Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU)

Program Details

Program Location Vienna, Austria
Sponsor Purdue
Program Type Exchange
Course # SA 20192
Duration Semester
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced
Current Program Dates
Spring 2024 02/26/24 to 06/29/24
Past Dates
Fall 2022 09/14/22 to 12/23/22
Page Links
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Please Note: Programs may be altered or adapted with little notice


Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU)

Central Learning Center

The Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU) is the largest economics and business university in the European Union. It is known for its comprehensive selection of fields and numerous specializations in teaching and research. The campus is located within a 30-minute metro ride from the center of Vienna.
For more program information, please visit the program website.


Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU)

Vienna skyline

The program is open to Purdue students in good standing 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.

GPA Requirement: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: none

Purdue Credit

Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Liberal Arts] [Daniels School of Business]
Specifically from: SLC (CLA)

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

Language of Instruction: English
Semester Course Load: 30 ECTS (15 Purdue Credit Hours) 
Vienna University of Economics and Business is considered one of the best business schools in Europe and can claim triple crown accreditation by EQUIS, AACSB, and AMBA.
WU offers over 200 courses taught in English.


After admission to WU, students choose from a number of student residence halls within easy reach of the campus by metro.

Estimated Program Costs

Students pursuing program participation accept financial responsibility. Purdue will take measures to mitigate financial risks, although will not be liable for loss. 

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.

Participants in this exchange program pay a student association fee of 20 Euros per semester that is not covered by the tuition waiver.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Spring 2023

Costs per semester to be billed by Purdue
You will pay Purdue Tuition Check Tuition
Program Fee $0.00
Purdue International Insurance (per month) $32.00

Approximate additional costs per semester
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare $1,300.00
Housing $3,000.00
Local Transportation $200.00
Visa $200.00
Books and Supplies $250.00
Meals $2,500.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 - $3,000.00
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 (typically an essay, transcripts, 1-2 recommendations, and copy of passport) before or by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline. To ensure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an online 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 Fall Semester Programs Mar 1
Most Spring Semester Programs Sep 15

Returnees Information

Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU)

Schoenbrunn Palace and Gardens

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