Why study at the University of Vienna?

With about 90,000 students, 178 degree programmes as well as more than 60 university continuing education and training programmes, the University of Vienna is the largest and most diverse educational institution in Austria.


about 90,000

including non-Austrian students from 140 different nations that account for a third of the student body

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Degree programmes


including more than 110 master's programmes

Degree programmes A-Z


650 years

the oldest university in the German-speaking world and one of the oldest universities in Europe

History of the University of Vienna

A group of students looking at the screen of a laptop.

© University of Vienna / Barbara Mair

We offer the widest range of degree programmes

From A as in African Studies to Z as in Zoology: Our students can select from the largest range of degree programmes in Austria. The University of Vienna offers 178 degree programmes, including more than 110 master´s programmes.

Our diverse and international community

Studying at the University of Vienna means being part of a large and diverse community. Students from around 140 different countries are currently pursuing a degree at the University of Vienna. Our participation in networks such as Erasmus+ and partnerships with the best universities in the world open up numerous exciting exchange opportunities. Diversity is encouraged by applying the principle of equal opportunities in all areas of university activity.

Lecture room in the building Währinger Straße 29 with professor and students.

© University of Vienna / derknopfdruecker.com

Our research and teaching are inextricably intertwined

The University of Vienna is also the largest research and educational institution in Austria with a total of 7,400 academics. Our teaching staff adheres to the principle of research-led teaching in their courses. They impart knowledge about latest research findings and their students are able to participate in original research. The University of Vienna sets future-oriented accents in interdisciplinary innovative research fields.

We are right at the heart of the city of Vienna

With its more than 70 locations, the University of Vienna shapes Vienna's cityscape. For many years Austria's capital has been the world's most liveable city and has been ranked among the most popular student cities in the world.

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