The University of Vienna Winter School provides 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.

Field of Study

  • Art History
  • Design
  • Literature
  • Music
  • Political Science
  • Psychology

For more detailed information regarding the courses available, visit the host university website.

Credit Equivalent 

8 ECTS = 2 UQ Units. Maximum of 2 UQ Units if 8 ECTS are successfully completed (pending UQ faculty approval).

Students are required to complete two 4 ECTS courses to receive 2 UQ Units. Students can select one course during the early morning session (8:30am –10:30am) and one during the late morning session (11:00am –1:00pm). For further details please see the host university website.

Visa Information

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As the Internships and Global Experiences Team is not a visa-issuing authority, we cannot provide visa advice.

Contact the host university for visa and immigration information.

Eligibility and Application

All applicants must meet the UQ short-term experience criteria and any additional eligibility criteria set by University of Vienna.

The University of Vienna Winter School program is highly competitive and fills up fast, so be sure to get your application in as early as possible.

Please note that applications are unable to be completed online and must be posted to the host by the deadline in order to be considered. 

If you are intending to undertake your experience for-credit, it is strongly recommended that you submit your application to IGET at least 4 weeks before applying to the host to allow sufficient time for Faculty to complete the credit assessment. Please note that it is your responsibility to meet the host application deadline.  

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The participation mode of this experience is Study Abroad. The program fee is TBC. The 2023 program fee was approximately AUD $1,900Detailed information regarding fees and inclusions can be found on the host university website


Accommodation is not included in the program fee. Students are responsible for booking their own accommordation for the duration of the Winter School.


Internships and Global Experiences Grant

When you submit your application for an experience, you are considered for funding that is relevant to your nominated experience. Please refer to the Short-Term Experiences Funding  page for details. 



Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ: 24 September 2023
Host: 30 November 2023

Program Dates

Start: 2 February 2024
End: 16 February 2024

Fast Facts

Type: Study
Mode: Study abroad
Location: Vienna, Austria
Credit: For-credit or not-for-credit
Cohort: Undergraduate and postgraduate*

*Postgraduates can attend the program as not-for-credit only


If you participate in a short-term program you may also be eligible to submit an application for an OS-HELP loan if your program is for-credit and you are enrolled as a Commonwealth supported student. 

Application Deadlines

15 January for overseas study commencing March to August
15 March for overseas study commencing May to October
15 June for overseas study commencing August to January
15 September for overseas study commencing November to April

Refer to the funding page for more information on eligibility requirements and loan amounts. 

*OS-HELP Loan application deadlines close before the Summer and Winter Short-Term Study application deadlines. Please visit the OS-HELP Loan website for deadline dates as late applications will not be accepted.

Global Experiences Information Sessions

Students are encouraged to register and attend an information session to receive more details on the short-term application process, eligibility criteria, funding etc.​