Share of international students remains steady at approximately 27 percent

14. November 2017
Studentinnen und Studenten in einem Hörsaal
More than 102,000 of the 370,600 students in Austria in the winter semester 2016/17 came from abroad.

This corresponds to 27.6 percent of all students. This percentage has hardly changed compared to the previous academic year (27.1 percent). Exactly 30,096 German passport holders were enrolled at Austrian higher education institutions. The number of Italian students (9,087), of which many South Tyroleans, who have the same status as Austrians according to the higher education law, is distinctly lower. This is followed by students from Bosnia and Herzegovina (4,263), Turkey (3,399), Croatia (2,903), Hungary (2,639) and Serbia (2,575). Iran (2,069) is the first country of origin of students outside Europe. Approximately two thirds of the foreign students come from EU member countries.