Austria

Austria is a landlocked country of approximately 8.7 million inhabitants in Central Europe. It is bordered by the Czech Republic and Germany to the north, Slovakia and Hungary to the east, Slovenia and Italy to the south, and Switzerland and Liechtenstein to the west. The majority of the population speaks German, which is also the country's official language. Other local official languages are Croatian, Hungarian and Slovene. Austria is a parliamentary representative democracy. The capital and largest city, with a population exceeding 1.8 million, is Vienna. Austria is one of the wealthiest countries in the world.

Overview

  • Population: 9 million people
  • Capital: Vienna (1.75 million people)
  • Government: Democratic Republic
  • Language: German, Croatian, Hungarian, Slovenian and Turkish
  • Currency: Euro (1 Euro is approximately INR.88)
  • Nearest Airport to Capital: Vienna International airport (18 kms from city centre)
  • Part Time Job Earnings: Approximately 1500 Euros per month

Approximately one-quarter of the population of Austria lives in Vienna. Crime remains relatively low in Austria but you should take sensible precautions. 62% of Austria is covered by the Austrian Alps. Austria is a highly developed industrialized country with an important service sector. The most important industries are food and luxury commodities, mechanical engineering and steel construction, chemicals, and vehicle manufacturing.

Why study abroad in Austria from India?

Austria is considered to have a very high quality of education. The University of Vienna is ranked 143 according to the Times Higher Education world rankings and boasts nine institutions in the top 1,000. These include the medical and technical universities related to the study of sciences. Public universities in Austria are free for all EU and EEA citizens. International students from developing countries are also exempt from tuition fees at many public Austrian universities. Non-EU/EEA students can expect to pay lower per semester, depending on the university and study programme.

Cost of Living

The average monthly living expenses for a student in Austria are approximately 950 euros. This may vary a bit, depending on your study location – for example, accommodation and other living costs.

Stay back & Part Time Jobs

After study abroad in Austria for Indian students, a 12 months stay back option is provided. International students in Austria can work part time for 20 hours a week during academic times and 40 hours a week during vacation times.

Application Procedure

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