Voices from graduates


Andrea Drapal

Read the univie-blog entry from the alumna Andrea Drapal here to gain insights from the perspective of a graduate of the postgraduate program "European Studies".


Dzevad Sarac

"I decided to enroll in the programme because it offered a wide range of topics that I was interested in at first - languages, economics, law, history and security studies. And it met my expectations - the professors were able to adjust to our needs and were there for us any time we needed their help. On the other hand, a lot of lecturers have worked/work for the EU or other international organizations and were therefore able to share their first hand experience from the field. Also, we were given an opportunity to visit the institutions in Brussels and get a feeling of how not only how the European Union functions on a daily basis but also other organizations like NATO/OTAN. I would suggest the Master of European Studies programme to anyone with a social science or humanist background interested in studying contemporary Europe with a firm basis in research and theory. The European Studies gave me an opportunity to learn more about the European security architecture and provided a solid basis for my current position at the Organization for Security and and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)."


Mason Chami

"The program is excellent for a couple of reasons. First, the combined emphasis on economics, politics, law and history, taught by top professors from each discipline, provides a solid grounding in European studies. Second, the student to professor ratio is exceptionally small. Third, the course is very demanding - you will work extremely hard but the results are well worth it. Finally, Vienna is a stunningly beautiful place to spend a year of your life, studying with a very cosmopolitan group of fellow students."


Florian Zinöcker

"I am a strong adherent of the European Studies programme and I am honoured to have been a member of the programme during its first year in action. I have recently begun work at a European Institution and my European Studies knowledge has proven indispensable."