Study and research in Austria
With 70 higher education institutions and 2,000 degree programmes Austria offers a broad and versatile spectrum of study and research options. On the website www.studienwahl.at people who are interested in studying in Austria will find all degree programmes of the Austrian universities, private universities, universities of applied sciences and university colleges of teacher education.
Austria as a location for science and research excels due to its high quality of life, social security and modern infrastructure in a central location. The universities of music and the arts enjoy international renown. Approximately a quarter of the students in Austria are international students.
The federal government has set itself the target to achieve an R&D rate of 3.76 percent of the gross domestic product by 2020. They want Austria to become one of the innovation leaders. Austria’s scientists pursue research and development in forward-looking topics such as quantum physics, sustainable energy and traffic telematics, to name but a few. Austria as a location for science and research is attractive for international researchers for many reasons.
The OeAD provides support and information for international students and researchers about entry, residence and employment in Austria. Grants and scholarships can be found in the database www.grants.at. The portal Euraxess – Researchers in Motion provides information especially for researchers. The OeAD Housing Office provides accommodation options at www.housing.oead.at.