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am 6. April 2022
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How to univie: summer school

univie: summer schools give you the opportunity to study for one to four weeks during the summer months at the University of Vienna and gain credits towards your degree programme. It is a great opportunity to connect with international peers and renowned experts in your field of interest.

About univie: summer schools

univie: summer schools are short programmes (one to four weeks). They are open to international and local students, with a focus on those studying towards a master’s or doctoral degree. You can meet and learn from renowned experts and high level academics and uncover your potential as a young, active researcher. You can gain between 4 and 18 ECTS credits (depending on the chosen short programme) towards your degree programme. You will be awarded a Certificate of Attendance and receive a Transcript of Records.

Bilateral language schools provide lessons in the language of the host country for Austrian students and, in parallel, German lessons for students from the host country, with a focus on mutual language exchange (tandem approach): the students mutually assist one another in learning the language. The bilateral language schools are mainly offered in Central and Eastern European languages as well as Romance languages.

Locations and Social Programme

In most univie: summer schools the location plays an important part. In some short programmes the city or location itself is the research subject. Others offer a stimulating social programme where you can explore the region. Most programmes are held in Vienna. But other places in Austria and abroad also become locations for univie: summer schools, for example Berlin, Belgrade, Athens or the picturesque Lake Wolfgang in one of Austria’s most beautiful mountain areas.

Bilateral language schools are primarily held in the pertinent non-German-speaking country.

In the virtual rooms of online-schools you can explore new ways of intercultural socializing.

Check out this year’s univie: summer schools 2022

Enjoy excellent academic programmes in various fields of study! Detailed information about each school can be found directly at their websites.

Humanities and Social Sciences

Natural Sciences

Bilateral Language Tandems

CircleU. Summer Schools -> Special programmes for students of the University of Vienna. Travel to one of our CircleU. Partners in Oslo, Paris or Berlin. There is no tuition-fee and you can apply for a travel-allowance.


How accommodation for participants of on-site schools is organised depends upon the particular programme. The organisers of your univie: summer school will provide you with more detailed information and support.

Entry requirements and how to apply

If you wish to attend a univie: summer school, you can apply directly to the organisers of the individual school. Detailed information on the entry requirements and the application procedure can be found on the website of the particular univie: summer school.

2022 dates

▶ Summer sessions: July–September 2022

▶ First applications open in January 2022

Fees and scholarships

Fees depend on the programme chosen and vary between 150 and 490 Euros per week (tuition only). For on-site schools there are additional costs for accomodation and meals. Most univie: summer school offer scholarships for participants in the form of a tuition waiver. You can apply for the scholarship when you submit your application for the short programme.

English as the language of instruction

Except for the bilateral language schools, all programmes are delivered in English. Information on the submission of language certificates as a requirement for admission is given on the website of the individual school.

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