The University of Vienna is a modern and, at the same time, a long-standing, large institution which considers it an obligation to carry out quality-oriented research and research-led teaching. Founded in 1365, it is the oldest university in the German-speaking world and one of the largest in Central Europe. The main task and goal lie in creating and sustaining top-quality research (combining fundamental with application-oriented research) and teaching, which are regarded as one inseparable entity.
Research and teaching comprise a wide range of faculties: from Catholic and Protestant Theology, Law, Business and Economics, Computer Science, Historical and Cultural Studies, Philological and Cultural Studies, Philosophy and Educational Sciences, Psychology, Social Sciences, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry to Earth Sciences, Geography, Astronomy, Life Sciences, Translation Studies, Sports Sciences, and Molecular Biology as well as Teacher education.
To see the full range of programmes offered at the University of Vienna, please visit the university’s website.
The University of Vienna belongs to the top 150 universities in the world and the top 100 universities in Europe.
(in the world)
|Times Higher Education World University Rankings||2022||137||57|
|Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Universities||2022||151||56|
|QS World University Rankings||2023||151||61|
Generally, applications for the autumn/winter semester open in July and end on 5 September, i.e. shortly before the start of the semester. In some cases, citizens from the EU/EEA can also be admitted even later and up until November.
When you apply to the University of Vienna, you will need to prove your English proficiency.