Student Services

What?

Erasmus+ is the EU's program to support educational mobility for studying and training in Europe. Students can go for up to 12 months to study at a partner institution or for a traineeship and are eligible for financial support from the Austrian agency for international mobility and cooperation in education, science and research (OeAD) to cover their relocation expenses.

Who?

All WVPU degree seeking students are eligible to participate in the activities that are supported by the Erasmus+ program.

How?

Students should apply for student and traineeship mobility in Fall by April 15 and in Spring by October 1. Please refer to the specific program track for more details or write an e-mail to erasmus@webster.ac.at and request more information.

Useful information

Erasums+ Student Charter - highlights your rights and obligations and tells you what you can expect from your sending and receiving organisations at each step of your Erasmus+ experience.

A student ID is required when checking out books from the library, accessing the computer lab, signing up for a certificate of enrollment, and entering certain parts of the campus (see our campus access policy). Students may also need informal proof that they’re a student in Vienna to qualify for student discounts or for the student metro ticket. Preparation of the cards will begin after registration has ended. Be aware that ID cards expire every semester. The expiration date can be extended at the reception desk at the beginning of each semester.

To get your ID card, please request one via our online Student ID Request Form.

The Certificate of Enrollment is an official document stating that you are an active student for the current term and is therefore a confirmation of your attendance.

The following documents (two originals of each) will be available on the first day of classes for both graduate and undergraduate students, as well as incoming students in Term 2:

  • Student data protocol (Studeinblatt)
  • Proof of performance (Sammelzeugnis)
  • Certificate of Enrollment (Inskriptionsbestätigung)

One document package will be produced for each registered student and can be picked up at the front desk against a signature as of the first day of the semester according to the academic calendars published on our website. Students on financial or admissions holds will not be permitted to pick-up their documents.

Reasons you might need a Certificate of Enrollment:

  • Insurance Semester‘s
  • Transportation pass
  • Visa renewal
  • Anywhere you need official proof that you are an enrolled student

Here is information on how to get your student semester tickets from Wiener Linien (Vienna Lines) for the Vienna public transportation system.

Cost: 75 Euros

Requirements:

  • You must be a degree seeking student at Webster University
  • You cannot be older than 26 years of age

Where you need to go:

Wiener Linien GmbH & Co KG

Erdbergstrasse 202, 1031 Vienna

(U3 station Erdberg)

 

Documents required:

  • Application for the Wiener "Linien Semesterkarte"
  • Certificate of enrollment (apply at the reception in week 1 of the term; it will be available in week 3 at the earliest)
  • Valid Webster University Vienna student ID card with the semester sticker
  • Residence Registration or "Meldebestätigung" (formerly called "Meldezettel")
  • If your parents receive the Austrian "Kinderbeihilfe" for you, then you must also submit the valid "Familienbeihilfebescheid"

Take all the aforementioned documents, complete them and take them to the above listed address and fill out the semester ticket form.

Semester tickets last from 1st September to 1st February and 2nd February to 1st June

For more information please go to Wiener Linien.

At the beginning of each semester all students registered for courses during that semester will receive a documentation package, including Certificate of Enrollment, “Studienblatt” and Proof of Performance. There are no charges for this package as this is included in the tuition.

Graduating students requesting a Graduation Attestation document will receive it free of charge. Graduation Attestation, WVPU diploma and WVPU diploma supplement are included in the graduation fee.

If a student needs any of the above documents issued again, they can request it using the request form. Copies of the official documents will be issued against a fee, as per the list below:

Price list for documents

Type of document Fee in EUR
Proof of Performance (copy) 25
Graduation Attestation (copy) 25
Diploma (copy) 50
Diploma Supplement 50
Verification of copies 25
Miscellaneous 25

*charges apply from 16th August. 2019.

Please submit your request via email to Petra Bocus-Thurn (Petra.Bocus-Thurn@webster.ac.at) or in person at the Front Desk and make the payment to the below bank account. Upon receipt of payment and having made sure that there is no hold on your student account, we will then issue the requested document.

Official Transcript

WVPU does not issue official transcripts. Requests for official transcripts should be sent to the Office of Registrar at the main campus in St. Louis. To order your official transcript, please go to https://www.webster.edu/academics/transcripts.php

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), students with certain health conditions e.g. learning disabilities, psychological disorders, dyslexia, ADD/ADHD, acquired brain injury, blindness, limited or impaired vision, deafness, hearing loss, and/or other disabilities may be qualified to receive academic accommodations.

Such accommodations are evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Students are highly encouraged to begin the process to receive accommodations as soon as possible. Please contact Learning.Support@webster.ac.at for any questions.

