University of Vienna?


Brainy Smu...
I am concerned about Vienna's LLM programme. Can current or past LLMs share information about their academic experience.

1. Was it bad/good?
2. Were the lectures/seminars expansive on law related materials?
3. Was accommodation cost expensive?
4. Did you have time in between for an internship/externship?
5. Any employment prospects afterward?
I am concerned about Vienna's LLM programme. Can current or past LLMs share information about their academic experience.

1. Was it bad/good?
2. Were the lectures/seminars expansive on law related materials?
3. Was accommodation cost expensive?
4. Did you have time in between for an internship/externship?
5. Any employment prospects afterward?
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KiyaLaw
That's my question too , Because University of Vienna Has not been in well-known university rankings like www.topuniversities.com( In law subject ) in last 2-3 years, but the university's Fame and its antiquity in law field make me check wheter i can include this university in my choices or not ...
That's my question too , Because University of Vienna Has not been in well-known university rankings like www.topuniversities.com( In law subject ) in last 2-3 years, but the university's Fame and its antiquity in law field make me check wheter i can include this university in my choices or not ...
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ArunS
Forget "topuniversities". Vienna is a VERY reputed university in Europe, also for law. Anyone in Austria knows about that. It is the oldest university in the German-speaking world. It is the largest university in Austria and one of the largest in Europe:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Vienna

Vienna is also a great place to study. Many international organization are located there:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vienna#International_organisations_in_Vienna
Forget "topuniversities". Vienna is a VERY reputed university in Europe, also for law. Anyone in Austria knows about that. It is the oldest university in the German-speaking world. It is the largest university in Austria and one of the largest in Europe:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Vienna

Vienna is also a great place to study. Many international organization are located there:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vienna#International_organisations_in_Vienna
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Brainy Smu...
Vienna is also a great place to study. Many international organization are located there:



ArunS,
I concur with your statement that many international organs are located in the City of Vienna. Which, very well, makes the "international legal studies" programme attractive for students whom have an interest in international law. Can you elaborate moreso on the University of Vienna?
<blockquote>Vienna is also a great place to study. Many international organization are located there:</blockquote>


ArunS,
I concur with your statement that many international organs are located in the City of Vienna. Which, very well, makes the "international legal studies" programme attractive for students whom have an interest in international law. Can you elaborate moreso on the University of Vienna?
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ArunS
I have not studied at University of Vienna but in my research I took a closer look at this uni. They offer several specialized LLM programs:

http://www.llm-guide.com/austria

The LL.M. in International Legal Studies seems to be a strong programs both in terms of quality and size.

While rankings are not everything, take a look at the Times ranking of European schools. They rank the University of Vienna as the 32nd best university in continental Europe:

http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/world-university-rankings/2011-12/world-ranking/region/europe
I have not studied at University of Vienna but in my research I took a closer look at this uni. They offer several specialized LLM programs:

http://www.llm-guide.com/austria

The LL.M. in International Legal Studies seems to be a strong programs both in terms of quality and size.

While rankings are not everything, take a look at the Times ranking of European schools. They rank the University of Vienna as the 32nd best university in continental Europe:

http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/world-university-rankings/2011-12/world-ranking/region/europe
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Brainy Smu...
Generally, rankings hold no bearing towards the aptitude of the programme. Also rankings can be incomprehensible to applicants who shows a passion for a specific area. Focusing on an uni's rank on an opinionated scale essentially for an audience who subscribes to those rankings - will not - have a clear overview of the uni or programme their suggesting but just a number. Rankings remain subjectively circular. That ought to be why rankings are promoted to a devoted fellowship of people who believe in them. They are fascinated by a pretense motive of roaming [some highly ranked] law faculty of some widely talked about uni for the sake of adding the uni to their CV/resume, or manly, bragging purposes. I digress.
Generally, rankings hold no bearing towards the aptitude of the programme. Also rankings can be incomprehensible to applicants who shows a passion for a specific area. Focusing on an uni's rank on an opinionated scale essentially for an audience who subscribes to those rankings - will not - have a clear overview of the uni or programme their suggesting but just a number. Rankings remain subjectively circular. That ought to be why rankings are promoted to a devoted fellowship of people who believe in them. They are fascinated by a pretense motive of roaming [some highly ranked] law faculty of some widely talked about uni for the sake of adding the uni to their CV/resume, or manly, bragging purposes. I digress.
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Sabina11
Does the University of Vienna offer any scholarships?
Does the University of Vienna offer any scholarships?
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Brainy Smu...
Does the University of Vienna offer any scholarships?


