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7 best private schools in Austria for international students. Rankings and fees in 2024

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Nowadays, prestigious secondary private schools and colleges in Austria are considered to be most prestigious in Europe. They meet high academic standards that allow graduates to successfully enter world leading universities. Austrian schools and colleges provide strong language preparation. Students have an opportunity to study both English and German. Full immersion into linguistic environment helps overcome the communication barrier, expand active vocabulary. Studies can be conducted in English according to IB (International Baccalaureate), which is recognized by all English-speaking universities in the world.

You can choose schools and colleges located in in Vienna (Amadeus International School), in Salzburg (American International School of Salzburg), in St. Gilgen (Saint Gilgen International School).

Austrian private schools are among most equipped and technologically advanced. Much attention is paid to academic, creative and physical development of each personality. Mountainous regions of the country are extremely popular among fans of hiking, trekking, mountain biking, snowboarding and alpine skiing. Beautiful nature and clean air make Austrian schools especially attractive for students from all over the world. Some secondary schools in Austria even offer accommodation in traditional chalets - this is an ideal place for effective studying and comfortable rest.

Paul McLean
Paul McLean
Director of AIS-Salzburg since 1995
When is the best time to apply to Austrian schools? What should be prepared for admission?

Take enough time to get to know your chosen school. The relationship between parents, school and student should be neat, unhurried and reliable - you should have time to get to know the campus, with teachers, get answers to all important questions.

Many people think that international boarding schools are, if not the same, then similar, but this is not so. There can be strong differences in the curriculum, the value and qualifications of the diploma, the experience of teachers, and finally by location. We recommend that parents start their search for a suitable school after they have clearly defined their position on 4 main questions:

1. What do you want to give to your children through the school?

2. What do you expect in terms of care and concern, guidance, consideration of the social and academic needs of the child?

3. What expenses are you willing to pay?

4. Which environment do you prefer: city and country, cultural environment, district or region?

By clearly answering these questions, you can start choosing and make it really right.

We suggest following the following schedule:
  • November-February: collection of facts and information, communication with representatives
  • February-March: visits to schools, discussion of important issues with representatives and administration
  • March-May: sending a package of documents and receiving a decision
  • May: final review of the application, course payment and final enrollment.

If you need a visa, June, July and August you will devote specifically to visa issues and preparation for departure.


Exploring the Premier Austrian Private Schools for International Students

When considering the pursuit of an exceptional education, Austrian private schools shine as exemplars of excellence. Known for their academic distinction and comprehensive learning environments, these institutions provide an exceptional platform for students to excel both academically and personally.

Tuition and Fees to private schools in Austria

Tuition fees play a pivotal role in the decision-making process when selecting an educational path. In Austria's acclaimed private schools, renowned for their quality, tuition costs vary. For prestigious private institutions that offer comprehensive accommodations, the fees for secondary education range from 30,000 to 55,000 euros annually. This investment encompasses not only exceptional academic opportunities but also immersive learning experiences that contribute to the holistic growth of students.

How to Apply to private schools in Austria for international students

Attaining admission to esteemed Austrian private schools entails a meticulous and comprehensive application process. To ensure a successful application, the following documents are essential:

  • Proof of Identity: Submission of a copy of the student's passport or ID card is a fundamental requirement to establish identity.

  • Academic Records: Furnishing school scores from the preceding two academic years, along with quarterly/trimester grades for the current year, provides valuable insights into the student's academic trajectory.

  • Language Proficiency: Language certificates, preferably up-to-date, showcase the student's language prowess, a critical aspect for effective communication and integration.

  • Teacher Endorsements: Strong recommendation letters from English and mathematics teachers offer valuable perspectives on the student's abilities and character.

  • Statement of Purpose: While not invariably obligatory, a motivation letter allows applicants to articulate their aspirations and objectives.

  • Enrollment and School Forms: Completion of enrollment forms and institution-specific documents is a requisite step in the application process.

  • Personal Interaction: A Skype interview or a personal visit to the educational establishment fosters mutual understanding between the school and the student.

In addition to the aforementioned requisites, aspiring students should anticipate internal evaluations in mathematics and English. These assessments gauge the student's preparedness for the academic rigor of private school education. By ensuring a solid foundation, the school lays the groundwork for students' success.

Tips on how to enter a private school in Austria from SMAPSE Experts

Navigating the application process and making informed choices can be intricate. Expert guidance and assistance are readily available from the SMAPSE professionals. They stand ready at all times to provide the information necessary for a confident and well-informed educational journey.

In conclusion, Austrian private schools offer an unparalleled educational experience that harmonizes academic distinction with comprehensive personal development. By comprehending the application requisites, fees, and the support available, you can embark on the path to securing a bright future at one of Austria's top private schools.

Top 4 best schools in Austria 2024

1 Amadeus International School Vienna
2 Schloss Krumbach International School
3 American International School Salzburg AISS
4 St Gilgen International School

Advantages and disadvantages of English schools

Advantages Disadvantages
The opportunity to enter the best universities in England, USA, Canada, Switzerland, Europe, the world Expensive
High quality of education and academic standards Strong workload
Perfect English after graduation The need to change the social environment; it takes time to adapt
Useful contacts The difficulty of choosing the most suitable school for the child, requires a qualified specialist

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Egor studied and lived in the UK for 8 years and graduated from the university of Westminster. He is currently the co-founder and the director of business development at Smapse Education and personally visits foreign schools and universities, interviews students studying in those institutions.
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