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International Profile

For over 100 years, the name MODUL has been synonymous with excellence in education. Founded in 1908, MODUL College is the vocational training school with the longest tradition in tourism and hospitality education worldwide. Building on this success, MODUL University Vienna (MU) opened its doors in 2007 and is widely considered today as Austria’s leading international private university.  

Vienna: modernity meets history in the heart of Europe 
Located on Kahlenberg, a scenic hill overlooking Vienna, MODUL University’s campus boasts a spectacular view of the city and the Danube River. Footsteps from the Vienna Woods, the University’s tranquil location offers a peaceful study setting while staying on the pulse of one of the world’s great cities. Vienna’s theaters, museums, operas, festivals, cafés, and architecture offer an unparalleled European experience, and it serves as a favorable hub to visit other exciting destinations. Prague, Rome, Budapest, Amsterdam, Paris—all just a hop, skip, and a jump away! 

Future-oriented education
MODUL University Vienna is an international private university offering cutting-edge undergraduate and graduate education (BBA, BSc, MSc, and PhD study programs) in the areas of tourism and hospitality management; international management; tourism, hotel management, and operations; and sustainable development. MU is renowned for the quality of our study programs and high level of student satisfaction, offering degrees in subject areas with outstanding job opportunities internationally. Top positions in governmental tourism organizations, luxury hotels, tour operations, tourism consultancy, cruise lines, aviation, service-oriented industries, business consultancy, marketing and finance, NGOs, and more are open to you as a MODUL University Vienna graduate!

The business-oriented practical and theoretical education also provides students with the skills to start their own companies and positions them to continue their studies at other top universities.

MU offers three undergraduate degree programs:
• BBA in Tourism and Hospitality Management (three years)
• BBA in Tourism, Hotel Management, and Operations (four years)
• BSc in International Management (three years)

New campus at MODUL University Dubai
Since the opening of MODUL University Dubai in September 2016, students are able to rotate between the two MODUL University campuses in Vienna and Dubai, enabling them to study at both locations with no extra tuition cost.

Be part of an international university community
MU’s campus hosts an incredibly diverse student population coming from over 70 countries worldwide. Our small size and personalized attention provide an academic experience unparalleled in larger institutions. 

With an intimate 20:1 student-faculty ratio, every student has his or her own academic advisor on our internationally experienced faculty.  

Our multilingual student body is versed in a variety of languages, with English as the main mode of communication. Foreign language courses are included in the tuition, helping students on their path to global citizenship. Many Modulians live in nearby student accommodations organized through MU, gaining an improved sense of togetherness, bonding, and experience that extends beyond University walls. 

Service guarantees students’ success  
Built in 2007, MU features a state-of-the-art modern campus with a community feel. Our Panorama Terrace hosts a variety of events and provides an unbeatable lunchtime experience with the best view in the city. 

The Student Service Center pro-vides a wealth of services, including visa application assistance, housing placements, an introductory Orientation Week for new students, and MU’s academic exchange program with partner universities around the globe. Extracurricular participation is highly encouraged through a wide variety of student activities.

The MODUL Career Center assists students with finding internships at top international companies and supports them in career planning and development during and after their studies. The Career Center offers various workshops, excursions, job shadowing, career fairs, and career counseling to prepare students for their professional lives.


MODUL University Vienna is situated in Austria’s capital in the heart of Europe, selected ‘’world’s best place to live’’ by Mercer Consulting in the Quality of Living Survey, 2009–2016. Europe‘s music capital offers cultural and historic highlights in a modern cosmopolitan city of 1.7 million people and boasts excellent public transportation and infrastructure facilities. 


TYPE OF SCHOOL: MODUL University Vienna is an international, private, English-language university owned by the Vienna Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

SIZE OF CAMPUS: Built in 2007 on 3,500 square meters, the University building provides an intimate learning environment on a scenic hill overlooking Vienna. The classrooms are located along the sunny eastern side, offering an education with a spectacular view.

NUMBER OF STUDENTS: Approximately 650 students (International population is about 60%.)

NUMBER OF FACULTY: MODUL University Vienna has 80 faculty members; 30 are fully employed members (who all undertake research apart from their teaching duties), and 50 are external members. 

COLLEGES, PROGRAMS, AND DEGREES: MODUL University Vienna’s five faculties—the Departments of Tourism and Service Management, Public Governance and Sustainable Development, New Media Technology, International Management, and Applied Statistics and Economics—offer Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science, and doctorate degrees. 

GEOGRAPHIC DIVERSITY: Students from over 70 countries attend MODUL University Vienna.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SERVICES: MODUL University Vienna offers a variety of services to international students such as providing assistance in arranging visas and housing, offering a five-continent academic exchange program, and connecting students during Orientation Week through various community activities and student organizations. The MODUL Career Center supports students with finding the right internship, career counseling and placement, and alumni relations. All students have a mentor on the faculty and personalized academic advising.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT BUDGET: Academic year costs for each of the three years of undergraduate study:
Tuition $13,900
Accommodation $3,380
Living Expenses $4,050
Other Expenses $1,400
Total $22,730*

* Please also check current Euro exchange rates for accurate fees.

FINANCIAL AID: For details on current scholarship programs, visit in the section “Financial Information.”

TEST SCORE REQUIREMENTS: Internet-based TOEFL score of 76; IELTS band score of 6.0 (no sub-score under 5.5) 

APPLICATION DEADLINES AND FEES: For the fall semester, EU citizens: August 31, international: May 31; spring semester, EU citizens: January 31, international: October 31; MODUL University Vienna does not charge application fees.