Studying and exams – Things worth knowing about studying

Here, you can get up-to-date information about the semester and about the culture of studying and holding exams at the University of Vienna.

Picture of a the lecture hall 1 in the Währinger Straße 29.

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Studying: on site, remotely, in hybrid form

University of Vienna - Overview

Studying and completing achievements (exams) at the University means that you have a lot of freedom on the one hand, but also a lot of responsibility, on the other. The biggest difference to student life at school, universities of applied sciences and some other universities is the organisation of studies, which is characterised by planning your schedule of classes relatively freely.

Freedom to study.

The courses and exams that you have to take (regardless of their form, i.e. on-site, digital or hybrid) are not specified entirely in a strict schedule. They are a combination of your degree programme’s curriculum and the range of courses offered in the current semester.

Teachers use various digital learning platforms. Here, the learning platform Moodle is a crucial tool. You can find an overview of the different tools on the service pages of the Vienna University Computer Center (ZID).

Teacher talking in front of students in a course.

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Assistance in planning your schedule of classes

Information about modes of teaching and assessment

Getting an insight

Studens talking.

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