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W&M Exchange- Vienna (Business Students Only)
Vienna, Austria (Exchange Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
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Restrictions: W&M applicants only
Fact Sheet:
 Study Abroad Advisor:
Debi DeBacco (
 Program Type:
WM Exchange
 Language of Instruction:
English, German, Optional: 2 week Language & Culture program is highly recommended
 Language Requirements:
 GPA Requirement:
 Host Institution:
Vienna University of Economics & Business
 Service Component:
 Credit Type:
Transfer Credit
 Housing Options:
Apartment (Single), Apartment (shared), Foreign Student Dorm
Program Description:


This competitive exchange is open only to W&M students admitted to the Mason School of Business.

WU-Wien in Vienna, Austria, has around 20,000 undergraduate students from Austria and abroad, and is the largest business educational institution in Europe. It is renowned for its business program, and this study abroad exchange is specifically designed for W&M students. It strives to accommodate those who do not have prior language skills, but still wish to study business in an international setting. To this end, WU-Wien offers a broad array of classes taught in English and encourages participation in a two-week intensive language and culture course  before classes begin.

WU-Wien is located in the heart of Vienna, a city that celebrates both its historical significance and its modernity. The Historic Center, Schonbrunn Palace, the State Opera House, St. Stephen’s Cathedral, the Imperial Palace and Vienna Zoo are all popular attractions. WU-Wien also conducts an optional two-week introduction and orientation program to help familiarize students with Vienna and the surrounding area. Students can easily navigate the city by bus, tram or underground (subway) system, and travel throughout Europe via the European Rail Network (EuroRail). The Wein Westbahnhof (Vienna West Rail Station) is easily accessible with trains connecting to Germany, Switzerland, Hungary and more. The City Airport Train (CAT) connects the city to Vienna International Airport.

The tuition exchange agreement between the College of William and Mary and WU-Wien allows W&M students to pay their regular tuition and fees to W&M while taking classes at WU-Wien. Students pay for housing, meals and fees on site in Vienna. 

Host Institution:
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien (WU Wien) Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration

Fall Semester (September—December)
Spring Semester (February—June)
Academic Year (September—June)

Application Deadlines:
Fall Semester: March 15 (or first Monday thereafter)
Spring Semester: October 1 (or first Monday thereafter)
Academic year: March 15 (or first Monday thereafter)

After nomination by W&M, students need to complete online pre-enrollment application by November 15 (spring) and May 15 (fall).

Eligibility :
W&M Sophomore or Junior Status
Admitted to the Mason School of Business
3.0 GPA

Language Requirement:
An optional two-week intensive language orientation program is highly recommended. There is an additional cost for both the language course and orientation. Both fill up quickly so if interested students must apply by for these programs by November 15 (spring) and May 15 (fall).

Course Information:
Courses are taught in English and German.Visit for more information from the WU International Office. Students register for classes a month before start of program and can make changes to schedule once in Vienna.

Academic Credits:
Courses must be pre–or post-approved. Grades will not appear on W&M transcript or be included in GPA calculations.
Please note 6 ECTS credits = 3 W&M credits.

Program Fees:
Exchange: W&M tuition and all fees paid to W&M.

Housing and Meals: 
Room paid on site in Vienna. Apply and pay a deposit for OeAD student residence hall (international student accomodation) by November 15 (spring) and May 15 (fall). Approximate cost of accomodation is 400EUR to 600EUR per month.
There are no meal plans.  Students either cook or provide meals for themselves.

Other costs:
A $75 application fee, $200 off-campus fee  and an international medical/evacuation insurance fee of $170 apply to all students, to be paid to the Bursar's Office.
Students are responsible for airfare and visa costs. 
Student Union dues: 19EUR per semester
Insurance 50EUR a month

Please note:
These costs provided are based on information  from the host university and are subject to change.

For more information on this program and the steps to apply, please review the Steps to Study Abroad on our website.
Global Education Advisor is Debi DeBacco

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2017 10/03/2016 10/15/2016 TBA TBA
 NOTE: Applications are first reviewed by the Reves Center, and students nominated for the exchange program are notified. Application materials are then sent to the school abroad (and the school abroad often requests additional materials at this time). When the school abroad completes their application review, students are then notified of the final acceptance decision. This timeline varies greatly from school to school. In rare cases a student nominated by the Reves Center will not be selected by the school abroad to attend their university; the Reves Center would then explore further options for the student. 2. Any start and end dates listed are to serve as a guide for general planning, but specific dates are subject to change and may not include mandatory orientation programs or exams. Contact your host university for the most accurate dates.