Database Entry and Residence for Students and Researchers
This database will help you to find the right visa or residence title for you. Please start your query and select the button that applies to you:
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.
You will find support in this step on the following information pages (e.g. regarding admission to studies, learning German, scholarship and research opportunities):
Please note, however, that the search results are general information that may not replace the possible need for detailed legal advice in individual cases. Despite all care in the design of the database we do not assume any liability for the accuracy, completeness and topicality of the search results. When linking to other websites we do not assume any liability/guarantee for their contents.
Different regulations apply to OeAD scholarship holders; more detailed information can be found here. We assume no liability/guarantee for the content of other websites we are linking to.
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- Working (360,5 KB)
- Health insurance (587,4 KB)
- Legalization (75,5 KB)
- German language skills (472,7 KB)
- Registration offices (337,4 KB)
- Visafree entry (467,6 KB)
- Taxation guide for researchers (358,9 KB)
- Renewal of residence titles and checklist (530,0 KB)
- Certification of research institutions (347,3 KB)
OeAD Contact Form
If you have any further questions regarding entry and residence beyond the information in the database, we will be happy to answer them personally if possible.
We can only answer enquiries about entry and residence conditions related to studying, teaching or undertaking research in Austria. We cannot enquire or intervene on your behalf at the Austrian authorities.