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.at/international-programmes
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 months 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. This may be done e.g. by submitting a confirmation issued by your future employer in Austria. 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 informaion, 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/housing
Students from non EU/EEA countries and from the new EU member countries (exceptions: Malta and Cyprus) are only allowed to work in Austria for a limited period of time and may do so only if in possession of a work permit.
For further information, please visit: oead.at/residence