University of Applied Arts Vienna


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University of Applied Arts Vienna

University of Applied Arts Vienna was founded in 1863. It is a public arts university and institute of higher education. It is located in Vienna, the capital of Austria.

University History

In 1863 University of Applied Arts Vienna was founded as the Vienna School of Art and Crafts.  In 1941, the university became an institution of higher education. From 1941-45 it was known as "Reichshochschule für Angewandte Kunst", and in 1948 it was taken over by the Austrian state as an academy. In 1970, it was awarded the title of a university and in 1998 the school has renamed the University of applied arts.

University Programs, Courses and Schools

University of Applied Arts Vienna has 8 institutes. The campus offers wide learning opportunities and challenges to students. The 8 institutes of the University of Applied Arts Vienna are;

  • Institute of Architecture
  • Institute for Fine and Media Art
  • Institute of Design
  • Institute for Conservation and Restoration
  • Institute for Art Studies, Art Education and Art Education
  • Institute for Art and Society
  • Institute of Arts and Technology
  • Institute for Language Arts

University Achievements/ USP

University of Applied Arts Vienna is a well-known university in Austria. The university is ranked #50 by QS World University rankings. The University of Applied Arts Vienna is a place for free artistic and academic expression and a laboratory for artistic visions which help students in finding their potential in the competitive society.

University Notable Alumni

University of Applied Arts Vienna’s alumni has expert alumni from different backgrounds who are there to serve based on their common passion and responsibility towards the university. The university has an extensive network of alumni from all around the world. Some of the alumni members of the University of Applied Arts Vienna are- 

  • Walter Bosse (1904–1979), modernist brass sculpture
  • Dorrit Dekk (1917-–2014), graphic designer, printmaker and artist [8]
  • Augusta Kochanowska (1868–1927), Polish painter and illustrator
  • Brigitte Kowanz (born 1957), artist
  • Matthias Laurenz Gräff (born 1984), artist
  • Wiktoria GoryƄska (1902 - 1945)
  • Gustav Klimt (studied 1876 - 1883)
  • Hugo Markl (born 1964), artist
  • Pipilotti Rist (born 1962), visual artist
  • Felice Rix-Ueno (1893-1967), textile artist
  • Stefan Sagmeister (born 1962), designer
  • Stylianos Schicho (born 1977), artist
  • Eva Schlegel (born 1960), artist and professor at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
  • Pola Stout (1902–1984), textile designer[9]
  • Wolfgang Hoffmann (1900-1969), architect and designer
  • Ernestine Tahedl (born 1940), artist
  • Matthias Tarasiewicz (born 1979), curator and researcher

University Infrastructure & services


The University of Applied Arts Vienna is home to about 2,000 students. The wide range of artistic disciplines, with a huge number of scientific subjects, makes the campus more interesting. The university encourages the development of creative visions and facilitates students with artistic experiments, with a commitment of technical excellence and conceptual brilliance which works as the basic elements of the quality standard for the students as well as teachers on-campus.


 The library at the University of Applied Arts Vienna is an important part of the educational experience and an invaluable resource for students, faculty, staff, and alumni, but also for the broad community. The library offers a wide range of books and other materials and services to support academic studies and enhance research work at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. The library has a vast collection of books, e-journals, and e-books etc. The University library is focused to provide high-quality library resources, programs, and services to students. The library provides flexible and well-equipped surroundings to everyone’s research and learning needs. The library supports the student learning experience, creation and administration of knowledge, and also contributes to advancements in teaching and research programs.

Off-campus- University of Applied Arts Vienna assists students in finding off-campus housing near the university’s campus. They provide convenient housing to students, faculty and staff nearby the university. 

Medical services-

University of Applied Arts Vienna provides medical services to students. The Health Services encourage students to live a healthy lifestyle in order to achieve their personal, academic and career goals. They also maintain an emergency response team that response immediately to any accidents or injuries involving any person on campus. Primary and urgent healthcare, health clearances, routine women’s healthcare, emergency response and wellness education are all part of the services provided. The staff consists of certified physicians and nurses who are dedicated towards their work and provide high quality medical care to students.

Student’s clubs-

University of Applied Arts Vienna offers wide variety of students’ clubs and organizations that provide wide range of opportunities for students to engross themselves. 

