OLIve – Open Learning Initiative Programme

Higher Education programmes for people of refugee status in Europe at the University of Vienna

The University of Vienna is offering free academic courses for individuals with refugee or asylum seeking status in Austria or another country of the European Economic Area (EEA)1 who have an interest in pursuing University study. The courses ran between 2017-2018 and are supported by the European Union's ERASMUS+ programme.

We are moving to a new website: http://olive.univie.ac.at/home/

There will be two courses:

  • OLIve – Open Learning Initiative Courses for Refugees

    12 weeks – open for all 

Application for the first circle is closed and anyone who applies will be on the waiting list. 

  • OLIve-UP – Open Learning Initiative – University Preparatory Programme

    6 Months – only for persons holding refugee status in Austria aiming to attend any BA and MA University Programm in Europe


Wagner Piassaroli Mantovaneli, MA

eMail: olive@univie.ac.at

Room 7.32, Währinger Straße 29, 1090 Vienna

Institut für Publizistik- und Kommunikationswissenschaft (Department of Communication)

Währinger Straße 29, 1090 Vienna


1 EEA countries are: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK.