To Do List on your arrival


Visa and residence requirements: please check before departure; regulations can change and due to Corona prevention measures, office hours are restricted at the moment. Ask at the MA 35 for time slots, required documents and, fees. In case you need help, address the program coordinator who will support you.

Housing and dorms links:


It is recommendable to take out insurance in Vienna with the ÖGK (Österreichische Gesundheitskasse). It costs € EUR 63.44 [as of 2021] per month. Please find more information here:

TIPS (link, new tab)

Once arrived you should go to the main office in Wienerbergstraße 15-19, 1120 Wien, where they give out the contract right away. When applying at one of the branches, you will have to wait about two weeks to receive the documents by mail, as they first submit the application to the main office, which in turn sends the documents to the client.  

If you are insured in another country, it is okay, but keep in mind that in this case normally you have to pre-finance the costs of treatment before you submit the invoice to your insurance


Summer and Winter School

Partner Universities (

-          From First to Second Year: get in contact with your Second Year University
-          Studying at an international partner-university: check with your Second Year University


Useful Contacts

Studienprogrammleitung SPL (Study program directory) History SPL 7:

Questions regarding Erasmus+ /Non-EU Student Exchange Program:

Study Service Center SSC Historisch-Kulturwissenschaftliche Fakultät (Joint degrees, exam documentation, course confirmation etc.)

Residence permit questions (Studienabteilung) ,

IT-Service Center (Zentraler Informatikdienst) Tel.: +43-1-4277-444.


Austrian National Union of Students (Österreichische HochschülerInnenschaft ÖH) (student representation, various services)

Vice-Rector for International Relations: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Jean-Robert Tyran,

Vice-Rector for Studies: ao. Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Christa Schnabl,,


How to organize your studies:

Check the curriculum EMGS ( for mandatory courses and electives (First and Second Year)

Compose your semester program by consulting the general course directory for Master Globalgeschichte & Global Studies (

and the course directory for the EMGS Master (

Moreover, you can select courses from other disciplines at univie from the general course directory system ( If you take courses beyond the listed ones, please contact the course supervisor if there are free places.

Course Registration

EMGS Course Registration guide

How to plan and to complete your thesis