Education in Austria is almost free and most of the universities don’t require IELTS.

Yes, you guys have heard it right, the best possible solution to your study abroad problem in least possible funds is here.

Tuition Fee in mostly Austrian Public Universities is Just €380 to €750. Which is Less than many Pakistani Universities. Austria is a First World Country and EU Schengen State.

Despite being a small state, Austria is well recognized for its academic excellence. Austrian universities have made it to international rankings worldwide. The well recognized institutes of Austria offer a wide range of academics, theory, and research. There are almost 35 universities present in Austria: 21 universities for Allied Sciences and 141 university colleges for Teacher Education. However, students are required to learn German to apply to any university in Austria. There are some programs that are also taught in English, especially at the postgraduate level. On average, a total of 15% of students come from abroad to study in Austria.

Some of the best universities in Austria who are offering scholarships are 

University of Vienna

BOKU (University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences)

University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna

WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business)

University of Klagenfurt

University of Salzburg

University of Graz

University of Innsbruck

Johannes Kepler University Linz (JKU)

Sigmund Freud University

Webster Vienna Private University

Central European University (CEU)

The students who are studying in Austria are allowed to work for 20 hours per week with their studies. The studying costs in Austria are comparatively lower than many European countries. The country has an exceptional higher education system. The fee of public universities is a lot less than the private universities. All EU and EEA citizens are entitled to free education at public universities in Austria; tuition for international students is only about 1,500 EUR each academic year. Legalization of your documents is must.

For more information, Kindly contact AIUK

LEGALIZATION PROCESS

Before legalization the documents should be attested from MOFA (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) and then verified from Austrian embassy.

  • Take appointment from the Austrian embassy for verification of documents
  • Submit the attested documents (from MOFA)
  • Pay the verification fee-28.600,00 PKR to the embassy
  • Wait for the verification results (2-3 months)
  • Verification Results might be positive or Negative (in case of any illegal doc)

*  Positive:  The embassy will inform you by e-mail about the positive result, as well as give you an appointment for the legalization of the verified documents and certificates.

*  Negative:  It is possible to initiate another verification process for a fee of PKR 14.300,00, which requires a new appointment. 

  • Appointment for legalization
  • Legalization completes on the same day
  • Legalization fee is 80 Euro per document.

Documents required for Verification and Legalization

Educational Documents for Punjab Residents

  • Matric Certificate (Attested from IBCC)
  • Intermediate Certificate (Attested from IBCC)
  • Bachelor/ Master Degree and Transcript (Attested from HEC)

NOTE:  All the educational documents must be verified from Relevant board and then from MOFA

Educational Documents for students of Sindh, KPK and Balochistan

  • Matric Certificate and Marksheet (Attested from IBCC)
  • Intermediate Certificate and Marksheet (Attested from IBCC)
  • Bachelor/ Master Degree and Transcript (Attested from HEC)

NOTE:  All the educational documents must be verified from Relevant board and then from MOFA

Other Documents:

  • Birth certificate
  • Police Character certificate
  • Passport
  • National Identity Card
  • English proficiency letter
  • Recommendation letters

Documents Required for Austrian Visa:

  • Passport (6 months validity)
  • Visa Application Form
  • Recent pictures
  • Travel insurance (at least 30,000 euro)
  • Proof of Accommodation (Hotel Booking)
  • Proof of Financial means (bank statement/ Sponsorship letter)
  • Cover Letter (Formal)
  • Travel Itinerary (Flight details)
  • Civil Status Documents (birth/ Marriage certificates)
  • Proof of Employment (if there is no sponsor)

JKU (Johannes Kepler University)

Eligibility Criteria:

  • 2.5 GPA
  • A2 level English Proficiency (Valid for 2 years)

Intakes/ Deadlines:

There are two intakes in JKU

  1. Summer Intake (Sep-Nov)

For Bachelors:    January 9, 2023 to February 5, 2023

For Masters:       January 9, 2023 to March 31, 2023

  • Winter Intake (Feb-April)

For Bachelors:    July 10 to September 5, 2023

For Masters:       July 10 to October 31, 2023

Subject Areas

  • Medicines
  • Natural Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Computer Sciences
  • Education
  • Social Sciences
  • Law
  • Business
  • Digitalization
  • Art and Science

Process:

