Why study with us?

With 178 degree programmes, 40 university continuing education and training programmes and about 89,000 students, the University of Vienna is the largest and most diverse educational institution in Austria.


about 90,000

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

Information on admission

Degree programmes


including more than 100 master programmes.

Degree programmes A-Z

Continuing education courses

about 40

to acquire interdisciplinary, vocational and complimentary qualifications

Postgraduate Center

Frequently Asked Questions

How to apply to the University of Vienna

"I would like to study at your University. How can I apply?" This is one of the most frequently asked questions we receive on Facebook. To make things easier for you, we have collected FAQs for international applicants wishing to study at our University.

650 years of experience

front view of the Main Building of the University of Vienna
© Georg Herder

The University of Vienna celebrated 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

Our large & diverse community

students relaxing at a courtyard
© Barbara Mair

Studying at the University of Vienna means being part of a large and diverse community. About 89,000 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

students sitting around a laptop
© Barbara Mair

From astrophysics to zoology: Our students can select from the largest range of degree programmes in Austria. The University of Vienna provides 178 degree programmes, including  bachelor's programmes, master's and doctoral programmes and diploma programmes and university continuing education and training programmes.

Degree programmes A-Z

Center for Doctoral Studies

We are international

students sitting on the stairway in front of the main entrace of the Main Building

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

Our research & teaching are inextricably intertwined

students and a teacher at a lecture hall

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 value diversity

student at a accessible working place

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