What is the International Summer University WU?
The ISUwu is an intensive short program over the course of three weeks. A team of experienced WU and international lecturers will offer a large variety of business-related courses in English. Together with fellow students from other countries you will be able to broaden your cultural horizon with the social program, where you'll have company visits, field trips and many more social activities around Vienna. Have the pleasure to experience Vienna, a city rich in history and culture and study at the largest university of economics and business in Europe. Don't miss the chance and apply now!
Who can participate?
How much does participation in the ISU WU cost?
For an overview of the different participation fees, please refer to the participation fee section of our website.
Do I receive the ISU WU Pre-Arrival Guide electronically or via postal mail?
You will receive the ISUWU Pre-Arrival Guide electronically in May after being accepted as a participant. It contains vital information on everything starting from the academic program to housing. You should read it carefully. If you consider printing it, make sure to print it double-sided to save paper and act environmentally sustainable. Let us know if anything should be unclear or if you should need additional information.
Will I need a student visa to enter Austria and participate in the ISU WU?
Which visa is recommended?
First off, you should check whether a VISA is necessary for you. This list gives you an overview of nationalities who do not need a VISA to enter or stay Austria (for less than 90 days).
If you do require a VISA, WU recommends you getting the travel visa C (also know as “Schengen visa”). You can apply for this visa at an Austrian embassy in your country. For detailed information please have a look at the OeAD website.
Make sure to get the VISA on time, the issuance takes several weeks. If you need an official letter of acceptance (WU invitation letter) to show to the authorities it is in the student’s responsibility to request one from the ISUWU program management.
Get in Contact
How do I get in contact with the ISU WU management?
If you have any questions regarding the ISUWU, please don't hesitate to e-mail or call the program managemer Ms. Sarina Gludovatz or the ISU staff member Ms. Mona Wagner.
WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business)
Library & Learning Center (LC), Level 4
1020 Vienna, Austria
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Who is my first contact person in case of emergency?
In case of EMERGENCY on-site in Vienna you can dial
+43 1 31336 4314
In case of general questions please contact the program management:
Can I know the names or contact details of the other ISU WU students?
You will have the opportunity to get to know your classmates in advance through e-mail and a social networking group (a Facebook group will be activated on time). Details will be sent to participants in May.
Where can I find further information on WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business)?
Further information on WU can be found on the WU website.
Which facilities does the WU offer?
All participants of the summer university have access to WU's library, computer labs, eLearning services, and the Raiffeisen Language Resource Center. Lunch is offered in the student's cafeteria, besides a supermarket and various Restaurants and cafes at the campus side invite to take a break or sit together.
The inspiring architecture of WU’s modern campus provides students with a state-of-the-art infrastructure creating the best possible environment for teaching, studying and developing new ideas.
At the campus side and in the students dorms students have free WiFi access.
If you wish to make use of these facilities you may want to bring your own laptop. Moreover, it is also possible to rent a laptop computer from WU. Further information can be found in the pre-arrival guide that will be sent to nominated students in May, or at WU's IT Support Center.
Where can I get more information about Vienna?
See the Vienna Tourist information website: http://www.wien.info/en
How much money can I expect to spend during my stay in Vienna?
Meals in the evenings and on weekends are not included in the program fee and will cost a total of about € 150 to € 400 for the entire duration of the program depending on each students' preferences. Kitchen facilities are available in the student residence halls. Students can also expect to spend € 100 - € 200 on social and cultural activities (such as museum tickets) and on miscellaneous expenses like laundry.
Where can I find information on Viennese doctors/GPs or health insurance?
You can find detailed information on health care in the ISUWU Pre-Arrival Guide, which accepted students will receive in May, 2018.
For online information, please have a look at our website on Health care & emergencies.
General Emergency Contacts:
Fire Department 122
Ambulance, Medical Services 144
European Emergency Phone Number (EU-wide) 112
ISUWU EMERGENCY PHONE +43 676 8213 4314