Receiving Academic Accomodations

Students who wish to apply for academic accommodations must follow these steps:

1. Initial contact: Students are to request accommodations by contacting the Learning.Support@webster.ac.at. In order to expedite the process, students are highly encouraged to include details of his/her relevant medical history in this initial message.

Documentation: After the initial contact, there are two alternative paths the student may take:

2. a) Provide documentation of an official diagnosis by a qualified medical, psychological, or psychiatric professional. Students must complete the Request for Academic Accommodations form (PDF) and submit it alongside all official documentation. Any official documentation must either be in English or translated into English through an official translator.

b) Seek a professional assessment if the student does not have a documented diagnosis. The student can schedule an appointment with a qualified medical, psychological, or psychiatric professional off campus. If you need any recommendations of professionals in Vienna, please contact Learning.Support@webster.ac.at.

***Please note that the student must cover the cost for the professional assessment.

3. Eligibility Evaluation: The Learning Support Services and the Academic Resource Center (ARC) at the St. Louis campus will review the documentation provided. The Learning Support Services will then write and submit a formal recommendation to the Vienna campus Director for approval.

4. Notification Process: The Learning Support Services inform the student if his/her application for academic accommodations was approved. If the student receives academic accommodations, he/she must then:

a) Complete the “Release of Information Form”

b) Inform his/her instructors when he/she wishes to use the academic accommodations. After receiving the completed “Release of Information Form,” the Learning Support Services will contact the student’s academic advisor and instructors of his/her approved academic accommodations. However, the student retains the right to choose whether and when he/she wishes to utilize them.

Please contact Learning.Support@webster.ac.at for any questions, concerns, or feedback.

Commencement Ceremony 2020

Given recent developments with regard to COVID-19 and the fluid, unpredictable nature of the pandemic, we have to cancel this year’s commencement ceremony on May 9. Your health and well-being remain our highest priorities.

We are saddened to make this decision, as it represents the high point of our academic year, a moment to acknowledge your achievements, and to celebrate them with your families and friends. Rest assured, we recognize those achievements and would like to offer a full refund for tickets to all of you who have registered for this year’s ceremony. You will receive a refund for your commencement ceremony package (95 Euros for undergraduate and 120 Euros for graduate students ) and all additional tickets you already paid for. You will be refunded in full via bank transfer within the next seven working days. If you have any questions, please contact finance.students@webster.ac.at. Please note that this does not affect the graduation fee of 100 Euros, which covers traditional administrative fees including diplomas.

We would also like to take this opportunity to extend to you two free tickets to next year’s ceremony, which will take place on May 15, 2021 at the Hofburg, where we would like to welcome you on stage.

Importantly, the cancellation of the ceremony will not affect your graduation status or formal issuance of credentials. Those of you who complete all the requirements will receive their diplomas and transcripts in full and on time.

We hope that you continue to stay healthy and focused on completing your studies. Now more than ever, the careful attention of your reasoned mind is your, and our, most valued asset.

If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact us via office.director@webster.ac.at.

Academic Support Services

Faculty Advising

With a variety of courses and degree options to choose from, planning your academic future can be a challenge. To help you get the most out of your degree, you will be assigned a faculty advisor to provide academic guidance throughout your entire program of study. Being experts in their fields, they are an ideal resource to give advice based on the specifics and the content of your major. In order to ensure that your advisor will be able to dedicate sufficient time to your advising needs, please make sure to ALWAYS make an appointment using the starfish system and come prepared.

Please keep in mind that your faculty advisor will not be able to help you with the following non-academic concerns:

  • Financial matters: please contact Ms. Nora Gyoerfi through finance.students[at]webster.ac.at.
  • Transcripts for transfer credits (both graduate and undergraduate) from other institutions must be processed through the admissions department at admissions[at]webster.ac.at
  • Certificates of Enrollment along with other official WVPU documents (should be requested at the front desk)
  • Questions regarding visas (initial application and renewals), health insurance, study abroad, and housing should be directed to the Student Resource Center
  • Career Services will help you with questions concerning your professional development
  • For issues of a personal nature that might require Counseling Services
  • If you should need special academic accommodations please contact Learning Support Services
  • If you would like to audit a class, please find our policy and registration form here 

Course Registration

Registration Weeks and Add/Drop & Withdrawal Deadlines

 


Thesis

Information, forms and guidelines for your undergraduate or graduate thesis can be found here:

Studying Abroad

Students interested in studying abroad should first consult the Student Resource Center in room 3.03 to see whether they are eligible and familiarize themselves with the administrative process. The course planning itself will once again be done together with your faculty advisor.

