Student visa for Austria

Student visa for Austria

Student visa and residence permit are not necessary for students from European Union, European Economic Area and Switzerland who want to study in Austria. Those who plan to study for more than 3 months, need to register their stay in Austria. Students from third countries who want to study for more than 3 months must have student visa (national visa) as well as residence permit which gives them legal residence in Austria.

Application for student visa requires that student is well informed regarding procedure and visa conditions, as well as to carefully plan the whole process in order to get the positive outcome. After many years of working with students who want to study abroad, I can provide you with the necessary knowledge and support and guide you through the entire process from enrollment to visa application.

Work while studying

  • International students in Austria can work part time
  • Students coming from EU/EEA and Switzerland can work 20 hours per week and do not need work permit (except Croatian students)
  • Students coming from third countries who have residence permit can also work 20 hours per week, but they need to have work permit for which the employer must apply


  • Counseling and choosing educational institution and program
  • Preparation of enrollment documentation and enrollment
  • Receiving an offer
  • Accepting the offer and receiving confirmation of enrollment
  • Applying for visa and preparing for departure

Benefits of student visa in Austria

  • Student visa for Austria enables gaining quality education and respected degree
  • Student visa allows students to work during their studies and gain international work experience and valuable contacts
  • Studying in Austria gives the opportunity to learn or improve German language skills
  • Student visa allows students to stay in Austria after graduation and look for a job
  • Opportunity to experience studying in one of the historically traditional study destinations

Requirements for student visa for Austria

  • To be enrolled in a course at an education institution in Austria
  • To be financially capable to cover costs of studying and staying in Austria
  • To have appropriate health insurance for the period of studies
  • To have accommodation for the period of studies in Austria
  • To be person of a good character without conviction

Study in Austria

Austria is one of the few traditional study destination with long history and well known prestige. Austria offers excellent education, top quality study programs and wide range of opportunities for students dedicated to innovation and modern research. Most of study programs are being offered in German language but there is also a significant number of programs in English language.

Study options in Austria

  • German language courses
  • Bachelor studies
  • Master studies
  • PhD studies

* Future Option is a consulting agency which offers professional assistance when applying for temporary visas with a visit and study purpose, as well as for prospective marriage and partner visas for Australia which allow you permanent stay.
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