Double Degree Programs

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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.

For im­pres­sions of WU's cam­pus, please click here, for im­pres­sions of Vi­enna here. WU's new cam­pus also made it into the New York Times’ “36 Hours in Vi­enna”. Please click here for the article.

Cur­rent Double De­gree op­tions at WU

MSc Strategy, In­nov­a­tion, and Man­age­ment Con­trol
Part­ner uni­versityCur­ricula
Uni­versità Com­mer­ciale Luigi Boc­coni, Milan, ItalyCur­riculum EMIT SIMC
Cur­riculum Man­age­ment SIMC
Queen's Uni­versity, King­ston, CanadaCur­riculum SIMC
Uni­versity of Tech­no­logy Sydney, Aus­traliaCur­riculum SIMC
St. Peters­burg Uni­versity, Rus­siatba
MSc Mar­ket­ing
Part­ner uni­versityCur­riculum
Uni­versità Com­mer­ciale Luigi Boc­coni, Milan, ItalyCur­riculum 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.

Res­id­ence per­mit

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.

Pre-semester activ­it­ies

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.