Webster Vienna is an exceptional opportunity to study at a top university in beautiful and historic Vienna.

 

Application Procedure

  • Application Open: January 1, 2019
  • Deadline: February 28, 2019
Submit to GEO
  • GEO Application: All applicants must complete the GEO application. This is the first step for applying to any program.
  • Passport Photo ID: Email a copy to your GEO Coordinator
  • Webster University Scholarship Application: After submitting the GEO application, students need to submit all courses, including back-up courses, to their academic advisor for approval. Please refer to the GEO Courses section of the website to review the Study Abroad Course Selections process.
Submit to Host University
  • Host Application: Email your GEO Coordinator when you have started the Webster application.  Webster applications open later than GEO applications, review the Webster University website for details and deadlines
  • Passport Photo ID: Email a copy to your GEO Coordinator
  • Official Transcript: Request through MyNortheastern
  • 2 Photo(s) (passport sized [1x2]): Student’s first and last name should be written on the back if hard copy.
  • 1 Letter(s) of recommendation: From a Faculty or Academic Advisor (format is in the Webster application).
  • Webster University Scholarship Application : Optional
Update My Travel Plans on myNortheastern
Once you have been accepted into your program, you are required to create an entry in My Travel Plans for the trip. Please be sure to enter the following pieces of information:
  • Personal and Emergency Contact Info
  • HealthTravel Info: Dates, flight and accommodation details, etc.
  • Passport Details: Passport number, Expiration date, Passport Country of issue, etc.

Please refer to this step-by-step user’s guide for directions on how to navigate the My Travel Plans system.

Should you fail to complete this step as directed, you may be prevented from traveling, may not receive credit for courses, and/or may be excluded from participating in other Northeastern global programs.

Eligibility Requirements

Study abroad spaces will be filled on a first come first serve basis by qualified students that meet eligibility requirements. The program may fill before the application deadline and will be closed as soon as all spaces are filled.

Minimum Requirements
  • Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.5
  • Minimum Semesters: Minimum of 2 completed Northeastern semesters at the time of program start date. NUin students are eligible to apply during their first semester on the Boston campus. Transfer and Global Pathways students contact GEO program coordinator for eligibility.

Studying abroad requires a valid passport. You may also need a visa and/or other travel documents. It is your responsibility to ensure that all your documents are valid and appropriate to the nature of your program.

Courses

  • Effective Spring 2018 Semester, Northeastern students will follow a new credit conversion scale, as outlined below:
    • The credit conversion ratio is 1:1 (Webster: Northeastern)
    • Students typically take five 3 credit courses for a total of 15 Webster credits
    • A student will earn 15 Northeastern credits, if the student takes 15 Webster credits
    • Course evaluations will not be impacted by the credit conversion change
    • You should plan on taking what is considered a full-time credit load at the host institution.
Evaluated Courses

All courses taken abroad must successfully be evaluated through the course equivalency process. To review the course equivalencies process and database please click here.

Policies & Procedures

Prior to application, please review GEO’s policies and procedures. This is the student’s responsibility.

Course Approval Form
Students must confirm their study abroad courses and corresponding Northeastern equivalents with their academic advisors for approval, using the online course approval process. This is located on myNortheastern within Services & Links, under Experiential Learning/Co-op, labeled Global Experiences/Study Abroad Course Selection. Please note that only academic advisors can confirm how a Northeastern equivalent will fit into students’ degree audits, and if it will fulfill any degree requirements.

Cost

Northeastern Tuition:
  • Tuition covers 12-16 Northeastern credits. On certain programs students may be required by the host institution to enroll in a course load that could exceed 16 credits. If a student elects to transfer back more than four courses (or 16 credits), then the student will incur an overload fee as defined by the Northeastern University Registrar’s website. 

International Security and Emergency Support Fee: $100
  • This fee covers International Security and Emergency Support.

Students are responsible for all other expenses, including housing and other non-academic costs for which they will be billed directly by the program provider or host institution. Students are also responsible for arranging and purchasing their own flights.

GEO offers scholarships and grants for students studying abroad on Traditional programs. Please visit our Scholarships page for more info!

Application Procedure

  • Application Open: July 1, 2018
  • Deadline: October 31, 2018
Submit to GEO
  • GEO Application: All applicants must complete the GEO application. This is the first step for applying to any program.
  • Passport Photo ID: Email a copy to your GEO Coordinator and submit in your Webster application
  • Study Abroad Course Selections: After submitting the GEO application, students need to submit all courses, including back-up courses, to their academic advisor for approval. Please refer to the GEO Courses section of the website to review the Study Abroad Course Selections process.
Submit to Host University
  • Host Application: Email your GEO Coordinator when you have started the Webster application.  Webster applications open later than GEO applications, review the Webster University website for details and deadlines
  • Passport Photo ID: Email a copy to your GEO Coordinator and submit in your Webster application
  • Official Transcript: Request through MyNortheastern
  • 2 Photo(s) (passport sized [1x2]): Student’s first and last name should be written on the back if hard copy.
  • 1 Letter(s) of recommendation: From a Faculty or Academic Advisor (format is in the Webster application).
  • Webster University Scholarship Application: Optional
Update My Travel Plans on myNortheastern
Once you have been accepted into your program, you are required to create an entry in My Travel Plans for the trip. Please be sure to enter the following pieces of information:
  • Personal and Emergency Contact Info
  • HealthTravel Info: Dates, flight and accommodation details, etc.
  • Passport Details: Passport number, Expiration date, Passport Country of issue, etc.

