Austria offers general classical universities, medical universities and universities of technology; moreover a university of economics, veterinary medicine and natural resources and applied life sciences, a university of mining as well as universities of the arts of international renown.
See www.studienwahl.at for an overview.
Since 1999 Austria also has officially accredited private universities. See www.privatuniversitaeten.at for further information.
Universities of applied sciences offer an education that is both academic and practice-oriented.
See the FH Guide for all Fachhochschule degree programmes.
University colleges of teacher education train teachers for compulsory schools of general education such as primary schools, secondary modern schools, “polytechnical” schools (= schools preparing young people for a future apprenticeship or job) and special needs schools.
See the website of the Rectors’ Conference of the University Colleges of Teacher Education for an overview.
University Preparation Programmes prepare international students with admission of an Austrian university for supplementary examinations.
University training courses / university level courses convey specific knowledge in certain areas.
The Austrian universities and universities of applied sciences also offer degree courses in foreign languages or joint and double degree programmes. See the section International Programmes for further information.