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Webster Vienna Private University

Palais Wenkheim Praterstrasse 23 Vienna View map
Austria

Overview

COVID-19 Information: Please check the Admissions tab

Recognized as a leader in global education with over 100 years of experience, Webster University is dedicated to academic excellence and innovation in higher education.

With various undergraduate and graduate degree programs to choose from at Webster Vienna University, it’s the ideal university for students who want to chart their path and expand their horizons.

Webster Vienna University offers a typical American curriculum with majors, minors, and elective courses, where students can tailor their degree by combining areas of interest, such as earning a double major or a minor in different academic field.

With dedicated staff and faculty members, students at Webster Vienna University receive a personalized education that allows them to reach their full academic potential. Lecturers and professors are employed in their fields of expertise, bringing real-life experience into the classroom and making the degree programs relevant.

What’s more, is a degree from Webster Vienna Private University is accredited in both the US and Austria, and is acknowledged everywhere in the world. Upon graduating students will therefore receive two diplomas – one from the US and one from Austria (if fulfilling all the criteria).

Students also benefit from both a tight-knit university community, a distinguished faculty, highly interactive classes and extensive opportunities offered by a large international network of campuses.

All degree programs at Webster Vienna Private University are fully taught in English, which allows students to perfect their language skills on a professional level.

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Conveniently located just a few steps away from the historic city center of Vienna, students are mesmerized when they arrive at Webster Vienna University which is located in the beautiful Palais Wenkheim.

Built in 1826, the neoclassical building features elegant architectural detailing, and was completely renovated and transformed into a modern site for academic and operational excellence in 2014 which now offers a range of state-of-the-art facilities and services, including:

Library and Learning Center
At the Library and Learning Center you’ll find all the resources you need for studying, or for satisfying your intellectual curiosity, or to simply relax with a good book. Students have access to study carrels, project rooms for group study, as well as computer stations for access to research databases. The Library and Learning Center also has over 17,000 items, such as DVDs, as well as on-line resources which include over 77,000 e-books, thousands of academic journal articles, periodicals and so much more.

Modern seminar rooms and classrooms

Each classroom in Palais Wenkheim is unique and equipped with the latest technology. There is a large video conference room where classes are conducted simultaneously with other Webster campuses around the world. The Media Department also has rooms with state-of-the-art equipment for video and audio recording.

Student Lounge
A popular meeting point is the student lounge on the ground floor which has its very own coffee corner.
Other outstanding services and facilities at the university include:  

  • Smart boards in six classrooms
  • Video recording studio
  • Post-production studio
  • Audio radio lab
  • Lockers for storage
  • Computer labs

Find out more about Student Services and Academic Support Services at Webster Vienna University.


Webster is an international community with around 70 percent of students being international, and over 70 nationalities represented on campus.

Of course, living and studying in a foreign country is an invaluable experience. In order to get the most out of it, students are encouraged to take advantage of Webster Vienna University’s international network. The Webster World Traveler Program (WWTP) provides students with the opportunity to become well-educated world travelers, where you can receive a FREE roundtrip plane ticket when you study at one of the university’s international campuses or international partner institutions.

City life
The city of Vienna also offers a lot for students to see and explore. Where the old meets new, you can live in one of Europe’s most historical cities, hang out in classic Viennese coffee houses, visit old castles, tour modern art exhibits and dance in trendy clubs.
Vienna’s punctual, convenient and affordable public transport system is one of the best in the world and can help you discover and explore every corner of the city.

With endless sporting opportunities for cycling, running, swimming, horseback riding and skiing, among others, Vienna is a paradise for fitness fans. And with one of the lowest crime rates in Europe, it’s also safe to live and safe to play.

Campus life
Library and Learning Center also has over 17,000 items, such as DVDs, as well as on-line resources which include over 77,000 e-books, thousands of academic journal articles, periodicals and so much more.

Modern seminar rooms and classrooms
Each classroom in Palais Wenkheim is unique and equipped with the latest technology. There is a large video conference room where classes are conducted simultaneously with other Webster campuses around the world. The Media Department also has rooms with state-of-the-art equipment for video and audio recording.

Student Lounge
A popular meeting point is the student lounge on the ground floor which has its very own coffee corner.
Other outstanding services and facilities at the university include:  

  • Smart boards in six classrooms
  • Video recording studio
  • Post-production studio
  • Audio radio lab
  • Lockers for storage
  • Computer labs

Student accommodation
Students live in both private apartment and dorm accommodation. Like most other Austrian universities, Webster Vienna University doesn’t have its own student residence, but is partners with private dormitory providers around the city.

Vienna offers a broad range of housing options specifically tailored to the needs and various preferences of students. It provides everything students need, including modernly furnished and often fully equipped apartments, numerous common rooms for interacting, learning, training and celebrations, as well as numerous other services that make student life easier.

For more information regarding student accommodation, click here.




COVID-19 Information:

• What is the status of planned campus admission open days/tours? 
All the planned events for Spring 2020, including our Open House 2020, have been cancelled. We will be replacing our Open House with a digital format of the event, for which dates will be announced soon.
We are still accommodating virtual consultations with the Admissions Team. Interested students are encouraged to schedule those by contacting the Admissions Office via [email protected]
         

• How can applicants contact the university about their application?
Our admissions team may be contacted by e-mail through [email protected]; alternatively, prospective applicants may also send a short message via WhatsApp through mobile number +43 664 427 3641.
As our campus is currently closed, all supporting documents must also be emailed to [email protected] and not by post.
For applicants who have used their school e-mail addresses when they applied online, please make sure to check your school e-mail accounts or provide us with an alternative personal e-mail account so we can reach you easily.
 
•             How is the university handling applicants whose exams have been cancelled?
Admissions teams across the entire Webster network are monitoring updates and announcements from various international as well as national / state examination bodies. If exams are cancelled but applicants are still expected to officially receive their secondary diplomas, we will review their applications based on academic records and other supporting documents (strength of their essay, recommendations, etc.).
 
•             What advice is the university offering to applicants unable to take an English-language test due to centers being closed?
For students who have already taken state examinations, we will consider state English examination scores in lieu of standard English proficiency test scores (IELTS, TOEFL, etc.) if these have been cancelled or postponed in their city / country of residence. Official test results may still be required for full acceptance later once English test centers are reopened or are made available online.
TOEFL tests may now be taken from home with remote proctoring in several countries and we expect this to be implemented in more countries soon.
For those who have not yet graduated and are unable to take examinations due to official cancellations, we are currently reviewing the possibility of assessing their English proficiency through their 3-year academic records, essays, past graded coursework in English (such as extended essays, term papers, reports) , and if available, recommendation letters from their English teachers or supervisors if they have worked in international companies.
 
•             Is the university still accepting applications? 
We are still processing and accepting applications and there are no restrictions placed on international applicants. If their countries announce postponement of graduation by more than a few months, we will be able to defer the entry of admitted students to the next possible term or semester.
 
•             Is the university making any changes to entry requirements (i.e. test results, required documents)
We will make minor adjustments to application requirements in order to accommodate official examination cancellations as well as postponed graduations of high school students; for example, we will accept state examination results in English to replace the standard English tests (TOEFL, IELTS, etc.) if such tests are postponed in the applicants’ city or country of residence. For applicants who have not yet graduated, we are currently reviewing the possibility of assessing their English proficiency through their 3-year academic records and essays. If schools are currently closed and recommendation letters will take more time to be submitted, we will also be able to process applications and accept provisionally without these.
For Graduate applicants, we are postponing the required interviews with academic department heads until our campus reopens or our faculty heads are able to return to their offices.

Note: We will update the information above as more decisions are made regarding the English proficiency test requirements.

• How is the university supporting applicants whose visa applications have been delayed?
We've been in contact with local immigration authority who informed us that they will accept all applications per post or email. 

We are supporting students as much as we can and referring students to Helping Hands or the OeH Office for Foreign Students to receive expert legal advice. Regarding our current students, we're also exploring doing virtual workshops on how this situation might affect students' residence permit applications (and ability to stay in the country after graduation, i.e. with a job-seeker visa or with a Red-White-Red card).


•             How are applications for university accommodation being handled?
Like most of the universities in Austria, Webster Vienna Private University does not own private dormitory. Instead, we partner with external providers across Vienna, including student housing residences. Students need to apply for their accommodation directly to those providers.
So far, we haven't received an update from any housing partners regarding any adjusted procedures or changes in how they process applications for accommodation amid COVID-19.





Webster Vienna University welcomes applications from students all around the world. Admission is granted under a number of various categories, including student qualifications and educational objectives.

Please note: All candidates must have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on the American four-point scale.

Scholarships, sponsorships, U.S. Federal Aid and other additional financial aid is available to help fund your studies at Webster Vienna University.

Incoming undergraduate and graduate students with exceptional academic achievement and proven financial need are encouraged to apply for a Webster Vienna Scholarship. Scholarships are limited and range from €5,000-€20,000 for the duration of your studies and depending on the program.

Eligibility:
a newly accepted undergraduate or graduate student who has a minimum GPA of 3.0. Applicants must demonstrate exceptional academic achievement and outstanding spoken and written English well above the English as a second language level.

Conditions:
must be enrolled full-time (24 credits/year undergraduate, 12 credits/year graduate) and maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 each semester  to continue until the end of the degree program.

More information about financing your studies can be found here.


Webster University graduates go on to have successful careers with a number of local and international companies. To help get them there, the university provides a number of career services to both current students and graduate students. With top programs and diversified preparation throughout their studies,  graduates leave Webster Vienna suited for careers in global and competitive environments. Many have grown enriching careers in organizations such as Bloomberg, the United Nations, Harvard Medical School, European Commission, Intercontinental and many others. Graduates work in fields such as investment banking, tech start-ups, science-based research, TV and media, non-profits and much more on an international scale. 


Webster Vienna University Alumni Association


Established in 2005, the Webster Vienna University Alumni Association provides international contacts worldwide to over 150,000 Webster graduates.  

Career and Placement Services
At the Career and Placement Services, students have access to:

  • Career counseling
  • Career coaching
  • Career events
  • Career workshops 
  • Online career pages
  • Online internship and job postings
  • Career photo day
  • Career counseling via e-mail
      


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English language requirements

This institution accepts IELTS!
Find your nearest test centre and test dates.

Please check the specific English language requirements for your chosen course with the university.

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