Study in Austria

Why Study in Austria?

Austria is a wonderful country. Its special location makes it a desired destination and a beautiful place to travel to and to study it as it is located in the center of Europe. Its location makes it has a rich history of art, literature, and culture. It has many reasons that the international students choose it.

Four Reasons makes you choose Austria to study in:

1- High Education System:

Austria has more than 39 public, private and teacher training schools. Studying in Austria gives you a unique study experience. International students have the opportunity to study in specialized universities. 

2- Low Study Fees:

Studying in Austria is cheap compared to other countries but it is also very good. Therefore, you pay less for more. It is amazing really. 

3- Easy Admission Procedures:

Austria has easy admission procedures. State universities do not require the international students to take any entrance exams. In addition, they do not require them to know the German language. English is enough.

4- Chances to work while Studying:

Studying in Austria gives the international students the chance to work while they are studying which helps them in the study cost and the living expenses. As after the applicant has been admitted to a course, the international student receives a student visa with a work permit, which enables them to work while studying.

  • Tuition Fees and Living Expenses
  • Admission Requirements
  • Working in Austria
  • Visa Process
  • Study Language in Austria
  • Our Partners' Universities

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Tuition Fees and Living Expenses

The cost of living in Austria is low and affordable comparing to other countries.

Study Cost:

1- For public universities:

For EU students: they do not pay for studying. They just pay 18 Euro per semester for the student union and student insurance.

For non-Eu students: 1450 Euro per year.

Russian Students are paying 760 Euro per semester. While Ukrainian students are paying 380 Euro per semester.

For any other international students: 726 Euro per semester. 

2- For private universities:

The cost is between 1000 to 4000 Euro per year.

3- For German Language courses:

1 Year German preparation course (Only 1st Year) € 800 – € 1,640 /Year

Living Expenses:

International students should prepare themselves to spend between 550 to 950 Euros per month for the living expenses. It varies depending on the city they are in.

General Costs per Month:
250 – 450 EuroHousing
200 – 400 EuroFood & Others (basic)
50 EuroHealth insurance
15 EuroTransportation
€ 550 – € 950Total monthly expenses

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Admission Requirements

As an international student, you have to have an offer letter from any public or private university for the SAME or SIMILAR program that you are applying for in Austria. The offer letter should come from a university in THE COUNTRY THAT YOU GRADUATED HIGHSCHOOL FROM.

You can only apply to a program same or similar to the offer letter in your hand that you received in your own country.

Then, you must prepare the following documents:

– You must have high school diploma certificate. In addition, the certification must be sufficient for acceptance to the course that you want to study in that university.

– A copy of passport.

– High school diploma certificate.

– Transcript with grades from the last school year.

All documents have to be submitted in the original form and in German translation form.

Program duration:

  • Bachelor programs duration: 3 – 4 years.
  • Master programs duration: 1 – 2 years.

Between 5.0 – 6.0 for the IELTS test.

  • Between 60 – 80 for the TOEFL test.

– For Master degrees:

  • Between 5.5 – 6.5 for the IELTS test.
  • Between 70 – 90 for the TOEFL test.

Program duration:

  • Bachelor programs duration: 3 – 4 years.
  • Master programs duration: 1 – 2 years.

work opportunities

Working in Austria

All students have a right to work during their undergraduate or postgraduate studies in Austria. However, they are NOT allowed to study while they are enrolled in a (German) language course.

Undergraduate students can work up to 10 hours, and postgraduate students can work up to 20 hours per week. They are allowed to receive up to € 600 per month.

visa process

Visa Process

In order to study in Austria for a period longer than 90 days, then you need to apply for a visa.

There are three main steps to getting a Student Visa:

  • Get an acceptance letter from the university.
  • Transfer certain money under your name to an Austrian bank as a following:
  • Students who are 23 years old or younger € 5,600 (appx)
  • Students who are 24 years old or older € 9,800 (appx)
  • Students can withdraw ALL their money as soon as they get their visa.
  • You must have “accommodation contract” BEFORE applying for a visa.

Due to regulations, your rent starts from the date of the contract. However, you will be fully refunded IF your visa fails.

In order to apply for a student visa, you need to go to the nearest Austrian Consulate in your country and apply with the required documents, as follows:

1- Signed original passport valid for 6 months beyond stay in Europe with two blank passport pages at least available for Austrian student visa.

2- Austria visa application form.

3- 2 recent identical 2*2-passport photos in color, front view with a light background.

4- Letter of acceptance from the college or institution in Austria.

5- Proof of family or economic bonds in your home country, confirmation of employment, proof of studies, family bonds in the home country.

6- FBI clearance “criminal history summary”.

7- Proof of valid health insurance with full international coverage showing minimum coverage of 30 thousand Euros and coverage for emergency medical expenses and repatriation for medical reasons or death.

8- Credible showing of sufficient finical means for living costs.

9- Certified copy of birth certificate.

10- Proof of accommodation in Austria such as “rental contract”.

IMPORTANT (about VISA DEPOSIT):

  • To get a student visa, you will be required to deposit a certain amount of money to an Austrian Bank as follows:
    • Students who are 23 years old or younger € 5,400 (approximately).
    • Students who are 24 years old or older € 9,800 (approximately).
    • Students can withdraw ALL their money as soon as they get their visa.
  • The Austrian visa is processed in AUSTRIA, not in the embassy. Therefore, our Vienna office in Austria will follow up with your visa application to guarantee a successful visa application.
  • Visa process will take 1 to 4 months if all documents are in order. You are strongly advised to use this waiting time to improve your German language in your home country.

Our office is ready to help you with all procedures starting from finding the right universities and courses to the admission and getting the acceptance letter until the applying for the student visa and the admission to the university.

Our office is ready to help you with all procedures starting from finding the right universities and courses to the admission and getting the acceptance letter until the applying for the student visa and the admission to the university.

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Study German Language in Austria:

The language of instruction in Austrian universities is GERMAN. Though language proficiency is NOT compulsory to get an offer letter, receive your visa, or come to Austria, you need to study the German language for at least one year in order to be accepted to a university.

After the language course, you may have to undergo a proficiency test by your university.

There are only three language courses, which are approved by the government:

1.VWU: This course operates under Vienna University.

Term starts in November until July.

Tuition Fee: € 810 / Year

2.ORIENT: This course is special because enrollment is more flexible. Students can apply and register multiple times in a year.

It starts from October to July.

Tuition fees: € 800 / Year

3) WIHOK: This course is special because once you completed it; you will NOT have to pass any other exam of the universities.

These start from October and last until July.

Tuition Fees: € 1,640 / Year

partners' universities

Our Partners’ Universities

University NameWebsite
Actilingua Academywww.actilingua.com
University of Viennawww.univie.ac.at
Vienna University of Technologywww.tuwien.ac.at/en
Vienna University of Natural Resources and Life Scienceswww.boku.ac.at

GGSA Educational Consulting Agency