Hungarian and Finnish Studies (Bachelor)

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The aim of the Bachelor's degree in Hungarology and Fennistics is the imparting of basic scientific knowledge in theoretical, practical, descriptive and historical questions of culture, literature and language either from Hungary (Hungarian Studies) or from Finland and Estonia (Finnish Studies).

The language as well as the culture or literature of the three countries are presented in their geographical and genealogical context and examined in connection with the entire European cultural area.

The comparative, contextualising perspective is the focus of all courses throughout the course of study, which contributes to a deeper understanding of the Central and Northern European cultures and their linguistic diversity, as well as the social policies of the past and present.

Bachelor of Arts

Degree Programme Code: 033 484

6 semesters / 180 ECTS credits (including 30 ECTS credits of extension curricula)

Language: German

NO entrance examination


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Data updated on: 5.8.2021

*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 new bachelor’s programme in Hungarian and Finnish Studies starts with a common introductory and orientation period (STEOP). At the beginning of your studies, you can either choose Fennistics or Hungarian Studies as a specialisation. Around one third of the degree programme consists of compulsory modules on language acquisition (Finnish or Hungarian), the further compulsory models consist of courses dealing with linguistics, Finnish literature studies and cultural studies. At the end, students write their bachelor’s theses. 

Five concepts

which you will deal with during your studies:

  • Finnish and Hungarian language and culture
  • Finnish and Hungarian history of literature
  • Estonian language and culture
  • Cultures of the Uralic peoples
  • Finnish-Hungarian linguistics

... 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 of the bachelor’s programme in Hungarian and Finnish Studies can pursue a career in the following occupational fields:

  • culture and science
  • cultural and knowledge management
  • school and adult education
  • marketing and the media
  • tourism
  • private enterprises

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: 1.5 (excellent)
  • rate the level of difficulty as: 3.5 (appropriate)

→ These results are basd on feedback from 13 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 Finno-Ugrian 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 ...

  • 60% of graduates residing in Austria are gainfully employed.
  • graduates earn approx. € 2,424 gross/month.
  • 8% of graduates work in the retail trade sector.

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