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Language requirements

Please be aware that you will need to be able to understand, speak and write German at least at an adequate level if you want to study at the University of Vienna.Most of the courses are held in German, only a few departments offer courses in English.

To guarantee you a successful stay at the university of Vienna, we require a minimum of B2 in German and English.

German Courses at the Language Center of the University of Vienna

If you wish to improve your German language skills in preparation of your stay or during the semester, you can register for a German language course at the Language Center of the University of Vienna ('Sprachenzentrum der Universität Wien').
Information regarding the course offer and the registration can be found here: http://deutschkurse.univie.ac.at/

For questions please contact: deutschkurse@univie.ac.at

Exchange students will be granted a reduction of 20% on all trimester courses, February courses and summer courses, if they present a registration confirmation of the University of Vienna (which you receive from the International Office). There is no reduction on the semester courses.

Please note that the department of German Philology does not offer language courses.

Courses not taught in German

Exchange students who find a sufficient amount of courses not taught in German in their field of study may basically study at the University of Vienna even without any knowledge of German. To prevent misunderstandings please discuss this option with your departmental coordinator. However, we strongly recommend at least basic German skills in order to find your way around in Vienna.

More information about courses not taught in German

Courses related to Austria

Are you interested in obtaining more profound knowledge in Austrian culture/history?

Exchange students may attend free courses related to Austria independent of their nominated field of study:

Courses related to Austria (summer semester 2018)

Please note that you will have to follow the regular registration procedure in case you would like to attend such a course.

Tandem language learning

The Language Center of the University of Vienna provides a „Language Swap“ (Tandem) for students who want to search for tandem partner free of charge. The organisation of the language exchange has to be done independently.

The Erasmus Student Network (ESN) also offers a language tandem service free of charge via Facebook: tandem group ESN.

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