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Orientation Sessions Summer Semester 2018

Incoming exchange students for the summer semester 2018 need to register for an orientation session at the International Office in order to complete their enrolment at the University of Vienna: 

Tuesday, 06 February, 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Wednesday, 07 February, 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, 20 February, 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Wednesday, 28 February, 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, 01 March, 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon

The online registration will open in December.


For any questions or changes regarding your orientation date please contact us per e-mail to non-eu-exchange@univie.ac.at

The orientations all take place in the International Office - Student Mobility (main building, Universitätsring 1, 1010 Vienna).

Please bring an ID (e.g. passport) with you to the orientation.

Apart from completing your enrolment and receiving your student ID card, you will also receive important information about living and studying in Vienna during the orientation (topics include for example course registration, public transport, health insurance, visa and residence permit etc.).

PLEASE NOTE: The registration at the University of Vienna is taken care of during the orientation - it is not necessary to register at the International Office before the orientation takes place!

When does the "Orientation" take place?

Orientation sessions are held between the beginning of September and at the beginning of October for the winter semester and between the beginning of February and at the beginning of March for the summer semester, respectively.
They last 1-1.5 hours.

It is obligatory to register for these sessions online. The exact dates for the winter semester will be announced to all nominated students in June, the dates for the summer semester will be announced in December at the latest.

Arrival in Vienna

We recommend you to arrive in Vienna in the second half of September for the winter semester and in the second half of February for the summer semester, in order to give you enough time to find your way around.

The semester starts on October 1 (March 1), places in the student halls of residence will be available from the beginning of the month. If you arrive later, you might miss the possibility to register for important introductory sessions for courses! (For details click: "Language requirements")

Attending a preparatory German language course prior to the semester start or receiving your student ID card on time can also be important aspects for your planning.

Journey to the city

1. Arrival at Vienna Airport (Flughafen Wien-Schwechat)

There are a couple of possibilities to get from the airport to the city centre.

Suburbian Railway (Schnellbahn)
A cheap way to get to the city centre is using the city train S7. The journey takes about 25 minutes. The city train serves the railway stations Wien Mitte, Wien Praterstern or Wien Floridsdorf, amongst others.
Costs: € 3,90 (tickets are also valid for continuing your journey via public transport in Vienna), Timetable

Long-Distance trains
Both, Intercity and Railjet travel to Vienna Central Station (Wien Hauptbahnhof) or Wien Meidling in about 20 minutes.
Costs: € 3,90 (tickets are also valid for continuing your journey via public transport in Vienna), Timetable

City Airport Train CAT
The CAT takes about 16 minutes to Wien Mitte station.
Costs:
€ 11 (tickets are not valid for continuing your journey via for public transport in Vienna), Timetable

Busses
Using the Vienna Airport Lines you can get to Wien Schwedenplatz, Wien Westbahnhof or Wien Kaisermühlen VIC.
Costs
: € 8 (tickets are not valid for continuing your journey via public transport in Vienna), Timetables
With Eurolines you can reach Wien Erdberg in about 15 minutes.
Costs:
~ € 7,20 (tickets are not valid for continuing your journey via public transport in Vienna), Timetables
With Flixbus you can reach Wien Erdberg as well in about 15 minutes.
Costs: ~ € 5 (tickets are not valid for continuing your journey via public transport in Vienna), Timetables

2. Arrival by train

Long-distance trains usually serve Vienna Central Station. The underground U1 (to Reumannplatz or Leopoldau) departs from there as well as the tram 18 (to Burggasse-Stadthalle or Schlachthausgasse) and tram O (to Praterstern or Migerkastraße). 

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