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. View the course catalog for more information.

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.

Vienna will help to place interested UCLA Law students in internships at reputable big law firms in Vienna during the summer before the fall semester or the winter prior to the spring semester spent at the University of Vienna. Internships may be secured at law firms including: Baker & McKenzie (available only during the winter period from January to February) or Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (available during both the summer and winter intersession months). Remuneration may also be offered to cover living expenses during the length of the internship.

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. View the current academic calendar. Note that there are sometimes blocked seminars available that allow students to finish terms early.

Where can I get housing?

The Austrian Exchange Service (OeAD) 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. The University of Vienna provides more information about accommodations online via the Student Point portal. The university estimates that students may spend approximately €150 - €250 per month on housing in Vienna.