General Requirements and Cost of Studying in Austria

General requirements

Undergraduate Program

International students qualify for undergraduate degree programs if they possess a valid/certified school leaving certificate and qualify for university education as well in their home country, they may also qualify for higher education studies in Austria. However, note that they might be required to prove their level of English and/or German. That said, find out from your university the language requirement.

Master’s Program

You are eligible for a master’s degree program at any university in Austria, if you possess a relevant bachelor’s or equivalent degree diploma.

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees for EU students and exchange students

You should budget roughly EUR 750 per academic year for tuition fees.

Tuition fees for international students

If you are an international student, you should budget roughly EUR 1400 per academic year for your tuition fees

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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

Application deadlines in Austria

There are generally two admission application windows for programs at universities in Austria with the deadlines explained below:

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  • September 1: submit your application before September 1 for studies in the winter semester.
  • February 1: for studies in the summer semester.

Extended application period for EU students

After the general admission period expires, the extended admission period starts. Through the extended admission period, students from the European Union can also apply for university studies in Austria according to the extended deadlines listed below:

  • November 30: for studies in the winter semester.
  • April 30: for studies in the summer semester.

List of Low tuition Universities

Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna

Burgenland University of Applied Sciences

Campus 02 University of Applied Sciences

Graz University of Technology

Johannes Kepler University Linz

Medical University of Graz

Medical University of Innsbruck



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