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Call for Applications - univie: Winter School 2022

Open to:

students from different disciplines and countries


04 February, 2022


Vienna, Austria


univie: winter school for Cultural Historical Studies
The Discovery of Modernity - Vienna Around 1900
February 4 - 18, 2022

The winter school courses provide 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.

The international background of the participants offers the possibility to discuss the influence of developments in Vienna (e.g. the famous psychoanalyst Freud, painters like Klimt and Schiele, musicians like Mahler and Schönberg or philosophers like Wittgenstein) on different cultures in Europe and other continents.

The academic course environment encourages intercultural and social exchange and favors mutual understanding within the international student population. Participants thus broaden their horizon, meet colleagues from different fields of study, make friends for life and build connections for their future professional careers.


Applicants have to be at least 18 years old and must have completed two years of studies at college or university level in their countries of residence or have an educational background equivalent to one year at a European university before the beginning of the program.

Applicants must be in attendance for the whole period of the univie: winter school, be able to take part in the number of required courses, have an adequate command of the English language and be in good health. Students whose native language is not English must submit evidence of proficiency in English with their application.


  • Enjoy Vienna's history and culture
  • Explore the developments of society, psychology, fine arts, music, and literature in Vienna around 1900
  • Study with renowned professors with international experience
  • Develop a thorough understanding of the impact of the fin-de-siécle culture on the modernization of Europe
  • Meet participants from all over the world

The winter school offers six courses with 4 ECTS credits per course (corresponding to 32 contact hours). Each contact hour consists of 45 minutes classroom teaching.

In the course of the two-week program students can attend two courses and obtain up to 8 ECTS credits.


The application deadline for the univie: winter school is November 30. 

To apply for admission applicants have to complete the application form and submit it together with all required application material. The form and the list of teh required material can be found on our website: Application (

Application material must be sent in original to the following address (emailed applications cannot be accepted):
Innovationszentrum Universität Wien GmbH – Sommerhochschule
Campus of the University of Vienna
Alser Strasse 4/Hof 1/Tuer 1.16
1090 Vienna

The deposit of € 300 is considered part of the required application material and must be transferred to the following bank account of the Sommerhochschule by November 30:
Innovationszentrum Universität Wien GmbH – Sommerhochschule
Bank: Bank Austria
Bank address: Rothschildplatz 1, 1020 Vienna, Austria
Account number: 00282240100
Bank code: 11000
IBAN: AT57 1100 0002 8224 0100

The applicant's full name (first name and surname) has to be stated as "reason for transfer" or "reason for payment". All charges in connection with the payment must be borne by the participant. In some cases charges can be incurred both in your home country and in Austria.

Approximately three weeks after the application arrived applicants will be informed via email whether they are accepted by the Sommerhochschule. It is advisable to check the email account on a regular basis after applying.

Upon notification of their acceptance, students are required to pay the remaining balance of the program fee into the bank account of the Sommerhochschule. (See above).

After the Sommerhochschule receives the total program fee the applicant will be informed via email and receive a payment confirmation and/or an official invitation letter (which might be needed for visa applications) via regular mail.

Students from partner universities of the University of Vienna can apply for a tuition waiver.