UAS Technikum Wien (Vienna). With around 9,000 graduates so far and roughly 4,000 students, the University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien is Austria’s largest purely technical university of applied sciences. The educational offerings consist of 13 bachelor’s and 18 master’s degree programmes, which are offered as full-time, part-time and/ordistance study programmes. Eight degree programmes are taught in English. More
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All documents are to be submitted in the original and in a German translation which was publicly authenticated in the originating country and was last authenticated by the Austrian representationin that country. The last authentication is not necessary in those countries whose public authentication is recognised by Austria because of treaty agreements.
To apply to study in Austria, you have to send the application and necessary documents to either the university, the university of applied sciences Fachhochschule / UAS) or the UAS degree program. Applications submitted to the Austrian representative authorities will be forwarded to the educational institution.
Applications must arrive at the university on time. Bear in mind that forwarding may take some time and submission of the application at the representative institution must be done at the earliest. Some universities offer online applications and will then send specific further information to you via e-mail.
Foreign documents have to be presented along with the original copy and have to be legalized. If documents are drawn up in languages other than German, legalized translations have to be added. Translations done abroad have to also be legalized.
Universities of the arts and UAS degree programs often do not require proof specific university entrance qualification; instead, prospective students have to pass an entrance examination or produce proof of relevant professional qualification. Information about the prerequisites (these differ from one institution to the other) is available from the universities of the arts, the universities of applied sciences and UAS degree programs.
If all prerequisites are met, the educational institution will send the notification of admission or the invitation to sit an entrance examination to the address specified by the applicant. Students may be admitted as degree program students or – if supplementary examinations are required and in the case of university training courses /university level courses Universitätslehrgänge) – as non-degree program students.
On arrival to Austria students have to enroll in person with the university or UAS degree program.
The following requirements must be fulfilled for the matriculation of a foreign citizen (or a stateless person) as a regular student in Austrian university degree programmes:
At the latest by 5 September or 5 February every year for the following semester.
Only those foreigners who come to Austria for a short time in the context of an Erasmus programme (and thus do not intend to complete an entire course of study) do not need to take an entrance examination.
The respective university (the decision is made by the vice chancellor).
As of summer semester 2013, the following provisions on the university tuition fee are applicable:
Regular students with EU/EEA citizenship and persons enjoying equal rights as Austrians before the law (permanent residents, residence in Austria of at least five years before start of studies, etc.) have to pay a tuition fee of €363.36 per semester if they exceed the minimum period of study of a BA, MA or PhD programme by more than two semesters.
Students from third countries have to pay a tuition fee of €726.72 per semester.
Irregular students who are only admitted to certain lectures have to pay a tuition fee of €363.36 per semester irrespective of their citizenship.
The tuition fee has to be paid only once per semester, even if several courses of study are followed concurrently at several universities.
In Austria, a person may in principle be employed from the age of 15, eg. for professional training (Lehre), of for an apprenticeship during school holidays. After completion of compulsory education at school, there is an obligation to continue educational measures until the age of 18. Any form of employment can therefore only accompany educational measures.
Part-time working is widespread in trade. Seasonal work is common in tourism and the hotel and catering trade in cities and tourist areas as well as agriculture and forestry. In the building trade, fixed-term employment contracts are also possible. Freelance service and work contracts are replacing conventional employment contracts in all fields of employment.
The type of employment stipulated in the employment contract does not necessarily correspond to the real-life situation: e.g. a contract may state a freelance services contract, although the occupation is carried-out in personal dependence, meaning the employed person is bound by instruction, directions regarding working hours, place of work, etc. In this case the contract is in fact a regular employment contract and the respective rules apply. Full and part-time work