Students Studying Abroad in Vienna:If you are a visiting study abroad student, please visit Dorothy Kishbaugh in Room 1.03 if any adjustments to your schedule need to be made. For any other questions or concerns, please visit the Student Resource Center in room 3.03.

Departmental Support

As a student at Webster Vienna Private University your major field of study will determine the department of your faculty advisor. As outlined above, this advisor will be your main source of academic advice for your major, but they will also guide you through the GCP and any potential minor or double major combinations.

For general questions regarding the program or your department, you will have the individual department coordinators there to help you. Each of these coordinators is familiar with the academic programs and will be able to provide you with orientation to the various services available at WVPU.

In particular, your department coordinator will be able to help you with

  • General questions about the program and the department
  • Keeping you updated on departmental events
  • Remaining informed about changes in the academic policies or program requirements
  • Picking up and submitting drop and withdrawal forms
  • Picking up and submitting add forms that have been signed by your faculty advisor
  • The administrative process of the thesis
  • Submitting your petition to graduate

We highly recommend to regularly check your department’s homepage

  • Business and Management - Department coordinators: Ms. Dorothy Kishbaugh at dorothy.kishbaugh[at]webster.ac.at and Mr. Adam Louis Troldahl at adam.troldahl[at]webster.ac.at
  • International Relations - Department coordinator: Ms. Katharina Neumann at katharina.neumann[at]webster.ac.at
  • Media Communications - Department coordinator: Ms. Daniela Machian, daniela.machian[at]webster.ac.at
  • Psychology - Department coordinator: Ms. Fernanda Stortecky at fernanda.stortecky[at]webster.ac.at

Where can you find answers, questions or just relax with a good book? Librarians are here to help. Drop by anytime (4th floor) or reserve a personal appointment by email.

Additional Resources


You have access to:

  • 15.000 books
  • Over 200 databases with access to all major academic journals
  • Over 77.000 e-books
  • International English Language news magazines
  • 14 computer stations
  • 3 project rooms for group work. Reserve a room here
  • 1 printer/copier/scanner for student use
  • Private study carrels and comfortable benches
  • Wireless internet access throughout the whole building

Policies and Procedures

Books may be borrowed from the library for a 4 week period, DVDs for a 2 week period. Renewal for an additional period is possible if the books or DVDs are not on reserve. You may renew your books or DVDs by telephone, per e-mail or in person, but renewal must be done before the item is overdue.

There is a fine of 0.10 Euro per day for overdue books and 0.50 Euro per day for overdue DVDs.

When you borrow from the library, you will be asked to present your student identification card.

Library and Learning Center

Opening Hours
Monday - Thursday: 10:00 to 20:30
Friday: 10:00 to 18:00
Saturday: 14:00 to 18:00
Closed Sundays and Holidays. Hours may vary when classes are not session.

For more information contact:

Mr. Benjamin Fasching-Gray
Librarian
benjamin.fasching-gray@webster.ac.at 
Phone: +43 1 269 9293 4323

ben fasching-gray

Textbooks and other printed materials required for Webster Vienna coursework are complementary with tuition. To collect these materials, students have to come to the Textbook Service located on the 4th floor.

Please bring your student card, the course name, and number as well as the name of the course instructor to help us make sure you get the right books.

We remind students to pick up their textbooks no later than the end of week 2 of each term.

If students drop a class, they must return the material they collected in new condition within the drop period, otherwise, their accounts will be charged with the actual costs of the books. If students withdraw after the drop period, they may keep the textbooks.

Textbooks for Online Courses

For online courses, students need to order books from a bookstore.

To find out which book(s) you need for your course, visit the official St. Louis bookstore. For more support with online classes and materials, please contact the online learning center.

However, to order the book(s), we highly recommend that you chose a European bookseller (e.g. Facultas or Kuppitsch in Austria, or whichever bookstore works with the university in your country).
An order from the US will take much longer to arrive and cost you extra because of shipping and customs.

To request reimbursement of expenditures made for textbooks in an online course, please refer to this form. Please submit the completed form to your advisor for approval after the add/drop period is over.


We don't want to leave Webster Vienna students hanging when they hit a snag in their math or stats courses, and that's why the Quant Center exists. So, if you need help, you're not alone! From Fall 2019, students seeking mathematics or statistics guidance may approach any of the faculty members listed in the table below during their office hours. The method of instruction may be affected by regulations put in place in response to the current COVID-19 pandemic (e.g. meetings may take place via Zoom). 

What To Expect

You can approach a Quant Center faculty member if you...

