Austria: BOKU - University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences

Spend a semester at BOKU in beautiful Vienna, Austria.

About the Program

The University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences (BOKU) is located in the beautiful and classic city of Vienna, Austria. College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences students of all backgrounds and majors can find exciting study areas at BOKU.  

Founded in 1872, BOKU is considered an "Ivy League" university among agricultural institutions in Europe, and is still the main university for agricultural research and teaching in Austria.

When not in class, students can explore this German-speaking country and the many aspects that make it so special to its visitors. Austria's baroque-period architecture, mountain villages, imperial history and alpine terrain make it an exciting place to study and dive into a new atmosphere.

While at BOKU, CAES students may study:

  • Organic Agricultural Systems and Agroecology
  • Applied Limnology 
  • Mountain Forestry
  • Water Management and Environmental Engineering 

How to Apply:

  • Schedule an appointment with Amanda Newquist for exchange semester advising
  • Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor 
  • Apply on the Study Away Portal (you must first be accepted by UGA)  
  • If accepted, UGA will nominate you for a semester at BOKU and you will begin the application process with BOKU


International Travel Scholarship

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Application Deadline: March 1, 2023
International travel scholarships are available to support CAES student travel to study abroad programs and international internship programs. Students may apply in one of two application cycles, according to their departure date. Students departing on an international program during the current fall semester or spring semester of the following year should apply between August 1 - November 1. Students departing during the Maymester or summer semester should apply between December 1 - March 1. Applications received by the deadline date will be given full consideration.

Quick Facts

Location: Vienna, Austria

Exchange Semesters: Fall, Spring or Academic Year

National Language: German (all classes taught in English)

Student Population: 10,000 Students

Available for: Any CAES or UGA student

Information for Exchange Students at BOKU

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Exchange Program Contact

Amanda Stephens Newquist Director of Experiential Learning
Office of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs