University of Vienna

The University of Vienna is a public university located in Vienna, Austria. It was founded by Duke Rudolph IV in 1365 and is the oldest university in the German-speaking world.

With its long and rich history, the University of Vienna has developed into one of the biggest universities in Europe, and also one of the most renowned. It is associated with 15 Nobel Prize winners and has been the academic home of a large number of figures both of historical and academic importance.

Swansea University currently has agreements in place with the University of Vienna for the College of Science (Physics), the College of Arts and Humanities (Translation) and the College of Arts and Humanities (History).

Key Information


Semester 1 Semester 2
 1st October 2015 - 21st December 2015  1st February 2016 - 28th May 2016


The list below shows the monthly living expenses for students in Austria. The numbers given are average values, any of which may be subject to more or less violent fluctuations. They are intended as guidelines to help you calculate your requirements and are by no means binding. Accommodation costs are calculated on the basis of what you would have to pay for a room in a hall of residence or in a shared flat. (Cost in Euros)


Accommodation (heating and electricity)

300 - 450





Study and leisure


Total monthly expenses

880 - 1030



The University of Vienna does not run any own student halls of residence. Students are therefore responsible themselves to organise the accommodation for their stay in Vienna. You can choose between two types of accommodation: halls of residence and private accommodation.

Erasmus+ Grant - approx 280-430€

The Erasmus+ Grant is dependent on location, and varies in each country. It is available for students who decide to spend up to a year of their course in Europe in 2017-18 through the Erasmus+ programme. Students can receive grants of up to 380 euros per month for study, or up to 430 euros per month for student traineeships, depending on the country they go to. This grant is a contribution to the extra costs of studying abroad, which is why it varies by country.

Please note

The prospect of studying at a university abroad is exciting, but there is also a lot of information you need to consider when choosing the right place for you. Above you will find summarised information which should help you with your decision. Please note that this information was accurate at the time of publishing and is subject to change. Be sure to confirm all information on the host university's website.