Mentoringprogramme for students at the KTF

The mentoringprogramme is addressed to all students of the KTF. During the study there might occure problems, e. g. at the beginning of the study (e. g. with learning biblical speeches) or at the end (e. g. with writing your thesis), but also during the study (e. g. problems with a specific test or professor, problems with the recognition of your examinations, with planning to study abroad or doubts if you chose the right study programme). Together with your mentor you will search for possible solutions and potential contact persons, whereby a confident basis for talks plays an important part. The mentoring is absolutely sensitive, all discussed issues remain confidential. The information who took part in the mentoring programme will not be passed on anybody.

Mentor for international students

Michael Weigl

Studying at a university is always a challenge. It takes many resources and requires a great deal of planning, discipline, endurance and sometimes personal sacrifices for the greater good. Successfully going for a degree depends on many of these and more factors.

If you decided to do so at an institution in a foreign country with a different set of prerequisites than those with which you are familiar and a language and culture that are not yours, it appears to be an even more  demanding  endeavour.

I will be the person at our institution to assist you with these and other challenges you might face when arriving at Vienna, taking the first steps in our complex university environment or being confronted with a seemingly unsurmountable conundrum of rules and regulations. I shall assist you in all matters of study routine and provide you with a helping hand  in order for you to find your way around and successfully achieve your goal.

I myself studied and taught in a variety of different settings: at the University of Toronto (Canada), the University of St. Thomas (Minneapolis/St. Paul), the Catholic University of America (Washington, D.C.), the Ècole biblique et archéologique de Jersualem (Jerusalem), the University of Pretoria (South Africa), and several other universities in Germany. I met a lot of challenges and made many enriching encounters during that time, learning through first-hand experience what it means to study and teach abroad. You are most welcome to seek my assistance.


Consultation hours: on agreement
T +43-1-4277-30404
Department for Biblical Studies/Old Testament