Please refer to this step-by-step user’s guide for directions on how to navigate the My Travel Plans system.

Should you fail to complete this step as directed, you may be prevented from traveling, may not receive credit for courses, and/or may be excluded from participating in other Northeastern global programs.

Eligibility Requirements

Study abroad spaces will be filled on a first come first serve basis by qualified students that meet eligibility requirements. The program may fill before the application deadline and will be closed as soon as all spaces are filled.

Minimum Requirements
  • Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.5
  • Minimum Semesters: Minimum of 2 completed Northeastern semesters at the time of program start date. NUin students are eligible to apply during their first semester on the Boston campus. Transfer and Global Pathways students contact GEO program coordinator for eligibility.

Studying abroad requires a valid passport. You may also need a visa and/or other travel documents. It is your responsibility to ensure that all your documents are valid and appropriate to the nature of your program.

Courses

  • Effective Spring 2018 Semester, Northeastern students will follow a new credit conversion scale, as outlined below:
  • The credit conversion ratio is 1:1 (Webster: Northeastern)
  • Students typically take five 3 credit courses for a total of 15 Webster credits
  • A student will earn 15 Northeastern credits, if the student takes 15 Webster credits
  • Course evaluations will not be impacted by the credit conversion change
  • You should plan on taking what is considered a full-time credit load at the host institution.
Evaluated Courses

All courses taken abroad must successfully be evaluated through the course equivalency process. To review the course equivalencies process and database please click here.

Policies & Procedures

Prior to application, please review GEO’s policies and procedures. This is the student’s responsibility.

Course Approval Form
Students must confirm their study abroad courses and corresponding Northeastern equivalents with their academic advisors for approval, using the online course approval process. This is located on myNortheastern within Services & Links, under Experiential Learning/Co-op, labeled Global Experiences/Study Abroad Course Selection. Please note that only academic advisors can confirm how a Northeastern equivalent will fit into students’ degree audits, and if it will fulfill any degree requirements.

Cost

Northeastern Tuition:
  • Tuition covers 12-16 Northeastern credits. On certain programs students may be required by the host institution to enroll in a course load that could exceed this range. If a course load exceeds this then the student will incur an overload fee as defined by the Northeastern University Student Financial Service’s website.

     

International Security and Emergency Support Fee: $100
  • This fee covers International Security and Emergency Support.

Students are responsible for all other expenses, including housing and other non-academic costs for which they will be billed directly by the program provider or host institution. Students are also responsible for arranging and purchasing their own flights.

GEO offers scholarships and grants for students studying abroad on Traditional programs. Please visit our Scholarships page for more info!

Destination

Vienna, considered by many to be the cultural capital of Europe, is a city with unique flair,  liveliness and charm. Generations of artists, students and connoisseurs of life have sought out Vienna for its inspirational art and architecture, parks and palaces, music and opera, and of course, the famous Viennese coffee houses. Vienna was selected “World’s best place to live” in Mercer‘s annual Quality of Living Survey for five years in a row! (2009-2014). Like Geneva, Vienna is the home of many multinational headquarters for the CEE region and international organizations such as the United Nations, OSCE, OPEC, just to name a few. Vienna is located in the heart of Europe with easy access to many major European cities and historical sites.

The U.S. State Department lists travel advisories, local laws, alerts from the embassy, and other important information about Austria here. Please review this information before applying.

Accommodations

Please remember that Northeastern University does not arrange accommodations for you while you are abroad – this is your responsibility. You should follow all of your host institution’s or housing provider’s procedures and deadlines for obtaining housing. Failure to do so may mean you are not able to arrange housing through the program.

  • Off-Campus Student Arranged: Study abroad students are housed off campus at our newest housing facility. Iis well serviced by public transportation and is a 10 minute walk to the to the university’s new campus at the Palais Wenkheim. Housing 80 students, Am Augarten is located at Heinestrasse 15 in Vienna’s second district, a five-minute walk to the famous Prater and Augarten parks. The city center is a mere two subway stations away, although it is also easily reached on foot. Click here for more information.

Host University or Organization

Webster Vienna is situated in a classic Palais, known as Palais Wenkhelm. Located near the Danube Canal, our campus is just a few steps away from the center of Vienna. Built in 1826, Palais Wenkhelm features tremendous architectural detailing, both interior and exterior.  Campus facilities include classrooms, four computer labs with Mac and PC workstations, a library with online access to Webster’s main library in St. Louis, conference facilities, an art gallery, a bookstore, student lounge and an American-style restaurant. Webster is well served by public transport and is only 20 minutes from the city center.

The campus offers an abundance of space for student learning, studying and interaction including classrooms, academic and staff offices, recording studios, computer labs and a  library. The library consists of a physical collection of over 10,000 items, including DVDs and sheet music. It also includes an extensive online Library, which allows access to digital collections, educational streaming video sites, and training materials, among other resources. Throughout the building there are places available for students to meet and study. A popular meeting point is the Student Lounge on the ground floor with a Starbucks.

Coordinators
Student Advisor