Why study in Austria
If you’re currently in the process of deciding where to study and have thought, “Why study in Austria?” the answer is simple. Austria’s location in Central Europe has provided it with a rich history in art, culture, literature, and philosophy.
Higher Education System
The university system in Austria falls under the Bologna Process within the European Higher Education Area. This cooperation represents a movement which fosters ease of mobility and employability within its 47 member countries. With over 39 public, private, and teacher training schools, studying in Austria provides students with a very unique experience in a foreign higher education system.
Living & Studying in Austria
The academic year in Austria is split into two semesters: winter and summer. The academic year begins around October 1st and ends around September 30th of the following year.
For Universities and Universities of Arts there is a €363.36 (2010) fee per semester. This fee is waived for those who are EU/EEA & Swiss nationals. For Universities of Applies Sciences the fee is also placed at €363.36 per semester and is required to be paid by all students. Private universities have higher tuition rates which can differ from one to another.