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  • Locations: Vienna, Austria
  • Program Terms: Fall / Academic Year, Spring
  • Program Sponsor: Global E³ 
  • The online application is currently closed. Please see the announcements for information on when the next application cycle will open.
Fact Sheet:
Disciplines Available (engineering or related field):
Biomedical, Chemical, Civil, Computer Science, Electrical, Information Technology, Mechanical, Process
Graduate Students Accepted?:
Courses Available in English?:
Program Description:

Technische Universität Wien

University Info   |   International Office


Faculty of Architecture and Planning
Faculty of Civil Engineering
Faculty of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
Faculty of Mathematics and Geoinformation
Faculty of Physics
Faculty of Technical Chemistry
Faculty of Informatics

Language of instruction

Main language of instruction is German; English (depending on program; English taught Master-programs available in Biomedical, Telecommunications, Informatics). 5% of the overall course offer is taught in English. Students at Bachelor level should have excellent command in German (B1-B2); if coming at lower level, students are recommended to take one of our German courses to reach the necessary level.


Our mission is "technology for people". Through our research we "develop scientific excellence", through our teaching we "enhance comprehensive competence".
The Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien) is located in the heart of Europe, in a cosmopolitan city of great cultural diversity. For over 200 years, the TU Wien has been a place of research, teaching and learning in the service of progress. The TU Wien is among the most successful technical universities in Europe and is Austria’s largest scientific-technical research and educational institution.

The TU Wien places great emphasis on the inclusion of students in research programs (research-based teaching), considering this an important criterion encouraging new generations of scientists. The TU Wien offers a broad range of studies from “A” like Architecture to “T” like Technical Physics. A large variety of Doctoral Programs is offered.

Development work in almost all areas of technology is encouraged, first, by the interaction between basic
research and the different fields of engineering sciences at the TU Wien itself, and, secondly, within the framework of cooperative projects with other universities, research institutes and business sector partners. The TU Wien has sharpened its research profile by defining competence fields and setting up interdisciplinary collaboration centres - such as "Energy and Environment," or "Materials and Matter."


Study Level

  • Undergraduate students:  Accepted
  • Graduate students:  Accepted
  • PhD Students:  Accepted


Fall, Spring, or Academic Year  

After having received the IIE application documents of the students, applications will be reviewed and acceptance letters and welcome guides will be sent to the students directly; they will be advised to register in our internal online data base. In case the home university wishes to have these welcome packages sent to their international office’s postal address, the home university needs to inform TU Wien beforehand of this fact, and needs to provide a staff member’s mailing address that is in charge of handing the welcome pack over to the students.

In the welcome pack the students will be informed to register online via our exchange student data base. This is necessary for all exchange students so they can be registered to the university properly.

Available Disciplines

  • Architecture and Planning
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Business Informatics
  • Chemical and Process Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Sciences
  • Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
  • Geodesy and Geomatic Engineering
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Mechanical Engineering and Management
  • Technical Chemistry
  • Technical Physics

Additional application materials?  None

When will students receive their acceptance package?

4-6 weeks after complete application documents have been received.


Course registration is done directly in Vienna after being registered to the university

Semester Dates

  • Fall: October 1st - January 31st
  • Spring:  March 1st - June 30th

Academic Calendar

Fall:        October 1st – January 31st (2 weeks Christmas holidays)
                January is final exams month

Spring:    March 1st – June 30th (2 weeks Easter holidays)
                 June is final exams month

Course Contents

Course Descriptions and Curriculum   |   Course Timetables (Schedule of Classes)

German Language Courses

Students who wish to study German can register in advance to some German language courses which are offered in September and February prior to semester start.

For information on German courses,  please see web-pages of the International Office.

Workload per semester

We don’t ask for a mandatory amount of credits to be taken by exchange students; most classes request a lot of additional work and most exchange students will not be able to achieve 30 credits which is a semester’s workload; even most Austrian students will not achieve 30 credits; most of them register for 5-7 classes (15-21 credits). More than 5 classes are not recommended to exchange students.

Grading System

Austrian Grading System

Austrian Grade ECTS Grade Translation
sehr gut (1) A Very Good - outstanding performance
gut (2) B Good - generally sound work with some minor errors
befriedigend (3) C Satisfactory - fair but with significant shortcomings
genugend (4) D/E Sufficient - performance meets the minimum criteria
nicht genugend (5) F/FX Fail

Academic Transcripts

Students can access and print all their certificates and transcripts of records via our online system. To do so they need to log in with their matriculation number and their password to TISS self service.

All documents are digitally signed and have a “QR-Barcode” as well as an URL where authenticity can be checked; so the transcripts are valid without the use of letterhead paper, a signature or an official stamp.


Is on-campus accommodation available to exchange students?

No. There is a local housing agency which offers student rooms in different kinds of dorms throughout the city. Students apply online for a room, receive then a pre-liminary reservation and will have to pay in a deposit. As soon as the deposit is credited to the housing agency’s account the reservation is final.

When can exchange students move in to the hall of residence?

Usually students can move in to their dorm with semester start (October 1st/March 1st). If they need housing earlier than semester start (in case of language courses/pre-organizational matters/sight seeing) they need to reserve their rooms for another month ahead (September/February); even if they move in the mid of the month they will have to pay for the full month! Students already moving in during September or February might possibly be asked for organizational matters to change to another room or dorm with semester start.


Entry Visa

A visa for the European Union Schengen-area is necessary. Students apply to their nearest Austrian Embassy as soon as they have received their acceptance letter.

OEAD – Austrian Academic Exchange Service information on entry requirements:  

Health Insurance & Immunization

Students need to have a valid health insurance from their home country. If they need to see a doctor they will have to pay and then hand in the bill to their insurance company. If students have an accident on university campus, in labs, in the library, etc. … they will have insurance via the student union fee which they pay after arrival.


When should I arrive?

For organizational matters and for jet-lag reasons we’d advise that students come to Vienna at least one to two weeks prior semester start.

Is airport reception available?

No. Students can apply though for a Buddy student; if this student is able to pick up his incoming student he or she will do so.

Is there any bank on campus?

There are several branches of banks nearby. We recommend “ERSTE BANK” at Wiedner Hauptstrasse; this bank offers good conditions for student accounts and is firm in dealing with exchange students.
The SOS-program

The international office offers a nice sightseeing and orientation program for a small fee. Incoming students will learn a bit about Vienna and its surroundings. 


Food/meals: € 300

Housing: € 270- € 470

Local transportation:  €150 per semester ticket

Academic expenses (e.g., books, stationery):  ~ € 50

Personal expenses: € 50 - €100

Other administrative fees   ~ € 18 student union fee


Office responsible for international exchange students:  
International Office
TU Wien
Gusshausstrasse 28
1040 Wien

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