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Partner Universities & Colleges in Austria

Austria, located in the heart of Europe, borders eight countries: the Czech Republic, Slovenia, Italy, Slovakia, Hungary, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, and Germany. Around 60% of its terrain is either mountainous or part of the Alps, earning it the nickname "Alpine Republic."

Austria has 74 universities and colleges. In Austria, there are three categories of higher education institutes (HEIs). There are 35 public and private universities to begin with. Second, 21 Fachhochschulen (universities of applied sciences) give an education that is more practical in nature than university education. The degree system follows the Bologna Process, including bachelor's, master's, and doctorate degrees.

How much does it cost to study in Austria?
Austria is an excellent destination for potential foreign students such as yourself. When compared to other popular study locations such as the United States, the United Kingdom, or Australia, it has exceptionally low tuition prices. The country boasts a great quality of life and a low crime rate.

In Austria, a student's average monthly living expenditures are around 1,000 euros. This may vary depending on where you study — for example, lodging and other living costs in Vienna and other big cities may be greater than in Wr. Neustadt.

What are the prerequisites for studying in an Austrian university?
The completion of GCE AL with passes in all topics is required for admission to a bachelor's degree program. The standard admission criteria for master's programs is the completion of at least a 6-semester specialized relevant Bachelor's degree.

Is the IELTS exam necessary in Austria?
International students can study in Austria without having to take the IELTS exam. The majority of Austrian universities allow you to study there without having to speak English. The simplest approach to find out if you may study in Austria without taking IELTS is to look for colleges that do not demand an IELTS score in their application.

It should be noted that depending on the field of study chosen, certain colleges may need you to take an admission examination. This test is usually taken six months prior to the program's start date. Furthermore, most Austrian universities of applied sciences demand that you have relevant job experience.

When are the university intakes?

In Austria, the academic year usually starts on October 1st and concludes on September 30th of the following year. It is divided into two semesters: the Winter semester (October 1 to January 30) and the Summer semester (June 1 to August 30). (March 1st to September 30th) There are sometimes times when no lectures are given (Christmas, semester, and summer breaks).

How many hours a week can an international student work in Austria while studying?
Bachelor's, master's, and doctoral students can usually receive a work permit for 20 hours per week.

What is the period of an Austrian post-study work permit?
International students who have finished a degree in Austria can apply for the Austrian authorities' one-year "Red-White-Red" card. Students have a year to find work and apply for the Red, White, and Red Card.