Suggested Study Paths – Now with our own suggestions!

Since we have been asked many times throughout this week for suggestions on how to plan and schedule your studies for the BA and BEd programmes, we drew up some schedules of our own.

While there are already plenty of suggestions on the department homepage (see here for BA and here for BEd, scroll down to “Pfad durchs Studium”), we realise that for new students the sheer amount of information might seem a bit confusing and overwhelming. So we have compiled our own suggestions for your study path, here for BA and here for BEd (open in PDF), which you can also find in our FAQ – Studying section. The aim hereby is to explain the Modulübersichten, which you can also find on the department homepage.

Please keep in mind that these are only suggestions made by advanced students and your actual study path depends on such factors as availability of course places, your work schedule if you have one, passing of exams, overlap with your second subject or EC, etc.!

Remember, one size does not fit all, and what works for your colleague may not work for you, study paths can be very individual. So newbies… print out the Modulübersicht of your degree course, print out both suggested study paths (the department’s and ours), and draw up a plan that works for you!

STV Office Hours Oct. 3-7

We don’t have fixed opening hours yet, as we’re all waiting on bated breath to be sorted into our houses courses, but we have some times and dates for the first week of October. If you need advise, there’s them times:

MO 14.00-16.00

TUE 18.00-20.00

WED 14.00-16.00

THU 15.00-17.00

FRI 13.00-15.00

At our office, English Department, first floor, through the right-hand glass door and first door on the left.

Again, this is only for the week of Oct. 3-7! All info subject to change! We try to have our regular office fixed as soon as possible!

If you need anything before that, remember there is still semester start advisory week the last week of September! Also, newbies, be sure to remember the info events on Oct. 3 & 4!

Info Event for our incoming students! Oct. 3 & 4

If you’re new to being a student of the English department, fear not! Our student advisor Monica Dirnberger will guide you through the first semester confusion in a one hour lecture talk right before your first classes start.


for BA programme: MO, Oct. 3, 13:30-14:30, lecture hall C1 on Campus

for BEd (teaching) programme: TUE, Oct. 4, 15:00 – 16:00, lecture hall C1 on Campus

How to get to C1 lecture hall: Spitalgasse 2-4, Universitätscampus Hof 2.6. (“Hörsaalzentrum”)

Have a campus plan!

We’re looking forward to seeing you!

P.s.: Don’t forget about the Semester Start Advisory Week, you might want to get some specific questions answered!

Welcome, and welcome back! Have some questions about the winter semester? We have the answers!

Dear colleagues and those who will be,

welcome to a new semester at the English department! Because the start of a semester is always stressful (deadlines, fees, buying books, why in the world is the registration not working, what do you mean ‘course not found’?!), especially for new students, we have compiled some useful information for you.

General Information

Please note this semester’s deadlines!
  • First Admission Online (applies only to students beginning their studies next summer semester): English, German
  • Admission Deadlines: English, German
  • Course registrationSep 15 – Sep 22 (see here)

    • Registration for StEOP classes: as of July 13 until 1 week before the exam
    • Registration for lectures: as of September 15 until one week before the lecture exam
    • Final allocation for courses will take place October 1!
    • De-registration is possible until October 31!
    • If you are interested in swapping courses with a colleague, or if you hope to find a leftover slot, please check the dates here. (Scroll down all the way.)
  • Holidays and Semester Break: English, German
And this Semester’s Opening hours!

Studienservicestelle Anglistik: Open: MO, DI, FR 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. and TUE, THU 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 pm., T. +43 1 4277 45113, E-Mail:

English and American Studies Library: open MO – FR 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. If you’re interested in a guided tour of our library, check out their website for options!

Hauptbibliothek/Main University Library: open MO – FR 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. If you’re interested in a guided tour of the main library, check their website for options!

for first semester Students

Freshers, please see our guide here: The First Semester Survival Guide. This contains essential information about the Wheres and Hows of the English department. You may also be interested in our FAQs section concerning studying at our department as well as the department itself. Additionally, there are handy guides to be found here (BA)  and here (BEd) (PDF; German only).

We’d also like to remind you that the student info event UniLeben will be taking place Oct 3 and 4, English department itself is hosting an info session targeted at first semester students on October 3rd and 4th at C1 lecture hall. If you want to know all there is to know about your university and your department, now’s the time!

If you’re interested in a guided campus tour, the next dates are Sep 17 and Oct 15 at 1 p.m.!

First Semester Advisory Week by ÖH will take place from Sep 26 – Sep 30!

For Exchange Students

You might be interested in our Survival Guide and our FAQ section as well (see above)! Additionally, please note the holidays and semester breaks (English, German) as well as public holidays in Austria (English).

This semester’s tutorials

A range of tutorials will be offered again this semester (esp. STEOP classes, as well as PPOCS and ILS), the starting times can be found in the course directory.

Our office hours: TBA

Unfortunately, we don’t have our regular office hours settled yet, seeing as we are all waiting to be sorted into this semester’s courses. We’ll let you know as soon as we can! Meanwhile, please contact us via e-mail ( and join our Facebook groups for the latest updates:

STV Anglistik
Anglistik Wien

We’d also like to introduce you to our FB page STV Anglistik & Amerikanistik Univie!

Student events for this semester

Every now and then you maybe want to take a break from studying and paper writing and socialise with your fellow students. You can do that outside the university, of course, but what if we told you you could have a side of free food and coffee, or sing at the top of your lungs? Check out our events page, we regularly organise get-togethers, and the department also has its own choir!