University Location

 Oskar Kokoschka-Platz 2, 1010 Wien, Austria

Top Landmarks-

  • Schoenbrunn Palace
  • Historic Center of Vienna
  • Belvedere Museum
  • St. Stephen's Cathedral
  • City Hall
  • State Hall of the Austrian National Library
  • St. Peter's Church
  • Town Hall Square
  • Art House Vienna
  • Danube Tower
  • Graben und Kohlmarkt

International student’s info

Courses Offered-

University of Applied Arts Vienna offers Undergraduate programs, postgraduate programs and Doctoral programs. Some of the courses are-

  • Architecture
  • Visual Arts
  • Designing
  • Media Arts
  • Human Rights
  • Economy

Student Support-

 The International student support services at the University of Applied Arts Vienna provide international educational exchange via its services. It serves as the primary administrative, programming, and advising office for the international community. The office provides various services like-

  • immigration assistance and support to international students and exchange visitors through advising, programs, workshops and events.
  • serve as a guide for academic and administrative units in the collaboration, hiring and sponsorship of international students and exchange visitors.
  • provides on-going orientation and support services in a welcoming environment designed to help students in cultural adjustment.

Visa and Immigration Support-

Non-Austrian citizens who need a visa to enter Austria must apply for one to enter the country for the entrance exam. Applicants must send a letter of motivation by email or post no later than 4 weeks before the entrance exam.

The letter of motivation must contain the following points: name, date of birth, postal address, desired field of study, e-mail address and a copy of your passport.
The study department will then issue a letter of invitation with which you can apply for a visa to enter Germany for the entrance exam.

Once you have passed the entrance exam, the Department of Studies will issue a notice of conditional admission to the course, which you can use to apply for a student residence permit in your home country.

The websites of the ÖAD and the Federal Ministry of the Interior are available to applicants

International Student Contact-

E-mail- [email protected]

Student life

Student society-

University of Applied Arts Vienna’s student organizations or clubs are one of the best ideas to get involved in the campus. Organizations are assembled under an arrangement of causes, identities, and interests. Student organizations at the University of Applied Arts Vienna put on some of the most highly awaited campus events and offer a wide range of opportunities for involvement and leadership every year. The University of Applied Arts Vienna has various student organizations, so there is something for each student. 

Sports and fitness-

University of Applied Arts Vienna provides activities that promote healthy lifestyles and fitness for a huge population of students, faculty and staff. The university provides various sports activities and fitness rooms to keep students fit and healthy. 

Health & Wellbeing-

Health and Wellness at the University of Applied Arts Vienna is to highlight the active process of change and growth that involves building resilience, persistence, and positivity in the phase of provocations. It is the initiative dedicated to help students incorporate in an overall well-being experience across campus. They allow students to actively indulge in well-being activities that provide support to a holistic lifestyle. Through this initiative, students will learn and understand resources and they will also learn how to help others in need. 

Residential Life-

On-campus housing at the University of Applied Arts Vienna can easily accommodate a huge population of students. The on-campus housing offers Residential Based Learning Communities on designated floors, areas or buildings where students request to live near others that share an interest in a particular social cause or academic area. 

Food & drink-

University of Applied Arts Vienna provides canteens and a cafeteria in the campus.  Dining is open to students, faculty, and staff. The dining plan offers different dining options which include special dietary menus such as vegetarian and low-fat food. The plans are designed to fit the busy schedule of students, the plan assists all dietary preferences by providing a wide range of dining options and healthy food options. There are a number of cafes and restaurants available on-campus which provides a huge variety to students.

Short-term getaways, weekend getaways

There are many short-term getaways near the University of Applied Arts Vienna to have fun like- 

  • Schoenbrunn Palace
  • Historic Center of Vienna
  • Belvedere Museum
  • St. Stephen's Cathedral
  • City Hall
  • State Hall of the Austrian National Library
  • St. Peter's Church
  • Town Hall Square
  • Art House Vienna
  • Danube Tower

and there are many other options also available to spend holidays and weekends.

Part-time jobs

The Career Services at the University of Applied Arts Vienna provides employment opportunities to students who want to earn money while studying to pay their expenses. The Office of Student Employment helps students find part-time work that not only builds their bank account, it is also on or near campus, and gives them a relevant and meaningful career experience that enhances their resume.

Student Safety

Crime Around the area-

University of Applied Arts Vienna keeps safety a priority. University’s Police Department provides 24/7 assistance to deter crime, and to increase personal safety and building security. A security desk is located in the lobby of each residence hall, which assists 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to ensure the safety and identification of those entering and leaving the campus buildings. Students can call an officer to escort them anywhere on campus 24/7. The University is committed towards providing a safe, secure living and learning environment for all students, faculty and staff.    

Famous courses

The famous courses at University of Applied Arts Vienna are-

  • Architecture
  • Visual Arts
  • Media Arts
  • Human Rights
  • Designing

Campus recruitment


The Career and Employability Team at University of Applied Arts Vienna has an award-winning placement team that is dedicated to supporting students throughout their placement search. The university hosts recruitment events and fairs to provide jobs to students. The University has a strong employability record. 

Application Requirements

  • Create a new account
  • Completed Application Form
  • Submit required support documents
  • Academic Records
  • Pay the application fee 
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Recommendations
  • Standardized Test Scores

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Oskar Kokoschka-Platz 2, 1010 Wien, Austria,Austria