  1. Create Account (via link account.jku)
  2. Select desired program
  3. Fill and submit the admission application
  4. Admission letter will be received from university
  5. Acceptance letter
  6. Rejection letter
  7. Letter of certain conditions to be fulfilled
  8. Enroll in person
  9. Pay fee if applicable to enroll in the degree program

Students Visa Cost:

      150 Euro

University of Innsbruck (UIBK)

Eligibility Criteria:

  • 2.5 GPA
  • A2 level English Proficiency (Valid for 2 years)

Intakes/ Deadlines:

There are two intakes

  • Summer Intake

  January 8, 2024 to February 5, 2024

  • Winter Intake

July 10 to September 5, 2023

Tuition Fee:

  363 Euro per semester

Students Visa Cost:

   150 Euro

Departments:

UIBK offers a wide range of programs and have multiple departments including:

  • American Studies
  • Sociology
  • Atmospheric- Cry spheric Sciences
  • Art and History
  • Banking and Finance
  • Botany
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Law
  • Design
  • Ecology/Zoology
  • Geography
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Sports
  • Education and teaching etc.

Process:

  • Online Application
  • Letter from University
  • Take Appointment to enroll
  • Enroll in person

Alpha-Andria University of Klagenfurt (AAU)

Processing time:    2 months

Eligibility Criteria:

  • 2.5 GPA
  • 12 years schooling
  • Translation of required documents
  • B2 level English Proficiency (Valid for 2 years)

Intakes Deadlines:

  1. Summer intake:       5 February 2024
  2. Winter intake:         5 September, 2023

Programs Offered:

University of Klagenfurt offers many programs including:

  • Humanities
  • Law
  • Theology
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Mathematics
  • Teaching/ Education
  • Geography and Atmospheric Sciences
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Pharmacy
  • Chemistry   etc.

Tuition fee:

  388 USD per year

Students Visa Cost:

  150 Euro

University of Vienna

Application deadlines:

University of Vienna offers two application deadlines for every year: 

  • December 1 – February 15 (first round) 
  • March 1 – April 30 (second round)

Tuition fee:

Students who are citizens of a non-EU/EEA country pay a fee of 726.72 Euro plus the Students’ Union fee of 22.70 Euro per semester (total sum of 749.52 Euro

Eligibility Criteria:

  • 2.5 GPA
  • Translation of required documents
  • English Proficiency letter (Valid for 2 years)
  • Non-EU/EEA students with a degree from a non-EU/EEA country may only study the same discipline or something closely related to it.
Certificates alternative to English proficiency letter

TOEFL: 87 points or higher

·       IELTS Academic: Overall Band Score: 6.5 points

·       Cambridge English First Certificate (FCE): result level B2

·       Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): result level B2

·       Language Competency Examination by a University Language Center: level B2

These certificates may not be older than three years at the time of application.

Any of the above-mentioned certificates at a higher level than B2, can also be accepted as proof of English language proficiency at level B2

Programs Offered:

For Bachelors:

African Studies (Bachelor)

Ancient History and Studies in Classical Antiquity (Bachelor)

Astronomy (Bachelor)

Byzantine Studies and Modern Greek Studies (Bachelor)

Catholic Theology (Diploma)

Classical Archaeology (Bachelor)

Classical Philology (Bachelor)

Comparative Literature (Bachelor)

Egyptology (Bachelor)

Geography (Bachelor)

German Philology (Bachelor)

History (Bachelor)

History of Art (Bachelor)

Hungarian and Finnish Studies (Bachelor)

Philosophy (Bachelor)

Religious Education (Bachelor)

Romance Studies (Bachelor)

Scandinavian Studies (Bachelor)

Sinology (Bachelor)

Slavonic Studies (Bachelor) etc.

For Masters:

African Studies (Master)

Applied Economics (Master)

Applied Linguistics (Master)

Arab World Studies (Master)

Astronomy (Master)

Botany (Master)

Business Administration (Master)

Business Analytics (Master)

Business Informatics (Master)

Business Law (Master)

Classical Archaeology (Master)

Classical Philology (Master)

Communication Science (Master)

Comparative Literature (Master)

Computational Science (Master)

Computer Science (Master)

Neuroscience (Master)

Nursing Science (Master)

Nutritional Sciences (Master)

Pharmacy (Master)

Philosophy (Master)

Psychology (Master) etc.

University of Salzburg:

Tuition fee:

363- Euros per semester.

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