Austria

Austria has few peers as a year-round holiday destination, with plenty of winter sports in the Alps, some of the most impressive and overblown architecture in Europe and an unrivalled musical tradition that The Sound of Music couldn't sully. Flaunting its heritage in exuberant fashion. Vienna’s bombastic Habsburg palaces and Salzburg’s baroque splendour are worthy, but dig deeper and you’ll unearth Stone Age settlements, Roman archaeological sites at Carnuntum and medieval festivals

This was the most amazing year of my life ! I can’t imagine my life without it. I had the opportunity to do things I had never even considered at home in Australia and to meet some of the most wonderful people I will ever meet. It can also be hard and humbling and frustrating, but you learn so much through the tough patches. I wouldn’t change a thing.

Bronwyn Scarr – Year program to Austria

Short Programs Long Programs Language Criteria Immunisation Gap Year Online Video Scholarships Discounts
Short Programs Long Programs Language Criteria Immunisation Gap Year Online Video Scholarships Discounts

Next available departures for Austria

Length Departure Fee Application deadline Early Bird deadline Scholarship deadline
Length2 months DepartureNov 2020 FeeAU $9900 Application deadline09/06/2020 Early Bird deadline31/03/2020
Length3 months DepartureNov 2020 FeeAU $10900 Application deadline09/06/2020 Early Bird deadline31/03/2020
LengthSemester DepartureFeb 2021 FeeAU $12900 Application deadline11/07/2020 Early Bird deadline31/03/2020 Scholarship deadline31/03/2020
LengthAcademic Year DepartureFeb 2021 FeeAU $13900 Application deadline11/07/2020 Early Bird deadline31/03/2020 Scholarship deadline31/03/2020
LengthSemester DepartureSep 2021 FeeAU $TBC Application deadline23/02/2021 Early Bird deadline31/10/2020 Scholarship deadline31/10/2020
LengthAcademic Year DepartureSep 2021 FeeAU $TBC Application deadline23/02/2021 Early Bird deadline31/10/2020 Scholarship deadline31/10/2020
Length2 months DepartureNov 2021 FeeAU $TBC Application deadline09/06/2021 Early Bird deadline31/03/2021
Length3 months DepartureNov 2021 FeeAU $TBC Application deadline09/06/2021 Early Bird deadline31/03/2021
LengthSemester DepartureFeb 2022 FeeAU $TBC Application deadline11/07/2021 Early Bird deadline31/03/2021 Scholarship deadline31/03/2021
LengthAcademic Year DepartureFeb 2022 FeeAU $TBC Application deadline11/07/2021 Early Bird deadline31/03/2021 Scholarship deadline31/03/2021

Important Program Information

Please note that

  • Students can be accepted on a 5 or 10 month program each year if an EU passport is held. 
  • Non-EU passport holders can only enrol on a 3 month due to visa restrictions.
  • 5-10 month programs to Austria require at least 1 year of German language study and students will complete a questionnaire to gauge their language skills.
  • There are no official language requirements for all 2-3 month programs to Austria, although applicants are recommended to also have 1 year of German language studies to optimise the enjoyment of their exchange. If a applicant has not been studying German for 1 year then the student will need to understand and agree to the challenges they will experience on their program.

It's not too late to apply for a Scholarship or Early Bird Discount

Reduce the cost of your exchange program

hourglass 1046841 1920If you are planning to go on exchange and want to reduce the price of your program, then we have some good news for you! The deadline for Scholarship & Early Bird Discount applications is Tuesday 31st March 2020 for our standard programs departing between October 2020 - March 2021. 

If you are applying for one of our exchange programs the easiest way to get started is by completing your pre application formYou should allow yourself at least 3 weeks to complete all sections of your full application form.

Age and Eligibility

To be eligible for an exchange to Austria you must be between the ages of 15 and 18 and be enrolled at school when applying. Gap year students are eligible and need to depart no more than 3 months after completing their final year. Austria requires students to have studied 1 year of German.

Visas

You will travel on a student visa and will need to lodge your application in person at the Austrian Consulate serving your area. We will help you prepare your application.

Find an Info Session Near You

If you would like to find out more information on our programs, please come along to one of our free in person information evenings located in one of the cities listed below or attend a LIVE Online session. 

AdelaideBrisbaneCanberraLIVE OnlineMelbournePerthSydneyWollongong

  • Come and meet our staff
  • Hear comprehensive information on all aspects of exchange
  • Listen to former exchange students talk about their experiences
  • Ask questions
  • Listen to questions asked by other students and parents
  • Meet other students who are considering going on exchange

Information evenings run for about an hour and a half. They are friendly and free and are the best way for us to address your specific questions in person.

If you live remotely from the major cities or cannot get along in person you can either watch our On Demand media presentation or attend one of our LIVE Online info sessions.