Holidays and Festivities 1st January New Year’s Day 6th January Epiphany 26th – 28th March Easter 1st May National Holiday 5th May Ascension Day 16th May Whit Monday 26th May Corpus Christi 15th August Assumption of the Virgin Mary 26th October National Holiday 1st November All Saints‘ Day 8th December Immaculate Conception 24th – 26th […]
Living Language The language spoken in Austria is German. The German as used in Austria strongly resembles the German as used in Southern Germany. The differences are often exaggerated and are considerably less than the linguistic divergence of Germany’s North. There is a number of minority languages which are spoken in Austria and some of […]
Accommodation Living in Vienna – the famous, well-visited and cosmopolitan city! Beautiful and exciting. For a young student Vienna offers many opportunities for accommodation. Firstly, the apartment. An expensive option, but it comes with many advantages. You live on your own and don’t have to worry about roommates. Another option is a […]
Health system Austria has a two-tierhealth care system in which virtually all individuals receive publicly funded care, but they also have the option to purchase supplementary private health insurance. Some individuals choose to completely pay for their healthcare privately For more information: http://www.goeg.at/cxdata/media/download/berichte/bmg_broschuere_e_2013.pdf Accident insurance Accident Insurance supports employees who had an accident […]
Taxes If you work in Austria you haveto pay taxes. Income tax / wage tax The salary you earned will be charged with a tax. Income – per year Wage tax 0 to 11.000 € Tax free over 11.000 € to 18.000 € 25 percent over 18.000 € to 31.000 € 35 percent over 31.000 […]
Permit The work permit is a work licence for non European people to work in Austria. The permit is valid for 2 years. For the permit there are 2 requirements: 52 weeks of employment and living in Austria or Dependant (family member àwhen someone has a permit and the person has been living 1 year […]
Admissions The Federal Ministry of Education is responsible for funding and supervising primary, secondary, and (since 2000) also tertiary education. Primary and secondary education is administered on the state level by the authorities of the respective states. Apart from this Austria also has private schools where fees are payed privately.
Education Programmes Education system Austria has a diverse education system with lots of different types of schools. Austrian children start with kindergarten at the age of three and continue to primary school at the age of six. After four years of primary schooling they have to decide whether to continue with a lower secondary school […]