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University in Austria: choose Europe!

University in Austria is a reality!

University in Austria could change your life!

If you are still sitting at home, flicking through photographs and looking at maps, unsure of where you want to study, but keen to go abroad and learn independence in a new and exciting environment, stop right there… Europe is your oyster, since EU students pay no, or very low tuition fees: the university in Austria can be your great occasion!

Enrol on Elab’s Europa program and discover which European country is your ideal destination for gaining your degree – and making an important first step towards a brilliant career!

Wherever you choose to make your home for the next few years has to suit your interests, budget, lifestyle choices and personality. There is no point applying to a rural small town university, if you want to spend your free time going to plays and exhibitions, seeing movies and checking out pop-ups and clubs. Similarly, if you love nature, hiking and sailing, an urban environment is precisely the wrong choice.

Luckily, Austria can cater to lovers of Baroque palaces and bird spotters alike. From the glory that is Vienna, with its Hapsburg legacy, where Freud, Mozart, Haydn and Liszt composed their masterpieces, to the magnificent Alps with their pristine snow, trails and rock faces, Austria has something for everyone.

Where can I study in English, in a university in Austria?

Austria offers over 200 courses taught in English, the majority of which are at Master’s level. It has attracted 87,000 international students, and boasts 22 public research universities, as well as 21 Universities of Applied Sciences (private universities are expensive here, as elsewhere in Europe). The Universities of Applied Sciences – for example, Graz University of Technology and the Technical University of Vienna – charge a small fee of 363 euros a term and focus on problem-based learning and practical skills. Research universities – such as the University of Vienna, the University of Innsbruck, and the University of Graz – are more traditional academic institutions with an interdisciplinary approach to learning. Six of Austria’s top ten universities are located in the capital, Vienna.

What are the most popular undergraduate courses taught in English?

  • Business economics
  • Creative Computing
  • Business consultancy
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Bioinformatics

University in Austria


Austrian universities have excellent reputation and the quality of life is very high: submit your application with Elab!

How do I apply to a university in Austria?

There is no centralised admission system, so you need to apply online to individual universities. You will need to produce all or some of the following documents:

  • school reports/transcripts
  • a secondary school diploma
  • copy of your passport
  • completed application form
  • photographs

When are the application deadlines?

Austrian universities have two terms: 1 October-30 January and 1 March to 30 September. Applications for the spring term have to be submitted by 5 September, and those for the autumn term have to be received by 5 February.

What other costs will I need to pay?

All undergraduates have to pay 20 euros a term, to cover membership of the students’ union and student accident insurance.

You will not have to buy health insurance, since this is covered by your EHIC card, so don’t forget to bring it with you.

Is Austria expensive?

Contrary to what you might think, the cost of living is not extortionate and you will manage to cover your food, accommodation, travel, social life and books etc on around  950  euros a month. Graz and Klagenfurt are cheaper than Vienna and Innsbruck, but wherever you go, accommodation is at least 30 per cent cheaper in Austria than in France, and 10 per cent cheaper than in Germany.

I’m interested! How can I find out more about studying in Austria?

Call or email Elab and one of our experiences consultants will look at the courses and universities which meet your interests and needs, and help you decide if Austria is for you.

If you are still torn between two or more countries, why not sign up for our Europa program ?  This series of workshops will provide you with all the comprehensive information you need for comparing various options on studying in Europe, and submitting a strong application to the university of your dreams.

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