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Overview of costs

Find out about the costs you’ll need to cover during your time at university.

You’ll need to budget for tuition fees, but don’t forget course materials and living costs such as housing, meals, transportation, recreational activities, and insurance.

Tuition fees per semester

If you’re a citizen of an EU or EEA member country or Switzerland you currently need to pay tuition fees of EUR 363.36 per semester.

Please note that different tuition fees apply for non-EU citizens. You can find out more in the Tuition fees for non-EU citizens section.

Austrian Student Union dues

Every student needs to pay Austrian Student Union (ÖH) dues, currently set at EUR 24.70 per semester.

The dues cover a wide range of services and benefits such as student liability insurance.

Tuition fees for non-EU citizens

Non-EU citizens pay different tuition fees, since their education is not subsidised by federal or state governments. However, on the basis of the documents provided, we’ll check, whether you belong to one of the relevant ‘groups of persons (Personengruppenverordnung)’. If applicable, you will be equated with EU-citizens with regard to the amount of the tuition fee.

Registration Fee

All non-EU citizens are charged a registration fee of EUR 200 for online applications, regardless whether they potentially belong to one of the ‘groups of persons’ under the Personengruppenverordnung. Once payment has been received, you can continue with the online application process. The registration fee is non-refundable. But don't worry: if you’re accepted, the fee will be deducted from your tuition fees.

  • Business programmes - EUR 6,900 per semester
    • Bachelor programmes: Business Administration for the Public Health Sector, Business Administration, Global Sustainability and Circular Business, International Business Management, International Wine Business, StartUp Management, Tourism and Leisure Management, Business Administration and New Technologies
    • Master programmes: International Business and Economic Diplomacy, Management, Management of Health Institutions, Marketing, Environmental and Sustainability Management
  • Science & engineering related programmes
    • Bachelor programme: Applied Chemistry, Informatics, Medical and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology - EUR 9,500 per semester
    • Master programme: Digital Business Innovation and Transformation - EUR 6,900 per semester and Medical and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology- EUR 9,500 per semester
  • Health sciences programmes - EUR 6,900 per semester
    • Bachelor programmes: Occupational Therapy, General Nursing, Midwifery, Music Therapy, and Physiotherapy
    • Master programmes: Advanced Nursing Practice, Applied Health Sciences; Music Therapy

    Important note: Fee status 2024. We explicitly reserve the right for alterations.

    Paying your tuition fees and Students’ Union dues

    You will only be allowed to study if we receive payment of your tuition fees and Austrian National Union of Students (ÖH) membership dues within 14 days of the date of the payment request.

    Please remember that it can take a few days for your bank to complete the transfer.

    Degree programmes starting in the winter semester:

    Payment requests are sent out between 1 July and the start of the degree programmes and payment must be made within 14 days of receipt.

    Degree programmes starting in the summer semester:

    Payment requests are sent out between 1 December and the start of the degree programmes and payment must be made within 14 days of receipt.

    Bank transfer, including through online banking

    You can download your payment confirmation before the start of your studies either from the dashboard on the IMC Apply Online and Onboardingplatform, or using the eDesktop if you are already registered as a student.

    Once the payment has been made, your study place is confirmed and you can be enrolled for the coming semester. You will also receive access to programme-related information and documents.

    • When you pay your tuition fees and ÖH membership dues, you must transfer the correct amount in full. It is not possible to make part-payments.
    • The person making the transfer must pay any bank fees. Make sure you find out about any possible fees in advance (this is especially important with international transfers).
    • Please provide all of the relevant payment information (IBAN, BIC/SWIFT, payment reference number, etc.) so that we can clearly identify your payment.
    • If you have already paid your ÖH membership dues at another university, you will only receive a request for payment of your tuition fees. This is checked in advance by reconciling the available data.
    • If you do not make payment before the deadline, or do not transfer the full amount, your study place will be given to another applicant, even if you have already signed the education contract.
    • Requests for payment of tuition fees and ÖH membership dues are only made for the upcoming semester; it is not possible to make advance payments for future semesters.
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    Costs for course materials

    Course books and handouts will cost between EUR 200 und EUR 500 in your first year. In subsequent years this will decrease to about EUR 100 per year.

    These costs will of course vary, depending on whether you purchase only the required literature or also the recommended literature.

    Scholarships and grants

    Unfortunately, our university does not award scholarships for reduced tuition fees. However, any student with an excellent academic record (performance in examinations and other assessments) has the opportunity to receive a merit-based scholarship once during their degree programme. You’ll receive all the information you need about this on the programme.

    Just like students at the traditional Austrian universities, you can also apply for student aid or other state or private grants.

    Are you looking for scholarships and grants? Here are a few good places to start:

    Admission requirements

    We'll be happy to inform you about the requirements you have to meet in order to apply.

    Admissions procedure

    Preparation is everything – read up on the admissions procedure in detail.

    Important dates and deadlines

    What deadlines do you need to keep an eye on for your online application? Get an overview.

    Online application

    You've decided for one of our degree programmes? We’ll be happy to guide you step-by-step through your online application.

    Questions about the degree programme?

    Prospective Student Advisory Service

    Do you have questions regarding the entry requirements, the admission procedure and more? Our Prospective Student Advisory Service is happy to help.

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