Higher education in Austria has always been prestigious and popular not only among European citizens, but also among students from all over the world. Here pupils are provided with quality educational services, and the cost of training is advantageously different from many university flagships -Switzerland , United States , Great Britain with the same high quality. For Russian students, it should be remembered that the preparation for universities in Austria is very important, since it will most likely not work immediately after the end of the Russian secondary school. In this article we will try to answer the most frequent questions and clarify all the key points of preparation for the universities of Austria.
There are no restrictions on the number of students in most specialties: this is a feature of the Bologna system adopted here, thanks to which each student has the right to higher education. But with this availability, the annual number of graduates of Austrian universities is relatively small. This is due to the complexity and depth of training, as well as a large number of independent work and strict requirements for attendance. Higher education in Austria will require students to maximize concentration and concentration, the ability to concentrate and learn hard and carefully, to work independently. The price of higher education in Austria is very low (it is either free or its cost does not rise above 1500-2000 euros per academic year), but only the most persistent and ambitious students are eligible for a prestigious and valuable diploma.
Most often, Austrian universities do not issue strict admission requirements and do not even organize entrance exams. Additional tests are expected only for students who claim the place of the most prestigious and popular specialties: medicine, architecture, journalism, psychology. In addition, you will not even need a certificate of knowledge of the German language: most universities provide the opportunity to attend language courses after the beginning of the training. Of course, a good language level in any case will be an excellent help, but it is not strictly required, as, for example, in universities of the United States and Great Britain.
In order to enroll in the undergraduate program, only a certificate of secondary education will be required: if you received it in Russia, you will need to translate it and provide the transfer commission with a notary certified to the admissions office. If you are applying for a place in the Master's program, Austrian universities will be more partial to the package of documents: you will need to prepare a bachelor's degree and a resume or work experience in the specialty, letters of recommendation and feedback from employers.
Usually Russian students enter Austrian universities after grades 10-11, right after receiving a Russian secondary school certificate. Preparatory programs for applicants from Austrian universities usually take no more than a year: they are designed for academic and linguistic development, as well as for adaptation to the national education system. After the 10th grade for Russian students, the opportunity to enter a two-year courseIB (International Baccalaureate) - this certificate gives a significant advantage on admission, allowing you to study deeply and profile the most priority and important subjects of the chosen specialty.
In general, we are ready to give such advice to applicants planning to enter universities in Austria:
1) To be confident in their knowledge of the German language - yes, it is not necessary, but will give you a strong competitive advantage and facilitate Training in the future. Of course, it is best to learn the language in an atmosphere of language immersion - in Germany and Austria there is a huge amountlanguage courses , schools and camps, and we are ready to choose the best option for you.
2) Clarify the deadline for submitting an application, package of documents - we can do this for you by prior request
3) Specify if there are entrance examinations or tests in your specialty. If they are present, Smapse will pick up an effective preparatory course for you, which will easily help you pass even complex testing. For example, if you are on the direction of medicine or journalism, we will offer you quality training courses designed for six months or a year.
Remember that after graduating, students can expect to receive permanent residence and work permit in the country according to their specialty, so it is worthwhile to approach seriously the issue of preparation to the universities of Austria and to study directly. Correctly selected preparatory course, a little diligence, help Smapse - and you will discover the widest career opportunities and will be able to become a really popular and successful specialist.