University of Vienna

The University of Vienna was founded in 1365, making it the oldest university in the German-speaking world. About 92,000 students study at the university, of which about 28 percent are international students. The Department of Economics at the University of Vienna is international and research-oriented and enjoys a good reputation. For example, Schumpeter and Hayek earned their doctorates there. The university is ranked 47th in the Tilburg Ranking (as of 2013).

Information for ERASMUS students4

Course overview


The Bachelor in Economics is offered in German.


The Master in Economics is offered in English. The course offerings for the Master include Statistics and Economics (VWL). The English-language Master's in Banking and Finance has been offered since the winter semester of 2017, and the Master's in Philosophy and Economics, also in English, started in fall 2019/20.


Studying at the University of Vienna:

Study hours:

  • Winter semester: Lectures: October 1 - January 31
  • Summer semester: Lectures: March 1 - June 30

Number of exchange places:
2 places à 6 months

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