University of Vienna

univie: winter school for cultural-historical studies



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Transcripts of Record will be given to those students who attend classes regularly and who pass the exams in the required number of courses.

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The univie: winter school for cultural-historical studies takes place in Vienna, the capital of the former Habsburg Monarchy (and Austria of today) where traces of the outstanding culture of the late 19th and the beginning of the 20th century are still visible. The two week program combines first class academic courses with an extensive social and cultural program. Vienna’s rich cultural heritage, especially the museums, will lead to a thorough understanding of the input of the fin-de-siècle on the modernization of Europe. This unique program consists of high level lectures in the morning and guided excursions to the city of Vienna (e.g. Ringstraße) and to different museums (Leopold Museum, the Museum for Applied Arts, the Upper Belvedere, the Sigmund Freud Museum, and the Wien Museum) in the afternoon. Outside the framework of classes Vienna offers plenty of opportunities to explore additional museums and sights such as the St. Stephan’s Cathedral, the Imperial Palace, and the Treasury. The academic course environment encourages intercultural and social exchange and favors mutual understanding within the international student population. Participants thus broaden their horizon, meet colleagues from different fields of study, make friends for life and build connections for their future professional careers. The program fees amount to € 980 and include registration, tuition, and all planned excursions. All additional costs for accommodation and board, as well as travel arrangements are the responsibility of the participants. Participants will have to book accommodation themselves for the period of the winter school.


ECTS Credits/Contact Hours The Winter School offers four courses with 4 ECTS credits per course (correspondinf to 30 contact hours). Each contact hour consists of 50 minutes classroom teaching. In the course of the two week program students can attend two courses and obtain up to 8 ECTS credits.

International Student Requirements:

The winter school is open for students from all over the world.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

Find Schools