We wish you a great start of your semester!

Your ‘umble servants,

the StuReps

Semesterstartberatung/Semester Start Advisory Week, Sep 26- Sep 30!

New to the English Department? Not entirely new but still not quite sure of how things work? Need some advice regardless of the semester you’re in? That’s what we’re here for!

From September 26  to September 30 we’ll be participating in the ÖH Semester Start Advisory Week. We’ll offer you advice in person on curricula, classes, time tables, ECs, and much more. You can find us right here at the English Department!

Dates and Times:

Sep 26: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., English Department, lobby, ground floor

Sep 27: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., English Department, lobby, ground floor

Sep 28: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., English Department, lobby, ground floor

Sep 29: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., English Department, 1st floor

Sep 30: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., English Department, 1st floor

We’ll make sure to have signs posted so you can easily find us!

Deadlines for the Winter Term 2016/17

Yes, we still have more than a month to go until the semester starts (sing Glory, Hallelujah or an equivalent thereof), but there are some more or less rapidly approaching deadlines/dates you might want to know about:

Deadlines winter term 2016/17

Find a list of all admission related deadlines here!

August 29 – Written entrance exam for beginning Lehramt (teaching) students! Find more information about the exam and registration for it at the Student Point.

September 5End of general admission. If you are a first time student of a BA, BEd, MA or diploma program, or a student from outside of Austria, you need to be registered by this point! Register in time if you haven’t already, processing might take a while! However, there is a list of exceptions to this deadline, please read it carefully.

September 6 – November 30 Extended admission period. You can still register to study but you might not be able to register for courses with mandatory attendance.

November 30 – End of admission for absolutely everyone! If you are not registered (i.e. paid your students’ union fee and/or your tuition fee) by then you can’t take any classes in the winter semester.

September 24VELT – The next sitting of the VELT test taking place at the Audi Max at the university main building. Registration for VELT is possible via U:SPACE from 1.9.2016 – 16.9.2016!

October 31 – This is the last day to apply for remission of the tuition fee!

Course registration at the English Department:

Find all deadlines here!

Registration for StEOP classes: as of July 13, 2016

Registration for classes: 15.9.2016 – 22.9.2016

Registration for lectures: as of September 15 until one week before the lecture exam

Final allocation will take place October 1, i.e. by then you’ll have your timetable!

De-registration is possible until October 31!

If you are interested in swapping courses with a colleague, or if you hope to find a leftover slot, please check the dates for this here.

Fourth International Conference on Functional Discourse Grammar, 31 August to 3 September

Dear students (especially the grammarians among you),

IC-FDG-2016, the Fourth International Conference on Functional Discourse Grammar, will take place at the University of Vienna, the Department of English and American Studies to be precise, from 31 August to 3 September 2016.

The aim of this conference is to further elaborate the model of Functional Discourse Grammar (FDG) as proposed by Kees Hengeveld and J. Lachlan Mackenzie (see Hengeveld, Kees and Mackenzie, J. Lachlan 2008. Functional Discourse Grammar: A typologically-based theory of language structure. Oxford: Oxford University Press). Find more information about the conference here!

Participation in the conference is not free of charge, but the STV Anglistik und Amerikanistik will offer financial support in the form of a reimbursement of 50€ for the first 10 students who write an e-mail to (please include “FDG 2016“ in the subject field of your mail).


Your student representatives

COPERNICUS are looking for student helpers! (September 14-15)

The Copernicus Alliance are looking for volunteers to support the academic sessions and meetings during the Copernicus Alliance Conference 2016 from 14th to 15th of September at the Vienna University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU).

What is the conference about? “The 2016 COPERNICUS Alliance Conference focuses on the sustainability transformation of institutional, national and international science systems. It will reflect on policies and practices that support or hinder researchers and educators of higher education institutions to practice inter- and transdisciplinary approaches of sustainability science. ” (Quote from Copernicus homepage)

All info in this PDF!

If you’re interested, please let them know by writing to and tell them which dates would work for you.

Vienna VHS now offering courses for VELT preparation!

As of 2016, the Wiener Volkshochschulen are offering preparation classes for VELT! If you feel you need more help to pass VELT this semester, now is your time to register! Classes take place in August or September, 4 and 6 sessions respectively. Registration is possible until one day before the course starts, provided there are places left.

August dates VHS polycollege Johannagasse 2, 1050 Wien:

every Tue and Thu 09.08.16 – 18.08.16, 18.00-21.00

Charge: 81,60 EUR

September dates VHS Hernals, Rötzergasse 15, 1170 Wien:

every Mo and Wed 05.09.16 – 21.09.16, 18.00-21.00

Charge: 82,80 EUR *)

Register on the VHS Webite

VHS VELT preparation classes (PDF)

*) prices are subject to change as of September 2016

“Power to Hurt”: A New Kind of Shakespeare, August 12 @THALHOF (Discount for English Students!)

From Richard III to the Sonnets, this concoction of film, music and drama in English and German offers an all-new interpretation on the works of the eternal Bard! The event organisers are offering students a special offer on tickets. Be a student of English, pay only € 2,50! Use the code „Anglistik-StudentIn“ to book tickets at – the code works for every date, not just opening night! For a group reservation, please book your tickets at (easier to process).

For more information, see the event’s official Website


Premiere: 12.8.2016, 19:30
Other dates: 13.8., 14.8. (19:30 as well)


Salon5 am Thalhof

Thalhofstraße 23
2651 Reichenau an der Rax (See this site for how to get there.)