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Education System Overview

In the 2019-2020 academic year, 1,405 U.S. students studied abroad for academic credit in Austria.

Academic year: October 1 – June 30

Major school holidays/break:

  • Mid-December – early January
  • July and August

Major exam period: January and May

4-6 years of English language classes are required for all Austrian high school students.

Structure of the University System

Years of study required to earn a bachelor's degree: 3 years

The language of instruction in universities: Primarily German

Degrees offered: Bachelor's, Master's and Doctorate