Study in Austria
Institutions of Higher Education
The language of instruction is usually German. Many institutions, however, also offer classes in other languages.
Most universities offer the following study programs:
. Bachelor program: 6 - 8 semesters
. Master program: 2 - 4 semesters
. Doctoral program: minimum 6 semesters
Moreover, there are:
. Diploma programs (so-called "Diplomstudiengang"): 8 - 10 semesters
. Doctoral program: 4 semesters
For further information, please visit: OeAD
You may contact the Admission Office (Studienabteilung), the International Relations Office of your Austrian university, or the director of the Fachhochschule degree program. For further information, please visit: oead.at and oeh.ac.at
Entry & Residence
Citizens of other EU/EEA countries neither need a visa nor a residence title. They merely need to register with the residence authorities within 3 days after their arrival in Austria.
Citizens of non-EU/EEA countries need a residence permit if the intended duration of the stay exceeds 6 months.
In order to be granted a residence title, the student will need to prove that he or she is in possession of the financial means necessary to sustain a living. Proof of the following monthly income will be required of you:
up to 24 years of age: €432.27 per month
over 24 years of age: €783.90 per month (as of 2010
For further information, please visit: oead.at/entry
Costs & Grants
Many Austrians and citizens of EU/EEA countries are not required to pay tuition fees. For further information, please visit: oead.at/tuition-fees
Average monthly expenses for students residing at a student hall of residence are approximately €800.
For further information on student housing, please visit: oead.at/residence
Required documents for a stay of up to 6 months
- 2 passport photographs
- Your passport - must be valid for at least another three months after the intended date
- Letter of admission issued by Austrian school/university/organization
- Proof of lodging
- Proof of health insurance - letter issued by insurance company confirming complete
the entire duration of your stay in Austria, minimum coverage in case of accident must
health costs of at least USD 50,000 (copy of your insurance I.D. is not sufficient).
Emergency coverage only is also not sufficient.
- Proof of sufficient funds (bank statement and/or confirmation issued by future employer)
- Notarized letter signed by one or both of your parents declaring financial responsibility
(not required if you are able to financially support yourself). Please attach their latest
bank- and/or income statement to this letter.
- Copy of your itinerary or round trip ticket.
- Fee for the student visa
For detailed Information on grants and scholarships, please visit http://grants.at
Austrian National Union of Students: http://www.oeh.ac.at/en
Austrian Academic Exchange Service: www.oead.ac.at
Federal Ministry for Science and Research: http://bmwf.gv.at
Guide to Austrian Universities: http://www.studyguide.at/
Austrian Academic Portal: http://www.portal.ac.at/index-en.html