In Austria, higher education is provided by 22 Public Universities, 21 Universities of Applied Sciences (Fachhochschulen, FH, introduced in 1994), 13 Private Universities (introduced in 2000) and 17 University Colleges of Teacher Education (Pädagogische Hochschulen, introduced in 2007).
As a whole, these institutions offer over 150 specializations, 30 of which are specific to teaching in a variety of aspects. In the context of the European harmonization of higher education, Austria gradually adopted the LMD (License Master Doctorate) and credit transfer (ECTS) programs. There is also the Fachhochschule (FH), which comprises of shorter and more specialized courses; currently, there are about 10% of the students involved in this program.
The basic university degree is called the Magister, and it ranges from 8-12 semesters in total. The curriculum in those semesters is divided into two cycles: the first for the acquisition of basic skills, and the second for a focus on the specialization.
Eduniversal in Austria: 6 schools
Schools with 5 Palmes 1
Schools with 4 Palmes 1
Schools with 3 Palmes 2
Schools with 2 Palmes 2
Schools with 1 Palme 0
Useful Sources for Studying in Austria:
ÖAD, Austrian Academic Exchange Service:
Austrian Ministry of Education:
Scholarships for Studying in Austria: The following are organizations that pertain to scholarship information:
- The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships
- The Gilman program
- The American Institute for Foreign Study
- AIFS Scholarships
- The Gilman Scholarship