The Univie: Summer School, Universität Wien 2018

Dear students,

We would like to introduce you to the Univie: Summer School – European and International Studies 2018 of the Sommerhochschule of Universität Wien​.

The Univie: Summer Sschool will take place from July 14th to August 11th 2018. The four week program offers high level European Studies courses and the Austrian Arbitration Academy in the morning and German Language courses in the afternoon.

European Studies
The European Studies courses are held in English and focus on Europe and the European Union. They cover political, economic, and legal, but also historical and cultural aspects of the multiple transformations the continent is currently undergoing. The program thus offers a concise and up to date introduction to recent developments in Europe which will provide students from different fields of study with additional key qualifications for their future professional work.

German Language
The success of the German language program of the Sommerhochschule is based on careful student placement, teachers well-trained in methodology and with a special training in teaching German as a foreign language, as well as balanced communicative teaching methods. Ample opportunity for informal conversation and discussion in German will be provided by tutorials conducted by fellow Austrian students.

Courses & Credits
The four week program consists of two two-week sessions. There is a choice amongst twelve European Studies courses and four levels of German.

  • European Studies courses last two weeks (4 ECTS each).
  • German Language courses last four weeks (6 ECTS each).

Having seen the academic program of your university, we believe that the courses offered at the Sommerhochschule would complement your university’s course offerings perfectly. Given the intercultural and interdisciplinary aspect of the summer school our course offerings are, without question, of interest for students from all fields of study, but certainly of special interest for students who concentrate on Europe or study one of the following fields:

  • Austrian Studies,
  • European Studies,
  • Political Science,
  • Law (Arbitration Law, International Law, European Law, Comparative Law),
  • Economics,
  • History,
  • Cultural Studies,
  • International Relations,
  • nterdisciplinary Studies, and
  • German.

Students from all over the world have been drawn to the program, not only because of its outstanding academic reputation and the excellent opportunities it offers students to study German, but also because of its location directly on the shores of Lake Wolfgang, one of Austria's most scenic lakes in the picturesque Salzkammergut region and because of the excellent sports and recreational facilities.

The campus life creates an environment which encourages intercultural and social exchange and favours mutual understanding within the international student population. Participants thus broaden their horizon, meet colleagues from different fields of study, make friends for life and build connections for their future professional careers.


More information about the Sommerhochschule and summer school can be found at our homepage at

Attached you will find the PDF of the information folder for the Univie: Summer School – European and International Studies.

For further information or special requests please contact the Program Coordinators, Ms. Nina Gruber and Ms Verena Bauer at