Study in AustriaStudy in Austria

Come study in Austria!

Austria, located at the heart of Europe by the beautiful and impressive Alps, has greatly contributed to enrich the European culture with renowned thinkers such as Sigmund Freud, Ludwig Wittgensteign or Franz Kafka, or musicians such as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Austrian cities like Vienna, Salzburg, Innsbruck, or Graz are ideal places to meet Austria's history, literature, philosophy and art.

In addition to its historical and cultural appeal, you would like to study in Austria because of the high quality of its universities and institutions of higher education, its low tuition fees or the possibility of learning one of the world's most important languages: German. No wonder Austria is one of Europe's most popular study destinations. Over 59000 international students chose to study in Austria in 2009.

Welcome to study in Austria!

Study in Austria quick facts.


In Austria, the academic year at higher education institutions runs from September to June, with two intakes: the main one takes place in February, for studies in the summer semester, and September, for studies in the winter semester. Always aim at applying for your studies in Austria as soon as possible in order to meet the deadlines.

Higher education study programs in Austria are categorized per cycles following the European Higher Education Area guidelines, i.e., first cycle programs = bachelor's degrees; second cycle programs = master's degrees; and third cycle programs = PhD degrees.

Tuition fees in Austria vary depending on whether you are an EU or a non-EU student. Full-time EU students are exempt from paying tuition fees. Non-EU students have to pay 726.72 EUR per semester.

One school year in Austria equals 60 ECTS.

First cycle programs are worth 180 - 240 ECTS; second cycle programs are worth 60 - 120 ECTS; while third cycle programs don't have a specific ECTS range.

The Austrian grading system ranges from a maximum grade point of 1 to a minimum passing grade of 4.


Here on StudyinEurope.eu we've taken the time to review thousands of study programs offered by state-accredited institutions in Austria so that your studies can be recognized internationally.

If you would like to study in Austria, you might also be interested in ...