At the Language Center we provide courses in different categories all year round. According to your personal learning preferences you can choose between Semester, Trimester or Intensive courses. For easy and long-term scheduling please find out at one glance a summary of all our courses in the calendar below. (Holidays)
Course Program 2019-2020 (pdf)
- Winter semester 2019/20: 07.10.2019 - 22.01.2020 (registration starts: 24.09.2019)
- Summer semester 2020: 02.03.2020 - 19.06.2020 (registration starts: 10.02.2020)
Duration: 13 weeks
Intensity: 5x/week, Monday - Friday
Teaching units/day: 3
Teaching units/week: 15 (total: 195 units per course)
Course times: early or late afternoons
Tuition fees: € 915
- 14.10.2019 - 16.12.2019 (registration starts: 24.09.2019)
- 13.01.2020 - 13.03.2020 (registration starts: 17.12.2019)
- 23.03.2020 - 10.06.2020 (registration starts: 13.03.2020)
Duration: 9 weeks
Intensity: 2 options
- 6 units per week (54 units per course)
2x/week, 3 units/day: Mon+Wed or Tue+Thu
3x/week, 2 units/day: Mon+Wed+Fri
Course times: mornings, afternoons or evenings
Tuition fees: € 380
- 12 units per week (108 units per course)
5x/week, 2.4 units/day: Mon-Fri
Course times: mornings
Tuition fees: € 650
- 08.07.2019 - 02.08.2019 (registration starts: 14.02.2019)
- 05.08.2019 - 30.08.2019 (registration starts: 14.02.2019)
- 02.09.2019 - 20.09.2019 (registration starts: 14.02.2019)
July and August:
Duration: 4 weeks, 57 teaching units
Intensity: 5x/week, 3 units/day
Course time: Monday - Friday, 9.15 a.m. - 12 p.m.
1 teaching unit = 45 minutes
Tuition fees: € 492
Course + single room: € 1,057
Course + twin room: € 982 (per person)
Duration: 3 weeks, 56 teaching units
Intensity: 5x/week, 4 units/day
Course time: Monday - Friday, 9.15 a.m. - 1 p.m.
1 teaching unit = 45 minutes
Tuition fees: € 482
Course + single room: € 947
Course + twin room: € 872 (per person)
- Winter semester: 03.10.2019 - 31.01.2020
- Summer semester: 02.03.2020 - 26.06.2020
VWU-German courses are only open to non-degree programme students ("außerordentliche" or "a.o" Studierende). To register, a valid admission ("Zulassungsbescheid") from one of the Viennese scientific universities has to be presented.
Tuition fee in the academic year 2019/20: EUR 1,230 (course fee EUR 1,204 + EUR 26 for copying costs)
Foreign Language Courses
Winter semester 2019/2020
- 07.10.2019 - 26.11.2019 (registration: 05.08.2019 - 24.09.2019)
- 02.12.2019 - 31.01.2020 (registration: 05.08.2019 - 19.11.2019)
Summer semester 2020
- 09.03.2020 - 05.05.2020 (Registration: 13.01.2020 - 25.02.2020)
- 11.05.2020 - 30.06.2020 (Registration: 13.01.2020 - 28.04.2020)
In addition to its extensive range of courses, the Language Center of the University of Vienna also offers examinations. Within the framework of German courses, learners can take the ÖSD examination (Austrian Language Certificate ÖSD – Österreichisches Sprachdiplom Deutsch – levels A2 to C2), or, as part of a German course, sit the German B2/2 examination, which is required for international students upon admission to Austrian universities.
As part of the foreign language services offered, clients can choose between the following examinations: language competency examinations (e.g. for Erasmus) and the university entrance qualification examination for English.
Additionally, the Language Center offers preparation courses for standard English certificate examinations like CAE (Cambridge Advanced English) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System). While the Language Center organises these preparation courses, the examinations are conducted at the British Council.
German Language Examination B2/2:Candidates can take this examination solely within the framework of a course. Sitting only the examination, without attending a course – as, for example, in the case of the ÖSD examination – is not possible. The examination fees are included in the tuition fees of all German courses which end with the course phase B2/2.
ÖSD-Exams:Austrian Language Certificate ÖSD [österreichisches Sprachdiplom Deutsch] examinations can be taken at the Language Center four times a year (in November, January, April and July). The registration deadline for ÖSD examinations is 4 weeks prior to the examination date. Registration can only be carried out directly at the Office [Sekretariat] of the Language Center (Office hours).
Language Competency ExaminationsThe offer addresses all individuals who require a language competency certificate for Erasmus, or other purposes.
University Entrance Qualification Examination for English
The prerequisite for taking this examination is a letter of admission [Zulassungsbescheid] issued by the University of Vienna. The Language Center organises the University Entrance Qualification Examination for English four times a year.
Cambrige English Exams & IELTSThe Language Center of the University of Vienna offers preparation courses for a number of internationally recognised, standard English language examinations. These courses are geared to the language requirements of individuals who envisage working or studying in an English-speaking environment.
Participation in these courses does not necessarily entail taking the respective examinations. Whether participants actually sit the respective examination or not, our preparation courses are well-suited in preparation for stays abroad.