Diploma course / Weinakademiker

The highest international wine education

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Diploma course / Weinakademiker
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Price depending on the type of Diploma Course, offered by Weinakademie Österreich
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Diploma course / Weinakademiker

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  • Weinakademie and Wijnstudio are partners in Diploma Course
  • Graduates receive the prestigious title 'Weinakademiker'
  • Recommended by the Institute of Masters of Wine
  • The course takes place in various wine-growing regions of Central Europe
  • Most recognized professional qualification in the international wine trade

WSET level 4 Diploma Course / Weinakademiker

The Weinakademie Österreich is the largest wine training institute in Europe, based in Rust, Austria. The training center is beautifully situated on the Neusiedlersee, amidst famous vineyards. During the training, visits are regularly made to surrounding wine companies.

WSET Diploma Course is the internationally recognized training for professionals in the wine industry.  It gives access to the Master of Wine training. Diploma Course is a very intensive study, that takes, depending on your study pace, 1 ½ to 2 years.


The difference with other providers of the Diploma Course is that the Austrian Wine Academy has a supplementary program. You will write a thesis and give an oral defense. Once passed the exam, you can use the prestigious title ‘Weinakademiker’. You’ll have to sign a code of conduct to become a member of the Association of International Alumni. There are currently more than 800 Weinakademiker from 38 different countries.

Scholarships for Wijnstudio students

The Weinakademie Österreich and the Wijnstudio have entered into a partnership, which allows us to offer our students the best and most complete program. Especially for Wine Studio students, the Weinakademie Österreich has 3 scholarships available every year, of € 1000.- each ! To apply for this scholarship,  you need to write an essay of 600-800 words. Information about the scholarship program:  Student Scholarship

International wine excursions

During your study, students are visiting various winemakers, depending on the chosen training, in Austria, Italy, Germany and Switzerland. The Weinakademie Österreich offers three different modules the Diploma Course:

DSE – Diploma Course Central Europe

At the Weinakademie in Rust, Diploma Course is offered in six modules, including excursions to surrounding wine companies, and exams.

DSI – Diploma Course International

DSI – Diploma Course is offered in three modules of approximately ten days.
The first module is given at the Weinakademie Österreich in Rust (Austria).
The second module is given in Rust and at Palais Coburg in Vienna (Austria).
The third module is given at Palazzo Antinori in Florence (Italy).

DSC – Diploma Course Rheingau | Burgenland | Alto Adige

DSC – Diploma Course is given in six modules, in wine regions in five countries.
You are visiting  the most famous wine university in Germany: Geisenheim, the Austrian Wine Academy in Rust (Austria), Kloster Neustift in Brixen, Südtirol (Italy).

More information

Taking the Weinakademiker training  is a decision that needs to be taken carefully. On average, it takes two years of intensive work on your education. Diploma Course is the highest international wine training offered in the Netherlands. Every year you will meet a number of fellow students from the Wijnstudio. We believe that it is best to take the Diploma Course, a training at this level, in a wine region. Wijnstudio highly recommends the Weinakademie Österreich, because their focus is on the student. Staff of the Weinakadamie is easily accessible, and answers are given quick and clear. Students receive a warm welcome. The teachers (almost all Masters of Wine) belong to the top of the wine world, and the lessons are extremely professional.

More information and registration can be found via Weinakademie Österreich.