Viadrina European University

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Short Info

Viadrina European University (German: Europa-Universität Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), hence its frequent appearance as European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder) in English) is a university located at Frankfurt (Oder) in BrandenburgGermany. It is also known as the University of Frankfurt (Oder). The city is on the Oder River, which marks the border between Germany and Poland. With 5,200 students — around 1,000 of whom come from Poland — and some 160 teaching staff.

The word river has a very special meaning for Viadrina. Firstly, this is due to the river on the banks of which the university lies. Just like neighboring Poland, the river is in our immediate area. This, in turn, has helped developed a close German-Polish connection; because of this, Viadrina is transforming itself into a German-Polish, European university. Since its reestablishment in the year 1991, Viadrina has strictly adhered to its concept of bringing young people together from every corner of the world. This concept has proven to be successful: Viadrina has grown to become a lively, highly regarded member in the community of German and European universities.

Available Programs

Social and Cultural Sciences


Business Administration and Economics


  1. Nomination by your home university
  2. Fill in and send the application form online.
    (The link to our online application form is not published on our website. You will receive this information by email in reply of your nomination.)

    1. Print outthe form that was generated as a PDF file by Step 2 and sign it.
    2. Get this printed formsigned and stamped by your home university.
  3. Please send your filled and signed application form with a foto and the following documents to the Department of International Affairs:
    1. Transcript of Records
    2. ECTS formLearning Agreement
      (If required by your home university.)
    3. proof of German language knowledge, if possible
    4. copy of your passportshowing your name, date and place of birth


Semester Period

The winter semester begins in October and lasts until the end of February. There is a two week break over Christmas and the New Year’s Holidays. The summer semester begins in early April and goes until the middle of July.

Application Deadline

Winter: July 15

Summer : January 15

Estimated Living Cost

Depending on which type of accommodation one chooses, monthly rent is usually 200 – 250 € per month. In addition, monthly food and living expenses generally come to about 200 €. In total, one needs about 600 € each month to live comfortably.

Shopping in Frankfurt (Oder)

Juice 1,50 €

Bread 1 € – 3 €

Butter 1 € – 2 €

1 kg Apples 2 € – 3 €

1 kg Oranges 2 €

Nightlife in Frankfurt(Oder)

Cinema: 4,50 € – 7 €

Cocktails: 3,50 € – 6 €

Beer: 2 € – 3 €

Thanks to the Semesterticket, travelling within Berlin and Brandenburg with public transportation is free.

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