univie: winter School for cultural historical studies

univie: winter School for cultural historical studies

Course dates:
5 February, 2017 to 18 February, 2017
€ 980
Fee advantages:
Fee weaver
Social Sciences
Application deadline:
Wednesday, 30 November, 2016
University of Vienna
Vienna, Austria

General information

The univie: winter school for cultural-historical studies takes place in Vienna, the capital of the former Habsburg Monarchy (and Austria of today) where traces of the outstanding culture of the late 19th and the beginning of the 20th century are still visible.

The two week program combines first class academic courses with an extensive social and cultural program. Vienna’s rich cultural heritage, especially the museums, will lead to a thorough understanding of the input of the fin-de-siècle on the modernization of Europe.

This unique program consists of high level lectures in the morning and guided excursions to the city of Vienna (e.g. Ringstraße) and to different museums (Leopold Museum, the Museum for Applied Arts, the Upper Belvedere, the Sigmund Freud Museum, and the Wien Museum) in the afternoon. Outside the framework of classes Vienna offers plenty of opportunities to explore additional museums and sights such as the St. Stephan’s Cathedral, the Imperial Palace, and the Treasury.

The academic course environment 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.


Participants will have to book accommodation themselves for the period of the winter school.


Applications for admission to the winter school are reviewed from November to December. Students are advised to apply as early as possible. The application deadline for the univie: winter school for cultural-historical studies 2015 is November 30, 2016. Applications must have reached the office of the Sommerhochschule by this date.

ECTS accreditation

The Winter School offers four courses with 4 ECTS credits per course (correspondinf to 30 contact hours). Each contact hour consists of 50 minutes classroom teaching. In the course of the two week program students can attend two courses and obtain up to 8 ECTS credits.

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 Fax: +43-1-42 77-92 41

Email: sommerhochschule@univie.ac.at


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