University of Vienna Austria

University of Vienna Austria

The University of Vienna was founded by Duke Rudolph IV in 1365. It is the oldest university in the German – speaking world and one of the largest in Central Europe.

Currently, about 91,000 students are enrolled at the University of Vienna. 188 courses can be taken, of which 56 are Bachelor Programs, 117 Master Programs, 4 Diploma Programs and 11 PhD Programs.

With staff of 9,400 employees, 6,700 of whom are academic, the University of Vienna is the largest teaching and research institution in Austria. It aims to sustain a wide range of studies, but at the same time to promote new and innovative fields of research, and to establish new networks between subjects.

Vienna University  Faculties

The University of Vienna offered the following faculties :

  • Faculty of Catholic Theology
  • Faculty of Protestant Theology
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Business Economics and Statistics
  • Faculty of Computer Science
  • Faculty of Historical and Cultural Studies
  • Faculty of Philological and Cultural Studies
  • Faculty of Philosophy and Education
  • Faculty of Psychology
  • Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Mathematics
  • Faculty of Physics
  • Faculty of Chemistry
  • Faculty of Earth Sciences, Geography and Astronomy
  • Faculty of Life Science
  • Faculty of Translation Studies
  • Faculty of Sports Sciences
  • Faculty of Molecular Biology

University of Vienna Courses

The University of Vienna offered the following Programs :

  • Bachelor Programs
  • Diploma Programs
  • Teacher accreditation Programs
  • Master Programs
  • Doctoral / PhD Programs

Vienna University Research

The main task and goal of this university lies in creating and sustaining top – quality research and teaching, which are regarded as one inseparable entity ( “research – guided teaching” ).  A strong focus on research, combining fundamental with application – oriented research, renders this University highly attractive for the sharpest minds.

Research and teaching at the University of Vienna comprise a wide range of faculties : from Catholic and Protestant Theology, Law, Business and Economics, Computer Science, Historical and Cultural Studies, Philological and Cultural Studies, Philosophy and Educational Sciences, Psychology, Social Sciences, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry to Earth Sciences, Geography, Astronomy, Life Sciences, Translation Studies,  Sports Sciences, and Molecular Biology.

University of Vienna  Scholarships

In the University Bulletin ( “Mitteilungsblatt” ) you find a list of all sorts of financial support offered for students of the University of Vienna.

The list not only contains the scholarships awarded by the University of Vienna itself ( for students with citizenship of certain countries, for special study achievements and for research ), but also a range of prizes and grants awarded by banks, companies and other institutions.

Other interesting offers, in particular for staying abroad, are listed on the website of the ‘Research Services and International Relations’.

GRANTS, a database comprises the scholarships for incoming and outgoing students and researchers available in the respective academic year and the requirements for the coming years.

The database is provided and serviced by the Office for Exchange Programs ( BAMO ) of the Austrian Exchange Service ( ÖAD ) under the commission of the Federal Ministry for Education, Arts and Culture.

Recently, scholarships inside Austria ( Inside – scholarships ) have been added to to the database.

The following awards are offered by University of Vienna.

  • Doc. Award
  • Research Award
  • Innovative Teaching Award
  • Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award

University of Austria Address

University of Vienna,
Univeristätsring 1,
1010 Vienna,
Phone No. : +43 – 1 – 4277 – 10600,
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