The big Go Global information event is held every year in the fall. Close to 200 students from WU and a variety of partner schools were there in 2018 to introduce their host and home universities and talk about their experiences abroad. Over 90 booths were set up to give visitors the opportunity to hear all about WU’s partner universities around the world. External exhibitors were also there to answer questions and provide information, including the international student association AIESEC, the Austrian Study Grant Authority, the British Council, and the US embassy. The program also included interesting presentations on writing a letter of motivation for a successful application and credit transfer, as well as talks by exchange students reporting on their experiences.
Small Group Advisory Meetings
Small group advisory meetings are aimed at students who have already decided to go abroad. In group meetings, they can find out more about what mobility options are available, how the application process works, and what to do once they’ve been successfully nominated. As of September 2018, small group advisory meetings are now also available as webinars.
In the 2018/2019 winter semester, we also introduced webinars for potential incoming exchange students. Five different time slots were available, scheduled to take different time zones into account, during which we advised interested students from WU’s partner universities about studying at WU and life in Vienna. The sessions were in great demand and well received.
International Exchange Lounge
The first International Exchange Lounge was held in the 2018 summer semester. At this event, WU students who had already been successfully nominated for a semester abroad met with exchange students from their future host universities in an informal, conversational setting.
To make sure money isn’t an obstacle, a number of financial aid options are available to support international mobility.
The Erasmus+ program provides funding for grants for student, faculty, and staff mobility between Erasmus partner schools in and outside of Europe. WU was very successful in the 2018 application round, receiving a total of € 323,235 in funding. This money was used to fund stays in Erasmus+ program countries and at the following universities:
- Australia (University of Technology, Sydney)
- Bosnia and Herzegovina (University of Sarajevo, School of Economics and Business)
- China (Tsinghua University und Tongji University)
- Hong Kong (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
- Indonesia (Universitas Gadjah Mada)
- Israel (Tel Aviv University)
- Cambodia (Royal University of Phnom Penh)
- Canada (Queen’s University)
- Kenya (Strathmore University)
- Malaysia (University of Malaya)
- New Zealand (University of Canterbury)
- Philippines (Asian Institute of Management)
- Russia (St. Petersburg University, GSOM)
- Serbia (University of Belgrade, Faculty of Economics)
- South Africa (Stellenbosch University)
- Thailand (Thammasat University)
- Ukraine (Vadym Hetman Kyiv National Economic University)
- USA (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
- Vietnam (National Economics University, University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City, and Hanoi University of Science and Technology)
WU students nominated for an exchange semester at a partner university in Africa, America, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, Ukraine, or Serbia are eligible to apply for Joint Study grants.
WU also provides scholarships for the Joint International Summer University programs. In 2018, scholarships allowed selected students to participate in programs in Estonia, Indonesia, China, Vietnam, and Russia.
Scholarships 2017/18 academic year
Exchange stays funded : 456
International internships: 88
Exchange stays funded: 8
Exchange stays funded: 455
Exchange stays funded: 16