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Universität Wien (UNIVIE) reviews

267 reviews
4.17 / 5 based on 267 reviews
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mainr
University of Maryland, College Park, College Park, United States
Business Studies, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Overall
Personal recommendation
Definitely stay two semesters if possible. The reason is that, if you're like me, the first will be very much getting used to things- if I had left after that semester I'd have missed out on the best part, and seeing the city go through seasons and weather changes- it's the best way- especially in Vienna- Viennese are conservative and rather cold the weather can get very gray and cold. You need to stay to get the jewel under that exterior.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
4
Traveled
4
Improved language skills
4
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
4
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mainr
University of Maryland, College Park, College Park, United States
Business Studies, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Academic
Course recommendations
My university basically told me to try and find courses in Vienna that sounded comparable to courses offered at my home university (U of Maryland) which I still needed to take. This didn't really work though- I didn't find too much that was comparable, and if it was, it was very difficult for me as a foreigner to pass (even Austrians struggled to pass these courses). If I had to do it again, I'd go 1-2 weeks before classes to meet people and really research the courses and communicate with home university about what is being offered. I'd visit professors and explain to them that you are an exchange student and get an overview from them about their course.
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My academic experiences
Quality of courses
Variety of courses
Access to resources
Interaction with teachers
Interaction with international students
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broad theoretical background
Ruth F
Austria, Undergraduate
Sociology
Overall
Studying at the University of Vienna, there is two main points that stood out for me: 
First of all, I could choose the classes myself so I was still able to work part-time while getting my degree. 
Secondly, I want to point out that the Bachelor's Programme in Sociology has really equipped me with a broad, theoretical background, so that now I can choose for myself what direction I want to go and what sparks my interest.
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Pros
you can choose your schedule; a lot of theory
Cons
no specialization
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Rebekka N
University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
Social Sciences, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Overall
Personal recommendation
Professors and assistants were great!
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
3
Traveled
3
Improved language skills
3
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
3
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
3
Jobs & internships
Work from home
Journalism, English
Vienna, Austria
Internship, HR, English, French
Vienna, Austria
Internship, Finance, English
Business, Internet / New Media
ABOUT
The University of Vienna is the oldest and largest institution of higher education and research in Austria. It is a complex and diverse organisation that manifests all of the advantages, opportunities and difficulties of a large and venerable university. Located in the heart of the Austrian capital, the University of Vienna is an organic part of a great and impressive tradition upon which it continues to build.
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Other names: University of Vienna
Phone: +43 1 427 71 82 03
Address: Universität Wien, Dr. Karl-Lueger-Ring 1, 1010 Wien, Vienna, Austria
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