Did you know that the name Vienna (in German called `Wien`) stems from the name of the river Wien that flows through the city?
With 1.9 million inhabitants on an area of 160.15 square miles (414.78 km2), Vienna is the largest city in Austria, the second largest in the German language area and the sixth largest city of the European Union. If you wish to study in a city that combines history and tradition with a modern spirit and an incomparable cultural life, then Vienna might be the perfect study destination for you.
Around twenty universities turn Vienna into the city with the most students in the German language area. More than 196,000 students live and learn in this time-honoured university city. To explore some of Vienna`s universities, click on the university names below, or visit our ‘Study in Austria’ page.
The main language of instruction at Austrian universities is German. Hence, you have to prove German language skills, if you want to enrol there (level varying by universities). Many universities offer preparatory German courses. Apart from that, there are some degrees that are completely offered in the English language. For admission to those programmes, you have to prove your language proficiency by a test like the IELTS or TOEFL (for more information, click here).
Vienna is the place to be for lovers of art, music and culture. Furthermore, because of being the economic, political and educational hub of Austria, you will have plenty of possibilities if you decide to spend your study time abroad in Vienna.
Safety is an important point to consider when studying abroad. According to the current Numbeo Safety Index, Vienna has a score of 74.17 – ranking it at number 49 of 427 cities globally for safety.
Vienna is inseparably connected to art and culture. Mozart, Beethoven, Haydn, Schönberg, Webern: the list of composers who lived and worked in Vienna is long. Famous orchestras have their seat here as well as numerous museums, operas and theatres. Visit beautiful buildings like the Stephansdom or the Hundertwasserhaus and make sure to taste the variety of Austrian sweet dishes and cakes. Taking a coffee in one of the Viennese coffeehouses would also be a perfect option after a long university day in Vienna.
The cost of living can play a major factor in deciding where to study. Aside from tuition fees, students should consider the local cost of living – including items like housing, food, and social life. According to the current Numbeo Cost of Living Index, Vienna has a score of 70.23 – ranking it at number 197 of 567 cities globally for the cost of living (the higher the ranking, the more expensive the cost of living is).
If you’re considering pursuing a degree abroad, then let us help you find the best university for you. U-Multirank’s ‘For students’ track offers personalised university comparisons, so you can find the university that best matches you. Create your own personalised university rankings today, and compare universities according to what matters most to you. To start, make sure to select your desired study destination and we’ll help guide you through the rest.