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  • Austria
    Living in Europe | Accommodation

    Offers for international researchers The OeAD student housing provides places in student halls of residence and small flats for recipients of OeAD grants, visiting professors, guest researchers and students in the city of Vienna as well as in the other federal provinces of Austria. Viennabase (an...


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    Living in Europe | Banking

    For opening an Austrian bank account you need a valid personal ID card, passport or driving licence. It is advisable to open a current account (an account to which your salary is paid; "Gehaltskonto"). Most banks now offer an online banking service, which can be a convenient way of managing your...


  • Austria
    Working in Europe | Career Development

    Austrian Career Service Centres The Austrian Career Service Centeres offer transferable skills training and activities to broaden your career perspective. Career Services Austria (in German only) is the umbrella organisation of nine career planning and advising units at Austrian universities. Here...


  • Austria
    Living in Europe | Access to the culture of the host country/language courses

    What should you know to make it easier to get used to life in Austria? In this section you will find information about various aspects of life in Austria such as public transportation, driving licences, entry and re-entry of pets, culture and leisure in Austria's provinces, maps of Austria's main...


  • Austria
    Living in Europe | Day care, schooling & family related issues

    Link to all free private available childcare centers in Vienna: www.kinderdrehscheibe.at (in German only) Dachverband der Wiener Privatkindergärten (the umbrella organisation of the private childcare facilities in Vienna; in German) Overview of the public kindergarten facilities in Vienna (according...


  • Austria
    Living in Europe | Day care, schooling & family related issues

    Day-care Two thirds of all day care facilities in Austria are maintained by federal units (federal government, federal provinces, municipalities). The overwhelming majority of these public-sector facilities are maintained by the municipalities (98.5%). More than half of all private child care...


  • Austria
    Leaving Europe | Departure conditions/formalities

    If you leave Austria and give up your residence here, you must cancel your registration within three days after you have left your home. The authority responsible for this withdrawal is the issuing authority for which the application has been made. The cancellation must be made in the municipality...


  • Austria
    Living in Europe, Working in Europe | Entry conditions/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...


  • Austria
    Working in Europe, Leaving Europe | Research funding opportunities

    Database for Scholarships and Research Grants grants.at grants.at, Austrian's largest database for scholarships and research grants, contains financial support measures for studying or research for Austrians who want to study or pursue research in other countries and people who want to come to...


  • Austria
    Living in Europe | Health insurance

    Social insurance in Austria is compulsory and mainly financed by contributions. It follows the principle of solidarity which basically means equal benefits for all people insured. If you are employed or self-employed you are covered by health insurance. If you are employed, your employer is...