General Information for Students

The following information has been prepared by the International Relations Office to assist prospective exchange (ERASMUS+) students and/or academic staff.

Do you need a visa?

If you are an EU or an EEA citizen, you do not require permission to enter Austria. On arrival you must present a valid national ID card or a valid passport. Provided you possess a valid Health Insurance and proof of sufficient funds, you will be allowed to stay in Austria. Please check the following with your national authorities before you leave your home country: if your government has restrictions on the amount of money you can take out of the country; cost of transferring money; how long it will take for you to be able to access the money in Austria; if there are any bank charges for the initial transfer of money; if there will be charges for each separate withdrawal.

Use travellers cheques and/or bank/credit cards whenever possible (as they are insured) and avoid carrying large amounts of money with you.

Further information at: Österreichischer Austauschdienst ÖAD - Austrian Academic Mobility

Registration (Announce your address of residence)

Within the first three days of arrival in Austria you are obliged to announce your address of residence at the local district municipality office (find further information below). Please note that this is a MUST. 

For residence registration you need:

The Residence Registration Form needs to be signed by an authorized official at your dormitory or by your host.

District Municipality Offices

The place to announce your address of residence is the local District Municipality Office (DMO) Bezirksämter. The DMO for the area where the University of Teacher Education (PH Wien) is, is: Laxenburgerstraße 43-45A, 1100 Wien, Tel: +43 1 4000 10551 oder +43 1 4000 10552, but you can also register at any DMO in Vienna.

Computer access

All students/ academic staff are allowed to use the computers placed in all houses of the University (PH Wien) for free. e.g. in House 1, ground floor in the Library, or in House 4, near the International Relations Office.

Banking

Opening hours: Monday to Friday: from 8.00 till 12:30 pm and and from 13:30 to 15:00.
Thursdays: from 08.00 till 17.30. ATM (Cash machines/dispensers) are to be found at about 3000 spots.

Student accounts: Some banks in Austria offer no rates for student bank accounts. Important: Talk to your bank at home and check the options for cheap international money transfer.

Health risks

Risks: Ticks

Weather

Austria enjoys temperate continental climate. Information about the weather at http://wetter.orf.at/oes/.

Electric current

220 Volt AC 50 Hz., 2-polige Euro-Normstecker

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