Winter School - The Discovery of Modernity - Vienna Around 1900, 1-15 February 2019, Austria

Publish Date: Oct 31, 2018

Deadline: Nov 30, 2018

Event Dates: from Feb 01, 2019 12:00 to Feb 15, 2019 12:00

univie: winter school 2019

for Cultural Historical Studies

"The Discovery of Modernity - Vienna Around 1900"

University of Vienna


February 1 - February 15, 2019

  • Enjoy Vienna's history and culture
  • Explore the developments of society, psychology, fine arts, music, and literature in Vienna around 1900
  • Study with renowned professors with international experience
  • Develop a thorough understanding of the impact of the fin-de-siécle culture on the modernization of Europe
  • Meet participants from all over the world


The univie: winter school for cultural-historical studies takes place in Vienna, the capital of the former Habsburg Monarchy (and Austria of today) where traces of the outstanding culture of the late 19th and the beginning of the 20th century are still visible.

The two week program combines first class academic courses with an extensive social and cultural program. Vienna’s rich cultural heritage, especially the museums, will lead to a thorough understanding of the input of the fin-de-siècle on the modernization of Europe.

This unique program consists of high level lectures in the morning and guided excursions to the city of Vienna (e.g. the Schönberg Center and city walks around the Ringstraße and Art Nouveau buildings) and to different museums (the Museum for Applied Arts and Schönbrunn Palace) in the afternoon.

Outside the framework of classes Vienna offers plenty of opportunities to explore additional museums and sights such as the St. Stephan’s Cathedral, the Imperial Palace, and the Treasury.

The academic course environment encourages intercultural and social exchange and favors mutual understanding within the international student population. Participants thus broaden their horizon, meet colleagues from different fields of study, make friends for life and build connections for their future professional careers.


The winter school provides courses in the morning as well as cultural activities in the afternoon.

The program fee includes the following:

  • Registration
  • The tuition for the two week program. Within the two week period, students can attend two courses.
  • Handouts, scripts and other relevant teaching material.
  • Entrance fees and tickets for all planned afternoon excursions, including a guided city walk around the Ringstraße, guided visits to the Konzerthaus, the Schönberg Center, the Leopold Museum, the Museum for Applied Arts and the Wien Museum.


The Winter School has a rolling admission policy and considers applications in the order of their arrival. Since the program cannot accept more than 60 students, early application is encouraged. The application deadline for the Winter School 2019 is November 30, 2018.

Applicants must have completed two years of studies at college or university level in their countries of residence or have an educational background equivalent to one year at a European universitybefore the beginning of the program.

Applicants must be in attendance for the whole period of the Winter School, be able to take part in the number of required courses, have an adequate command of the English language and be in good health.



Participants of the univie: winter school for cultural -historical studies have the opportunity to receive a tuition waiver (scholarship) for the winter school from the University of Vienna.

The duration of the scholarship equals to the duration of the winter school. The scholarship will amount to the program fees of the winter school, unless otherwise stated. No additional travel grant will be awarded.

Scholarship Application Requirements

The application deadline for scholarship applications is November 30, 2018.

Applications must have reached the office of the Sommerhochschule by this date.

Target groups are regular students and young researchers of all disciplines from the University of Vienna and its partner universities who are admitted to a Bachelor/Diploma/Master/Doctorate or PhD programme.

At the time of their participation in their selected univie: summer/winter school, applicants are not permitted to pursue any additional salaried work.
Scholarship holders and students from partner universities of the University of Vienna receive preferential treatment.

Detailed information about the univie: summer/winter school scholarships can be found on the homepage of the International Office of the University of Vienna.

Applicants are advised to read the information carfully before preparing their scholarship application.

Scholarship Application Material

Students applying for a scholarship have to submit the same material as regular applicants. Please refer to the application material number 1-5. Scholarship applicants do not have to submit a deposit.

In addition to the application material listed, scholarship applications have to submit the following documents:

  • Online application form
  • CV
  • Certificate or confirmation of language proficiency in English (an effortless participation in the univie: winter school must be given).

For more information click "LINK TO ORIGINAL"  below.

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