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ENGR Exchange Global E3: Technische Universitat Wien (Austria)

Vienna, Austria
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All students accepted to an Exchange program are automatically considered for an award of $1,000! See Cost tab for more information.

Technische Universitat Wien is a member of the Global Engineering Education Exchange Program (Global E3), an exchange program for engineering students with partner universities in 21 countries. Students pay University of Maryland tuition. Visit the Global E3 website at for(link is external) information on the Global E3 partner universities and application procedures. 

Host Institution
The Vienna University of Technology (TU Vienna) is located in the heart of Europe, in a cosmopolitan city of great cultural diversity. For nearly 200 years, the TU Vienna has been a place of research, teaching and learning in the service of progress. The TU Vienna is among the most successful technical universities in Europe and is Austria’s largest scientific-technical research and educational institution.

The TU Vienna places great emphasis on the inclusion of students in research programs (research-based teaching), considering this an important criterion encouraging new generations of scientists. The TU Vienna offers a broad range of studies from “A” like Architecture to “T” like Technical Physics. Doctoral Programs and Secondary School Teacher Accreditation are also offered.

Development work in almost all areas of technology is encouraged, first, by the interaction between basic
research and the different fields of engineering sciences at the TU Vienna itself, and, secondly, within the framework of cooperative projects with other universities, research institutes and business sector partners. The TU Vienna has sharpened its research profile by defining competence fields and setting up interdisciplinary collaboration centres, and here clearer outlines will be developed.

Host City
Settled in the midst of continental Europe, the University of Vienna is located in Vienna, Austria. As a beautiful city with immense political and cultural history, it's the perfect location for an academic exchange. Vienna is the capital and largest city in Austria with approximately 2 million residents. The city center is a UNESCO World Heritage site that was home to many famous philosopher, musicians, and artists, including Sigmund Freud, Wolfgang Amadeus and Gustav Klimt.

Exchange programs are highly competitive and space in each program is limited. You must meet the following eligibility requirements in order to apply to this program:

  • 3.0 GPA
  • Completion of 2 semesters at UMD
  • You must be an ENGR major

Exchange programs are a good fit for students looking for immersion, personal growth, and the opportunity to strengthen qualities such as independence and adaptability.

Student Visa Information
A student visa is required for participation on this exchange. For more information, please visit our study abroad visa guide to view instructions for the country you will be visiting. Please note that visa information is subject to change and you are responsible for checking the embassy website for updates.

  1. Click "Apply Now" at the top of this page. You will log in with your UMD directory ID and password.
  2. Submit all application materials by the deadline listed below. This includes meeting with your EA advisor (listed at the top of this page), requesting a faculty letter of recommendation, and submitting an official transcript.
  3. FOR ENGR GE3 ONLY: If you are applying for a Global E3 exchange, you will need to submit an additional GE3 application by the deadline listed on their website.
  4. After the application deadline, we will review all completed applications and nominate students for available spots in each exchange program.
  5. If you are nominated to participate in this exchange, you will work with your EA advisor (listed above) to apply directly to the host university, who will formally admit you to the exchange program.
  6. Nominated students will then work with their EA advisor (listed above) and our partner universities to coordinate all aspects of the stay at the host university such as course registration, visas and arrival.

Language of instruction
Main language of instruction is German; English (depending on program; English taught Master-programs available in Biomedical, Telecommunications, Informatics). 5% of the overall course offer is taught in English. Students at Bachelor level should have excellent command in German (B1-B2); if coming at lower level, students are recommended to take one of our German courses to reach the necessary level.

Click here for a list of course offerings.
Available Disciplines:
Architecture and Planning
Civil Engineering
Mechanical Engineering and Management
Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
Computer Sciences
Business Informatics
Technical Chemistry
Chemical and Process Engineering
Technical Physics
Mathematics and Statistics
Geodesy and Geomatic Engineering
Biomedical Engineering


Transfer credit for this program is under review. Please contact the program advisor for more information. 

All credit you earn on this program will count as transfer credit towards your UMD degree.  Most courses at Technische Universitat Wien will be converted as follows:

Technische Universitat Wien Credit UMD Credit
.5 credit 1 credit
6 credit 3 credit

The chart above was last approved by the UMD Transfer Credit Committee on March 29, 2014.

You can view how courses at this institution have previously been evaluated for UMD equivalents on the International Study Course Search hosted by the Clark School of Engineering website and the Transfer Credit Services Equivalency Database (TCEQ). If you are interested in taking a course not listed on TCEQ, you may have it evaluated for acceptability by following the  UMD Registrar’s evaluation request guidelines.


Undergraduates must receive a C- equivalent or better in order to be eligible for the transfer of credit.

Technische Universitat Wien Grade UMD Grade
4  C -


There is no on-campus housing available for exchange students. Students can reserve a room at an Austrian Exchange Service (OeAD) Student Residence if they choose by registering here.

Private accommodations are also available and youth hostels can offer temporary housing while searching for a permanent location. More information can be found here


All students accepted to an Exchange program are considered for an automatic award of $1,000!

To be considered for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be a current degree seeking undergraduate UMD student (graduate students are not eligible for this award)
  • Not currently receive full tuition scholarship/benefits (i.e. Banneker Key, tuition remission, TAES, etc.)
  • If you have a completed FAFSA on file and wish to be considered for need based aid in addition to the automatic award, complete the EA fund form by the deadline. 

UMD students participating in an Exchange have the benefit of paying UMD tuition rates to attend an institution abroad. For specific information on the cost of attending this Exchange, please see the UMD Exchange Cost Sheet

Tuition and fees for exchange programs are charged directly to your UMD account, which means you can apply UMD scholarships, state and federal financial aid, and alternative loans towards the cost of an exchange. Housing costs are paid directly to the host institution or on-site housing agency.

You can use the cost of attendance comparison worksheet to view how study abroad programs compare to each other and the amount you pay on campus at UMD. As always, your EA advisor (listed above) is available help you complete this worksheet and find affordable programs that fit your study abroad goals.

Please refer to the following resources for more information on funding study abroad:

Term Year Application Deadline Admission Notification Program Start Program End
Spring 2018 10/01/2017 10/11/2017
Fall 2018 03/01/2018 03/11/2018 09/29/2018 02/28/2019
Year (Fall-Spring) 2018 03/01/2018 03/11/2018
Spring 2019 10/01/2018 10/11/2018