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The European University Viadrina is located at the Germany-Poland border, and offers UT students a unique context to take a variety of courses from faculties of Law, Business Administration, Economics and Cultural Sciences alongside German and Polish students. Semester courses are taught in English, German, and other languages.

This program also features one of the few summer exchanges, which focuses on international relations, government, cultural studies, business, and foreign language.


Area(s) of Study

  • Accounting
  • Geography
  • International Business
  • Polish
  • Business Administration
  • German
  • Law
  • Russian
  • Cultural Studies
  • Government
  • Linguistics
  • Russian, East European, And Eu
  • Economics
  • History
  • Management
  • Social Science
  • European Studies
  • Humanities
  • Operations Management
  • Sociology
  • Finance

Sponsored by UT Austin - a University-wide Exchange

Academic Information

Semester: Students take 12-15 hours. Academic culture is very independent. Your grade is usually dependent on one final exam, paper, or presentation. Summer: Students choose at least 6 credits from a selection of courses on a set topic geared toward European area studies, business, or German language. Courses taught in English.


***Note: Lecture period ends in July (Spring term) or February (Fall term) and students usually can arrange to end by that time.*** Students can take courses in English. Otherwise, they can take courses taught in German if they are at high-intermediate (B2) level of German.

Language(s) of Instruction

German, English, and Polish


Service Learning/Internship

  • Service Learning - No
  • Internship - No


Summer Housing: Students generally live in apartment-style housing, but can live either on Germany or Poland side of the border. Semester housing: Students generally live in apartment-style housing. One scholarship per semester is available for a UT student to subsidize room & board.

Open To

Students from all colleges and schools

Program Cost

Students pay a one-time $75 application fee and regular UT tuition. Fees are paid to EU Viadrina directly. Students are responsible for airfare, passport, housing, food, local transportation, & costs of living. Scholarships available from DAAD - DUE JAN. 31! (see link below under Additional Resources.)

Program Dates:

- Spring
  • April 1, 2020 to September 30, 2020
  • Final Deadline: October 11, 2018
- Summer Whole
  • June 3, 2020 to July 18, 2020
  • Priority Deadline: February 15, 2020
  • Final Deadline: March 1, 2020
- Fall
  • October 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021
  • Priority Deadline: March 1, 2020
  • Final Deadline: March 15, 2020

Application Code


Additional Resources

Program Website
Visa Information

Next Step

1) Attend an Explore regional session. Dates and locations listed on website. 2) Meet with Academic Advisor to discuss credit. 3) Attend a Ready to Apply group advising session with Colby Seay. Dates and times given at Explore session. 4) Complete Mandatory Pre-departure Orientation.

Program information above is subject to change