I found a page upon Vienna's (Wien) website called "Scholarships, Prize, Grants" located here: http://studentpoint.univie.ac.at/en/financial-matters/scholarships/ .

The university bulletin takes you to a page but be sure to click on "Stipendien, Förderungen" (English: Scholarships, Grants) which has a long list of programmes in German located here: http://www.univie.ac.at/mtbl02/?t=0;f=Stipendien,_Foerderungen .

The Grants database takes you to Oead (Österreichische Austauschdienst), meaning Austrian Exchange Service located here: http://www.grants.at/ .

Hope this helps.
<blockquote>Does the University of Vienna offer any scholarships?</blockquote>

I found a page upon Vienna's (Wien) website called "Scholarships, Prize, Grants" located here: http://studentpoint.univie.ac.at/en/financial-matters/scholarships/ .

The university bulletin takes you to a page but be sure to click on "Stipendien, Förderungen" (English: Scholarships, Grants) which has a long list of programmes in German located here: http://www.univie.ac.at/mtbl02/?t=0;f=Stipendien,_Foerderungen .

The Grants database takes you to Oead (Österreichische Austauschdienst), meaning Austrian Exchange Service located here: http://www.grants.at/ .

Hope this helps.
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tamim
1. what is the requirements of admission?
2. how much the cost of LL.M?
3.is there any scholarship?
4. when next admission will be held?


1. what is the requirements of admission?
2. how much the cost of LL.M?
3.is there any scholarship?
4. when next admission will be held?
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Sariv
Why don't you look into their homepage: http://international-legal-studies.univie.ac.at
And look under APPLICATION, you can find all the details there. The Deadline usually is March every year!
When I studied, my friend who did the program didn't have a scholarship. In the meantime the University does have a few scholarships on offer for the best applicants. They are very competitive.
The Costs are 10.000,- what I saw in the Website?
Why don't you look into their homepage: http://international-legal-studies.univie.ac.at
And look under APPLICATION, you can find all the details there. The Deadline usually is March every year!
When I studied, my friend who did the program didn't have a scholarship. In the meantime the University does have a few scholarships on offer for the best applicants. They are very competitive.
The Costs are € 10.000,- what I saw in the Website?
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Flixty
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Flixty
Hello. I am a former LL.M student at the University of Vienna (Class 2012/2013) and would like to briefly answer the questions raised and will try to be as impartial as possible.
Before answering the questions made above, I would like to highlight that it is very important to compare, as they say, apples to apples. It doesn't make any sense to compare between Universities if the programs offered are not similar. I see that some people are concerned with the ranking of the Universities, but do not bear in mind that many institutions do not offer a program in International Public Law. In our case, a relevant comparison would be with the program offered with NYU for instance. Only then you can start looking at the rankings of the Univs. in question.
If you are not sure what you want to study, looking a program in a prestigious University will not give you anything. Before chasing a master program, make sure that you are first looking at something that you like. If you THEN decide that Public International Law is your field, then the following answers may be useful.

1. Was it bad/good?
The program was very good. There are obviously things that could be improved and when I was attending I had my doubts in some respects, but that's is everywhere. I have even heard people complaining about HLS. Looking ex-post, and I am now doing my second master, I have another feeling (even better than before). I would recommend to, if possible, spend a week in Vienna before applying to the program and request to attend any of the courses. Once done, you will get a better feeling of the professors and the University (maybe watch the videos online if you can get to go to Vienna). I can tell you the professors are very well recognized worldwide. If there is something you have to look at when deciding on a program is at the profile of the lecturers, that tells you a lot. As a mode of conclusion, I could say that the response to this question will vary from student to student, but Im confident that a great majority would say that the program was very good/excellent. But in any case, as with most post-graduate programs, it is up to you to make the most out of the program. (If you are paying, take the most out of it).

2. Were the lectures/seminars expansive on law related materials?

Yes definitely. Now looking at other master programs, I can say that we cover a lot on certain specific issue. The courses are very comprehensive, they are not short seminars which cover a broad issue in a few days.

