University Information

Dear Parents,

Choosing a university or college is more than just selecting a place to study, it is an important step towards becoming independent; it is the beginning of adult life and thus it is a process that will require much careful thought, discussion and planning. Grades 11 and 12 are a time when students will be doing much more than just studying for their IB exams; this is a time for personal growth, of recognising their own potential and accepting responsibility for their own futures. If they start early enough and use the resources and advice available, they should be able to take well-informed decisions about which universities and colleges to apply to and select a college or university that will match their needs.

The Vienna International School recognizes that going to college/university is the culmination of 12 years of schooling and is a major step in student’s life; it also recognizes that the university/college selection process is one that requires much time and discussion between students, parents, teachers and counsellors. It is with this in mind that VIS has set up a comprehensive counselling programme to assist students and their families.

As befits an international school our students apply to and are accepted by prestigious universities worldwide – University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, Imperial College London, The London School of Economics and Political Sciences (LSE), University of St Andrews, University of Edinburgh, Harvard University, Yale University, Georgetown University , University of California Berkeley, Stanford University, George Washington University, Princeton University, University of Pennsylvania, Duke University, Bocconi University, IE University, Keio University, Waseda University, McGill University, University of Toronto, ETH Zurich, University of St Gallen, Ēcole Hôteliėre de Lausanne, TU München, Sciences Po, Lund University, Erasmus University, TU Wien, National University of Singapore, Australian National University, and the University of Delhi.

Jeremy Handcock
University Counsellor



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