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Austria is the 14th richest country in the world by GDP.
Capital City: Vienna
Famous Cities: Salzburg, Innsbruck, Graz, Linz
Language: German (official)

study in Austria

Why study in Austria?

There are various benefits of studying in Austria, following are the main:

  1. Relatively low tuition fees compared to other Western European countries, especially in public universities.
  2. Austrian universities boast a strong reputation and rank highly in international rankings.
  3. Explore neighboring countries like Germany, Italy, Czech Republic, and Hungary easily.
  4. Immerse yourself in Austria’s vibrant culture, from historical sites to classical music.
  5. Students with a valid visa can work part-time (up to 20 hours/week) to support themselves.
  6. Graduates may have the chance to stay up to 1 year and find a job after completing their studies (extendable).

          http://www.studyguide.at/  Particularly for Austria

Entry Requirements

Study in Austria for international students requirements

Eligibility Criteria for Admission in Masters and Bachelors:

To apply for a Master degree program in Europe, one has to have a Bachelor degree of 4 years from Pakistan. This accounts for 16 years of education (Intermediate + Bachelor = 12 + 4 = 16 years of education). If, however, your Bachelor’s degree is of 2 years, then you will have 14 years of education and you are not eligible to apply for Master Degree courses. So, in this case, you have to do a Masters from Pakistan and complete your 16 years of education and then apply for a Master Degree here in Europe.

To apply for a Bachelor degree, you must have your 12 years of education completed. It means that an Intermediate (FSc) degree holder can apply for a Bachelor program provided that he/she fulfills language requirements.

Academic

HSSC: Minimum 50% (Less case to case)

Bachelors: 2.5 CGPA or equivalent (may vary by program)

English Language Proficiency

IELTS: PG is 6.5 and UG is 6.

TOEFL iBT: 89

PTE: 55

MOI also accepted (varies by program/university)

The specific score requirement can vary depending on the university and the program you choose

Intakes

  • Winter Semester (October): Most universities intake is annual and it is usually in fall semester. For fall semesters, admission starts usually in February, March.
  • Summer Semester (March): Fewer programs offered. for summer semester, admission dates are usually in October, November

Cost of study in Austria

Fee Range: €1450 to €2,000 per year (May increases up to 10,000 Euros)

Scholarships

Scholarships are available for international students, including some specifically for Pakistani students. It offers many government as well as university specific scholarships for international students to help make studying there more affordable.

Check university websites and scholarship organizations for details. Or contact us to know about the best fit scholarship for yourself.

Degree Duration

Bachelor’s Degree: 3 to 4 years

Master’s Degree: 1 to 2 years

How to apply in Austria?

Admission Checklist

  1. Completed university application form
  2. All academic transcripts (officially translated into English or German)
  3. Passport/Travel document
  4. ID Photo
  5. LOM / SOP
  6. Proof of English/German language proficiency
  7. Proof of financial support
  8. Any other required documents depending on the University
  9. Documents Legalization is must before applying in most of the universities
  10. IBCC, HEC, MOFA Attestation is also required before applying in universities.
  11. Bank Statement 10K to 12K Euros
  12. Process time 6 to 8 months

Visa Information

To study in Austria for more than 90 days, you will need to apply for the “Residence Permit-Student” & D-Visa directly at the Austrian embassy, Islamabad. All documents have to be submitted in original and in person.

Visa application: Process time is up to 4 months

Book Residence Permit Appointment online => Submit Supporting Documents at Austrian Embassy in Islamabad => Pay Application Fee + Biometrics => Residence Permit Application Outcome => If Positive => Book Visa-D Appointment via Email => Submit Supporting Documents at Austrian Embassy in Islamabad => Visa-D Application Outcome.

Visa Checklist

  1. Passport (valid for a minimum of three months after the intended stay)
  2. Completed visa application forms (signed)
  3. Two recent passport-sized photos
  4. Notification/confirmation of admission from an Austrian higher education institution
  5. Proof of health insurance coverage in Austria (30K)
  6. Proof of sufficient financial resources (€ 14,604 for Students over 24 years old & € 8,064 for under 24.)
  7. The funds have to be in a savings or bank account for at least 6 months that must bear the applicant’s/guardian’s name and be accessible from Austria.)
  8. Birth certificate or equivalent document (legalized and translated)
  9. Proof of accommodation in Austria (dorm reservation, rental agreement)
  10. Academic transcripts (translated if necessary)
  11. Proof of language proficiency
  12. Police clearance certificate from the country of residence – no older than 3 months at the time of application (legalized and translated)
  13. Cору of flight ticket booking
  14. Application fees for Residence Permit (€120) & Visa-D (€150)

Document Attestation from Austrian Embassy

Some Austrian colleges require applications to be sent with documentation certified by the Austrian Embassy. If your university requests it, you must submit documents that have been authenticated by the Austrian Embassy. If the university website doesn’t specify otherwise, your documents don’t need to be attested by the Austrian Embassy in order to be admitted. However, you will need to certify them for your visa; the Embassy states that this is a routine process that you must adhere to. Therefore, you must have the Austrian Embassy confirm your documents in either scenario. Here is a list of documents which the Austrian Embassy Attests.

