at the University of Vienna

Why study here?

With more than 180 degree programmes, 40 university continuing education and training programmes and about 92,000 students, the University of Vienna is the largest and most diverse educational institution in Austria.

Students

about 92,000

including non-Austrian students from 140 different nations that account for a third of the student body

Information on admission

Degree programmes

more than 180

including 3 diploma, 57 bachelor's, 112 master's, doctoral and PhD programmes in 8 fields of doctoral research

Degree programmes A-Z

Continuing education courses

about 40

to acquire interdisciplinary, vocational and complimentary qualifications

Postgraduate Center

650 years of experience

The University of Vienna celebrates its 650th Anniversary in 2015. It is the oldest university in the German-speaking world and one of the oldest universities in Europe. Our 650 years of experience prepare us for the issues and challenges of the future.

History of the University of Vienna

650th Anniversary

Our large & diverse community

Studying at the University of Vienna means being part of a large and diverse community. About 92,000 students are currently pursuing a degree at the University of Vienna. About 27,000 of them are foreign students and come from 140 different countries.

Our student community on Facebook

Blog of the University of Vienna

We run the most diverse degree programmes

From astrophysics to zoology: Our students can select from the largest range of degree programmes in Austria. The University of Vienna provides more than 180 degree programmes, including 57 bachelor's programmes, 112 master's programmes and 3 diploma programmes, 8 doctoral programmes and 41 university continuing education and training programmes.

Degree programmes A-Z

Center for Doctoral Studies

Our research & teaching are inextricably intertwined

The University of Vienna is also the largest research and educational institution in Austria with a total of 6,900 academics. Our teaching staff embeds the principle of research-led teaching in their lectures. They impart knowledge about latest research findings in their courses and their students are able to participate in original research.

Financial support by the University of Vienna (in German)

Research Services and Career Development

We are international

We are participating in the ERASMUS network and are partners of the best universities in the world. This opens up ample opportunities for exchange: About 1,000 students of the University of Vienna study at a university abroad for one ERASMUS semester and about 1,000 students choose the University of Vienna as their study abroad destination. 

Information on student mobility

Summer & winter schools

We value diversity

At the University of Vienna, we are convinced that diversity enriches community life and work. Diversity is encouraged by applying the principle of equal opportunities in all areas of university activity. 

Diversity portal of the University of Vienna

Accessible studying at the University of Vienna

We are right at the heart of the city of Vienna

With its more than 70 locations, the University of Vienna shapes Vienna's cityscape. For many years Austria's capital has been the world's most liveable city and has been ranked among the most popular student cities in the world.

Student Space: student areas (in German)

Locations of the University of Vienna