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Depending on the country of citizenship and length of stay, different regulations for visas and residence permits apply to international students in Austria:

Exchange students:

Those students who come to Austria for a semester or for a year in the context of an Erasmus program or a bilateral agreement between the Academy of Fine Arts and another university, please refer to the International Relations Office

International students who wish to complete a study program at the Academy:

The following documents include detailed information on visas and residence permits, organised according to the phase of the admission process:

1. What to do after you have received the invitation for an oral admission exam.

2. What to do after successfully passing the admission exam.

Requirement to register:

All persons who reside in Austria are required to register with the authorities. This means that you have to register at your local district within three days after you have moved into a residence. More details are available from the Austrian Agency for International Mobility and Cooperation.

Overview:

An overview of the legal regulations regarding visas and residence permits can be found on the pages of the Austrian Agency for International Mobility and Cooperation.

Note:

Residence permits for students are given only for limited stays in Austria. The request for an extension of the permit must be made before the expiration date of the residence permit (at the earliest three months beforehand).


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