Austrian Visa and Residency Permit
We assist and support incoming students with visa applications.
Over 30% of students in Vienna are international students, it is truly a global international community and a great place to be a student.
We support international students with their visa and residency permit applications, help them to feel welcomed and at home in Austria.
We promote the education in Austria in over 30 countries of the world and take part in major educational fairs around the globe.
Visa Support Team
he College provides the counselling and a visa advice service to assist students in applying for their student visa. The visa support team helps to prepare a visa application and submit the documents to the Austrian consulate in student’s home country.
We help students with visa applications and formalities: you can count on us!
Upon arrival to Austria, we help students with the formalities and make them feel home away from home in Austria:
- open a bank account
- make an insurance contract
- register with the authorities and
- get the residency permit for the studies
I appreciate the support and guidance provided by the College International Students Team when applying for the study visa. It is incredible to receive all the help, I really feel safe and comfortable being with the College.
The visa type C is issued for the period of time up to 90 days. Such a visa is issued for a short term language course.
|Processing time:||5 – 10 days|
The visa type D is issued for a period of time up to 180 days. The visa D is suitable for a long term language course.
|Processing time:||5 – 10 days|
|Avg. costs:||€ 65|
For long term studies i.e. university studies a residency permit must be applied for. It is issued for a period of time up to 1 year and must be renewed every year.
|Processing time:||2 – 3 months|
|Agv. costs:||€ 120|
Student Budget and Costs
You need to be able to prove in advance that you can finance your entire course as it is not possible to work during the academic session. The College asks for financial guarantees i.e. the fees are to be paid in advance and proof is also required when applying for a visa. For all costs/fees you should allow for increases in subsequent years.
In 2017, the minimum resources needed in Vienna (excluding tuition and College fees) are estimated to be approximately € 9 750 per year, depending on lifestyle.
|Dorm Rent||€ 450|
|Food, pocket money||€ 300|
|Health Insurance||€ 55|
|Public Transport||€ 15|
|€ 9 750|
Visa Advice Service
|Application review||Bank account opening|
|Campus place reservation||Health Insurance|
|Documents preparation||University registration|
|Submitting a visa application||Registration with authorities|
|Relocation to Austria||Residency permit|
Yes, we would be happy to assist you. Please, refer to the “Visa & Residency” section.
Yes, we do. Please, bare in mind, that you need to apply in advance (at least 6 — 8 weeks) in order not to miss the courses and / or the examination.
No, you cannot. A student need an active registration i.e. fees must be paid to be able to take part at the examination.
Absolutely. In this very case we would charge you for the “University Admission” Service. Pleaser refer to our Services for details.
You need to contact the university for details.