Financial Matters

Tuition Fees

The University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria charges tuition fees for Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes as follows:

  • For students from EU and EEA countries: EUR 363.36 per semester + ÖH (Austrian Student Union) contribution 
  • For students from non-EU-member states: EUR 726.72 per semester + ÖH (Austrian Student Union) contribution. Merit-based scholarships are available.

*Tuition fees for students from EU and EEA countries apply to:

  • Nationals of EU and EEA countries
  • Swiss nationals
  • Third-country nationals who, according to paragraph 2 FHStG, are subject to paragraph 1 of the ordinance governing the admission of certain groups of potential students 

** Tuition fees for students from third countries apply to: 
Third-country nationals not subject to the ordinance governing the admission of certain groups of potential students

Please note: Exchange students are exempt from tuition fees!

Health Insurance

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).

Accident Insurance

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

Other Costs

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:

There is a Merit Based Scholarship for excellently performing students. It can be awarded to international students to recognise prior achievement and performance during studies. It becomes available only after the first semester, and covers half of the tuition fee.

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

The portal 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 résuméofeach 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.