univie: summer school for International and European Studies 2024

univie: summer school for International and European Studies 2024

Course dates:
13 July, 2024 to 10 August, 2024
€ 2,490
Fee advantages:
Fee weaver
Application deadline:
Sunday, 31 March, 2024
University of Vienna
Vienna, Austria

General information

The summer school is located in the picturesque village of Strobl in the Salzkammergut region, one of Austria’s most attractive summer vacation areas. Students and faculty are accommodated in high standard single and double rooms at the program’s beautiful summer campus on the shore of Lake Wolfgang.

The four week program offers high level European Studies courses and the Austrian Arbitration Academy in the morning and German language courses in the afternoon. The European Studies courses are held in English and focus on Europe and the European Union. They cover political, economic and legal, but also historical and cultural aspects of the multiple transformations the continent is currently undergoing. The Austrian Arbitration Academy focuses on international dispute settlement by arbitral tribunals.The language courses are offered at four different levels of proficiency.

The unique Strobl experience is enhanced by an extensive extracurricular program including sports courses (beach volleyball and windsurfing), mountain hiking, and excursions to Salzburg, St. Wolfgang and the Ebensee Concentration Camp Memorial.

The campus life creates an environment which encourages intercultural and social exchange and favors mutual understanding within the international student population. Participants thus broaden their horizon, meet colleagues from different fields of study, make friends for life and build connections for their future professional careers. The alumni network of former Sommerhochschule participants enables students to stay in touch even long after their stay in Strobl.


The standard of the houses on campus can be compared to *** hotels. Students are accommodated in comfortable single or double rooms with private bathrooms. All rooms are equipped with a desk. Sheets, towels, and hairdryers will be provided. There are only a limited number of single and double rooms available on campus. Rooms will be distributed according to availability.

Summer school fees are € 2,490 which include registration, tuition, use of all sports and recreational facilities (including beach volleyball and windsurfing lessons), and all planned excursions.

External students have to pay the Austrian students’ union fee of € 22.70 to be admitted to the University of Vienna and to enjoy insurance coverage (general accident and liability insurance).

An additional fee for room and board on campus will be collected by the Sommerhochschule for the host institution (Bundesinstitut für Erwachsenenbildung). This fee includes accommodation and full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner) for the four week program.
Accommodation in a single room: € 2,045.20
Accommodation in a double room: € 1,695.20
(Prices include local tax.)


The Sommerhochschule has a rolling admission policy and considers applications in the order of their arrival. Since the Sommerhochschule is unable to accept more than 100 students per year, early application is encouraged.

The application deadline for regular attendance of the univie: summer school is March 31.

Applicants have to be at least 18 years old and must have completed two years of studies at college or university level in their countries of residence or have an educational background equivalent to one year at a European university before the beginning of the program.

ECTS accreditation

The Sommerhochschule grants 4 ECTS credits for each course out of the European Studies section and 6 ECTS credits per German language course.

Contact information

Innovationszentrum Universitaet Wien GmbH - Sommerhochschule

Campus of the University of Vienna

Alser Strasse 4/Hof 1/Tuer 1.16

1090 Vienna


Phone: +43-1-42 77-24 131

Email: sommerhochschule@univie.ac.at


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