Austria is one those Schengen states which provide free education to all students. Education system in Austria is state funded so students even from other than European countries get quality education without paying heavy tuition fees. However they must pay a social fee and student union fee which is never more than € 379.36 per semester. Due to this low fee, thousands of students come for free study in Austria at top Austrian universities. Austria gives fantastic study opportunities to international students to come and study at multinational and multicultural universities.
Free Universities in Austria
Most of the government universities in Austria provide free education, however private universities charge fee. We have listed few of the public universities in Austria which offer free study to local as well as international students.
- Veinna university
- University of Graz
- University of innsbruck
- Anton Bruckner University
- University of JOANNEUM
- MCI Management Center Innsbruck
- Medical University of Graz
How to Apply for Free study in Austria
Students who want free study in Austria must get enrolled in Austrian university. Austrian Universities accept applications directly at their websites. Admission procedure may take more than 2 months. Once you get admission into a recognised university, you can apply for visa. Visa application can be made to your nearest embassy or consulate office of Austria. Austrian embassies require international student applicants to demonstrate financial stability. This requirement is placed to ensure that students have enough money for their living during intended stay in Austria. This amount is fixed as one year living expenditure for each application included in the application. Standards living expense in Austria is around Euros 7000 per year.
Austrian universities do not accept educational certificates from few countries like India and Pakistan until they are attested and legalised by Austrian embassy in that country. You must check with your university before making application. If they require this legalisation then you must get your documents attested and legalized from these authorities;
- Relevant education board
- Inter Board Chairman Committee (IBCC)
- Higher Education Commission (HEC)
- Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA)
- Austrian embassy/consulate in student’s home country
Most of the Austrian institutes issue initial offer letter without attestation, however before visa students must have to provide certified documents from these universities.
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