The transfer credit process takes approximately 16 weeks following each submission deadline. You should allow sufficient time to meet important deadlines that may affect you (e.g., application for graduation, registration in courses that require prerequisites that you took on exchange, entry to a major/honours program, etc.)
Wirtschaftsuniversitat Wien-Vienna University of Economics and Business
- The EU's largest educational institution focusing on business and economics, business law, and social sciences
- Triple accreditation by EQUIS, AACSB, and AMBA – the three foremost international accreditations for business and economics universities
- Located in Vienna, close to the city centre and hundreds of museums, galleries, and beautiful parks
- Modern campus with award-winning architecture
- 20,000 students
- Optional German language courses available prior and during the term
- Vienna was the home of many famous composers, including Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert and Johann Strauss
Partner university's areas of study
Notes on Language of Instruction
- Wide range of courses offered in English at the undergraduate and graduate levels
- Students with at least a B2 level in German can take a wide variety of German-taught courses (to self-assess, please use the Common European Framework of Reference)
- Optional but recommended orientation program (Orientation and Cultural Program, pre-semester German language course) starts three weeks prior to the beginning of each semester
ELIGIBILITY AND TIMING
Who can go?
- Open to COMM (UBCV) only
- Semester 1: End of September to Early February
- Semester 2: End of February to Mid July
- WU offers a large number of courses which end in mid-December for students who wish to attend Term 1 only and return to UBC in time for Term 2 - Students selecting this option may need to be more flexible with their course selection
Course equivalency formula
- ECTS credits divided by 2 = UBC credits
Passing grade3 = satisfactory, 4 = sufficient
- 1 excellent (Sehr gut)
- 2 good (Gut)
- 3 satisfactory (Befriedigend)
- 4 sufficient (Genügend)
- 5 fail (Nicht genügend)
Credit transfer process
* Students who have special requirements or require academic accommodation should contact a Go Global advisor regarding their needs at least six weeks prior to the application deadline.
Type of Go Global Experiences
Course information and restrictions
Full course load information
- Minimum: N/A
- Maximum: 36 ECTS (plus one Business German language course)
Transfer credits and equivalent courses at this university
Check out the courses that students have successfully transferred back in the last 3 years. If you don't see a course you need listed, it simply means you need to submit the course to be evaluated through the Transfer Credit Portal while on exchange.
* Areas of study at partner universities are subject to change. This list is to be used as a general guideline and is not exhaustive; research the partners' websites for additional course information.
- 15 credits or equivalent full-time program fee per term, paid to UBC
- Summer students attend through our exchange agreement and pay tuition to UBC based on the number of credits earned at the partner institution
- Some exceptions may apply
Scholarships + awards
The Go Global award $1000
All students accepted to Go Global for Exchange, Research Abroad, or Study Abroad programs are automatically considered for this award. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you'll be notified of your award after you're accepted to Go Global and after you get nominated to apply to the partner university.
Students who are eligible for awards may receive one UBC or UBC-affiliated international learning award. If you're eligible, you are always offered the highest-value award. Unless stated otherwise, you need to meet eligibility criteria set out by the University Senate regarding awards.
Information for US students
If you are a student from the United States, please check the US Department of Education Lookup Tool to ensure that any partner institution you wish to attend on Exchange is Title IV ‘eligible’ forFederal Student Aid for the year in which you intend to study there. For institutions outside of the US, select “Foreign Country” from the “State” dropdown menu.
If you attend an eligible institution, then you may receive Title IV federal student loans while on Exchange.
If you attend an ineligible institution:
- You will not be eligible for US federal student loans,
- You may invalidate any US student aid you have previously received for your studies at UBC,
- You may be required to immediately begin repaying your US student loans, and
- You may not be eligible for any future US student aid for the remainder of your studies at UBC.
Types of accommodation available
- Students can apply for accommodation in student residence halls