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Entry conditions and visas


To be able to plan a study or research period in Austria in an ideal way we recommend you to contact the desired study or research institutions approximately one year prior to your planned stay in Austria. In this way the content and duration of your stay – which is also important for the selection of the appropriate visa/residence title – can be specified.

The Austria's Agency for Education and Internationalisation (OeAD) has compiled a database in order to help you find the right visa or residence title. Please note, however, that the search results are general information that may not replace the possible need for detailed legal advice in individual cases. Despite all care in the design of the database the OeAD does not assume any liability for the accuracy, completeness and topicality of the search results. When linking to other websites we do not assume any liability/guarantee for their contents.

Please start your query here:

Due to the particular circumstances with the COVID-19 pandemic the Federal Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection issued a regulation, which allows the entry to Austria under special conditions. Here you will find more information on the actual entry conditions.


Different regulations apply to OeAD scholarship holders; more detailed information can be found here. We assume no liability/guarantee for the content of other websites we are linking to.

Here you will find collected BREXIT information.

In case of further questions please contact the EURAXESS Centre OeAD:



Austria's Agency for Education and Internationalisation (OeAD): Entry and Residence Regulations (with downloads of all application forms and addresses of the competent Austrian authorities)

Übersicht über die österreichischen Aufenthaltstitel für Studium und Forschung (Overview of the Austrian residence titles for study and research, OeAD; in German)


The Austrian Foreign Ministry:

Austrian representations worldwide

Entry and Residence in Austria


The Federal Ministry of the Interior: 

Information regarding visa for researchers (general information in German only)


EU Rights Clinic: