Pension for researchers

Working in Europe | Pension rights | Austria

In Austria women currently reach pensionable age at 60 years and men at 65 years. As of 2024 the retirement age for women will be raised stepwise from 60 to 65 years.

The following applies to EU/EEA citizens and Swiss citizens:
You are entitled to pension benefits if you have been employed or self-employed for over one year and have paid pension insurance contributions. Insurance periods below one year will be added to the pension insurance periods obtained in your home country.


For third country nationals:
There are bilateral agreements with the following countries: Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Chile, India, Israel, Canada, , Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Philippines, Korea, Serbia, Tunisia, Turkey, USA and Uruguay. The individual agreements vary in content but care for the portability of your pension rights.

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For personal assistance please contact the EURAXESS Centres:


Towards RESAVER – a single European pension arrangement

In order to solve the problem of preserving the supplementary pension benefits of researchers whomove between different countries, the European Commission supports a consortium of employers in creating a single European pension arrangement (RESAVER). RESAVER will enable mobile and non-mobile employees to remain affiliated to the same pension vehicle when moving between different countries and changing jobs.
Brochure: RESAVER (1.18 MB) (pdf)