univie: winter School for cultural historical studies 2024

univie: winter School for cultural historical studies 2024

Course dates:
2 February, 2024 to 16 February, 2024
€ 1,460
Fee advantages:
Fee weaver
Social Sciences
Application deadline:
Friday, 15 December, 2023
University of Vienna
Vienna, Austria

Academic Program

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

The winter school courses provide a well-structured introduction into one of the most fascinating periods of Austria's intellectual history in a short time. The culture of the fin-de-siècle is one of the highlights in the history of the Habsburg Monarchy.

The two-week program combines first class academic courses with an extensive social and cultural program. The high level lectures in the morning are complemented with excursions to the city and to museums in the afternoon.
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.

The international background of the participants offers the possibility to discuss the influence of developments in Vienna (e.g. the famous psychoanalyst Freud, painters like Klimt and Schiele, musicians like Mahler and Schönberg or philosophers like Wittgenstein) and different cultures in Europe and other continents.

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.


Course Information

The program offers six courses about the history, economy and society of the late Habsburg Monarchy, as well as fine arts, architecture and design of the same period and developments in psychology, literature, and music. All together a deep insight in society and culture of this fascinating period of modernization will be given.

The winter school offers six courses with 4 ECTS credits per course (corresponding to 32 contact hours). Each contact hour consists of 45 minutes classroom teaching.

In the course of the two-week program students can attend two courses and obtain up to 8 ECTS credits.



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 2024 is December 15, 2023. Applications must have reached the office of the Sommerhochschule by this date.

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.



Winter school fees are € 1,460 and include registration, tuition, 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).

All additional costs for accommodation and board, as well as travel arrangements are the responsibility of the participants.
Participants will have to book accommodation themselves for the period of the winter school. Recommended accommodations can be found at the orientation section.


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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