University in a nutshell

On this site prospective and first-year students get a first insight into the University of Vienna and into student life.

In the section "School versus University", the most important differences between attending school and studying at a university as well as important university terms are explained. Our videos in the category "Studying made easier" explain vividly important terms from student life at the University of Vienna.

In the "Uni Stories" students talk about their everyday life at university. The stories contain different topics, such as housing, budget, finances, stays abroad, barrier-free studying or the reasons that were decisive for the students choice of a particular study program.

School versus University

University Know-How






 Extension curriculum

Uni Stories


In this short video (in German), students of the University of Vienna explain in which library they prefer to study.


In this video (in German), the Psychological Counselling Centers provide advice on how to choose the right degree programme.


In this univie blog post, Simone Schlager recounts the beginning of her studies.


In her univie blog post, Sarah Emler describes how it is to be student and mum at the same time.

Barrierefrei Studieren

There are nice people who help me whenever I need help.


In her univie blog post, Annika Streicher describes how she experienced her first semester at the University of Vienna.