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IES-Vienna: Psychology in Vienna

Program Location Vienna, Austria
Sponsor IES
Program Type Co-sponsored
Course # SA 33020
Duration Summer
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced
Past Dates
Summer 2019 05/23/19 to 07/05/19

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Overview Purdue Credit
Eligibility Academics
Housing Program Costs
Financial Aid Deadline
Returnee Info Resources


Vienna is the birthplace of psychoanalysis and home to Sigmund Freud and other legendary psychologists.  Located in the heart of Europe, it is a city of almost 2 million inhabitants that, since its founding in the 3rd century, has served as a bridge between a myriad of cultures. Situated on the Danube River not far from the Alps, Vienna is the capital of Austria, an EU member state that enjoys advantages as a crossroads between East and West, North and South. It hosts a wide variety of international organizations and, with its historical role in music and the arts, offers cultural opportunities that are second to none. Its concert and opera performances, art galleries, museums, and parks are just some of the reasons why, in 2010, Vienna was rated the city with the highest quality of life in the world!

For more program information, please visit the program website. This program is sponsored by:IES.


The program is open to Purdue students who have completed at least two semesters of university study by the start of the program. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity and a desire to experience another culture.


One introductory course in psychology is required.

Students with less than one year of German (at the college-level) prior to departure are required to take a German language class in Vienna.

GPA Requirement: 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: none

Purdue Credit
Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Liberal Arts][College of Health and Human Sciences]
Specifically from: PSY (HHS)

Students interested in completing courses while abroad from Purdue colleges or departments that are not listed above should discuss this with their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.

Academic Program

Students enroll in two or three classes (6 or 9 credits) over the summer program.  The program includes tuition for two classes; there is an additional fee if students take a third class.  Students with less than one year of college-level German prior to departure are required to take a German language class in Vienna.  The classes are:

  • Psychology & Society
  • Counseling & Health Psychology
  • German (courses available at all levels)

This program will include a day trip to a nearby Austrian city, and an overnight trip to Budapest, Hungary, or another destination.


Program participants live in self-catering apartments that typically accommodate four to five students. Meals are not included in the program fee.

Estimated Program Costs

Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

The Program fee includes tuition for two classes, program-related excursions, and on-site orientation. An additional fee of $525 will be charged by IES for a third class.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Summer 2019

Costs per term to be billed by Purdue and Co-sponsor
Program Fee$4,885.00
Study Abroad Fee$609.00

Approximate additional costs per term
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare$1,400.00
Local Transportation$80.00
Books and Supplies$50.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 -$800.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos)$175.00

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents before or by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline.  To insure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an on-line application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

Program Application Deadline
Most Summer Programs Mar 1

Returnees Information

Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.


The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.

For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email

Purdue University, 610 Purdue Mall, West Lafayette, IN 47907, (765) 494-4600

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