICT services

  • Who are your IT contacts? What are the first important steps? Where can you get more information?
  • PCs, servers, accounts, data protection, virus protection, safe handling of emails or phishing information 
  • The basis for your daily work – emails, files, printing, word processing
  • How can I use the internet and services? Via cable, wireless or in one of our pc rooms?

Student Life

Campus life

  • BOKU Türkenschanze
  • BOKU Muthgasse
  • BOKU Tulln

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...


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