Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien

Please note the following:

1. Students are limited to one semester at the host campus. The maximum number of units that can be counted towards their Heinz College degree from that one semester is 60.

2. U.S. students who are otherwise eligible may apply for federal aid for courses that are accepted as credits earned towards their Heinz College degree. A financial aid “Consortium Agreement” must be completed for each individual U.S. student participating in the exchange program.

3. Students should consult their liaison before finalizing the coursework/curriculum at the visiting university

4. Deadline for application are:

a.     March 15 for classes starting in the Fall Semester (not available for Vienna students)
b.     October 15 for classes starting in the Spring Semester

The Heinz College of the Carnegie Mellon University and the Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien (Vienna, Austria) have established a partnership. This exchange agreement allows students from either the Heinz College or the Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien to study at the other campus for one semester.

Interested students should contact the liaison at Heinz College or the liaison at Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien for more information on the application process.

  • Interested students currently attending Heinz College should contact David Eber, Director of Admissions and Financial Aid at deber@cmu.edu regarding study in Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien.
  • Interested students currently attending Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien should contact Sarah Spiekermann, Professor, Chair of the Institute for Management Information Systems at sarah.spiekermann@wu.ac.at, she is the exchange program liaison based in Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien. Students can also contact Amy Nichols, Coordinator for Graduate Exchange Programs, International Office at amy.nichols@wu.ac.at.

To study in Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien:

In order to be considered and approved to participate in the student exchange program at the Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, students should contact David Eber to initiate the process. Heinz College exchange students desiring to participate will also be required to submit to Wirtschaftsuniversität Wienthe following documents: 

1.     Approval from the Heinz College Liaison
2.     Online pre-enrollment

Upon the receipt of the above documents, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wienwill review the documents to determine admissions decisions.

To study in the United States:

In order to be considered and approved to participate in the student exchange program at Heinz College, students should contact Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien’s exchange liaisonto initiate the process. Wirtschaftsuniversität Wienstudents will also be required to submit to Heinz College the following documents: 

1.     Approval from the Wirtschaftsuniversität Wienliaison
2.     Online application for admission (available via Heinz College’s admitted student website)
3.     TOEFL score
4.     Completed I-20 visa application forms (forms can be obtained via Heinz College website)
5.     A list of desired classes
6.     Official transcript from WU

Upon the receipt of the above documents, Heinz College will review the documents to determine admissions decisions. Once admitted, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wienstudents will need to complete Carnegie Mellon’s I-20 application forms (forms can be obtained from Carnegie Mellon’s Office of International Education).

For more information, please contact David Eber, Director of Admissions and Financial Aid at deber@cmu.edu or 412-268-2164.

Additional information for students who wish to apply to enroll as an exchange student in Carnegie Mellon's MISM program:


Exchange Program Application Instructions