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Austria, Wiener Neustadt: University of Applied Sciences
Wiener Neustadt, Austria (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Restrictions: Elon applicants only
Budget Sheets Fall,
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Class Eligibility:
1-Sophomore and Above
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Language(s) of Instruction:
English and local language, German
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Program Advisor/Manager:
Janelle Papay
Program Description:

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About the Location

Sharing borders with eight other countries, Austria is located in the heart of Europe.  The city of Wiener Neustadt is situated in the eastern part of the country and is easily accessible from all directions.  Wiener Nustadt has a small city atmosphere with an historic center and pedestrian zones.  Frequent train service links Wiener Neustadt to Vienna.  Only 35 minutes away, Vienna is home to nearly 1.8 million people and offers an array of cultural and social opportunities to students.  Students can easily travel to the mountains in Austria for skiing and snowboarding, and cities such as Prague, Budapest, and Venice are easily reached for weekend excursions.

To learn more about FH Wiener Neustadt, please read the International Study Guide and Exchange Leaflet.


Students enroll in courses from the Business Consultancy International program at the University of Applied Sciences.  The University enrolls 3,000 students in 30 degree programs.  Courses are taught in English.  Classes include a variety of business courses and limited courses in other disciplines.  Students also take a German language course.

To see course listings for this semester program, click here.  The credits listed on the University of Applied Sciences' site are ECTS (European Credit Transfer System).  A full-time load is 25-30 ECTS per semester.  Students typically take 6-8 courses to earn the equivalent of 16 semester hours at Elon. 

Additional information about course equivalents for this program is available through the GEC website (Elon password required).

Study abroad courses may not be taken on an audit or pass/fail basis, regardless of the host institution's policy.

Grades count toward an Elon GPA. 

Students planning to study abroad on this program must fill out the Course Request Packet and meet with the Assistant Registrar to know how the courses will count toward their degree.

General Program Dates

Fall semester – late August to mid-December
Spring semester – February to mid-June


Costs for study abroad vary program to program and will not be exactly the same as on-campus costs of attendance at Elon.

For cost information for this program, please see the budget sheets:

Scholarships/Travel Grants

  • The GEC offers need-based scholarships for Elon semester programs. 
  • For additional information on funding, see the Funding for Study Abroad page.
  • If you qualify for a travel grant through any of the fellows or scholars programs, see the appropriate program manager for more information on how to apply the grant to your study abroad program.  Visit the Deadlines and Events Calendar for travel grant deadlines.



The student residence is a five-minute walk from the University.  Two students share a furnished apartment with two single bedrooms, a kitchen and common area, shower, toilet, bedding on request, electric stove, oven, refrigerator with freezer, internet, cable TV connection, and telephone connection in the room.  The residence hosts international students from around Europe and throughout the world.

There is a restaurant on the university campus, where warm meals are available every day at reduced rates . A number of local restaurants are within easy walking distance.  A university bus transfers students, free of charge, from the university campus to the city center and the train station.

Additional Eligibility Notes

No previous coursework in German is required; however, students are encouraged to complete at least German 121 before studying in Wiener-Neustadt. 


Students must complete the online Elon University study abroad application by the published deadline.  See the Deadline and Events Calendar for the most up-to-date deadline information.  Applications are generally accepted one semester in advance.

Initial approval is granted by Elon, and final acceptance is granted by the University of Applied Sciences.  Students must complete a secondary application once approval to study abroad is granted from Elon. 


A successful semester abroad is dependent upon adequate preparation.  Students will participate in a series of mandatory orientations during the semester prior to studying abroad.  These orientations will address issues of academic, cultural, logistical, financial, and personal preparation, as well as health and safety.  Failure to participate in the required orientations will result in dismissal from the program.  Any financial losses incurred by this dismissal, including program fees and international airfare, are the student's full responsibility.

Click here for the semester programs pre-departure orientation schedule.

Additional Links and Information

Want to connect with alumni, exchange students, and chat with other prospective students?  Join the Global Education Center Facebook page for more information.

Study Abroad Student Ambassadors (SASAs) are GEC student representatives who have participated in one or more study abroad programs, and have been trained to speak about their experiences. You can be in touch with current SASAs via email, or contact past study abroad participants who have attended your program. They are looking forward to hearing from you!

Embassy, Consulate, and Visa Resources

Austrian Embassy in D.C.

U.S. Embassy in Vienna

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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2015 09/18/2014
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2015 02/19/2015
Rolling Admission TBA TBA

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This program is currently not accepting applications.