Vienna Housing and Student Life
Study abroad students are housed off campus at our housing facility, OeJAB Webster Residence Am Augarten. Am Augarten is well serviced by public transportation and is a 10 - 15 minute walk to the university’s campus at the Palais Wenkheim. Housing up to 80 students, Am Augarten is located at Heinestrasse 15 in Vienna’s second district, a five-minute walk to the famous Prater and Augarten parks. The city center is a mere two subway stations away, although it is also easily reached on foot.
OVERVIEW - Type of Units:
- Double occupancy rooms available.
- Single occupancy rooms available.
- All rooms are fully furnished and include bed linens, a bed, a desk, lamp, safe, and closet.
- Private bath in each room.
- Housing fee includes all utilities as well as weekly room cleaning.
Amenities at Am Augarten:
- Student lounge area
- Laundry facility
- Shared kitchen facility
- Wireless Internet access
- Well serviced by public transportation – just a few minutes walk to the metro stop!
Each room is equipped with a refrigerator, microwave, and electric hot water boiler.
Kitchen: A community kitchen providing lockers and cooling storage space is available
at no extra costs to all residents. The kitchen is equipped with 12 burners and 3
backing ovens, 2 microwaves and 2 sets of sinks.
Laundry: There is a paycard operated laundry in the basement of the Residence, with 7 Kg. volume washing and drying machines. Each wash costs 2 euro; and each drying cycle costs 1 euro (drying may require more than one cycle). Paycards loaded with 100 euros (which can also be used at supermarkets and other stores in Austria), can be purchased at Reception for 100 euros. Smaller denominational paycards can be purchased online for a fee of 3.90 + the face value of the card.
Security: The level of security at Webster Residence Am Augarten offers peace of mind to students and parents. Both the Residence Assistants and the Housing Coordinator, who are stationed at the reception desk, live on the premises, and are available to help students manage and enjoy their residence hall lives as part of the Webster community. Also, students will have swipe card to access the building and a key for their room.
What is Provided for Study Abroad Students:
All bed linens will be provided for study abroad students. Some rooms are equipped with hairdryers. Webster-Vienna does not provide TVs, radios, alarm clocks, or towels. Packing lists will be given to students in their orientation packet towards the end of the semester previous to the term or semester abroad. Both the Residence Assistant and the Housing Coordinator, who is stationed at the reception desk, live on the premises, and are available to help students manage and enjoy their residence hall lives as part of the Webster community.
Student Life in Vienna
Students contribute enormously to Webster’s vibrant campus and community through the generous volunteering of their time and energy for various activities and events. For example, students can help out with annual events such as the Graduation Ceremony, Thanksgiving Dinner, Holiday Evenings, SGA events, European Webster football tournament, Community Service Day (Webster Works Worldwide) and others. The Student Services team at Webster-Vienna can help you make the most of being in Vienna with information on the local area, activities and events across the city!
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