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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 10/01/2018
01/14/2019 05/11/2019
Fall 2019 03/01/2019
08/19/2019 12/14/2019

** Some programs accept students on a rolling admission basis. Students may be notified prior to this date of acceptance into the program.

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Program Description:

IES Vienna

Academic Focus: German language and literature, History, Art History, Music, Political Science, and Psychology, International Business, Philosophy, Religion. This program is open to all majors, but may be particularly suited to students with academic interests in the areas listed above.

Approximate Dates: Fall: late August to late December; Spring: early January to late May, late June for University of Vienna participants

Eligibility Requirements: A minimum 3.0 GPA, good academic standing, no language requirement. If students wish to take classes in German or at the University of Vienna, at least 4 semesters (for fall and spring) of college-level German or equivalent skills.

Courses: Students typically take three or four courses in addition to their German language course. English teaching internships and business internships are available to qualified students. IES Course listings are available on the IES website.

PLEASE NOTE: students planning on taking German 101 or 102 must meet with the Emory German Studies Department for pre-approval before the program begins.  Please contact Dr. Caroline Schaumann ( or Dr. Hiram Maxim ( for pre-approvals.  It is your responsibility to make sure your Emory College Study Abroad advisor has a copy of this approval in writing (or sent via email directly from the Faculty Study Abroad Representative). You should also keep a copy of all approvals.

University of Vienna courses will be posted upon arrival.

Credit and Grade Translation - IES Vienna

Check the OISP Blanket-Approved Database for pre-approved courses:  OISP Master Blanket Approval List

Living Arrangements: Housing is an essential part of the IES study abroad experience, and IES Vienna locates housing that reflects how students typically live in Austria. Housing assignments are now released pre-departure. You can choose to stay either in a city apartment or a residence hall for Austrian students. Students must have strong German language skills to stay in residence halls. A limited number of home-stays are also available. In residence halls, students are housed in doubles with a shared bath. Each floor of the residence hall has a shared kitchen. Two to six IES students normally live together in city apartments located throughout the city. IES covers housing costs beyond the end of IES courses for students enrolled at an Austrian university.

MEALS** You are responsible for your own meals at all housing options.

COMPUTERS** There is typically less access to computer facilities and libraries, and students are more likely to study in their rooms or at coffee houses. Bring your laptop (and have it insured). You'll find it useful for writing papers when the demands on the IES facilities are at their greatest. Wireless Internet connection is available at the IES Center. All housing options sometimes set more conservative expectations for internet use and student behavior than typical U.S. housing. Many IES Vienna students appreciate this as part of their cultural immersion.

Costs: A full description of the program costs and billing procedures is available in the budget sheets. Please click here for Budget Sheets Fall Spring

Financial Aid/Scholarships: Students are eligible to carry existing financial aid and scholarships on Emory-approved study abroad programs. Students may also be eligible to apply for the following scholarships: IES Scholarships and the Gilman Scholarship. Study Abroad Scholarships, Grants, Research & Service.  For more information please click here.

IES Abroad Scholarships & Financial Aid

Students may also be eligible for a DAAD scholarship:

Please contact Professor Guenther Kronenbitter for more information!

Guenther Kronenbitter, PhD, DAAD Fellow, History Dept., , 404-727-4464 or 404-727-4959


Jessica Mrase, Study Abroad Advisor,

Peter Hoeyng, Program Director, German Studies, 404 712-4614,

This program is currently not accepting applications.