Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU) Scholarship Program for High Potentials from Developing Countries

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GBSN works with our member schools to offer opportunities for international exchange, support and development within the network. These member-led initiatives enrich faculty, students and campuses with cross-border connections and help to spread best practice throughout the network.

GBSN member school, the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU), offered up to 5 scholarships to graduate students enrolled in GBSN member schools from developing countries to its 2017 International Summer University ISUWU. The ISUWU is an intensive short program, which provides international students with an excellent opportunity for international education. A large variety of business-related courses are taught by a team of experienced lecturers of WU and colleagues from partner universities hailing from the entire globe. The main objective of the program is not to provide basic knowledge, but to deepen specific knowledge in business. Visiting local companies and solving practical case studies in intercultural groups complements the strong theoretical basis. An exciting social and cultural program effectively complements the summer university.

Here are testimonials from the 4 students who were awarded the scholarship to the 2017 ISUWU.

Ms. Purity Namasaka, ISUWU July Session
Strathmore Business School, Strathmore University, Nairobi, Kenya

ISUWU academic program:
The academic program was informative and it gave a new perspective with regard to financial markets, business strategy and project management. The program though is quite intensive, having the practicability aspect, which for the first time I can say I relate classroom knowledge and industrial applicability. The lecturers knew their stuff.

ISUWU leisure program:
The leisure program was the best part of the summer program which to be sincere made me fall in love with Austria ( a country that I had little interest before joining the summer program). The leisure program gave me the opportunity to build friendships with other students. Most memorable leisure program -> International Cultural Evening and the visit to the twin museums.

ISUWU program in general:
Having been the first summer program I have attended to be sincere it gave me a full tuition scholarship that has enabled me for the first time in my life to travel outside my home country (Kenya). What more can I ask for: It was and is still more than enough. The academic programs are well tailored for industrial fit. I will definitely recommend the International Summer University as the summer university of choice.

Ms. Marian Chatoro, ISUWU July Session
Strathmore Business School, Strathmore University, Nairobi, Kenya

ISUWU academic program:
The academic program was quite thorough, and I was impressed especially since every course had to be covered in just a week. I liked the mix of the lectures, company visits and presentations; all of which were truly enlightening.

ISUWU leisure program:
The leisure program was also extensive, with numerous activities planned for the students. It was great to know more about Austria and to visit the important landmarks. I especially loved going for the hike!

ISUWU program in general:
The International Summer University program is great, and I am honoured to have been part of it. I have learnt what I would otherwise learn in a semester in just 3 weeks and I find myself applying ot to real life situations. My gratitude to the ISUWU team!

Ms. Xueru Chen, ISUWU August Session
Zhejiang University, Zhejiang, China

ISUWU academic program:
ISUWU curriculum was very professional and interesting, bringing us a comprehensive and diverse understanding of management and business. Global and multicultural learning perspective was quite a challenge for me.

ISUWU leisure program:
ISUWU has prepared a variety of extracurricular activities for us. We enjoyed the beautiful scenery and magnificient architecture of Vienna, and had a wonderful time with friends from various countries.

ISUWU program in general:
I spent a wonderful and intensive three weeks in ISUWU 2017! With classmates from more than 20 countries, I got a deeper and international understanding of business and management, and also achieved a self-breakthrough.

Mrs. Jacqueline Kamukuendjanje, ISUWU August Session
University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, South Africa

ISUWU academic program:
A very intense and interesting program simplifying complex concepts so that students from different backgrounds and culture can understand and apply.

ISUWU leisure program:
The program enabled me to make friends from different continents, learn about other cultures and experience the beautiful city of Vienna.

ISUWU program in general:
The program is well organized, the lecturers have deep insight on the subject matter. They are not just giving theory, they give tools for application. In addition, the assistants have servant hearts and always ready to assist.

For a second year, Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU) will be offering scholarships to graduate students enrolled in GBSN member schools from developing countries for the 2018 International Summer University ISUWU. The application portal will open early next year. GBSN would like to thank Lukas Hefner, Head, International Office and all at Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU) for offering this opportunity to GBSN members.

Click here for more information on the WU Scholarships for GBSN Members

Click here for more information on ISUWU

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Nicole Zefran is the Communications and Administrative Officer at the Global Business School Network

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