Public fee and support system for students in Europe

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Austria 2013/14 - student fees and grants
EU students and those who are accorded the same rights do not have to pay tuition fees.

Austrian students, EU students and students with equal status at universities and Pädagogische Hochschule do not have to pay fees, but if they exceed the minimum study duration for more than a year, they have to pay EUR 363.36 per semester.

All other students at Pädagogische Hochschule have to pay fees (EUR 363.36 per semester).

Students at universities and Pädagogische Hochschule can be exempt from paying in cases such as studies or internships within transnational mobility programmes, illness, pregnancy and disabilities.

International students (i.e. non-EU and EEC students) at universities have to pay fees of EUR 726.72 per semester, with the exception of students from the least developed countries. Students from developing countries may be exempt from the fees according to a respective decision of the university.

Providers of the Fachhochschulen (universities of applied sciences) are entitled to charge fees up to the maximum amount of EUR 363.36 per semester. Additionally, the providers are entitled to charge cost-covering fees, which are usually higher than EUR 363.36 per semester, from third-country students.
Austria 2015/16 - student fees and grants
EU students and those who are accorded the same rights do not have to pay tuition fees, and there are also no administrative fees.

Austrian students, EU students and students with equal status at universities and Pädagogische Hochschule (University Colleges of Teacher Education) do not have to pay fees, but if they exceed the minimum study duration by more than a year, they have to pay EUR 363.36 per semester.

Other students at Pädagogische Hochschule (University Colleges of Teacher Education) have to pay fees of EUR 363.36 per semester.

Students at universities and Pädagogische Hochschule (University Colleges of Teacher Education) can be exempt from paying in cases such as studies or internships within transnational mobility  programmes, illness and pregnancy. Students with disabilities may also be exempt.

International students (i.e. non-EU and EEC students) at universities generally have to pay fees of EUR 726.72 per semester. Students from developing countries may be exempt from these fees according to a decision of the university.

Providers of the Fachhochschulen (universities of applied sciences) are entitled to charge fees up to the maximum amount of EUR 363.36 per semester. In the case of international students (i.e. non-EU and EEC students) the providers are entitled to charge cost-covering fees, which are usually higher than EUR 363.36 per semester.
Austria 2016/17 - student fees and grants
EU students and those who are accorded the same rights do not have to pay tuition fees at universities and Pädagogische Hochschule (University Colleges of Teacher Education). There are also no administrative fees. In case students exceed the maximum study duration by more than a year, they have to pay EUR 363.36 per semester. Exemption from fees may be given in cases such as studies or internships within transnational mobility programmes, illness and pregnancy, to students with disabilities.

Fachhochschulen (universities of applied sciences) are entitled to charge fees up to the maximum amount of EUR 363.36 per semester.

There is no short cycle programme in higher education in Austria.

International students (i.e. non-EU and EEA students) at universities generally have to pay fees of EUR 726.72 per semester. Students from developing countries may be exempt from these fees according to a decision of the university. Students from the least developed countries are exempt from fees. Fachhochschulen are entitled to charge cost-covering fees, which are usually higher than EUR 363.36 per semester on non-EU and EEA students.


Source: Eurydice, National Student Fee and Support Systems 2013/2014, 2015/2016, 2016/2017
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