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."
TERMS OF EXCHANGE
- 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.
- 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 & ACADEMIC INFORMATION
Course registration is done directly in Vienna after being registered to the university
- Fall: October 1st - January 31st
- Spring: March 1st - June 30th
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 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.
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.
Austrian Grading System
|sehr gut (1)
||Very Good - outstanding performance
||Good - generally sound work with some minor errors
||Satisfactory - fair but with significant shortcomings
||Sufficient - performance meets the minimum criteria
|nicht genugend (5)
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.
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?
Is there any bank on campus?
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.
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.
ESTIMATED COST OF LIVING
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: