Slavonic Studies (Bachelor)

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Are you interested in Slavic countries and cultures? The bachelor’s programme in Slavonic Studies equips you with a sound language education as well as extensive philological knowledge of the Slavic languages, from their origins to the present. Furthermore, you will discover the diversity of Slavic cultures in Austria, Europe and around the world.

Offered Languages

Languages: Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Bulgarian, Czech, Polish, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian,  Ukrainian

Information on the language options can be found in the curriculum.

You will acquire level B2 in your main language and level A2 in a second language (previous knowledge is not required).

Bachelor of Arts Programme Code: 033 650 XXX

6 semesters / 180 ECTS credits (including 45 ECTS credits of extension curricula)

Language: German & language(s) according to offered languages

NO entrance examination


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Data updated on: 23.11.2020

*Click here for further information on statistical data in the field of teaching and learning. (in German)


Instruction Language German

Please note that the instruction language of this programme is German. To start the degree programme, you need to hold a certificate of German proficiency on C1 level.

Study Programme

The bachelor’s programme consists of an Introductory and Orientation Period (STEOP), compulsory modules focusing on acquisition of a Slavonic language (Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Bulgarian, Polish, Russian, Slovakian, Slovenian, Czech, Ukrainian), linguistics, literary studies, regional and cultural studies, acquisition of a second Slavonic language, and an individual specialisation. To successfully complete the programme, students have to write two bachelor’s theses.

Five Concepts

which you will deal with during your studies:

  • Language skills
  • Slavic literatures
  • Slavic cultures
  • Theory
  • Language history

... and many more.

 Overview of the programme structure & topics

Here you find the current offer of courses for this programme to gain better insight into the topics and structure. For more information please click on the respective level.

After Graduation

Graduates can pursue a career in the following occupational fields:

  • libraries, publishers and media,
  • education,
  • senior positions in the area of cultural administration and organisation, and
  • diplomatic service, economics and commerce.

Graduates' Perspective on the Degree Programme

Graduate Survey

The University asks graduates to provide their opinion about the degree programme immediately after graduating. The survey results show how graduates evaluate the degree programme they completed from a subject-specific and organisational perspective.


The graduate survey is an important feedback tool for continuously improving the quality of studies.

Graduates ...

  • say that this degree programme receives the grade: 2.6 (satisfactory)
  • rate the level of difficulty as: 3.1 (appropriate)

→ These results are basd on feedback from 68 graduates.

*Detailed information about the implementation, analysis and use of the survey as well as further data can be found in the bachelor’s programme in Slavonic Studies graduation survey (in German).

Career Tracking of Graduates

The tracking of graduates provides information about the career paths of the University of Vienna graduates and aims at providing guidance for career entry after graduation (e.g. questions about the duration of job search until first employment after graduation, salary development and sectors that graduates are active in).

3 years after graduation ...

  • 61% of graduates residing in Austria are gainfully employed.
  • graduates earn approx. € 2.378 gross/month.
  • graduates work e.g. in Education and teaching (universities, schools ...)

*You can find precise information on implementation, evaluation and use as well as further data for this degree programme in the graduate tracking "BA Slavonic Studies".