Austria-Illinois Exchange Program
The Austria-Illinois Exchange Program (AIEP) offers a unique combination of core courses and electives so that students will continue to make progress toward graduation while taking advantage of academic opportunities available only in Vienna. Check out the program video here and learn more about Viena here.
The Technical University Wien enjoys an outstanding reputation with world rankings consistently placing as Austria's leading scientific-technical research and educational institution, one of Europe's top 100 universities.
Vienna attracts the best and brightest students and researchers and collaborates with a wide range of organizations to achieve positive research outcomes with global impact. With a history of over 200 years, they occupy a special place at the heart of Vienna’s cultural scene, as home to a number of museums, galleries and performing arts organizations.
- 2.75 GPA minimum
- Junior or above
- No foreign language requirement for this program
- Passport valid for 6 months after program dates and with at least two blank visa pages
- Visa may be required.
- Open to Non-Illinois Students
Students studying abroad at TU Wien can enroll in a broad range of courses including engineering, math, science, language and humanities, but students must take at least 50% of their module/course credits from within the School of Engineering.
Students must have all courses pre-approved for Illinois credit through the IPENG office. Information on the course approval process and a link for the pre-approval database which contains all courses with existing UIUC course equivalents can be found at https://my.engr.illinois.edu/studyabroadcourses/.
To begin researching your course options, use TU Wien Welcome Guide.
Technical courses in this program are offered in English. Here is a link to information about searching for courses taught in English: http://www.ai.tuwien.ac.at/international/index.php/incoming/kurse-in-englischer-sprache.html
Students are required to enroll in GERM 101 (Liberal Ed)
, the remaining courses are as follows:
- GERM 205 Humanites & Western Gen Ed (optional)
- Technical Electives- see your department for approval
- There is an optional ski week for 1 Kenesiology credit.
LAS 291/292 Orientation Course
All accepted students must participate in various orientation meetings and enroll in an 8-week orientation course, LAS 291/292.
All credit you earn on this program will count as Illinois credit on your Illinois transcript based on the following conversion. Engineering undergraduates must receive a C- equivalent or better to transfer credit.
For the costs associated with this program, please scroll to the top of this page and find the box labeled “Budget Sheets” and click on the term during which you want to participate.
Financial aid can be applied to the cost of the program. The applicable amount depends on your financial aid package. For information, please visit https://www.osfa.illinois.edu/process/study-abroad or email email@example.com.
Withdraw, Cancellation and Refund Policy
HOW TO APPLY
There is a two-step application process:
Phase 1: The University of Illinois Study Abroad Office Application:
- Click the Apply Now button at the top-right of this page to apply. You may only apply to one program per term. Log in with your UIUC netid and password. Once you start the application you will be charged a non-refundable application fee.
- Submit all application materials by the deadline listed below.
Online materials are due by 11:59 pm (CST) on the deadline date; paper materials are due by 4:45 pm (CST) the following business day.
*For ENG GE3 ONLY: If you are applying for a Global E3 Exchange, you will need to submit additional GE3 application by the deadline listed on their website.
After the application deadline, we will review all completed applications and nominate students for available spots in each exchange program. Application decisions are released two to three weeks after each deadline.
Phase 2: Host University Application
- If you are accepted to participate in this program, you will work with your International Programs in Engineering Study Abroad Advisor to apply directly to the host university, who will formally admit you to the exchange program.
- Once formally accepted by the host university, you will then work with the Study Abroad Advisor at the host university to coordinate all aspects of your stay such as course registration, lodging, and arrival information.
The Austrian Exchange Service has rooms available for reserve by international students. Reservations are made online. Click here for more information.
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