Austria Visa requirements for international students

Visa Requirements for Students in Austria

Visa requirements for students that want to study in Austria are different for students depending on their citizenship. Select you country below, learn about the relevant regulations and find the embassies and consulates in your country!

1.Step: Select your Country

Visa Requirments for EU-Students

International Students who belong to the EU are free to enter Austria and apply for a residence permit when they get there.

Visa Requirments for Non-EU-Students

Students from Switzerland can enter Austria without the need of the visa.

All other countries will need to apply for a visa to study in Austria.

Student visas are issued only to full-time international students. Please contact RocApply for more more information.

Austria unfortunately does not have embassies in every country. If your country does not have a Austrian Embassy then its best to apply online here.

To obtain an Austrian study Visa you will need to bring the following Documents:

Document Checklist for a study Visa in Austria

If you fail to submit all the documents in time, the embassy will ask you to book another date for your appointment, therefore to avoid delays please submit all the documents in full.

As the Visa process for international students can take up to 3 months, depending on the country, we strongly encourage you to calculate enough time for it.

Costs of obtaining the Student Permit
Upon arrival in Austria, students are expected to obtain a student permit which will allow them to be legally acknowledged in the Country.
For new students, they have nothing to worry about since RocApply and the university's international students office officials will assist you through this process.
The cost of for obtaining the student residence permit is approximately 110 Euros.
Please note that students will be given time to prepare for this process (up to a month after arrival), however as Rocapply we advice students to travel with the funds to process their Student permit as soon as they arrive.

Extending the Study-Visa once in Austria

Students will be required to submit their enrollment documents to extend the student visa on yearly basis.Some students have the possibility to extend for more than a year, however, please check with your respective university concerning the procedure and if your residence status allows you to extend for more than a year. The fee for extending a student residence permit is approximately  80 Euros  

How to extend a passport with my student Visa

For each and every country there are different processes to extend passports of which RocApply advises students to consult with their respective embassies concerning the process and travel only with a valid passport for at least one year.

Whats Next Now that you have the acceptance letter?

Step 1: Prepare the following documents (Remember you do not need to actually buy the air-ticket but you can only reserve and get an itinerary it incase you need to change the dates)

Step 2: Go to the embassy and apply for the Student visa.

Step 3: Pay the tuition fees on the Acceptance letter( Please be very careful with the bank names and account)

Step 4: Send RocApply together with the university the receipts of the payment through email

Step 5: University and RocApply will send you a letter confirming the payment which will be needed at the visa offices

Step 6: University tracks the bank transaction and confirms the payment after 8 working days


How About Accommodation?

Regarding accommodation, we recommend staying on campus the first year and we will notify the university to reserve you a room as soon as you pay tuition fees. The rent for the room should be around 200 to 500 Euros per month. 

and the university will also show you many options for accommodation but please be sure before you choose, take a day to really evaluate. 

Who will pick me up at the Airport?  

Once you have confirmed your arrival date in Austria please send the university and RocApply an email with your air ticket information.The university will direct you how to proceed from the aiport to the varsity or they can offer to pick you up at the airport. If the driver is picking you up then they will be carrying a board with the name of the university, just approaching and he/she will have your name on the list. The driver will take you directly to the university. 

Please note that you may need to pay for transportation from the Airport to the university 

Austria Visitors Visa

For parents wanting to visit their children studying in Austria, securing a visa is relatively straight forward considering that Austria is one of the strongest economies in the world.

Further Assistance

If you are still looking for the right university and affordable programs in Austria visit our Study in Austria Page.

If you have any questions, want to consult or need help with preparation for visa application please contact RocApply. 

Email: [email protected] 
WhatsApp: 00491511 2975441

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