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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 09/15/2018 10/04/2018 02/01/2019 07/01/2019
NOTE: Orientation & Cultural Program: February 1-22. Pre-semester German Language Course: February 4-21. If you do not attend the Orientation & Cultural Program, you must attend the Welcome Session February 22.
Fall 2019 02/01/2019 02/22/2019 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Program Category: UGA Exchange Sponsor: UGA
Partner Institution: Vienna University of Economic and Business (WU) (FICE: 700037) Type of Instruction: Lecture, Tutorial
Classes With: International Students, Local Students Language of Instruction: English, German
Taught By: Host Professor(s) Housing Location: Off-Campus
Housing Type: Dorm/Student Residence Work Opportunity: No
Volunteer Opportunity: No Scholarship Availability: Yes
Academic Area: Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Finance, General Business, German, Law, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing Open to non-UGA students: No
Program Description:


UGA Exchange, Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU-Wien)

With about 23.000 students, WU is the biggest educational institution in the field of Economic and Social Sciences in the EU. At WU, students from over 100 countries meet. Every fourth of WU's students is not from Austria. WU attaches great importance to an international orientation. The university has a network of about 230 partner universities all over the world, and with regard to student exchange ranks among the leading universities of the world. The international EQUIS accreditation guarantees highest academic standards at WU. More information about EQUIS is available here. WU has been accredited for its high standards in teaching and research; it is the only university in Austria and one of only four universities in the German-speaking countries that is EQUIS-accredited.

WU Factsheet
WU Guide for incoming exchange students

Program Location

viennaVienna is one of the most livable and safest cities in the world. It has a vibrant cultural life as well as many open spaces and an excellent infrastructure. These factors make Vienna an ideal university town.

Also outside the lecture rooms, there is a wealth of things to do. The new Campus WU opened at winter semester 2013/14. With around 100,000 m2 of floor space, the project was one of the largest university building sites in the EU. The 90,000 m2 lot is located next to Prater Park, one of Vienna's most popular recreational areas. Located between two subway stations, the new campus is conveniently accessible by public transportation. The new location is a university campus that offers both students and faculty ideal conditions for teaching and research. Based on the Bologna program's three-tiered degree program structure, the new campus offers separate administrative and support structures for undergraduates and graduates. The Library & Learning Center is a modern service center, housed in a building open to students, teachers, and researchers.

The realization of a new WU campus represents an important step in the university's development, and a further milestone toward reaching its goal of further improving its top position among European business schools.

Contact Information

Ms. Colleen Larson
Education Abroad Advisor
Office of International Education
International Education Building
1324 S. Lumpkin Street
Athens, GA 30602

Academic Program

Course Offerings:
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Course Archive: Business German Course:
WU Course Catalogue:;LV=2;L2=S;S=13W;LANG=EN
Pre-Semester German Language Course

Eligibility Requirements

  • Minimum 2.5 GPA

Program Itinerary

WU Academic Calendar
Orientation & Cultural Program Offered in September and February
Fall/WU Winter: September to late December 
Spring/WU Summer: February to late June/early July


Vienna Accommodation/Housing Information

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Program Reviews:
Madeline Nicole Anderson, Spring 2016 Participant
The style of my study abroad, an exchange, made some of these questions less relevant since most of my experiences were independent and not associated with any particular program or plans by the university.

Madeline Nicole Anderson, Spring 2016 Participant
I cannot express strongly enough how much value exists in studying abroad. If you're on the edge trying to decide if you should go or not, step away from it. Do not let finances get in the way because there are so many resources to help with the costs. If you can go for an entire semester like myself, do it. Do not be scared or feel like you will miss out on life back home because everything will be the same as when you left it. What will have changed, however, is you. And for the better. You gain perspective and a greater understanding of the world around you and of yourself as an individual. There is so much opportunity for personal growth when you step away from the comfort of the culture and society you have grown up in because you are forced to think about who you are outside of such a context. Yes, you come home with all kinds of incredible photos and stories to share, but I think that, the self-discovery that is possible, is one of the most important souvenirs you take with you and will have for the rest of your life.

Madeline Nicole Anderson, Spring 2016 Participant
I think this style of study abroad is great for those individuals who are very independent and want to explore/travel on their own accord. I loved not having a specific itinerary I had to adhere to because I felt I was able to make my study abroad experience truly unique and personalized to my interests and wants.

Firstly, that America is the greatest nation in the world and that I'm more patriotic and proud to be an American than I thought. That I can make it by myself in a different country, and that I know how to study for difficult classes.
     — Ryan McKee, Fall 2016