Highest university standards, pluridisciplinary curricula and small group teaching
True multilingualism and extensive language training
International faculty, multicultural student body and globally connected alumni
A hub for international dialogue and a city of liveability, culture and history
International representatives, renowned experts and experienced professionals
Personal skills development and career services
Active student life, small campus, study trips, friends for life
Vienna School of International Studies.
Educating Global Leaders since 1754.
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The MAIS programme is a two-year academic programme which centres on the advanced study of politics and international relations, international economics, history, and international and European law. Students have to complete an interdisciplinary thesis in this research-based programme. Equipped with extensive knowledge, strong analytical skills, some language competency and the experience of an international community, graduates proceed to positions in international organisations, business and government or to further research and academic careers. The MAIS is a joint Master’s degree of the Vienna School of International Studies and the University of Vienna.
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The two-year ETIA programme is a professional Master’s degree programme (Universitätslehrgang) that offers the opportunity of studying environmental issues both from the technical and the international relations points of view. This interdisciplinary programme is organised in cooperation with TU Wien's Continuing Education Center. The participants are awarded an academic degree (MSc) of TU Wien. ETIA prepares graduates for high-flying careers as managers and engineers, as well as for political and diplomatic tasks in the fields of environment and sustainable development, where they can rationally assess environmental requirements and actively take part in the shaping of new norms. Professional master programmes like the MSc ETIA focus on professional career development rather than a career in academia.
The Diploma Programme is a one-year postgraduate training course in the theory and practice of international relations. Emphasis is placed, above all, on interdisciplinarity, the implementation of theoretical knowledge in practice, and multilingualism. With the Diploma Programme students acquire the academic, practical and language skills necessary for a successful career in the international arena.
Interdisciplinary International Studies (IIS) is a four-year programme jointly organised by the Diplomatische Akademie Wien - Vienna School of International Studies (DA) and the University of Vienna. The programme is open to graduates (Master degree) who wish to pursue a research project linking at least two of the four disciplines legal studies, political science, international economics and history.
The Summer Course of the Diplomatische Akademie Wien - Vienna School of International Studies offers intensive German classes for learners of all levels - from beginners to advanced, everybody can find a course suitable to the individual requirements. Classes are taught in small groups by a team of highly experienced trainers specially qualified for teaching "German as a Foreign Language". By means of creative language learning, research projects and leisure activities students can discover Austria in all facets as well as apply the new language skills acquired during classes. Additionally, lectures and excursions give participants the opportunity to learn about Austrian politics, history, society and culture.
All important dates at a glance for MAIS, DLG and MSc ETIA's first year are available on the academic calendars 2020-21 and 2021-22.
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The DA is located in a former imperial palace in the centre of Vienna. Students come from all over the world, about 40 live on campus.
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More than 200 lectures, conferences and discussions on current topics take place both at the DA and online every year.
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