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Participation Fee & Payment

Stu­dents in­ter­ested in par­ti­cip­at­ing in the ISUWU pro­gram pay a par­ti­cip­a­tion fee once they have been ac­cep­ted and have re­ceived the ac­cept­ance let­ter via email.

A) Ser­vices in­cluded

The par­ti­cip­a­tion fee cov­ers the fol­low­ing ser­vices

B) Par­ti­cip­a­tion fee schemes

i) Fee schemes

De­pend­ing on the stu­dent status (from part­ner uni­versity/non-­part­ner uni­versity) and aca­demic level (un­der­gradu­ate/gradu­ate level pro­gram) of the ac­cep­ted ap­plic­ant dif­fer­ent par­ti­cip­a­tion fee schemes ap­ply:

1. Pro­gram fee & waived tu­ition scheme:

Tu­ition is waived for in­com­ing ex­change stu­dents from an of­fi­cial WU part­ner uni­versity who par­ti­cip­ate as part of the gen­eral ex­change agree­ment. These stu­dents pay solely the pro­gram fee. (see nom­in­a­tion pro­ced­ure). In­form­a­tion for part­ner uni­versity co­ordin­at­ors con­cern­ing nom­in­a­tion of stu­dents for the waived tu­ition scheme can be found here.

Un­der­gradu­ate Pro­gram Gradu­ate Pro­gram
1,370 EUR 1,580 EUR
2. Pro­gram fee & re­duced tu­ition scheme:

All stu­dents from an of­fi­cial WU part­ner uni­versity, who are not nom­in­ated as a part of the gen­eral ex­change agree­ment, are auto­mat­ic­ally eli­gible for a 50% dis­count off the tu­ition fee. These stu­dents there­fore pay the pro­gram fee plus a re­duced tu­ition fee.

Un­der­gradu­ate Pro­gram Gradu­ate Pro­gram
1,790 EUR 2,050 EUR
3. Pro­gram fee & full tu­ition scheme

Stu­dents from uni­versit­ies which are not WU part­ner uni­versit­ies pay the pro­gram fee and full tu­ition.

Un­der­gradu­ate Pro­gram Gradu­ate Pro­gram
2,220 EUR 2,560 EUR

In­form­a­tion on VISA and fees (not in­cluded)

ii) Nom­in­a­tion pro­ced­ure:

If your home uni­versity is a WU part­ner uni­versity, you can be of­fi­cially nom­in­ated by them. 

All stu­dents com­ing from a WU part­ner uni­versity can be of­fi­cially nom­in­ated by their home uni­versity by March 15, 2018. 

The nom­in­a­tion de­cisions are made and un­der­taken by each WU part­ner uni­versity´s re­spons­ible co­ordin­at­ors.

Once you have suc­cess­fully been nom­in­ated by your home uni­versity, you need to fol­low the ap­plic­a­tion pro­ced­ure and fill in the on­line ap­plic­a­tion form on our web­site. The ap­plic­a­tion period starts on Feb­ru­ary 15 and ends March 31, 2018. The nom­in­a­tion of your uni­versity needs to be de­cided and com­mu­nic­ated to us be­fore March 15, 2018.

iii) ISUWU schol­ar­ship for stu­dents

2018 se­lec­ted stu­dents will have the op­por­tun­ity to ap­ply for one of the fol­low­ing schol­ar­ships, if ap­plic­able.


As a stra­tegic fo­cus of WU, stu­dents study­ing at se­lec­ted WU part­ner uni­versit­ies in Eastern and South Eastern Europe can ap­ply for a re­duced "CEE Schol­ar­ship Fee" for the ISUWU. Stu­dents who suc­cess­fully ap­ply for this schol­ar­ship pay a re­duced fee of 970 EUR / 1,180 EUR only.

CEE Schol­ar­ship Fee for un­der­gradu­ates970 EUR
CEE Schol­ar­ship Fee for gradu­ates1,180 EUR

The ap­plic­a­tion for the WU schol­ar­ship is open to stu­dents study­ing in: Al­bania (Uni­versity of Shkodra, “Luigj Gurak­uqi”), Bos­nia and Herzegov­ina (Uni­versity of Banja Luka, Uni­versity of Sa­ra­jevo), Montenegro (Uni­versity of Montenegro), Rus­sian Fed­er­a­tion (M.V. Lomono­sov Mo­scow State Uni­versity, Na­tional Re­search Uni­versity Higher School of Eco­nom­ics, Plekhanov Rus­sian Uni­versity of Eco­nom­ics, St. Peters­burg Uni­versity), Ser­bia (Uni­versity of Bel­grade), and Ukraine (Vadym Het­man Kyiv Na­tional Eco­nomic Uni­versity KNEU).


