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Vienna University of Technology

4.6 out of 5 (52 ratings / 39 reviews) Vienna, Austria
At TU Wien, we have been conducting research, teaching and learning under the motto 'Technology for people' for over 200 years. TU Wien has evolved into an open academic institution where discussions can happen, opinions can be voiced and arguments will be heard. 

Bachelor's programmes



The institutional roots of TU Wien, which was founded in 1815 as the "Imperial & Royal Polytechnic Institute of Vienna", lie in the military and technical-commercial colleges which began to spring up in Austria, as they did all over Europe, at the start of the 18th century.


TU Wien offers 19 bachelor programmes, 31 master programmes, 3 Doctoral programmes and various Continuing Education programmes.


Research at TU Wien is focused on five key areas. These five pillars represent strengths and skills of TU Wien going back many years, and they strengthen its profile in international competition. Within these key areas, work is carried out on an inter-disciplinary basis and the research spectrum is being constantly developed. The ‘additional fields’ provide further, equally important areas for research. All research activities are organised into a matrix.


Your academic career at TU Wien can begin as early as during your studies (e.g. as a tutor or a student employee). Upon completion of a master’s degree or diploma, graduates aspiring towards a doctorate can apply for a position as a pre-doctoral fellow. In this role, you will have the opportunity to expand on your technical and academic education and take the first step towards your career as an academic at TU Wien by writing your own thesis.

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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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Student services

The In­ter­na­tional Of­fice pro­vides to in­ter­na­tional ex­change stu­dents com­ing in the frame­work of in­ter­na­tional mo­bil­ity pro­grammes (e.g. Eras­mus, Joint Study) ad­vice con­cern­ing plan­ning of their stud­ies at TU Wien and sup­ports them dur­ing their stay in Vi­enna.

The In­ter­na­tional Of­fice pro­vides to stu­dents of TU Wien ad­vice con­cern­ing iden­ti­fi­ca­tion of the host in­sti­tu­tion, help in find­ing a suit­able mo­bil­ity pro­gramme, and sup­port in sub­mit­ting the ap­pli­ca­tion.

Housing services

TU Wien has no own rooms in student residences at its disposal. 

Library services

The university library of TU Wien was founded in 1815. The library service is on four sites: the Main Library and two department libraries: the Chemistry and Mechanical Engineering Library and the Urban Design Library. The Library also acquires and catalogues books for the institutes of TU Wien.

The Library is open to university staff, students and members of the public.

ICT services

The Information Technology Services (ZID) provide the following services for students of the Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien):

  • personal account, access to the TISS information system
  • electronic mail,
  • access to internet,
  • permanent storage space for mail and files,
  • webmail,
  • WLAN,
  • public computer pools (internet rooms),
  • VPN-service

Student Life

Campus life

With the decision of the TU Wien to remain at the inner-city location in 2006, the starting signal was given for numerous construction activities. Locations scattered throughout Vienna are grouped together to form an inner-city campus: flexible spatial structures, efficient space management, modern building services and building management make a new research infrastructure possible.

Student Reviews

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Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Actually, it has not been much time yet at the University, but what i can tell now is that University Vienna of Technology is a good University. Lecturers are super nice, they help you to understand during the class and after, although it has an old teaching system, such as for example we are not allowed to use calculators because they make the person incapable of...

Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

two bachelor degrees pharmacy and media &journalism + diploma in biochemistry +study master in wien university in microbiology

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Good approach to every individual, I was very satisfied

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