… are having trouble understanding a math or statistics assignment.
… are looking for guidance or study tips for an upcoming math or statistics exam.
… have a math or statistics question related to your thesis project or research. (See "Areas of Expertise" in the table below)

Quant Center Faculty Members

Faculty listed below are available during their office hours for drop-in appointments. This table will be updated when office hours change.

Name Office Areas of Expertise (Research Methodology) Office Hours in Fall 2020
Dr. Nikolaos Antonakakis 1.04
  • Time Series Econometrics: OLS, IV, GMM, ARMA, Cointegration, (S)VAR, GARCH-type models
  • Cross-Section Econometrics: OLS, GLS, IV, 2SLS, 3SLS, Dif-in-Dif (DD)
  • Panel Data Econometrics: Static & Dynamic models
  • Spatial Econometrics
Tuesday &
Thursday
13:30-15:30
Dr. Meng Chen 2.16
  • Experimental design
  • Surveys
  • Quantitative content analysis
  • Network analysis
  • Semantic analysis
  • T-test, ANOVA, Regression, Structural Equation Modeling
Monday &
Wednesday
14:00-16:00
Dr. Ronald Hochreiter 3.26
  • Contemporary Statistics and Statistical Learning using R
  • Data Science (Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Statistical AI) using R and Python
  • Decision Science (Optimization under Uncertainty, Stochastic and Robust Programming)
  • Heuristic Optimization (including nature-inspired algorithms)
Tuesday by appointment.
Thursday 10:00-11:00.
Appts. pref. by Zoom
Dr. Marc Mehu 3.19
  • Research design (experimental / non-experimental)
  • Nonverbal behavior analysis / Social perception
  • Descriptive statistics
  • Inferential statistics: General Linear Model (correlation, regression, ANOVA, t-test, factor analysis)
  • Non-parametric statistics
  • Categorical data analysis (log-linear analysis, Chi square)

Fall 1
Monday &
Friday
11:00--13:00

Fall 2
Tuesday &
Thursday
9:00-11:00


Dr. Anatoly Reshetnikov 2.06
  • (Visual) Discourse analysis
  • Ethnographic methods: interview, participant observation, digital ethnography
in Fall 1:
Monday 
13:00-15:00
Tuesday
13:00-14:00

Career and Alumni

Welcome to WVPU Careers

Our team in the Career and Placement Service is here to accompany you on your journey to a successful career, and fully benefit from your Webster experience.

We use many tools to help you successfully compete in the job market including, among others, individual career coaching, access to career lunches and workshops, connections to job and internship opportunities, and information and links to job search resources.

In order to best serve your interests, we cooperate with the online platform JOBTEASER, a specially dedicated career service for students and the companies that want to hire them.

Sign Up Here

Once you are registered, you can access the following services:

  • Search career and internship offers provided by Webster Vienna partner organizations
  • Search job and internship offers of the whole JobTeaser network
  • Schedule individual career coaching sessions
  • Sign up to attend career events, organized by WVPU and partner organizations
  • Receive career and CV writing tips through newsletters and webinars

Sourcing talent for your company?

Searching for the right candidate can be a tough feat. Are you on the hunt for someone who is a good fit within your multi-cultural team? The Career Services Center at Webster Vienna Private University molds students and graduate for roles you are looking to fill.

Students receive career training through CV and cover letter writing, company lunches and visits and on-campus recruiting while working with the Career Services Center. After leaving WVPU, students and graduates are ready to make an impact in any professional environment they step into.

Through our partnership with JOBTEASER, a specially dedicated career service platform, we are able to best match your opening with our qualified students.

Sign Up Here

If you have an internship or job opportunity for Webster Vienna students or alumni, please contact Mag. Alexandra Deubner, Senior Career Development Officer.

Alumni Association Logo - Webster U.

Your connection to Webster Vienna does not end at graduation. From events to career resources to exclusive alumni benefits, the Alumni Association has so much to offer.

Founded in 1923, the Webster University Alumni Association has the same goal for almost a century: to foster a community of alumni connected to our alma mater and each other!

Membership to the Webster University Alumni Association and the Webster Vienna Alumni Association (local chapter) is free and easy, effective the moment you graduate. We invite you to stay connected to Webster and join our network of more than 190,000 alumni worldwide.

Thank you in advance for getting involved and staying connected to your alma mater!

You Belong to the Vienna Chapter!

Established in 2005, the Vienna Chapter of the Alumni Association caters the following:

  • Articulate the mission and activities, programs, and needs of the University to alumni;
  • Offer opportunities for personal and professional growth of the University’s alumni;
  • Foster relationships among alumni, students, and faculty;
  • Recognize and increase the visibility of alumni accomplishments and achievements within their communities and the University;
  • Promote alumni contributions of time, talent, and financial support to the University;
  • Serve the needs of the alumni with special interests within the framework of the Association; and
  • Focus the efforts of alumni commitment of service to others.

