World Study in Austria

The Guide Contains the Following Information:

  • Why Study In Austria

  • Admission Criteria For Austrian Universities 

  • The Austrian Study Visa Types and Requirements

  • Study and Living Cost In Austria

  • Austrian PR & Citizenship


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Why Pakistani Students Should Study In Austria

Students who are planning to study in Europe are notified that Austria is one of the best study abroad destinations in Europe. If you are planning to Study in Austria then you are not going to make a bad decision. However, those who are still under the ambiguity that why they should choose Austria for higher education they must go through the below-given discussion about Austria as a study abroad destination.

Austrian universities are offering a wide range of study programs at undergraduate and graduate levels of education. Out of 370,600 students in Austrian universities, 102,000 students came from abroad for the study session of 2017. It makes 27.6% of international students in Austrian universities. The rate of international students is increasing year after year. Most students come from Italy, South Tyrol, Bosnia and Herzegovina, turkey, Croatia, Hungry, Siberia, Iran, Pakistan, and some other countries.

Austria offers quality higher education because of the worldwide recognized universities in Austria. The University of Vienna comes under the list of top 200 universities in the world. The Medical University Of Vienna comes under the list of top 300 universities in the world. The University of Innsbruck also comes under the list of top 300 universities in the world.

Moreover, Austria offers a unique culture, a good and healthy lifestyle, amazing architect, beautiful landscape, social security, delicious cuisines that all make Austria the best study abroad destination.     


Admission Criteria For Austrian Universities for International Students 2020

The following is the complete detail of the admission requirements in Austrian universities for various study programs:

Bachelors’ Requirements

Masters’ Requirements

Ph.D. Requirements

Intermediate studies equal to Austrian education is required

A bachelor’s degree in the relevant subject with required GPA according to the universities where you apply 

In the relevant subject, a master level degree is required 

Identity documents are required

Proof of identity is required

Applicants must give the proof of identity

IELTS or TOEFL certificate is required

English Language proficiency test, IELTS  with at least 6.5 bands is required. 

Proof of Language proficiency is required. Candidates can appear for IELTS or TOEFL

German language proficiency course if you are going to apply for course with the medium of the German language

German language proficiency test is required for study course entitled in the German language

German language proficiency is required in case of the chosen study course in the German language

Special entrance exam certificate or certificate of special qualification (the certificate will be issued from the university located in your home country and confirms that you are eligible to study the same course in your country).

Special entrance exam or special qualification certificate is required

For some Ph.D. programs (structured Ph.D. programs and programs that offer employment) are required entrance exams. 



A research proposal may be required



Statement of purpose and references are also required to submit with your application


The Austrian Study Visa Types and Requirements for Pakistani Students 

There are two basic types of Austrian student visas to get entrance permission in Austria for study purposes:

C Type Visa: Students who want to get entrance permission for a course having a duration of less than 6 months are allowed to apply for C Type Visa.

D Type Visa: Students who want to stay in Austria for more than six months to complete their studies in Austria are required to apply for D Type Visa.


Austrian Student Visa Requirements to Apply from Pakistan

The following are the general requirements to Apply For Austrian Student Visa:

  • Valid travel document, passport with at least 02 blank pages

  • Passport size photographs, (colour photograph, size 3.5 x 4.5 cm)

  • Admission confirmation letter from an Austrian higher education institute

  • Financial proof of living in Austria. The following chart is showing the financial condition of the students:


Student Category

Proof of Fund


Students under 24 years of age

533.85 Euro/month


Students with 24 years of the age or above

966.65 Euro/month



1472.00 Euro/month


For each child

149.15 Euro/month


Austrian Student Visa Fee

The following chart is showing the detail of the Austrian Student visa fee:


Visa Category

Visa Fee


C Type Visa

78.51 Euros


D Type Visa

146.66 Euros


Study and Living Cost In Austria for International Students

Through the following chart students can easily calculate the study costs in Austria:

