Application, Fees & Services
Depending on how the situation concerning COVID-19 will present itself in spring 2021, services might need to be adjusted in line with government regulations and WU policies. Please note that all information is subject to change.
The Vienna Innovation ProgramWU is designed to be exclusive in order to foster a close cooperation between students and faculty. Application requirements for the Vienna Innovation ProgramWU are:
current enrollment in a Master's/MBA program with a focus on business administration
excellent English language skills
for students from a WU partner university: official nomination for the program by the home institution.
The program includes (for international students):
Public transport ticket Vienna
Sightseeing tour Vienna
Daytrip to Salzburg: transfer from Vienna (by train) and sightseeing tour, lunch in Salzburg
A cultural event in Vienna: Vienna State Opera (planned, but subject to availability) or an alternative event
International cultural evening
Evening at Viennese wine tavern
The services mentioned above are included in the program package only for international students from WU’s partner universities.
Participating WU students do not pay a program fee; however, they are still expected to participate in some social/extracurricular activities to foster intercultural exchange within the program. When participating in these social/extra-curricular activities, WU students are responsible for the related costs (e.g. expenses for meals, entrance tickets, and sightseeing tour fees, etc.).
To apply for this program please contact the International Programs/Exchange Coordinator at your home institution. We kindly ask you to note that the program has a limited number of spots and is therefore only open to students from selected partner institutions.
Upon nomination by the home university, students will receive a link to an online application form from WU's International Office where students will be asked to provide their personal details as well as upload all necessary supporting documents (CV and letter of motivation).
The nomination deadline for partner institutions is February 28, 2021.
This program is run on an exchange basis, i.e. students do not pay tuition fees, but rather a program fee for the services offered to international participants in the Vienna Innovation ProgramWU (please see the details in the section “Services”).
To give students the flexibility to also arrange accommodation for themselves, applicants can opt for a program package without accommodation or a program package with accommodation:
|Program fee including accommodation in a hotel|
next to Campus WU: (14 nights in a single room incl. breakfast)
|Program fee without accommodation||EUR 545|
To give students the flexibility to also arrange accommodation for themselves, applicants can opt for a program package without accommodation or a program package with accommodation. If you would like to have your accommodation booked through WU, please indicate your preference in the online application. Details will be available in fall 2020.
Students can cancel their participation until April 8, 2021. WU reserves the right to withhold a service fee of € 250.
If a student cancels his/her participation after April 8, 2021, WU will not refund any portion of the program fee.
Please note that special cancellation terms apply if you book accommodation as part of the package fee. These depend on the cancellation terms of the accommodation providers and are as follows:
Accommodation in a Hotel: a cancellation of a binding reservation is not possible. Should a student decide to cancel participation after confirming the hotel booking, WU will have to withhold the entire accommodation costs as well as a service fee of € 250.