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Austria: Vienna University of Economics and Business

Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU) is one of Europe’s leading institutions of higher education in the fields of economics, business, business law, and social sciences.

WU has made its international orientation a number one priority. About 22,000 students are currently enrolled at WU, over a quarter of which come from outside of Austria. WU welcomes about 1,000 exchange students from its partner universities every year.

The university’s active membership in renowned international networks like CEMS (The Global Alliance in Management Education), PIM (Partnership in International Management), and GBSN (Global Business School Network), gives faculty and students excellent opportunities to interact with international academic and business partners.

Additionally, the inspiring architecture of WU’s modern campus provides faculty and students with a state-of-the-art infrastructure creating the best possible environment for teaching, studying, and developing new ideas in one of the most livable cities in the world.

Vienna is Austria’s capital and its political and economic center. 2.6 million people live in the Vienna metropolitan area, one of the EU’s top regions. Its central location also makes Vienna an ideal starting point for trips to other European cities.

Quick Facts & Links

  • GPA Requirement: 3.00
  • Program Options: Exchange
    • On an Exchange program, students “trade” places with a student from another institution and pay UNC tuition and fees. Please thoroughly review the “program cost” section below for specific information. For additional information about program types, click here.
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Program Dates:
    • Fall: September 24, 2024 (latest arrival date) to January 31, 2025
      • Mandatory orientation: September 25 – 26, 2024
      • Teaching period: October 1, 2024 – January 31, 2025
        • NOTE: Several courses end before the holiday break (December 24, 2024 – January 6, 2025); students who cannot stay at WU in January should choose their courses accordingly.
    • Spring: February 24, 2025 (latest arrival date) to June 30, 2025
      • Mandatory orientation: February 25 – 26, 2025
      • Teaching period: March 1, 2025 – June 30, 2025
  • Visit the WU webpage for incoming exchange students for more information.
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Application Information

  This Program’s Level of Competitiveness =  2

Level of Competitiveness (1 = least, 3 = most)

1 Chance of acceptance is probable if students meet the minimum requirements.
Most students are typically accepted. 
3 This is one of the most competitive programs. We recommend having a back-up option in mind.

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