The following information refers to the application procedure for all International Short Programs organized by WU, except the ENGAGE.EU Summer School and the Vienna Innovation Program.
Important Dates for WU students
Application period for the ISP in Buenos Aires: October 16, 14:00 – October 23, 2023, 12 noon via the Online Student Services (OSS)
Online Infosession for Summer ISPs: January 18, 2024 (14:00)
Application period for Summer ISPs: March 4, 14:00 – March 11, 2024, 12 noon via the Online Student Services (OSS)
Small group advisory meeting for Summer ISPs: presumably March 2024, exact date TBA
You can apply for an International Short Program as soon as you have completed courses worth at least 38 ECTS credits (excl. free electives).
You can check online if you fulfill the application requirements. To do so, please log in with your WU username and password.
Enrollment in a master’s program at WU;
Please note that the ISPs abroad are usually designed for bachelor's students. Students on master's level may apply and may be allocated for the program if a sufficient number of spots are available. Credit transfer is only possible on bachelor's level.
Step 1: Log in to the Online Student Services (OSS) with your WU student ID number. Enter all the relevant information on your preferences, contact details, and degree program in the application form and submit it.
Step 2: Upload your application documents. Please note that you have to upload two letters of motivation if you stated two preferences. Read the data protection statement and submit your application.
Step 3: Pre-selection for the respective International Short Program by the WU selection team based on your application documents.
Step 4: Invitation to small group interviews in March based on the pre-selection by the WU selection team (if applicable).
Step 5: The International Office will notify applicants whether their application was successful or not.
The following documents have to be submitted during the online application process. You can indicate up to 2 ISP preferences.
One motivation letter for each International Short Program (in English, max. 1 page)
CV in English
Bachelor's transcript (applicable for Master's students only)
Information regarding the International Summer University WU (not applicable for ISPs abroad): when applying for the ISUWU, please let us know in your motivation letter which courses you would prefer to take. We will do our best to assign the preferred course to each student, but cannot guarantee that this will be possible in every case.
In the July session, students can choose from different sets of courses. In the August session, only one set of courses is available. Please find the overview of the offerd courses here.
Please note that only PDF files can be uploaded.
Interest in the respective region/content of the program
Teamwork skills and intercultural competence
Allocation of program and courses: During the online application process, students are asked to rank the available program offers and courses according to their preferences. Please note that there is no guarantee getting a spot that corresponds to the first preference. We try our best though to accommodate students' preferences, but due to the limited number of spots this is not always possible.
Individual bachelor's program students (e.g. IBW Chinese):
Students enrolled in individual bachelor’s programs generally do not have access to the online application tool for International Short Programs. To gain access to the application tool, interested students have to send a request to email@example.com.