Stu­dents study­ing at GBSN mem­ber schools in devel­op­ing coun­tries are in­vited to ap­ply for a WU schol­ar­ship for the ISUWU. In 2018, WU will provide 5 schol­ar­ship pos­i­tions. The schol­ar­ship cov­ers tu­ition, ac­com­mod­a­tion, as well as break­fast and lunch on lec­ture days. Ad­di­tion­ally, se­lec­ted stu­dents will re­ceive a travel grant of up to 500 EUR.

GBSN Schol­ar­ship Fee0 EUR
How to ap­ply

An es­say ac­cord­ing to the WU Schol­ar­ship Es­say Guidelines CEE or WU Schol­ar­ship Es­say Guidelines GBSN has to be writ­ten for either schol­ar­ship and sub­mit­ted to­gether with the ap­plic­a­tion doc­u­ments when ap­ply­ing for the ISUWU. All rel­ev­ant de­tails for that es­say are found in the doc­u­ment men­tioned be­fore.

Ap­plic­ants are se­lec­ted for the schol­ar­ship based on the qual­ity of their ap­plic­a­tion doc­u­ments and their pre­vi­ous aca­demic per­form­ance. 

The WU schol­ar­ship is non-re­cur­ring, i.e. stu­dents may only par­ti­cip­ate in ISUWU once at this spe­cial re­duced rate. Moreover the num­ber of avail­able schol­ar­ships is lim­ited.

Both Schol­ar­ships in­clude fol­low­ing ser­vices

iv) Ac­com­mod­a­tion

The pro­gram fee in­cludes ac­com­mod­a­tion in a stu­dent res­id­ence hall (single room in shared private apart­ment). Should you prefer to book your own ac­com­mod­a­tion please in­form the ISUWU pro­gram man­ager until May 15, 2018 at the latest. In this case the fee will be re­duced.

C) Pay­ment meth­ods

Se­lec­ted ap­plic­ants will re­ceive an ac­cept­ance let­ter via email with de­tailed in­form­a­tion about the ap­plic­able par­ti­cip­a­tion fee and the pay­ment pro­cess. There are two pay­ment op­tions:

  1. via bank trans­fer to WU's bank ac­count within one week of re­ceiv­ing the ac­cept­ance email (all in­form­a­tion on this op­tion can be found in the ac­cept­ance email). Due to safety reas­ons (on­line data pir­acy), WU re­com­mends this pay­ment form.

  2. via credit card by sub­mit­ting the credit card pay­ment form within one week of re­ceiv­ing the ac­cept­ance email. Please note: WU only ac­cepts pay­ment from the fol­low­ing credit card in­sti­tu­tions: Mas­ter Card, VISA, Diners Club, Amer­ican Ex­press and JCV. You will re­ceive the link to the form in your ac­cept­ance email.

Your place in the ISUWU pro­gram is only guar­an­teed once we re­ceive your pay­ment. If two weeks have passed and neither pay­ment nor a con­firm­a­tion of trans­fer has reached WU, the place on the pro­gram will be offered to other in­ter­ested ap­plic­ants.

Please note: The fee must be paid free of any bank charges borne by the re­cip­i­ent. Please make sure to pay any trans­ac­tion fees your bank may charge. If you fail to cover any bank charges, you will be asked to pay the miss­ing amount dur­ing your stay in Vi­enna.

All par­ti­cipants will be in­formed by email once their fee has reached the uni­versity's bank ac­count. Please note that in­ter­na­tional bank trans­fers may take up to 2 weeks and credit card pay­ment pro­ced­ures may take up to 8 weeks.

D) Can­cel­la­tion fee

  • Stu­dents can cancel their par­ti­cip­a­tion until May 11, 2018. In this case the In­ter­na­tional Of­fice re­serves the right to with­hold a ser­vice fee of € 250.

  • If a stu­dent cancels his/her par­ti­cip­a­tion after May 11, 2018, the In­ter­na­tional Of­fice re­serves the right to with­hold a can­cel­la­tion fee of € 750.

  • If a stu­dent cancels his/her nom­in­a­tion after June 15, 2018, the In­ter­na­tional Of­fice will not re­fund any por­tion of the par­ti­cip­a­tion fee.

Please note that the re­cip­i­ent will be re­spons­ible for pay­ing any trans­fer fees that may ar­ise from a can­cel­la­tion and sub­sequent re­quest for a re­fund.