3. Was accommodation cost expensive?

If there is something great about Vienna is that, because it's a big city, there are plenty of options. The cost of the rooms/apartments will vary depending on the location and quality of the building. It is up to you (and your pocket) to decide what you want and how much to spend.

4. Did you have time in between for an internship/externship?

I didn't do an internship while studying, but it is definitely possible if you are well dedicated and you have a good internship supervisor who is flexible with your time schedule.

5. Any employment prospects afterward?
I am currently working in an international well-known law firm and most of my former colleagues as well. As far as I know, everybody got a job in good places, but not many got into the public sectors (i.e. IOs or their respective ministries of foreign affairs, etc). The answer would depend, I think, on the country you are coming from, the sector you may want to work on and other aspects.
Hello. I am a former LL.M student at the University of Vienna (Class 2012/2013) and would like to briefly answer the questions raised and will try to be as impartial as possible.
Before answering the questions made above, I would like to highlight that it is very important to compare, as they say, apples to apples. It doesn't make any sense to compare between Universities if the programs offered are not similar. I see that some people are concerned with the ranking of the Universities, but do not bear in mind that many institutions do not offer a program in International Public Law. In our case, a relevant comparison would be with the program offered with NYU for instance. Only then you can start looking at the rankings of the Univs. in question.
If you are not sure what you want to study, looking a program in a prestigious University will not give you anything. Before chasing a master program, make sure that you are first looking at something that you like. If you THEN decide that Public International Law is your field, then the following answers may be useful.

1. Was it bad/good?
The program was very good. There are obviously things that could be improved and when I was attending I had my doubts in some respects, but that's is everywhere. I have even heard people complaining about HLS. Looking ex-post, and I am now doing my second master, I have another feeling (even better than before). I would recommend to, if possible, spend a week in Vienna before applying to the program and request to attend any of the courses. Once done, you will get a better feeling of the professors and the University (maybe watch the videos online if you can get to go to Vienna). I can tell you the professors are very well recognized worldwide. If there is something you have to look at when deciding on a program is at the profile of the lecturers, that tells you a lot. As a mode of conclusion, I could say that the response to this question will vary from student to student, but I’m confident that a great majority would say that the program was very good/excellent. But in any case, as with most post-graduate programs, it is up to you to make the most out of the program. (If you are paying, take the most out of it).

2. Were the lectures/seminars expansive on law related materials?

Yes definitely. Now looking at other master programs, I can say that we cover a lot on certain specific issue. The courses are very comprehensive, they are not short seminars which cover a broad issue in a few days.

3. Was accommodation cost expensive?

If there is something great about Vienna is that, because it's a big city, there are plenty of options. The cost of the rooms/apartments will vary depending on the location and quality of the building. It is up to you (and your pocket) to decide what you want and how much to spend.

4. Did you have time in between for an internship/externship?

I didn't do an internship while studying, but it is definitely possible if you are well dedicated and you have a good internship supervisor who is flexible with your time schedule.

5. Any employment prospects afterward?
I am currently working in an international well-known law firm and most of my former colleagues as well. As far as I know, everybody got a job in good places, but not many got into the public sectors (i.e. IOs or their respective ministries of foreign affairs, etc). The answer would depend, I think, on the country you are coming from, the sector you may want to work on and other aspects.


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Brainy Smu...
Hello. I am a former LL.M student at the University of Vienna (Class 2012/2013) and would like to briefly answer the questions raised and will try to be as impartial as possible.
Before answering the questions made above, I would like to highlight that it is very important to compare, as they say, apples to apples. It doesn't make any sense to compare between Universities if the programs offered are not similar. I see that some people are concerned with the ranking of the Universities, but do not bear in mind that many institutions do not offer a program in International Public Law. In our case, a relevant comparison would be with the program offered with NYU for instance. Only then you can start looking at the rankings of the Univs. in question.
If you are not sure what you want to study, looking a program in a prestigious University will not give you anything. Before chasing a master program, make sure that you are first looking at something that you like. If you THEN decide that Public International Law is your field, then the following answers may be useful.

