Sigmund Freud University

Campus in Wien © SFU/Kurt Hoerbst

The Sigmund Freud University comprise four faculties: Psychotherapy, Psychology, Medicine and Law. Bachelor’s and master’s programmes are offered at all faculties, a doctorate programme is available in Psychotherapy Science. The SFU truly is a European university. The first branch abroad was established in 2006 in Paris, followed by Ljubljana, Berlin, Milan and Linz (Austria). All branches offer courses in psychotherapy and psychology in the local language and in line with local culture, but based on a common teaching approach. In 2009 the SFU started to expand the range of offered degree programmes. In 2015 a course of studies in medicine was accredited, followed by law in 2016. Innovative and student-centred teaching, finding and filling promising research niches and being the intellectual home for students keen on learning and wanting to grow makes the SFU a unique place to study today for students from 84 nations.

Faculties and programmes

Psychotherapy | Psychology | Medicine | Law


Psychotherapy. The SFU pioneered Psychotherapy Science as an academic programme where academic and practical aspects work hand in hand. We seek to set new standards for research and teaching by emphasising research activities, practical training and academic exchange.
Psychology. The approach to psychology taught at the SFU is explicitly embedded within the cultural and social sciences. In this respect the SFU offers an alternative to current approaches of psychology as belonging to the natural sciences; an approach dominant in mainstream psychology and usually represented by most other universities. An English degree programme in psychology will be available in 2018.
Medicine. The SFU Medical School aims at being the platform for implementing a new training concept. Our mission is to offer degree programmes where the concept of participatory medicine, which considers the multidimensionality of human beings and the complexity of health needs, is realised through excellent, research-oriented teaching, resulting in a medical education with quality and soul. School of Dentistry in planning.
Law. Studies in law at the SFU offer profound legal training with a high practical orientation. Graduates will gain access to all professions requiring an Austrian law degree such as lawyers, judges, notaries and prosecutors. Teaching in small groups is provided by excellent academic staff. All offered degree programmes are currently available in German.