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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2021 09/15/2020 10/07/2020 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Category: UGA Exchange Sponsor: UGA
Partner Institution: BOKU University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences - Vienna (FICE: 960124) Type of Instruction: Lecture
Classes With: International Students, Local Students Language of Instruction: English, German
Taught By: Host Professor(s) Housing Location: Off-Campus, On-Campus
Housing Type: Dorm/Student Residence Work Opportunity: No
Volunteer Opportunity: No Scholarship Availability: Yes
Academic Area: Agriculture, Ecology, Engineering, Environmental Resource Science, German Click here for a definition of this term Open to non-UGA students: No
Program Description:


UGA Exchange, Universität für Bodenkultur (BOKU) 

The University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, the Alma Mater Viridis, perceives itself as a teaching and research center for renewable resources, which are necessary for human life. It is BOKU's objective to help make a considerable contribution to the conservation and protection of resources for future generations by providing diversity in its fields of study. Connecting natural sciences, engineering and economic sciences, we wish to increase knowledge of the ecologically and economically sustainable use of natural resources, to provide a harmoniously cultivated landscape.
An important feature of BOKU's research lies in its recognition of future problems and our efforts to provide and stimulate practical relevance, internationality and among disciplines. Interdisciplinary cooperation of scientists on an international level should help create comprehensive questions about the future of our planet and lead to innovative problem solving.
BOKU's teaching is designed holistically and in a coordinated manner. It leads graduates to knowledge, understanding and flexibility. From this program, they gain the willingness to face future challenges and the capability to meet them in a competent way. We teach state of the art content and current issues that are based on dynamic research and a high level of practical relevance using modern didactic methods. This motivates students and graduates to develop their own ideas. Our cosmopolitan scientific vocational education and training enables them to understand complex interdisciplinary relationships. 

About BOKU Info Flyer BOKU.pdf

Program Location

Enjoy the historical city of Vienna with its marvelous palaces and historical sights.
Experience classical music and museums in Vienna.
Visit neighboring countries – widen your horizon:
Vienna’s location in the Heart of Europe is an excellent place for visits to places such as Prague, Budapest, Venice, Rome, Munich and more. All those places can be reached easily by public transport. 

Few cities can boast the imperial grandeur of Vienna, once the centre of the powerful Habsburg monarchy. Lipizzaner stallions performing elegant equine ballet, the angelic tones of the Vienna Boys' Choir drifting across a courtyard, outrageously opulent palaces such as Schloss Belvedere and Schloss Schönbrunn, and the monumental Hofburg complex – as a visitor today, you feel grandeur everywhere in Vienna.

BOKU Vienna Exchange Fact Sheet.pdf
BOKU Incoming Students to BOKU guide

Contact Information

Ms. Amanda Newquist
Director of Experiential Learning
College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Ms. Colleen Larson
Global Education Advisor, Office of Global Engagement
Global Engagement Building
1324 S. Lumpkin Street
Athens, GA 30602

Schedule an Exchange Advising Appointment

Additional CAES Exchange Program Information:

Academic Program

Course Offerings:
Wide range of agriculture, agro economics, civil engineering, food sciences, landscape, and forestry related subjects in English. 

Additional classes, taught in German, are open to students with advanced-level proficiency in German.

BOKU courses taught in English 
Complete BOKU Course Catalog (German & English)
Language courses for incoming exchange students

How to Look for BOKU Courses
Types of BOKU Courses

Eligibility Requirements

  • UGA student in good academic standing
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA

Program Itinerary

BOKU Academic Calendar

Fall (Winter/WS)  October to December/January*
(*Fall Exchange students make arrangements to submit the January exams/assignments in December)
German Intensive Language Course Offered in September, prior to semester start

Spring (Summer/SS) February to June
German Intensive Language Course Offered in early February, prior to semester start

Scholarship Opportunities


Accommodation information 

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Program Reviews:
Emma Claire Ardington, Spring 2018 Participant
Be sure to be fully aware of what you need to do once you get to Vienna as far as being a citizen of the city. ex) registering with the city

Fall 2017 Participant
"Wien so quickly became my home that learning, communicating and travelling became my second nature."

Emma Claire Ardington, Spring 2018 Participant
The best six months of my entire life!

I realized more specifically what I want to do in my life. When you meet people who are so passionate about what they are studying, you suddenly become passionate as well. People I met had such a different outlook on studying and their career that it makes you think about why you are studying what you are studying.
     — Katherine Webster, Spring 2016
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