Dear Erasmus+ Incomings,

the Faculty of Business, Economics and Statistics welcomes over 120 participants of the Erasmus+ Mobility Programme each year. We are very happy about this! The International Support is here to help you with all study-related questions and issues during your stay in Vienna.

Here you find mostly information specific to our faculty.
For general information regarding your stay at the University and city of Vienna, please see the Website of the central International Office.

Semester Dates

The University of Vienna may have different semester and holiday dates compared to your home university. Please look up our dates before you book any journeys.

Semester dates at the University of Vienna

The final exams for the summer semester usually take place during the semester or the last week of June. In exceptional cases, there might be exams in the first few days of July, but this depends on the lecturer.


  • Specific terms which are used at the University of Vienna are explained in the ABC of terminology

As nominated exchange students you may register for any Bachelor's and Master's courses offered by our faculty.


  • It is not permitted to attend business communication classes in your mother tongue.
  • We do not recommend attending any classes which are part of the introductory module (StEOp) in the Bachelor's programme.
  • Department of Finance:
    The classes "Special Topics in Banking and Finance" are advanced courses. Therefore, students should only enrol if they already have good prior knowledge in finance.
    More basic finance courses are ABWL Basic Finance I + II.
    One group of ABWL Basic Finance II is taught in English.


PLEASE NOTE: You have to check really carefully if you have enough prior knowledge to attend a class, especially at Master level. If in doubt, please contact the respective lecturer about this.
Should it become apparent in the course of the semester that you do not have sufficient knowledge to follow a class properly, the lecturers have the right to expel you from this class!


Courses offered by our faculty can be found in the online course catalogue on U:FIND  in the section 'Directorate of Studies 4 - Business, Economics and Statistics'

Here you can find all courses organised according to study programme (BA, MA, PhD, electives).

The language of the course catalogue can changed to English by clicking on the button in the right upper corner and chosing 'EN' instead of 'DE'.
The language of instruction of a course can be checked in the course description.

Please note, the number of a course may change each semester even if the content does not.

Course descriptions can be found with the respective course under 'Information' or on the homepage of the respective department or divisions.

Please note:

  • The course catalogue for the upcoming winter semester are usually published in mid/end July.
  • The course catalogue for the upcoming summer semester are usually published in mid/end January.

Please use the course catalogues of previous semester for orientation. Usually, only minor changes are made to the course offer.

Course Registration

Registration for courses has to be done online via U:SPACE.

The exact dates of the registration period will be announced on the website of the faculty's StudyServiceCenter (SSC) for each semester.

The registration system and the course organisers automatically and exclusively use your univie u:account e-mail address for e-mail notifications and correspondence. So please check it regularly!

Our registration system is preference-based, you are required to allocate points to your chosen courses. The more points you allocate the higher the chances that you are accepted in the course.

  • We highly recommend to register for more credits than you actually need, since it is possible that you may not be accepted in all your desired courses.

If you end up on the waiting list and still would like to attend, you can either contact the course organiser or go to the first session of the course. State that you are an exchange student and politely ask if you still may be accepted to the course. Please note that course organisers are NOT obliged to accept you to a course because of you being an exchange student.

!!! Attention: For certain courses you need specific prior knowledge!!!
For example, before 'EK Internationational Marketing' local students have to take 'EK ABWL Marketing' (4 ECTS) and 'FK ABWL Marketing' (4 ECTS). Exchange students should therefore have passed marketing courses worth about 8 ECTS in order to be able to successfully attend 'EK International Marketing'.


Courses outside your nominated field of study

Students nominated for a different field of study are welcome to attend courses at the Faculty of Business, Economics and Statistics. Please inform yourself thoroughly regarding possible pre-requirements as well as the registration process!

Incoming students who are nominated for our faculty who wish to take classes at other department need to contact the respective exchange coordinator for approval. Please find further information on this matter here.

We recommend to list courses from other fields of study on an extra Learning Agreement for each field of study.  Please come to the consultation hours or send us the Learning Agreement via e-mail in order to have courses taken at our faculty confirmed and signed.

Participation in courses related to Austria can usually also be confirmed by us, since these courses are offered for all exchange students regardless of their nominated field of study. Please bring along a copy of the course list above when getting the signature.

The participation in language courses at the Language Center of the University of Vienna can also be confirmed by us, if you bring a registration confirmation or a certificate of a completed course.

Further information on taking courses outside your nominated field of study can be found on the website of the International Office

Course Recommendations

The following courses are particularly recommended for exchange students.


Winter semester 2020/21

040885 UK International Public Utility Management (2020W)
4,0 ECTS points

040808 VK Business German (Wirtschaftsdeutsch)
4,0 ECTS credits
Please note: Minimum level in German B1 necessary, native speakers of German will not be accepted!

Extension of stay

  • Please note: The exchange stay can only be extended from winter to summer semester!
    If you are nominated for the summer semester an extension to the following winter semster is not possible.

Please follow the necessary steps for your extension.

Transcript of Records

The University of Vienna does not send transcripts of records anymore, neither via post nor via e-mail. Students can download and print out the transcript of records with an electronic signature via the u:space service.
Detailed information can be found on the website of the International Office.

If your home university insists on a signed and stamped copy of the transcript, please contact the International Support.