Referat für ausländische Studierende (office for foreign students)

We are students our selfs and take care of foreign students. Our main consultation topics are:

  • visa applications and residence permits
  • tution fees
  • admission process
  • dormitories
  • insurance
  • help to find the correct institution for your needs
  • organising cultural event and sociopolitical activities

Talks for students in German and English program at or


Office Hours during the Summer Semester

We provide consultation during office hours and on appointment.

Monday and Friday  14-16h

Tuesday and Thursday  10-12h

Wednesday 12-14h

You can reach us by email and Skype, at office hours or on appointment!

Telephone: +43 1 58801 49528




How to finance your stay

Please read our article about financing living and studying in Vienna.

Here is an overview about stipends and grants. (German)

Type of studies

There are various types of study programmes available to students. It is important to note that there are differences in tuition fees and visa requirements between regular study programmes and those offered by the Academy for Continuing Education.

Regular study programmes typically include

  • Bachelor studies with a workload of 180 ECTS (leading to a BSc degree),
  • Master's studies with a workload of 120 ECTS (leading to a Dipl. Ing (equivalent to MSc) or MSc degree), and
  • Doctorate studies with a workload of 180 ECTS (leading to a Dr. tech. or similar degree).

Students pursuing a degree in regular study programmes generally pay lower tuition fees, are eligible to apply for a student visa and follow a standardized admission process.

In addition to regular study programmes, there are also programmes available through the Academy for Continuing Education, such as an MBA programme with a workload of 90 ECTS. The Academy for Continuing Education offers highly specialized programmes that may be of interest to certain students. These programmes are very expensive and the pursued degree may not be comparable to degrees obtained in regular studies, because the workload is lower. It is important to carefully consider the differences between these programmes and regular study programmes before making a decision.

Requirements for admission (regular studies)

  • Application Form
  • High School Leaving certificate (accepted by academic authorities)
  • University Degree (applicable for master studies)
  • Proof of a place at the University of your country or in the country where you completed your High School (applied to the field of studies) or proof of continuation if already registered in a University.
  • German knowledge (Level A2)
  • Curricular Vitae


  1. School leaving certificate (diploma and final year transcript of Secondary School/ Higher Secondary School/ High School...) which would entitle the applicant to direct access to a university of the issuing country with regard to the subjects chosen for the University of Vienna.
  1. Students who have not attended any university before or students who studied a subject which is different from the one for which they want to apply at the University in Austria need an official statement from a university (REGISTRAR‘S OFFICE) in the country which issued the high school leaving certificate mentioned under 1. This official statement has to certify that the applicant is accepted for direct admission to the proposed study programme at that university for the same period as the period given in her/his application for the University in Austria.
  1. Students continuing their studies need an official statement from a university (REGISTRAR‘S OFFICE) in the country, which issued the high school leaving certificate, mentioned under 1. This statement must state that, the applicant is accepted for direct continuation of her/his studies for the same period as the period given in her/his application for the University of Vienna.
  1. Students mentioned under 3 also have to submit an official transcript showing the subjects taken, examinations passed and degrees that have been awarded.

The above-mentioned documents have to be submitted in the original or as genuine certified copies before February 5th or September 5th. Documents issued in a foreign language (except English) have to be translated into German and authenticated.

Furthermore all documents have to be legalized by the competent offices of the country that issued the documents, by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and also by the Austrian diplomatic mission.

Information from TU Wien

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Students from Ukraine find information here.