Stay Connected!

Please fill out the form on this page!

Make use of your Alumni Benefits!

Your Alumni Association works to bring you the best services and helps you to stay in touch with fellow alumni and the University. Some benefits are granted on a global basis and others on a local basis. Make use of these benefits and stay connected to Webster and your fellow alumnus!

Global Benefits

Vienna Chapter Benefits

  • Second Degree Grant: get the last course of an additional degree at Webster Vienna for free. To find out more, please click here.
  • Legacy Tuition Grant: 10% tuition reduction for first-time freshmen (new, incoming undergraduate students who have never completed university-level course work for credit) whose sibling or parent currently attends or graduated from Webster Vienna Private University. For all eligibility criteria, please check here.
  • Events: mingle with alumni, faculty & students and expand your professional network at university events
  • Guest lectures: join complimentary guest lectures at the Webster Vienna campus
  • Bonus Course Program (Audit): take ac course at Webster Vienna for free after graduating
  • Newsletter: stay up to date with the latest news about Webster and fellow alumni
  • Social networking: take advantage of Webster Vienna's online community on Facebook and LinkedIn
  • Activities: enjoy Vienna Alumni Chapter activities and stay connected with alumni in the local business world
  • Contributions: share your on-campus and professional experiences with Webster Vienna's future students
  • Connections: get in touch with your fellow alumni via our alumni map
  • Access to resources: Check out books at the Library and Learning Center or get discounts with your alumni card

Student Life

These policies and procedures apply to Webster University students enrolled at the Vienna Campus. Webster University Student Policies have been written to help guide the behavior of students as members of the University community. Some of the policies may also apply at a global level with the other extended campuses, which are included in the Student Handbook.

Staff Directory

New Student Agreement

Extended Campus Student Code of Conduct

Alcohol Policy

Computer Technologies Authorized Use Policy

Smoking Policy

Policy on Sexual Assault, Harassment and Other Sexual Offenses

Grievance Policy

Violence and Weapons Policy

Student Locker Policy

Academic Policies

Student Access Policy

Find out which events and clubs offered at Webster Vienna are best for you.

WVPU is pleased to offer our students, staff, faculty and alumni the benefits of our partnerships with local businesses. Just present your Webster ID at our partners to get your Webster Vienna Advantage.

EuroTelco

Professional maintenance service for Windows, Mac and all mobile phones
20% off for Webster Vienna students and employees
Favoritenstrasse 76, 1100 Vienna

Brotzeit Gourment Kantine

Cafeteria Style Restaurant, Super-Fast!
1 Euro off after 13:00
Zirkusgasse 9, 1020 Vienna

Vapiano

Italian Restaurant
10% discount during “lunch” (Praterstrasse location only)
Praterstrasse 24-26, 1020 Wien

Sofitel Spa

30% Welness/Spa treatment, Family and Friends 20%. Day passes €25 instead of €36!
2 for 1 Fitness/Spa membership! Service menu details
Praterstrasse 1, 1020 Wien

Mozaik Cafe & Restaurant

-10% for all Webster Students... Including Delivery
Event Room available for rent!
Stuwerstrasse 22, 1020 Wien

Makro 1

Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurant!
Free beverage with a meal (courtesy Student Government Association).
Fleischmarkt 16, 1010

Hard Rock Cafe

American Style Restaurant
Group / Private Event Discounts!
Rotenturmstraße 25, 1010

Crime Runners/Escape Room

10% off
Maria-Theresien-Str. 3/1a 1090

Pharmacy Zum Guten Hirten

10% off purchase (cash only)
Praterstrasse 32, 1020

Secret Vienna

Unique Tours around Vienna
Tours tailored to group interest/ request (courtesy Student Government Association).

Vienna International Jiu Jitsu Club

Jiu Jitsu, Self Defense Classes, Martial Arts
First 2 Sessions for free, first 2 months for the price of 1 (30 Euros)
Shumeikan Dojo, Salesianergasse 2, 1030 Vienna

VIE DeFLAMME

Bouquets, Flower Boxes, Events Decor
- 10% on your order and free delivery on orders above 50 Euro
Rennweg 21, 1030 Vienna

Careta

Car Rental and Shuttle Services
- 10% for Webster Students
Muthgasse 36, 1636, 1190 Vienna

Klyo

Brunch Place and Restaurant
- 10% for Webster Students, Mon-Fri
Uraniastraße 1, 1010 Wien

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