Austria’s COVID-19 National Policy
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Medical Graduates Per 100,000 Population (2019): 14.0
Nursing Graduates Per 100,000 Population (2019): 40.4
Percent Share of Foreign-Trained Doctors (2019): 6.4%
(Note: According to OECD, “Medical graduates are defined as students who have graduated from medical schools in a given year.” OECD also notes that data for Austria “include foreign graduates, but other countries may exclude them.”)
Source: OECD (2021), Health at a Glance 2021: OECD Indicators, OECD Publishing, Paris, doi.org/10.1787/ae3016b9-en.
“There is essentially a contribution obligation for all students at Austrian universities. The level of tuition fees is
“€ 363,36 per semester for EU citizens or
“€ 726,72 per semester for third country nationals.
“In addition to relevant tuition fees, the Students Union contribution shall be paid, including insurance, in an amount of € 20,20.
“Students shall therefore pay a total amount of € 383,56 and € 746,92 per semester.
“Temporary exemption from tuition fees exists for regular students on a Master’s or PhD programme for the duration of the standard study period, plus two semesters.
“The same applies to regular students on a degree programme if the stipulated study period per study phase is not exceeded by more than two semesters.
“The following are deemed regular students:
- “Austrian citizens,
- “EU citizens,
- “EEA citizens (Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein),
- “Nationals of the Swiss Confederation,
- “Convention refugees (including from another EU State),
- “Beneficiaries of subsidiary protection, third country nationals who have been granted the following residence permit status:
- “Permanent residence EU” issued by the responsible Austrian authority
- “Permanent residence EU” issued by the responsible authority in another EU Member State and a residence permit for Austria
- “Permanent residence card” issued by the responsible Austrian authority
- “Students with a residence permit status other than “student residence permit”.
- “Students to whom the Regulation on Groups of Persons is applicable.
- “Turkish nationals based on the EEA/Turkey Association Agreement, if they:
- normally live with their parents in Austria and
- the parents are or were duly employed in Austria.
“In case of exceeding the non-contributory period, tuition fees shall be paid of € 363.36 per semester. This contribution is increased by 10% within the additional extension.”
Source: Medical University of Vienna, “Tuition Fees at the Medical School of Vienna,” last accessed March 25, 2021.
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Page last updated Nov. 11, 2022 by Doug McVay, Editor.