Austria represents one of the traditional European study destinations which has been offering quality education and valuable degrees for centuries. Today, Austria has over 70 institutions of higher education and more than 2.000 study programs in all study fields offered in German and English language. The quality programs, valuable qualifications, high quality of life make Austria popular study destination, chosen by 100.000 international students every year.
Academic year in Austria is divided in two semesters, the first starts in October, while the second in March. You can start your studies in both intakes.
Austrian education institutions have long reputation of providing excellent education and conducting modern research. Austria offers top quality and innovative academic and research programs, programs with practical focus, latest teaching methods as well as highly experienced teachers. Austrian qualifications and diplomas open many opportunities for successful careers.
International students in Austria are allowed to work 20 hours per week during their studies. Students coming from EU/EEA and Switzerland do not need work permit, while students coming from third countries do need. Upon graduation, students are allowed to stay for a year in order to find a full time employment.
Tuition fees depend on student’s citizenship, whether the institution is public or private, the location as well as the study program. Studies at public institutions cost significantly less than private ones and are considered affordable. International students have different scholarship opportunities which can ease their study and living costs. There are different public, private and scholarships offered by education institutions.
Austria is one of the today’s research and innovation hubs. Education system of Austria is based on the connection of teaching and research. Austria has a rich history of cultural and scientific achievements, from art and music to engineering. Research is part of the system in which a lot is being invested and the greatest focus is placed on development of interdisciplinary and innovative research as well as on cooperation of different institutions and widening of the network of researchers.