The biggest recommendation before starting your studies would be to talk with former students and create your personalized study program. WU can be a great university yet the Austrian upper education system can create artificial study barriers such as not enough spots per course that can slow down your rhythm.
In order to best make use of your time at WU, my recommendation would be to already get in touch with students and create study groups to move along your studies together.View more
1. WU Vienna has one of the biggest and most beautiful campuses in Vienna.
2. It has a lot of teaching faculties and buildings, all of which are on campus.
3. Variety of English and German taught programs.
4. Variety of courses and specializations to choose from.
5. Fast and accurate support from allumni, peers, professors and program representatives.
6. Variety of options for exchange semesters, summer universities, pre-semester studies, internships and free electives.
7. Many options for exam retakes.
8. Courses are both theoretical and practical.
1. As there is a huge number of students, there is a competition for course registration and sometimes you may end up not being able to apply for the courses you want/need to take, which can prolong your studies. (This goes more for the German Bachelor programs).
2. Workload sometimes can be overwhelming, but other times its pretty chill.
3. In the German Bachelor programs it may be hard to make good friends, as you meet new and new people with every course and afterwards you may end not seeing the same poeple again.
(But this depends mostly on you and the peope you meet, I guess)
WU (German abbreviation derived from Wirtschaftsuniversität) is one of the best universities in Europe. One of the main aims of the university for the next years is to increase the number of international students. That is why they introduces a program fully in English. Here is a link: https://www.wu.ac.at/en/programs/bachelors-programs/business-and-economics/overview During the first application period the university received more than 1000 applications for only 120 places.
I study at the German Bachelor’s Program. It has three stages – STEOP, CBK and Hauptstudium. Every student who has chosen BWl/IBWL/WINF can specialize in 2 subjects. Most of the exams are standardized and there are enough materials for preparation. For some subjects there are even additional courses organized from ÖH (the student organization). Hier is a link: https://oeh-wu.at/service/erstsemestrigen-infos/oeh-kurse
There are special mentor programs, so take a look at ALL OF THEM even before applying to the university. You will be amazed how much the university supports its students.
The administration is amazing. They always answer very fast and their answers are really helpful.
If you want to work something connected with R or Data Science, this is your university. https://www.r-project.org/foundation/board.html
The campus is pretty new and really modern. Here are some pictures and more information about it: https://www.archdaily.com/447791/wu-campus-masterplan-busarchitektur
In Vienna there are a lot of DISCOUNTS FOR STUDENTS AND PRESENTS during the WHOLE SEMESTER.
Bank accounts are free of charge. You even may receive a bonus for opening a student bank account in Austria.View more
Even though the university is undoubtedly one of the most difficult ones in Europe (only 20-30% of all students graduate) it offers a great academic experience – the professors are really experiences and great specialists, the facilities are awesome and the study program is one of a kind.View more
Recently built, has good infrastructure (big library, rooms for group or individual work, supermarket), close to great park and public transport. University management can be rigid and bureaucratic and the spaces are quite “blank and clean”, not very personalized by students, nor is there a student-managed chill or study area, so overall the atmosphere is modern but cold. Teachers are mostly easily approachable and welcoming after-lecture chats. Several jobs for students at uni. Space for critical thinking in certain institutes and courses. Some gym classes on campus.View more