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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

***Summer program ACTIVE 2024*** Semester: 12-15 hours. Academic culture is independent. Your grade is usually dependent on one final exam, paper, or presentation. Summer: choose 6-9 hours from a selection of courses on a set topic geared toward humanities or business. 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. Opportunity to participate in Global Career Launch internship.

Language(s) of Instruction

German, English, and Polish


Service Learning/Internship

  • Service Learning - No
  • Internship - Yes


Summer Housing: Students generally live in apartment-style dorm housing, and can live either on the German or Polish side of the border (Poland is 10' from Viadrina). Semester housing: Students live in apartment-style dorm housing on the German side. 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.)


This program may require participation for an entire academic year.

- Spring
  • Program: April 1, 2024 to August 2, 2024
  • Instructional: April 8, 2024 to August 2, 2024
  • Priority Deadline: October 6, 2023
  • Final Deadline: October 11, 2023
- Summer Whole
  • Program: June 1, 2024 to July 19, 2024
  • Instructional: June 1, 2024 to July 19, 2024
  • Final Deadline: March 1, 2024
- Fall
  • Program: October 1, 2024 to March 31, 2025
  • Instructional: October 14, 2024 to February 7, 2025
  • Final Deadline: March 15, 2024

Application Code


Program Coordinator

Alex Schnurpel

Additional Resources

Program Website
Visa Information
Program Dates
Student Life
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Next Step

1)View advising videos: Ed Abroad 101 and Explore Regional. Attend a live Q&A with questions 2)View Ready to Apply video 3)Self-authorize your application via the Get Started link below! Find videos, Q&A events here: Advisor: Alex Schnurpel

Program information above is subject to change