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Update! December 2020


Topics: Update on COVID-19 safety measures at WU / Re-registration for the 2021 summer semester / Apply for a semester abroad in the 2021/22 winter semester / Become a mentor / Volunteering@WU / ZBP: What are your strengths? / Online office hours for first-semester students / New library website / WU Christmas break

Update on COVID-19 Measures at WU After End of Lockdown

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On December 2, 2020, WU’s Vice-Rector for Academic Programs and Student Affairs, Margarethe Rammerstorfer, sent you an update on the new safety measures at WU effective as of December 7, 2020.

Here’s a summary of the most important points:

  • We will continue to offer all courses remotely - until Christmas at least.

  • All three branches of our library will reopen on December 7, 2020 – you can use them for studying provided that you reserve a seat in advance.  Lending services will be available at both the Central Library and the Library for Social Sciences. You will again be able to reserve scanners in the Library for Law. For details visit our University Library website.

  • Our departments and service units will have limited opening hours. Please visit our website to learn more.

  • Project rooms, study areas, student lounges, and PC labs will remain closed.

As usual, you will find the latest information on our website.

Re-Registration Deadlines for the 2021 Summer Semester

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To continue your studies and remain enrolled at WU, you have to re-register every semester. To do so, please pay the applicable tuition fees/ÖH dues during the admission and re-registration period (January 11, 2021 - February 5, 2021). If you only pay your fees during the subsequent extended admission period ending on April 30, 2021, your tuition fees will go up by 10 %. 

If you do not re-register by the relevant deadline, you will be un-enrolled and you will no longer be able to take any exams.

Payment options: We recommend that you use online banking for paying your fees – this way, any limitations on campus, if there are any, will not be a problem. 

    Interested in Studying Internationally? Apply Now for an Exchange Semester in the Winter Semester 2021/22!

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    Bachelor’s students who would like to spend the winter semester 2021/22 at one of our partner universities in Europe can apply until December 16, 2020 (12 noon). Master’s students can apply during the same period for universities both in Europe and overseas.

    Furthermore, you are welcome to attend our small group advisory meetings and workshops. Get first-hand information on all exchange-related matters. We are looking forward to meeting you online.

    You want to learn more? The latest updates from the International Office can be found here:
    Online / Instagram / Facebook

    Hone Your Leadership Skills While Supporting Others: Become a Mentor

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    This information is available in German only. Please refer to the German version of this page.

    Volunteering@WU: Make a Difference in the Lives of Children and Teenagers

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    To learn more about the Volunteering@WU buddy programs, please refer to the German version of this webpage or visit Volunteering@WU online.

    Test Yourself: What Are Your Strengths?

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    Are you wracking your brain about what internship you still need, whether to do a master’s degree, or which job is the right one for you? Then come to the WU ZBP Career Center!

    In our Guided Self-Assessment*, and with the help of online personality tests, we will find out together where your path may lead. We are also available during our daily Walk-ins – for spontaneous questions regarding job application and entry. Free of charge for WU students, arrange an appointment now.

    We look forward to seeing you!

    *only in German for now

    Study Information: Online Office Hours for First-Semester Students

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    Are you currently in the first semester of your bachelor’s program at WU? WU’s Study Information team is there for you – also in times of coronavirus.

    If you have questions on your studies, on planning your semester, or on WU in general, meet us during our online office hours – especially for new bachelor’s students in their first semester. There we will answer your questions via Microsoft Teams:

    Please note: The office hours will be in German; however, you can also ask your questions in English and we will answer in English.

    You can of course also reach us by email or phone: and 01-31336-3500 (Mon – Thur, 09:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon). While our email and phone services are for all students at WU, our online office hours are exclusively for first-semester bachelor’s students.

    See you soon,
    your Study Information team

      Finding Your Way Around the New Library Website

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      To help you navigate our website, in the past weeks we have restructured the library website. All services and support offered by the library you can now find in the new section Services for WU students.

      Important shortcuts:

      As always, you can contact us with your questions and requests at

        WU Christmas Break

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        This year, the Christmas break starts on December 24, 2020 and ends on January 6, 2021.
        Wishing you a wonderful holiday season, a lot of strength, patience and health for this very challenging time.

        Happy New Year!

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