Questions & Answers

German and English Language Courses

1. Can you organize accommodation for me?

We co-operate with the Vienna Housing Office in order to offer special rates for our participants during the months of January, February, July and August

  •  1 week single / double room [6 nights]: EUR 290/200 p/p
  •  2 weeks single / double room [13 nights]: EUR 390/300 p/p
  •  3 weeks single double room [20 nights]: EUR 455/365 p/p
  •  4 weeks single / double room [27 nights]: EUR 485/405 p/p

No extra cleaning fee or administrative costs will be added to the above prices, but housing office will charge you EUR 35 to make you an offer. You will also be required to pay EUR 200 deposit, but you will get back the full amount after your stay. 

You have to arrange the reservation with the Housing Office directly. If you tick the box “Yes, I am interested in a room” during your registration process, then the Housing office will contact you directly.

Alternatively, you could opt for AirBnB or find a room/bed in one of the many hostels in Vienna. If you have any extra questions regarding accommodation, please contact us.

2. What should I do if I don't know my language level?

German: You can take a placement test here to assess your level. 

English:  You can take a placement test here to assess your level. 

3. Can I change the course if I chose the wrong level?

In months where all levels are provided, yes, you can change within the first two course days. Please talk with your teacher first and ask him/her if they recommend a level change.

4. How and when can I pay?

You may pay via online bank transfer, via paypal, or directly at our office if you are in VIenna. IMPORTANT: Payment must be completed within 7 days of registering online. If you have registered less than 7 days before the beginning of the course, please pay immediately after your registration, either online or directly at our office. 

5. What does the course price include?

German courses: The course price includes lessons, copies, examination and a course certificate. The course book is not included, you can buy it in our office for EUR 20.

English courses:  The course price includes lessons, copies, examination and a course certificate. All course materials are included in the course price and will be made available to you at the beginning of the course. 

6. Is there a deadline for the registration?

No, there is no deadline, but we recommend that you book as soon as possible as some courses and levels are very popular.

7. Do I receive ECTS credits for the course?

Yes. While our courses do meet ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) standard qualifications, please make sure to confirm that your particular university will accept them before enrolling in the course. Usually we recommend the equivalent of 4.5 ECTS for an intensive or semester course (English or German). 

International Winter and Summer Schools

1. What does the tuition fee include?

The tuition fee covers only the course costs. Not included are: accommodation, meals, social program activities, and travel costs. When you complete the online registration, you can choose any extra services you would like, and they will be invoiced to you separately.

2. Is accommodation included in the tuition fee?

Accommodation is not included in the tuition fee. We support you to organise your stay in a university-run student residence in a shared or single room. The modern yet affordable facilities are located in the centre of Vienna.  Student residences allow you to experience European student life and meet new people. Alternatively, you could opt for a room or private apartment booked with Airbnb or any of the affordable and central hostels in Vienna. 

3. What are the accommodation costs?

We co-operate with the Vienna Housing Office in order to offer special rates for our participants during the months of January, February, July and August

  •  1 week single / double room [6 nights]: EUR 290/200 p/p
  •  2 weeks single / double room [13 nights]: EUR 390/300 p/p
  •  3 weeks single / double room [20 nights]: EUR 455/365 p/p

No extra cleaning fee or administrative costs will be added to the above prices. You will be required to pay EUR 200 deposit, but you will get the full amount back after your stay. 

You have to arrange the reservation with the Housing Office directly. If you tick the box “Yes, I am interested in a room” during your registration process, then the Housing office will contact you directly.

Alternatively, you could opt for AirBnB or find a room/bed in one of the many hostels in Vienna. If you have any extra questions regarding accommodation, please contact us.

4. What are the requirements to apply for an INNES international school?

You should be an undergraduate, graduate or professional. Previous knowledge in the field of the particular school program is advisable. 

5. What kind of documents should I upload onto the registration form?

You should upload your CV and a transcript of records from your university’s registrar in the second step of your online application. A Transcript of records is a list of all the courses that you have completed, compiled by your university. Your transcript will help us make sure that the school will be an appropriate fit for your knowledge and skills.

6. Do I need an English proficiency certificate to attend a school?

You do not need to have a certificate confirming your command of the English language. However, your English language skills need to be at least at B2 level for you to be able to confidently follow the course and actively participate in it.

