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Encyclopedia > Studying in Vienna

Vienna is the biggest university town in Austria, boasting not only the highest number of university students, but also a large variety of more than a hundred university programs. Vienna (German: Wien [viːn]; Slovenian: Dunaj, Hungarian: Bécs, Czech: Vídeň, Slovak: Viedeň, Romany Vidnya; Croatian and Serbian: Beč) is the capital of Austria, and also one of the nine States of Austria. ...


Depending on your choice of study you will need to register at one of the following universities Vienna offers: the University of Vienna (the Main University), the University of Medicine, the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, the Vienna University of Technology, University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, or the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna. Moreover, you can choose to study at the University of Music and Dramatic Arts Vienna or the University of Applied Arts Vienna. Schools also exist in Vienna for overseas students such as the Austro-American Institute of Education. University of Vienna, main building, seen from Beethovens apartment The University of Vienna (German: Universität Wien) in Austria was founded in 1365 by Rudolph IV and hence named Alma mater Rudolphina. ... The Medical University of Vienna is autonomous since 1 January 2004. ... The Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien (WU Wien) or Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration is the largest University focusing on business and economics in Europe and, in terms of student body, one of the largest universities in Austria. ... Front view of the main old building of the Vienna University of Technology towards the Karlskirche Vienna University of Technology is one of the major universities in Vienna, the capital of Austria. ... The University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna (VUW) was founded in 1767 as the worlds third school for veterinary medicine (after Lyon and Alfort) by Milans Ludovico Scotti, originally named (literally, Imperial-Royal School for the Cure and Surgery of Horses). Today, it has c. ... The University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna, or simply BOKU (derived from its German name Universität für Bodenkultur, literally University for Soil Culture), founded in 1872, is one of Viennas universities. ... The University of Applied Arts Vienna (German Universität für angewandte Kunst, or informally just Die Angewandte) is an institution of higher education in Vienna, the capital of Austria. ...


For every course of studies you find a curriculum laid down by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Science and Culture, which is set up in co-operation with the individual faculties. All university programs require the completion of mandatory subjects and offer a number of optional subjects. There is no general time limitation, but tuition fees of 363.36 euro per term (726.72 euro for non-EU-citizens).


Most university programs consist of two parts. Once you finished both stages you are required to write a diploma thesis in order to get the Masters degree. After obtaining a Masters degree you can continue your academic career with writing a dissertation in order to be awarded a Doctoral degree. A masters degree is an academic degree usually awarded for completion of a postgraduate course of one or two years in duration. ... A doctorate is an academic degree of the highest level. ...


Students compile their personal timetable for each semester consisting of three general types of classes: lectures, exercise classes, and seminars.


Lectures are typically held in over-crowded halls with the professor holding a monologue in front of the class. Attendance is not mandatory. For exercise classes and seminars registration is necessary, because the number of students is limited. Attendance and participation (assignments, presentations, academic papers) is mandatory.


Examinations can be in a verbal or a written form. You are allowed to fail three times, if you do not pass the fourth exam, you are forced to stop studying.


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University of Vienna (3002 words)
On 13 Oct., 1849, the "general ordinances concerning the system of studies at the royal and imperial universities", with exception of the theological studies, was issued; on 1 Oct., 1850, "the general regulations for studies".
In respect to the ceremony of conferring degrees it was ordained on 19 May, 1880, that the protector or the dean of the faculty of which the rector was a member should be the presiding officer in case the rector was not a Catholic.
On 18 Oct., 1849, temporary statutes were issued regulating the study of law and political economy; on 2 Oct., 1855, these ordinances were revised, and on 20 April, 1893, the present statutes respecting studies and examinations for the doctorate were promulgated.
University of Vienna - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (444 words)
The University of Vienna (German: Universität Wien) in Austria was founded in 1365 by Rudolph IV and hence named Alma Mater Rudolphina.
The present government of Wolfgang Schüssel enacted a reform of the university system in Austria, leading to a concentration of power with the full professors, the introduction of a board of governors (with a government majority in electing it) and tuition fees (currently €387/semester).
The University of Vienna was the cradle of the Austrian School of economics.
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