Information about Entry and Residence for Students and Researchers
Information in connection with COVID-19
Due to the particular circumstances with the COVID-19 pandemic the Federal Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection issued a regulation, which allows the entry to Austria under special conditions.
Information regarding actual entry conditions for Austria (especially if the entry at the moment is permited or a PCR test has to be presented and a quaratine period undergone) can be found on our website.
Despite the actual special conditions for the entry to Austria regarding COVID-19 the regulations for the application for visa or a residence title - as given on our website below - are still in force.
I do not know which residence title I need
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*all countries except for Switzerland and member states of EEA and EU
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To be able to plan a study or research period in Austria in an ideal way we recommend you to contact the desired study or research institutions approximately one year prior to your planned stay in Austria. In this way the content and duration of your stay – which is also important for the selection of the appropriate visa/residence title – can be specified.
I am an OeAD scholarship holder
OeAD scholarship holders can find further information here.
I already know for which visa or residence title I will have to apply forexpand allcollapse all
EU/EEA/Swiss nationals (stay of more than 3 months)
Visa for nationals from third countries (stay up to 6 months)
Residence title for nationals from third countries (stay of more than 6 months)
Admission to studies at a higher education institution
Scientific research at a certain level for an Austrian research institution with Hosting Agreement
Scientific research and teaching in Austria without a Hosting Agreement
Participation in specific academic exchange programmes or EU education and research programmes
Temporary settlement and employment with a specific employer
Temporary settlement and employment with a specific employer for particularly highly qualified academics