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Vienna Summer School of Responsible Entrepreneurship Scholarships

The Vienna Summer School of Responsible Entrepreneurship is an intensive undergraduate program that will be held in a distance-learning format July 11 – July 22, 2022.

Students studying at GBSN member schools in developing countries are invited to apply for a WU scholarship for the Vienna Summer School of Responsible Entrepreneurship. Two scholarship positions for the VSSoRE are available in 2022.

The application period is February 15 to March 31, 2022.

Academic Program

Meeting the grand challenges of our time such as climate change, growing social inequality, or global health and education requires collective action on the part of government, civil society and the private sector in terms of entrepreneurial behavior. This course is designed to introduce participants to (responsible) entrepreneurship, innovation and start-up culture. Participants will then apply this knowledge in creating, evaluating and selecting impactful business ideas and developing them into sustainable business models in teams.

Responsible entrepreneurship is the kind of entrepreneurship that enhances its positive contribution to society whilst minimizing negative impacts on people and the environment; treating customers and competitors honestly; caring about the well-being of employees and consumers; acting as good citizens in the local community and preserving natural resources and the environment.

The online-program combines sessions from business school academics with hands-on sessions from business practitioners and successful entrepreneurs.

Students will be coached in teams on the development of their specific business plans. At program close, the student start-up teams will present their business plans to the class, and receive final feedback from selected impact entrepreneurs and investors. Courses are designed to be highly interactive and a priority is placed on group discussion and teamwork; students complete pre-course assignments in order to have the qualifications necessary to start the course on the same level.

Students will be able to gain international and intercultural experience from their homes. The program promises a diverse, inclusive as well as a sustainable setting.

The academic program will be taught by Dr. Rudolf Dömötör who leads the core team of the WU Entrepreneurship Center and by international guest lecturers, both academics and business practitioners (entrepreneurs, investors, consultants).

Two intensive weeks are planned for the course (July 11 – July 22, 2022). Additionally, the course includes individual assignments and group work before and after the intensive weeks.

6 ECTS credits and a grade certificate will be awarded for successful program completion.

GBSN Scholarship

Students studying at GBSN member schools in developing countries are invited to apply for a WU Scholarship for the VSSoRE. In 2022, WU has opened 2 scholarship positions. The scholarship covers tuition, and all included services listed below.

The following services are offered to all VSSoRE students:

  • Program with an international perspective incl. course materials
  • Expert talks, guest speakers
  • Grade certificate
  • Opportunities for intercultural exchange throughout the program
  • Support by the WU International Office team

For details please consult: https://short.wu.ac.at/vssore

Application Requirements

Application requirements for the undergraduate program are current enrollment in an undergraduate study program in business administration or related fields. By the time of participation in the program, students must have completed a minimum of one year of undergraduate education with a specific focus on business administration and related areas.

Applicants interested in participating in the program need an excellent command of the English language. The English language requirements can be found at Language Requirements.

To apply for the Vienna Summer School of Responsible Entrepreneurship students have to fill in an online application form and upload all necessary supporting documents.

An essay according to the GBSN Scholarship Essay Guidelines is required for the scholarship. Please submit the essay together with the application documents when applying for the VSSoRE. Applicants are selected for the scholarship based on the scholarship essay, the general quality of their application documents and their previous academic performance.

DEADLINE: March 31, 2022


General inquiries: spwu@wu.ac.at 

Christina Kampe

Program Management, International Short and Summer University Programs
+43 1 31336 4314