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BOKU: University of Agriculture Science (AG)


Program Location Vienna, Austria
Sponsor IPIA
Program Type Exchange
Course # SA 21215
Duration Semester or
2 Semesters
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced
Current Program Dates
Spring 2014 02/03/14 to 07/02/14
2013-14 Academic Year 09/02/13 to 07/01/14
Past Dates
Fall 2013 09/02/13 to 01/31/14

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Overview
Program Leader: IPIA
Purdue University
Room 26 Agriculture Administration Building
West Lafayette, Indiana 47907-1168

Phone: 765-494-6876
Fax: 765-494-9613
Email: AgAbroad@purdue.edu

Founded in 1872, the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna, known by its acronym "BOKU", now comprises 13 departments and four service centres in Vienna, as well as a number of experimental centres around Vienna. The principal university buildings are located in two areas:  in Türkenschanz Park and in Muthgasse. At the Türkenschanz location are the departments which provide teaching and research in the agricultural sciences, forestry, wood technology, landscape architecture and conservation.  The departments concerned with food science, biotechnology, land & water management and civil engineering are based at Muthgasse.

The university has approx. 6000 students (of which 15% are international), provides courses at the bachelor, masters and doctoral levels, has approx. 700 permanent teaching staff who are also engaged in research, a broad range of external lecturers, and some 430 persons working in services and administration.

Students can select from a wide range of courses in botany, forestry, food science, landscape architecture, economics, wildlife, environmental, and animal science.  The courses are organised around the main teaching and research disciplines of BOKU — sustainable use of naturally growing raw materials both for energy supply as well as for innovative materials, protecting regenerable sources such as water, soil and atmosphere, shaping true to life production and health, protecting and shaping biotopes and environments, protecting the wellbeing of plants, animals and humans.


Many courses are taught in English at BOKU.  You can search for courses here:              BOKU Course Search Page                Be sure to check the "held in English" checkbox for courses offered in English.

Estimated BOKU expenses per semester:

  • Airfare.............................................$1200
  • Overseas Health Insurance.................$200
  • Room & Board ............................... $4,000
  • Passport ...........................................$135
  • Visa...................................................$350
  • Miscellaneous.................................$2,000

For more program information, please visit the program website.

Eligibility

GPA Requirement: Good Academic Standing on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: none

Purdue Credit
Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Agriculture]

Application Deadlines
Program Application Deadline
Most Fall Semester Programs Mar 1
Most Spring Semester Programs Sep 15


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.

Resources

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 studyabroad@purdue.edu.

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