Tuition fees at university in Austria

Public universities in Austria charge a small tuition fee on a per-semester basis depending on whether you are an EU student or you come to study in Austria from a country outside Europe.

Tuition fees for degree-seeking EU students and exchange students

If you are an EU student and intend to study a complete degree in Austria, i.e., you are a so called "Ordentliche Studierende", or you are an exchange student, you are exempted from paying tuition fees at public universities. However, you will be required to pay a small fee of approximately 18 EUR per semester to the Student Union.

If you have exceeded the period of study defined in the curriculum in two semesters you will have to pay EUR 363.36 per semester.

Tuition fees for students from outside Europe and non-degree seeking students

If you are not an EU student you will have to pay EUR 726.72 per semester plus a fee of ca. EUR 18 per semester to the Student Union. In the event that you decide to take courses at more than one university, you will have to pay your tuition fee only once.

If you are not a degree-seeking student, you will have to pay EUR 363.36 per semester.

Tuition fees for students from the least developed countries

Full time students from the least developed countries according to the list below are exempted from paying tuition fees at public universities in Austria:

  • Afghanistan
  • Angola
  • Bangladesh
  • Benin
  • Bhutan
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cape Verde
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Comoros
  • Congo
  • Djibouti
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Gambia
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Haiti
  • Kiribati
  • Laos
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Nepal
  • Niger
  • Rwanda
  • Samoa
  • Sao Tomé and Principe
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • Sudan
  • Tanzania
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Vanuatu
  • Yemen
  • Zambia

Source: Universities Act, The Legal Information System of the Republic of Austria - RIS