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Located in Central Europe, Austria is a wonderful country, with a focus on offering quality higher education. Universities in Austria are well-developed and provide you with a great experience. As well as this, Austria is a beautiful, advanced and cultured country, in the perfect location for international students who wish to do some exploring in their downtime.

Why choose Austria as an international student

Austria’s commitment to international students is reflected in the fair tuition fees and rise in enrolling students since reforms. As well as the chance to study at world ranked higher education institutions, you will also be able to pick up the German language. German is the first language of 100 million people worldwide, and joining those people would open up some great further study and employment opportunities!

Austria has a long history of outstanding higher education, with some of Europe’s finest philosophers, scientists and writers having worked and lived here. Vienna in particular has a long tradition of academic achievement. This is where the Vienna Circle, one of the most significant movements in Philosophy since the Ancient Greeks, was born.

You will find 6 Austrian universities in the 2023 QS World University ranking top 500. The highest ranked of these is the University of Vienna, which is ranked in 151st place.

Austria has several welcoming cities that would be ideal for international students, such as Vienna, Innsbruck, Graz and Salzburg.

As an international student, you will need to obtain a student visa to move to Austria for your studies. For more information about this, see our Austria Student Visa Guide.

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Highlighted courses in Austria

Certificate Programme for Search Engine Marketing Certificate

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Strategic Management & Law MA

MCI Management Center Innsbruck Austria

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Business Consultancy International MA

University of Applied Sciences Wiener Neustadt Austria

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Smart Automation Bachelor Degree

Smart Automation, Campus 02 University of Applied Sciences Austria

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Mechanical Engineering BSc, Bachelor Degree

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More information about Austria

Capital City Vienna
Currency EUR, Euro
Language(s) German
Universities on StudyLink 15 universities
Major Student Cities Graz, Innsbruck

Language Requirements

The official language of Austria is German, but there are also other recognised languages; Hungarian, Slovene and Burgenland Croatian.

Courses at Austrian universities are taught in either German or in English. It is more common to find postgraduate courses taught in English however.

No matter which language you choose to learn in, you will need to prove your proficiency in that language. If you are not able to meet the required standard, it is common for institutions to offer language courses to help you improve.

You should take the opportunity to learn some German where you can, communicating with the locals and other students is the perfect way to practice. This is a skill that will look great on your CV/resume, especially as German is a prominent business language.

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