Study in Vienna

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Why study in Vienna?

The capital of Austria, Vienna is a city steeped in history and beauty. Often regarded as the most livable city in the world, Vienna is also Austria’s education hub and is home to a number of world class universities.

Students studying in Vienna can enjoy imperial palaces, world famous museums, countless festivals and a renowned coffee houses. Vienna is also one of the safest capital cities in the world to live in, and its location at the heart of Europe make it a great starting point for students that want to explore the rest of the continent.


Universities in Vienna

There are 16 universities in Vienna, including both private and public institutions. These include some of Austria’s best and most respected universities, and there are institutions specializing in fine arts, performing arts, business, medicine, veterinary medicine, and applied sciences.

You can study a bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate degree in Vienna, and with some many programs available in the city you’re bound to find a study option that works for you.

What to study in Vienna

With a large variety of universities offering a range of programs and degrees, you can study most subjects and programs in Vienna. Most programs are taught in German, but more and more are being offered in English for international students.

The city is home to a number of specialist institutions, with programs in the arts being particularly popular in the city.

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What is the cost of study in Vienna?

If you’re an international student from inside the EU/EEA, you won’t have to pay tuition fees to study at a public university in Vienna, but you may need to pay a small student union fee. For all other international students, tuition fees are around $1,000 per semester, but private universities can cost much more.

The cost of living in Vienna can be relatively expensive, but it is on par with much of the rest of Europe. Living in Vienna is actually cheaper than many other big cities like London and Paris.

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How to study in Vienna

The first step toward studying in Vienna is to find the university you want to go to, and the program you’d like to study. You should then check the university’s entry requirements and ensure you meet them before you apply.

The process may differ from university to university, but many will let you apply online through the university website. You will also need to provide several documents including proof of identity and your school diploma or certificates.

When you’ve had confirmation that your application has been successful, you will need to apply for a Austria student visa. Here’s how to get a visa to study abroad.