International Summer Programme 2012 University of Vienna

 The International Summer Program 2012 is organized by the Sommerhochschule of the University of Vienna. The program offers four weeks of European Studies and intercultural exchange.



Over 80 students from more than 30 nations attend the summer program every year. The diverse student body creates ideal conditions for intercultural and social learning. The interdisciplinary character of the European Studies courses allows students to think and learn beyond their field of study. They get the chance to work with fellow students from various academic disciplines.

The European Studies courses are held in English and focus on Europe and the European Union. They cover political, economic, and legal, but also historical and cultural aspects of the multiple transformations the continent is currently undergoing. Students will study both the processes within the various institutions as well as the goals of the EU as a whole.

In addition to that German courses are offered on four levels of proficiency (A1, A2, B1, and B2).

The Sommerhochschule grants credits according to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). Each European Study course amounts to 4 ECTS-credits, each German Language course to 8 ECTS-credits.

The faculty consists of 16 professors devoted to the International Summer Program. They are carefully chosen for their expertise and their motivation to teach international students.




The picturesque campus is located directly on the shore of Lake Wolfgang in one of Austria’s most famous vacation areas. It is surrounded by meadows and woods and offers a spectacular view of the nearby mountains.The campus features a variety of sport and recreational facilities (e.g. swimming in the lake, row boats, sports hall, football field). A pier and boat house invite students to relax, sunbathe or meet with others. Sport trainers offer free courses throughout the duration of the summer program. On the weekends excursions to the city of Salzburg, St. Wolfgang and Ebensee are organized. The engaging campus life stimulates joint activities. Students make friends for life and build connections for their future professional careers.

Students are accommodated in comfortable single or double rooms on campus. All rooms are equipped with private baths and a desk for each student. Meals and accommodation can be compared to ***hotels.




Sommerhochschule fees are € 2,950 and include: registration, tuition, accommodation in a double room, full board, use of all sports and recreational facilities (including sport courses), and all planned excursions.

A limited number of partial scholarships ranging from € 300 to € 2,450 are available for the European Study section of the International Summer Program. The scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence and financial need. In order to receive a scholarship, students must demonstrate their financial need by filling out the application form for financial assistance and submitting related documents (pay-slips or tax income return).




Application deadline: April 30, 2012

Application deadline for scholarship applications: February 28, 2012



Innovationszentrum Universität Wien – Sommerhochschule

Campus of the University of Vienna

Alser Str. 4/Hof 1/Tuer 1.16

1090 Vienna, Austria

Phone: +43-1-42 77-24 131

Fax: +43-1-42 77-92 41