Here you can find information on the application process and participation in univie: summer/winter schools.

Target group

Univie: summer/winter schools are open to international and local students, mainly for those studying towards a master’s or doctoral degree. Under certain circumstances, undergraduate or post-doctoral students may be permitted.


Applications to participate in one of the univie: summer/winter schools must be submitted directly to the organisers of the selected school. Detailed information on the application procedure can be found on the website of the particular univie: summer/winter school.

The application for a scholarship is made together with the application for the selected univie: summer/winter school. The organisers submit the name of eligible candidates to the International Office which is responsible for the final scholarship award. More information on scholarships and application can be found here.

Benefits for participants

For the duration of the programme, participants of univie: summer/winter schools are registered as non-degree programme students. Thus, they will enjoy insurance cover, access to the library system (Vienna University Library is the largest library in Austria) as well as access to the e-learning platform (if applicable).

Registration at the University of Vienna

For questions regarding your online pre-registration, please contact the International Office of the University of Vienna:

Language of instruction

Unless stated otherwise, the language of instruction is English.

Programme fees/Financing

The majority of univie: summer/winter schools are financed by participant fees. Participants of a univie: summer/winter school have the opportunity to receive a tuition waiver for their selected school from the University of Vienna. Detailed information on the univie: summer/winter school scholarship can be obtained here

Credits / Certificate and transcript / Grade system

The workload of a univie: summer/winter school is measured in ECTS credits.

Use of the ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) at European universities should ensure that it is possible to transfer credits from one university to another (also across borders) and enhance the level of transparency. 1 ECTS credit equals 25 hours of work.

Participants of univie: summer and winter schools can earn up to 18 ECTS credits (depending on the chosen short programme).

Participants who fulfil the attendance requirements of their chosen programme will be awarded a Certificate of Attendance. If you submit paper/s and/or other coursework, you will also receive an official Transcript of Records, detailing your grades and the credits earned.


In Austria, a student’s performance is evaluated according to a five-point academic grading scale: 

International Grading ScaleAustrian Grading Scale
A (excellent/Sehr Gut)1
B (good/Gut)2
C (satisfactory/Befriedigend)3
D (sufficient/Genügend)4
E (unsatisfactory/Nicht Genügend)        5