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  • Locations: Vienna, Austria
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Host Program Website: Click to visit
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • App for Spring & Calendar Year open July 1/Apps for Summer, Fall, & Academic Year open December 1
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Contact: Oliver Jones Program type: Third-Party
Program features: Internship Area of study: Anthropology, Art, Art history, Communication studies, Cultural studies, Economics, Education, English, German, History, Media & Journalism, Music, Philosophy, Political science, Psychology, Religious studies, Sociology, Women's and gender studies
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.75 Eligibility: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Housing options: Residence Hall Language prerequisite: No
Language of instruction: English, German
Program Description:
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IES: Vienna

The IES Vienna program takes advantage of the city’s historical, artistic, and cultural sites and include a hands-on, practical component. Study music, European society, psychology, German, and more, with the city as your classroom! The IES program offers several tracks during the semester and summer; see below.


Located in the heart of Europe, Vienna is a city of about 1.8 million inhabitants that have, since its founding in the 3rd century, served as a bridge between a myriad of cultures. As an important crossroads between North and South, East and West, the city became a natural melting pot for new ideas. Out of this cultural richness has emerged a wealth of artistic accomplishments and innovative thinking.

Courses & Credits

UNC Study Abroad offers the following IES programs in Vienna:

Students enroll in a German language course and choose from a variety of other courses, taught in both English and German. See the IES program websites linked above more more information on Academics, as well as other program details. 

Semester students may have the option of enrolling in German-taught courses at partner universities. The full-time courseload is 15-19 credits per semester. Part-time internships (including a 3 credit hour seminar) are available in a variety of industries.

Courses in this program are Transfer Credit.
Transfer Credit Courses (not taught by UNC Faculty): ACTION REQUIRED

  • You must submit the Credit Request Form to earn any credit for your time abroad.
  • You must earn the equivalent of a C or higher to earn any credit.
  • These courses will transfer back to UNC as “TREQ” credits.
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Semester and summer student housing options details are available on the IES website. Options include student apartments, housing with local residents, and residence halls. Students have full access to kitchen facilities for preparing meals, which are not included in the program fee. All housing options include free internet access.

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Program Costs

Review the Budget Sheet posted above for detailed information on costs and fees. Costs vary per term and are subject to change.
Tuition and fees for the program are set based on the host institution’s rates, and will be charged to the participant’s UNC student account. Always refer to the Budget Sheet on this page, and not the host institution’s posted rates, as it is customized for UNC students. Review the Budget Sheet for additional Cashier Billed Expenses and Out-of-Pocket Costs. The Study Abroad Office strongly encourages students to budget carefully for their time abroad.  

Getting Started: Funding Study Abroad
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Application Process

Follow these steps to apply for this program:
  1. Complete the required UNC application by clicking “Apply Now” at the top of the page. If you have not done so already, create a profile to start your application.
  2. The Study Abroad Office will review applications and nominate qualified students to the host institution.
  3. Nominated students are required to complete an application for the host institution. Follow instructions provided by the Study Abroad Advisor and make note of all deadlines.
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More Information

For information on requesting ARS accommodations (academic, health, and mobility concerns) for a study abroad program, contact the Advisor for Access.
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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 02/10/2020
03/05/2020 TBA TBA
Fall 2020 02/10/2020
03/05/2020 08/24/2020 12/19/2020
Spring 2021 09/10/2020
10/04/2020 01/15/2021 05/10/2021

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App for Spring & Calendar Year open July 1/Apps for Summer, Fall, & Academic Year open December 1