Austria - Financial Information

Tuition Fees

For Universities

Public Universities do not charge tuition fees to EU students. However, you may be penalized if you take significantly longer to complete your Master’s degree than is required. If you exceed your study plan by two semesters or more, you will have to pay tuition fees of €363.36 (£264) for each additional semester. This is extremely unlikely to happen unless your personal circumstances mean that you cannot study at the anticipated rate.

The student union membership fee "ÖH-Beitrag" is €18.70 (£14) per semester and is compulsory for all students.

Universities of Applied Sciences

The Universities of Applied Sciences are entitled to charge tuition fees. For more details, please contact the institution of your choice directly. Many Master’s degrees attract exactly the same fees as those at universities, however.

Private Universities

Private universities charge tuition fees and these vary from institution to institution. For example, fees at Modul University are €12,000 (£8,700) per year and at Sigmund Freud University they are €13,360 (£9,700) per year.

Loans, Grants & Scholarships

There are no tuition fee loans available for EU students at Austrian Universities. You will be expected to pay the tuition fees upfront.

There are no loans available for maintenance costs so you will need to be self-supporting should you choose to study in Austria.

There are grants available in certain circumstances if you wish to pursue postgraduate study in Austria but there are very few and they seem to focus more on PhD level study. You can find more information here.

You may also find that individual institutions have specific funding available but you will need to check with them directly.

Although there is no direct support available to British students in Austria, you can benefit from a range of student discounts that apply to anyone of whatever nationality. You can find more information about these here.