1. Was it bad/good?
The program was very good. There are obviously things that could be improved and when I was attending I had my doubts in some respects, but that's is everywhere. I have even heard people complaining about HLS. Looking ex-post, and I am now doing my second master, I have another feeling (even better than before). I would recommend to, if possible, spend a week in Vienna before applying to the program and request to attend any of the courses. Once done, you will get a better feeling of the professors and the University (maybe watch the videos online if you can get to go to Vienna). I can tell you the professors are very well recognized worldwide. If there is something you have to look at when deciding on a program is at the profile of the lecturers, that tells you a lot. As a mode of conclusion, I could say that the response to this question will vary from student to student, but Im confident that a great majority would say that the program was very good/excellent. But in any case, as with most post-graduate programs, it is up to you to make the most out of the program. (If you are paying, take the most out of it).

2. Were the lectures/seminars expansive on law related materials?

Yes definitely. Now looking at other master programs, I can say that we cover a lot on certain specific issue. The courses are very comprehensive, they are not short seminars which cover a broad issue in a few days.

3. Was accommodation cost expensive?

If there is something great about Vienna is that, because it's a big city, there are plenty of options. The cost of the rooms/apartments will vary depending on the location and quality of the building. It is up to you (and your pocket) to decide what you want and how much to spend.

4. Did you have time in between for an internship/externship?

I didn't do an internship while studying, but it is definitely possible if you are well dedicated and you have a good internship supervisor who is flexible with your time schedule.

5. Any employment prospects afterward?
I am currently working in an international well-known law firm and most of my former colleagues as well. As far as I know, everybody got a job in good places, but not many got into the public sectors (i.e. IOs or their respective ministries of foreign affairs, etc). The answer would depend, I think, on the country you are coming from, the sector you may want to work on and other aspects.




Thank you.
<blockquote>Hello. I am a former LL.M student at the University of Vienna (Class 2012/2013) and would like to briefly answer the questions raised and will try to be as impartial as possible.
Before answering the questions made above, I would like to highlight that it is very important to compare, as they say, apples to apples. It doesn't make any sense to compare between Universities if the programs offered are not similar. I see that some people are concerned with the ranking of the Universities, but do not bear in mind that many institutions do not offer a program in International Public Law. In our case, a relevant comparison would be with the program offered with NYU for instance. Only then you can start looking at the rankings of the Univs. in question.
If you are not sure what you want to study, looking a program in a prestigious University will not give you anything. Before chasing a master program, make sure that you are first looking at something that you like. If you THEN decide that Public International Law is your field, then the following answers may be useful.

1. Was it bad/good?
The program was very good. There are obviously things that could be improved and when I was attending I had my doubts in some respects, but that's is everywhere. I have even heard people complaining about HLS. Looking ex-post, and I am now doing my second master, I have another feeling (even better than before). I would recommend to, if possible, spend a week in Vienna before applying to the program and request to attend any of the courses. Once done, you will get a better feeling of the professors and the University (maybe watch the videos online if you can get to go to Vienna). I can tell you the professors are very well recognized worldwide. If there is something you have to look at when deciding on a program is at the profile of the lecturers, that tells you a lot. As a mode of conclusion, I could say that the response to this question will vary from student to student, but I’m confident that a great majority would say that the program was very good/excellent. But in any case, as with most post-graduate programs, it is up to you to make the most out of the program. (If you are paying, take the most out of it).

2. Were the lectures/seminars expansive on law related materials?

Yes definitely. Now looking at other master programs, I can say that we cover a lot on certain specific issue. The courses are very comprehensive, they are not short seminars which cover a broad issue in a few days.

3. Was accommodation cost expensive?

If there is something great about Vienna is that, because it's a big city, there are plenty of options. The cost of the rooms/apartments will vary depending on the location and quality of the building. It is up to you (and your pocket) to decide what you want and how much to spend.

4. Did you have time in between for an internship/externship?

I didn't do an internship while studying, but it is definitely possible if you are well dedicated and you have a good internship supervisor who is flexible with your time schedule.

5. Any employment prospects afterward?
I am currently working in an international well-known law firm and most of my former colleagues as well. As far as I know, everybody got a job in good places, but not many got into the public sectors (i.e. IOs or their respective ministries of foreign affairs, etc). The answer would depend, I think, on the country you are coming from, the sector you may want to work on and other aspects.


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Thank you.
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