NO tuition fees are currently charged by the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria.
Students on university of applied sciences degree programmes who are not covered by their parents‘ insurance can take out voluntary health insurance with a "Gebietskrankenkasse" (regional health insurance provider).
Social accident insurance for around 1.3 million pupils and students is provided by the Austrian Social Insurance for Occupational Risks (AUVA). Further details of this insurance cover can be found here.
Accident Report Form
In addition to personal living expenses, accommodation, transport etc. a range of additional costs is to be expected during a course of study for text and reference books, periodicals, stationery, discs, CD-ROMs, lecture notes, copying and printing costs and participation in excursions (travel costs, accommodation, entry fees…) among other things.
Grants / Student Benefit
Students at universities of applied sciences are considered equal to students at traditional universities for state grants (particularly for federal student benefit). Further details of this, in particular of the social prerequisites, can be obtained from the Student Benefit Authority "Studienbeihilfenbehörde" in Linz: www.stipendium.at
Performance Related Grants
University of applied sciences degree programmes regularly award performance related grants for excellent student achievement from ministerial funds. The call for applications is made in the summer semester.
Other Grants and Benefits
Large companies (Energie AG, voestalpine etc.) and interest groups (Austrian Trade Union Federation (ÖGB, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber etc.) award individual grants for diploma theses and dissertations among other things that are of particular relevance for their areas of interest. Inquiries must be made on an individual basis.
Scholarships - Portal european-funding-guide.eu
The portal www.european-funding-guide.eu provides free help to all pupils, students and doctoral candidates in search of support for their studies. For the first time in Austria with the help of a matching system from a database with more than 12,000 entries, only those grants and scholarships for study abroad which match the résumé of each user are displayed.
The portal includes a wide range of funding opportunities from the financing of the cost of living, financial support for study abroad, help with college tuition fees to support for dissertations. In addition, the platform provides numerous articles and templates on the subject of scholarship applications.