University Advice

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.

Grade 11 and Grade 12 are a time when students will be doing much more than just studying for their IB Diploma or High School Diploma 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.

Vienna International School is accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO). Additionally, our high school diploma will be fully accredited by the Middle States Association (accreditation pending). VIS has been granted SAT Test Center status by the College Board starting in May 2023.

The Vienna International School recognizes that going to college/university is the culmination of 12 years of schooling and is a major step in a 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.

Being a leading international school, our students apply to and are accepted by prestigious universities worldwide.


Joanna Rance                                                                                                                                                       

University and College Counsellor
Telephone:  0043 1 2035595 355
Email: jrance(at)


Robert Duff

University and College Counsellor

Telephone:  0043 1 2035595 268
Email: rduff(at)