Double Degree Programs
In recent years, WU has developed Double Degree Programs in cooperation with four renowned universities in the EU, Russia, North America, and Australia.
Double Degree Programs take two years to complete. Incoming Double Degree students spend the first year at their home university and the second year at WU. To become an incoming Double Degree student at WU, you need to be nominated for the program by your home university. If your application is successful, your home university will notify us of your nomination. We will then contact you with more information about your stay at WU.
After successfully completing the program, participants are awarded two academic degrees.
Organizational support for the exchange period at WU is provided by the home university, the International Office at WU, and the WU master’s programs.
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Current Double Degree options at WU
MSc Strategy, Innovation, and Management Control
|Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi, Milan, Italy||Curriculum EMIT SIMC|
Curriculum Management SIMC
|Queen's University, Kingston, Canada||Curriculum SIMC|
|University of Technology Sydney, Australia||Curriculum SIMC|
|St. Petersburg University, Russia||tba|
|Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi, Milan, Italy||Curriculum Marketing|
Plan your stay at WU and in Vienna
How can I prepare for my Double Degree stay at WU?
Once we have been notified of your nomination, your coordinator at WU will send you a welcome email with the most important information you need to prepare for your stay at WU. You will also get an email with information on our Orientation and Cultural Program and pre-semester German language courses, the course registration process, and accommodation in Vienna.
Where can I find the official academic calendar, semester dates, and important deadlines?
Incoming Double Degree students study at WU from September/ October until June.
Please note: Incoming Double Degree students from University of Technology Sydney study at WU from February/ March until January.
For information on the academic calendar, semester dates, and deadlines, please see our Dates & Deadlines webpage.
Students from foreign, non-EU/EEA countries who stay over six months need a residence permit for students (Aufenthaltsbewilligung Studierender) for residence in Austria. To apply for a residence permit for students, please see the following website.
How can I find appropriate housing in Vienna?
Incoming Double Degree students can apply for a place in a student residence hall provided by the OeAD (Austrian Agency for International Cooperation in Education and Research), look for accommodation online on the Housing Anywhere platform, or seek private accommodation. For more information on housing options, please click here.
As a Double Degree student, you can participate in WU’s Orientation and Cultural Program and/or pre-semester German language courses. These activities take place in February and September and start a few weeks before the beginning of the semester. They are intended to familiarize Double Degree and exchange students with Austrian culture and life in Vienna. The language courses provide an opportunity to learn some basic German or to refresh existing German skills.
Health and emergency
For information on your insurance options as well as the Austrian health system, please click here.
Working in Austria
Sound German skills (minimum level B1 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) are a requirement for working life in Austria. We strongly recommend to attend a German language course prior and/or during your studies at WU. The WU ZBP Career Center supports students and graduates in entering professional life and forms an interface between university and labor market. More information on working in Austria is available here.
Confirmation of foreign academic achievement
After successful completion of your classes from the first year of your studies (see curriculum), please make sure that your transcript from your home university is sent to your coordinator at WU’s International Office. You will receive a final grade based on your grade average (weighted according to your credits), which will be displayed on your WU transcript for the subject “Double Degree Studies”. The International Office will arrange for your grade to be entered into the system.