7. How do I register/apply?

You can apply online on our webpage by clicking “register” on the top right of you page of your chosen school.

Here are all the necessary steps:

1. Complete an online application and upload the required documents (i.e. your CV and your university transcript).

2. Wait two days. It takes approximately 2 days to process your application. You will be notified via email once you have been accepted to your school and you will then receive a payment request.

3. You can pay via bank transfer or paypal.

4. Get your confirmation email and your letter of invitation.As soon as we have received your payment, we will send you a confirmation email and issue an official letter of invitation for you to begin your visa process (if necessary). *Note: If you are not granted a visa, we will refund your money, reduced only by an administrative fee of 35 EUR.

5. Check your inbox for news from us. 
Before your winter or summer school starts you will receive extra information about the social program here in Vienna, along with all other necessary information regarding your international school and Vienna life. 

6. Make your travel and accommodation arrangements.
Travel arrangements should be made so that you arrive at least one day BEFORE the program starts. Accommodation can be organised with the Housing office or independently. 

8. Can I get ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits for a school?

Yes, depending on the number of classroom hours of the particular summer school program, you will receive 3, 6 or 8 recommended ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits.

9. What language are winter and summer schools taught in?

All courses are taught in English.

10. Is there a deadline for registration?

The sooner you register, the better, for three reasons: 

1.  If you need to process a visa, you will need to apply at least 6-8 weeks in advance.

2.  If you want to arrange cheap accommodation, it will be easier to get a good deal if you plan ahead.

3.  Some of our schools are very popular and places fill up quickly.

11. Do I have to rank my preferences for schools?

You do not have to indicate your preferences for winter and summer schools; simply choose one you like the most and fill out the application. The application process is further described in Question 8, "How do I register/apply?"

12. Is it possible to get my tuition fee refunded in case I have to withdraw from a school?

In case of proved illness or accident, we will refund the entire course fee, reduced by 15% administrative fee.

General Information

1. What if I need a visa to come to Austria?

As soon as we receive your payment, we will send you a visa invitation to start your visa process at the embassy.

2. What if I am not granted a visa?

If you are not granted a visa for Austria, you will be refunded the entire amount, reduced by 15% administrative fee. Please consider that you have to prove the refusal by submitting the original document from the embassy. If you have been refused from formal reasons, for example because you missed to submit all documents requested by the embassy, the refund is not possible.

3. What is INNES Institute Vienna?

INNES Institute Vienna is an educational institute specialized in language courses (German and English), customized academic programs, and short academic programs for international students and professionals. Our aim is to stimulate intellectual and personal development in an open and diverse environment. We enable our course participants to develop the knowledge and skills they need for succeeding in their fields. We provide an educational platform for all creative and open-minded brains to share their thoughts, expertise and experience. Our school works to the highest international academic standards and we have had excellent reviews from former participants, e.g:

Since I have experience in other courses in other institutes, I must say I really, really liked courses at INNES. For me it was very useful, very helpful and I really learned a lot. Moreover, I think it is good that we are obligated to have tests and do our homework. Our teacher explained everything in detail and whenever we had questions our needed help she was there. Big thank you, and hopefully I will take my B1.2 level again at INNES soon. German course participant, 2016

4. Can you write me an invitation letter for the embassy?

Of course we can write you an invitation for the Austrian Consulate/Embassy. In this case, we would kindly ask you to pay the course fee (bank transfer), then we can confirm that we will guarantee you a fixed place in the course and write an invitation letter for you. With this letter, it will be quick and easy to process your visa. 

5. Do you recommend any airport or room key pickup service?

Yes, we do!

http://www.viport.at/en/

They offer excellent conditions and best service - if you want them to pick up your key for you before, just ask them for the special INNES offering.

if you are a group of three and more participants, we can organize a pick up for up to 6 participants for EUR 15 per person, just let us know at info@innesvienna.net

6. If I need health insurance, do you recommend any?

We recommend Generali Versicherung AG, please contact Mag. Alexander Sorger at alexander.sorger@generali.com for special INNES offering.

Contact Details

Office Address: Favoritenstr. 4-6/1 A-1040 Vienna
Phone Numbers: +43 1 890 65 85
Email: info@innesvienna.net
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