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, Switzerland, or a country for which the Personengruppenverordnung (Order on the Admission of Certain Groups of Persons) applies, 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 19.70 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 higher tuition fees, since their education is not subsidised by federal or state governments. We’ll be happy to check whether, on the basis of the uploaded documents for your application, you qualify as a member of one of the relevant ‘groups of persons’ and can therefore pay reduced tuition fees.

Registration Fee

All non-EU citizens are charged a registration fee of EUR 200 for online applications, irrespective of 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.

  • TUITION FEES PER SEMESTER FOR NON-EU CITIZENS (NOT INCLUDING EUR 19.70  AUSTRIAN STUDENT UNION DUES)
  • Business programmes - EUR 3,900 per semester
    • Bachelor programmes: Business Administration for the Public Health Sector, Business Administration, Export-Oriented Management, International Wine Business, Tourism and Leisure Management, Business Administration and New Technologies
    • Master programmes: International Business and Export Management, Management, Management of Health Institutions, Marketing, Environmental and Sustainability Management
  • Digitalisation and engineering related programmes
    • Bachelor programme: Applied Chemistry - EUR 4,900 per semester
    • Master programme: Digital Business Innovation and Transformation - EUR 3,900 per semester
  • Health sciences programmes
    • Please note that applications are not accepted from non-EU citizens for the following: Occupational Therapy, General Nursing, Midwifery, Music Therapy, and Physiotherapy bachelor degree programmes, as well as the Music Therapy master degree programme.
    • Master programmes: Advanced Nursing Practice, Applied Health Sciences - EUR 4,900 per semester
  • Life sciences programmes - EUR 4,500 per semester
    • Bachelor programme: Medical and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
    • Master programme: Medical and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
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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.

    +432732802222information@fh-krems.ac.at

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