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Vienna, Austria

WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business) is an international university that is very aware of its responsibility to society and the research community and acts conscientiously in all that it does. WU is all of us: the people that study here, teach, perform research, work in our administrative units, or are even just visiting our campus as guests or to attend one of our many public events.

Since 1898 WU provides space for contemplation and creativity and is a pioneer in research and teaching, all with the goal of increasing economic capability and social prosperity.


Welthandelsplatz 1, Wien, Austria


student feedback




  • Previous students rated the university a 4.7 out of 5 

  • Previous students rated the courses difficulty to be similar to Nova. 

  • Leonie (Spring 2020): Global Leadership Seminar, Global Careers, Strategies for Central & Eastern Europe, Responsible Global Leadership, Business Project (Austrian Airlines) 

  • Federico (Spring 2017): Managing and analysing data for business decisions (class), Responsible Global Leadership (GMP), Global Leadership Seminar, Strengthening Transparency International's voice and actions in corruption crisis situations (BP)

  • Francisca (Spring 2015): The university is amazing. The building, the surroundings, the places to eat, everything is really good. The professors and classes were also very interesting, with interesting case studies and relevant pratical experiences. I also did the german course in order to have the requirement for the CEMS language and it was not difficult.  



  • Previous students rated the workload to be moderate.

  • Leonie (Spring 2020): 13 Credits

  • Federico (Spring 2017): Very balanced

  • Francisca (Spring 2015): I felt like it was pretty chilled, especially compared to Nova. The business project naturally requires a bit more of work but apart from that it was completely okay. You have time to enjoy the city and to travel.



  • Previous students rated the city life to be amazing.

  • Previous students rated the nightlife to be amazing.

  • Leonie (Spring 2020): Moved there three weeks before COVID-19 started. Semester took place only online. However, Vienna is a beautiful city which I can totally recomment giving its high living quality 

  • Federico (Spring 2017): Outstanding

  • Francisca (Spring 2015): The city is amazing, with a lot of interesting places to visit, a lot of culture and a lot of events always going on. Public transportation works really really well, you never wait more than 3 minutes for a metro and it covers pretty much the whole city. It's also really nice to just walk around. There are also a lot of really nice options in terms of restaurants, bars and clubs. I really enjoyed it, and for some reason it is always considered one of the best places to live in Europe. It is always very good to travel whithin Europe since it is very central.  



  • Previous students said the CEMS cohort had around 160 students. 

  • Previous students rated the CEMS community to be amazing

  • Previous students rated the CEMS Office to be amazing.

  • Leonie (Spring 2020): Even though everything was online, CEMS Club tried to organize some event. Normally, CEMS Club Vienna is one of the very best CEMS Clubs with nice events and great people :) 

  • Federico (Spring 2017): Very active CEMS community

  • Francisca (Spring 2015): There was a lot going on, a lot of events and trips organized. Really nice!



  • Previous students said it was easy to find accommodation.

  • Leonie (Spring 2020): Found a shared flat via wg.gesucht close to WU. Would recommend private housing over student housing. Student housing is nonetheless also okay. Rent between 300 - 500 EUR / month 

  • Federico (Spring 2017): Great, a little hard to find but with the CEMS network it was easily solved (through another CEMSie leaving for exchange). A room is around 400/500 EUR per month.

  • Francisca (Spring 2015): I stayed in a student residence - Gasgasse, because I struggled finding a house to rent. The housing conditions were very good, I stayed in a private bedroom with a private bathroom, and shared a kitchen with 3 other people. The building was very recent and so everything was in good conditions. But it was also one the most expensive ones.  The location is not the best, quite far from the university, and not the most central one. But since public transportation in Vienna is very good, I never felt like it was not a problem. 


PRIce of one beer

  • Previous students said that living costs were similar compared to Lisbon.

  • Leonie (Spring 2020): 1,10EUR for a Gösser Radler (0,5L)

  • Federico (Spring 2017): The city is not too expensive. Beers can be around 3 EUR

  • Francisca (Spring 2015): It's quite expensive, not crazy expensive but a bit more expensive than Portugal.


Federico (Spring 2017) 

Great city, great CEMS Club, nice university with really good professors. 10/10 recommend 

What a memorable exchange semester!

Leonie (Spring 2020)

Francisca (Spring 2015)

I definitely recommend you to choose Vienna, living there is amazing and there is always something going on in terms of events, parties and culture. The university is also really good, with interesting courses and professors and the the facilities are amazing. 

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