Study Program

Tuition Fee

Tuition Fee in Public Sector Universities (For All Programs)

€726.72 per semester

Tuition Fee in Private Sector Universities (For All Programs)

Ranges from €3,000 to €23,000 per year

Students Union Fee



The following chart is showing the complete assessment of living cost in Austria:   



Public Transport

€30 to €50 monthly


€200 to €500 monthly


€07 to €10 One Time Meal

Grocery Items

€200 to €250 monthly

Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, and Garbage bills

€100 to €200 monthly

Mobile and Internet

€32 monthly

Pair Of Jeans

€80 to €100 monthly

Pair Of Shoes

€80 to €120 monthly

Fitness Club

€30 to €40 monthly

Entertainment Or Traveling 

Around €40 monthly, depends upon the mode of entertainment


Note: Students are required around £1000 to spend a normal life routine in Austria.


Austrian PR & Citizenship Requirements and Criteria for Pakistani Students

Austrian Permanent Residence

Austria is the best place to reside because it is one of the wealthiest countries in Europe. Moreover, Austria comes with great opportunities of living for the inhabitants. Austria offers the opportunity to the third country residents to have stay permanently in Austria. There are several types of Austrian Permanent residence, PR that are allotted by Austria to third-country persons, and these are mentioned below:

  • Very Highly Qualified Workers

  • Skilled Workers in Shortage Occupations

  • Austria-wide shortage occupations

  • Regional shortage occupations

  • Other Key Workers

  • Self-employed Key Workers

  • Start-up Founders

  • EU Blue Card

  • Red-White-Red Card plus

  • Graduates

  • Family reunification

  • And some other form]s of settlement

Every mode of a residence permit has its own specific requirements. However, the following are the general requirements that every single candidate must be obeyed to obtain the status of residence permit in Austria:

  • Applicants have to show adequate means of subsistence and the following is the detail of the financial or funding proof:

  • For singles: € 966.65

  • For couples: € 1,524.99

  • For each child additionally € 149.15

  • Applicants must have to cover health insurance.

  • Proof of adequate accommodation is required.

  • No threat to public order or security, which means applicants do not come under any criminal or threat record during their stay in Austria.   


Austrian Citizenship

Austria offers citizenship under several categories including Acquisition By Parentage and Acquisition By Award:

1.       Acquisition By Parentage

A child at the time of birth acquires citizenship of Austria.

2.       Acquisition By Award

There are following options exist for the acquisition by the award in Austria:

  • Naturalization

  • Granting citizenship based on a legal claim

  • Granting citizenship based on the discretion

  • Granting citizenship when residing abroad

  • Citizenship reappearance through notification

  • Putative Austrians 

All these modes of Austrian citizenship have their own specific rules and regulations. Applicants after completing all the requirements are provided citizenship by the award.

Frequently Ask Questions

Quick Facts About Austria

  • Population

    8.773 million

  • National language


  • Top 3 religion

    Catholic Church, Eastern Orthodoxy, Islam

  • International Students


  • Capital


  • largest 3 cities

    Vienna, Graz, Linz

  • Currency

    Euro = 160.11 Pakistani Rupee

  • Time difference with Pakistan

    Pakistan is 3 hours ahead

  • Work rule for International students

    20 hours per week.

  • Wages for students

    200 to 400€ each weak

  • Economy


  • Per capita income

    52,660 PPP dollars

  • Immigrant population

    15.2% of Total Population

Scholarships in Austria

Austria Embassy in Pakistan

Visa guide for Austria

Pakistani students who wish to study in Austrian universities, after admission must apply for the visa of Austria at the embassy. Many students from Pakistan choose Austria s their study abroad destination.

Austria has opened Consulates in Karachi and Lahore for the convenience of the Pakistani students. For further strengthening the visa deliverance Austria has opened Visa Application centers at three places as Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi.

Official Website of Austria embassy in Pakistan.


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