University of Vienna Faculty of Law

Vienna, Austria

Are classes taught in English?

There are usually about five seminars taught in English each semester, but most courses are taught in German. The University of Vienna recently offered English seminars in International Law, Legal Methods, Cinema and Human Rights, and a Moot Program in International Commercial Arbitration. The course catalog can be found here.

What are the major strengths of the program?

The University of Vienna Faculty of Law is known for its curricula in the key areas of International Law, Comparative Law and Commercial Law. Students fluent in German should also investigate courses in Legal History, Roman Law, and Legal Philosophy.

How many U.S. exchange students are there?

There are usually a few other U.S. Exchange students. Most of the exchange students are from Europe.

What is the term schedule?

The winter semester runs from early October to late January. The summer semester runs from early March to late June. To view the current academic calendar, click here. Note that there are sometimes blocked seminars available that allow students to finish terms early.

Where can I get housing?

The Austrian Academic Exchange Service can usually find accommodation for exchange students in the resident halls. Alternatively, incoming students can request a list of persons who sublet rooms or apartments to students.

Whom should I contact for more information?

UCLA Law Contacts:

Tiffany Parnell, Graduate Studies Coordinator (

Professor Alexander Stremitzer, Faculty FLSEP Coordinator (

* Prospective exchange students seeking more information about Vienna are advised to first contact the designated UCLA coordinator and/or faculty contact with any initial questions. Only after submitting an application and receiving an official UCLA Law nomination should students then contact the Vienna coordinator directly.

Vienna Contact:

Professor Martin Schauer (