Whether you are just considering the idea of studying in Austria, or have already been accepted into a degree programme at an Austrian institution of higher education, in this section you will find important information and issues you should consider before your arrival as well as during your stay in Austria. Please refer to the following subsections to learn more.


To enter Austria for study purposes, one might need a visa and/or a residence permit - depending on your nationality and your duration of stay.


In Austria it is compulsory to register with the municipal authorities (Meldeamt: Gemeindeamt, Magistratisches Bezirksamt) within three working days of entering the country. And you need to make sure that you are properly insured during your stay.

Living costs

You'd like to know hou much it costs living in Austria? Although Austria is counted among the richest countries of the world, the general cost of living in Austria is not so high compared to other European countries.


Are you looking for information about accommodation in Austria? We have useful information for a successful flat search!


Whether or not you are allowed to work in Austria depends on your nationality, the kind of work and - for nationals of third countries – also on the type of residence title.