Non-EU Exchange

Dear Non-EU Incomings,

we are happy to welcome numerous students from non-European countries to the Faculty of Business, Economics and Statistics each year. The International Support is here to help you with all study-related questions and issues during your stay in Vienna.
If you have any questions and enquiries regarding organisational matters of your stay or the Non-EU Exchange Program, please contact the central International Office in the main university building.

Please carefully read the Incoming Exchange Student Guide, it contains important information on course types, course registration, deadlines etc.



  • Specific terms which are used at the University of Vienna are explained in the ABC of terminology

As nominated exchange students you may register for any Bachelor's and Master's courses offered by our faculty.


  • It is not permitted to attend business communication classes in your mother tongue.
  • We do not recommend attending any classes which are part of the introductory module (StEOp) in the Bachelor's programme.
  • Department of Finance:
    The classes "Special Topics in Banking and Finance" are advanced courses. Therefore, students should only enrol if they already have good prior knowledge in finance.
    More basic finance courses are ABWL Basic Finance I + II.
    One group of ABWL Basic Finance II is taught in English.


PLEASE NOTE: You have to check really carefully if you have enough prior knowledge to attend a class, especially at Master level. If in doubt, please contact the respective lecturer about this.
Should it become apparent in the course of the semester that you do not have sufficient knowledge to follow a class properly, the lecturers have the right to expel you from this class!


Online course catalogue (u:find)

Courses offered by our faculty can be found in the online course catalogue on U:FIND  in the section 'Directorate of Studies 4 - Business, Economics and Statistics'. Here you can find all courses organised according to study programme (BA, MA, PhD, electives).

The language of the course catalogue can changed to English by clicking on the button in the right upper corner and chosing 'EN' instead of 'DE'.
The language of instruction of a course can be checked in the course description.

Please note, the number of a course may change each semester even if the content does not.

Course descriptions can be found with the respective course under 'Information' or on the homepage of the respective departments or divisions.

Please note:

  • The course catalogue for the upcoming winter semester are usually published in mid/end July.
  • The course catalogue for the upcoming summer semester are usually published in mid/end January.

Please use the course catalogues of previous semester for orientation. Usually, only minor changes are made to the course offer.

Course Registration

Registration for courses has to be done online via U:SPACE.

The exact dates of the registration period will be announced on the website of the faculty's StudyServiceCenter (SSC) for each semester.

The registration system and the course organisers automatically and exclusively use your univie u:account e-mail address for e-mail notifications and correspondence. So please check it regularly!

Our registration system is preference-based, you are required to allocate points to your chosen courses. The more points you allocate the higher the chances that you are accepted in the course.

  • We highly recommend to register for more credits than you actually need, since it is possible that you may not be accepted in all your desired courses.

If you end up on the waiting list and still would like to attend, you can either contact the course organiser or go to the first session of the course. State that you are an exchange student and politely ask if you still may be accepted to the course. Please note that course organisers are NOT obliged to accept you to a course because of you being an exchange student.

!!! Attention: For certain courses you need specific prior knowledge!!!
For example, before 'EK Internationational Marketing' local students have to take 'EK ABWL Marketing' (4 ECTS) and 'FK ABWL Marketing' (4 ECTS). Exchange students should therefore have passed marketing courses worth about 8 ECTS in order to be able to successfully attend 'EK International Marketing'.

Course Recommendations

The following courses are particularly recommended for exchange students.


Winter semester 2020/21

040139 VK eBusiness and eServices (BA)
4,0 ECTS credits

040154 VK eBusiness and Service Science (BA)
4,0 ECTS credits

040181 UE Collaboration and eBusiness (MA)
4,0 ECTS credits

040808 VK Business German (Wirtschaftsdeutsch)
4,0 ECTS credits
Please note: Minimum level in German B1 necessary, native speakers of German will not be accepted!