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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 09/15/2018 10/10/2018 TBA TBA
Academic Year 2019-2020 02/01/2019 02/22/2019 TBA TBA
Spring 2020 09/15/2019 10/07/2019 TBA TBA
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 Open to non-UGA students: No
Program Description:

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UGA Exchange, Universitaet fuer 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. 

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 Incoming Students to BOKU guide

Contact Information

Ms. Amanda Stephens
Associate Director of Student Engagement
CAES Office of Academic Affairs
317 Hoke Smith 
Athens, GA 30602

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

Additional CAES Exchange Program Information:

Academic Program

Course Offerings:
Wide range of agriculture, environmental sciences, ecology, and related subjects in English. 

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

How to Look for BOKU Courses
Types of 
BOKU Courses 

Eligibility Requirements

  • UGA student in good academic standing
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA

Program Itinerary

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 2016
German Intensive Language Offered in February, prior to semester start

BOKU Academic Calendar


Flat Share and Youth Hostels
Student Residences
 via OeAD Austrian Education Service Organization
Find us on Facebook  Discussion group: Accommodation Exchange BOKU

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This program is amazing because it isn't too popular. I loved being surrounded by all Europeans and people that were completely different than me. Also, Vienna is an up and coming city that has so much to offer. There are parks around every corner and an amazing river that is super fun to go swimming. The people are very open and friendly and there is something for everyone to do in Vienna. The university of BOKU is very unique as it is a bit hippyish in the most perfect way.
     — Katherine Webster, Spring 2016
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