  1. Academic Certificate (any degree awarded by a Pakistani institution, including FSc, BSc, and Metric). (University or Institute).
  2. Birth Certificate (Embassy verifies your birth by sending and advocate to your local area union council)
  3. Police Clearance Certificate or Police Certificate.

The verification process is the initial step in this attestation process. Each of your documents is verified by the embassy through an affiliated third party organization. They get paid by the Embassy for this. Thus, in order to have your documents validated, you must pay the Embassy. The Embassy charges Pkr 28000. Remember that this is the cost of verification. The embassy will contact you after the documents are validated to arrange for the originals to be transcribed. The signature of the counselor or ambassador will be stamped on the back of your original documents by the Embassy. For attestation, they will charge 80 euros (eighty euros only) for each of your documents. The equal sum must be paid in Pakistani Rupees.

  1. It is preferable to schedule an appointment with the embassy for verification or attestation.
  2. Without an appointment. You have to be there early in the morning to have your name written at the gate.
  3. After the embassy is done with people with appointments, it will call you inside. But your turn may not come if there are too many people there. So it’s good to make an appointment.
  4. Embassy only attests your original documents and not photocopies. You will send photocopies of these attested documents to your university.

Accommodation Issues

You must present documentation demonstrating you have lodging for your stay in Austria when you apply for a residence permit as a student. You have to have reserved a room in a dorm or hostel for this. For this reason, you must get in touch with your university; if they offer student housing, they will provide it to you; if not, you will need to make your own arrangements for housing. In Austria, there are numerous dorms and hostels for students called;

1. Home 4 Students website: http://www.home4students.at/

2. Mozartheim website: http://www.mozart.uni-klu.ac.at/

3. Studentheim website: http://www.studentenheim.at/

Book your room there and they will provide you with an agreement that you will submit to the embassy as a proof of accommodation.

Health insurance in Austria

Health insurance is a must fin Austria. You have to get it once you arrive here. It costs you 50 Euros per month which is low as compared to Germany, where you have to pay 68 Euros per month. You have to get some travel health insurance when you apply for Residence permit from Pakistan. You have to get Insurance of at least 1 year from your expected travel/arrival to start of your study period. You will submit this insurance certificate with your Residence Permit Application. Once you are here, you will apply for student health insurance at a local insurance company. This health insurance is in fact local to whole Europe.

Bank statement Requirement

If you are not holder of a scholarship, then you have to prove that you have sufficient funds to cover the expense of one or two years. Austria, require you to show sufficient money for one year. Money for One year for Austria is around 9500 Euros (Nine Thousand Five Hundred Euros only). It changes a little bit every year. (Usually, increases). This amount of money is more than any other country in Europe. This is because Austria is a little bit more expansive then other European countries.

How to apply for the visa

  1. Gather all the required documents given in the Visa Checklist (Original) (Make sure they’re translated into French or English.)
  2. Book Residence Permit Appointment online (https://appointment.bmeia.gv.at/?Office=Islamabad)
  3. Submit Supporting Documents at Austrian Embassy in Islamabad

Location: 7 A Street 21, F-8/2 F 8/2 F-8, Islamabad, Islamabad Pakistan
Google Map: https://maps.app.goo.gl/jY36YykKQnvdNGqF9
Website: https://www.bmeia.gv.at/en/austrian-embassy-islamabad

  • Pay Residence Permit Application fee (€120) + Biometrics at Austrian Islamabad Embassy
  • Relevant residence authority in Austria would then review your application and make a decision.
  • If your residence permit application is approved, you will then apply for a National Visa D (visa D) at the Austrian embassy Islamabad
  • Book Visa-D Appointment via Email (“[email protected]”)
  • Submit Supporting Documents at Austrian Embassy in Islamabad

Location: 7 A Street 21, F-8/2 F 8/2 F-8, Islamabad, Islamabad Pakistan
Google Map: https://maps.app.goo.gl/jY36YykKQnvdNGqF9
Website: https://www.bmeia.gv.at/en/austrian-embassy-islamabad

  • Pay Visa-D Application fee (€150)
  • The embassy would issue a visa D valid for four months.
  • With the visa D, you can enter Austria and collect your official student residence permit upon arrival.

Famous Universities in Austria

 Universität WienVienna …
 Technische Universität WienVienna
 Universität InnsbruckInnsbruck
 Technische Universität GrazGraz
 Karl-Franzens-Universität GrazGraz
 Johannes Kepler Universität LinzLinz
 Wirtschaftsuniversität WienVienna
 Universität für Bodenkultur WienVienna
 Medizinische Universität WienVienna
 Alpen-Adria-Universität KlagenfurtKlagenfurt
 Universität SalzburgSalzburg
 Medizinische Universität GrazGraz
 Veterinärmedizinische Universität WienVienna
 Donau-Universität KremsKrems an der Donau
 FH OberösterreichWels
 Institute of Science and Technology AustriaKlosterneuburg
 Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst WienVienna
 Montanuniversität LeobenLeoben
 Fachhochschule St. PöltenSt. Pölten
 FH JoanneumGraz

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