International Degree-seeking Students

After Graduation

 

Residence permit after your studies

Leave to remain valid for 6 months for the purpose of job seeking

Students who successfully completed their studies at an Austrian university, university of applied sciences (Fachhochschule), accredited private university, university colleges of teacher education and acknowledged university colleges of teacher education may apply for a leave to remain in Austria for a maximum period of 6 months to find employment. This has to be applied for before the recent residence permit expires. This does not constitute a right to reside in Austria beyond its validity nor does it allow you to travel to other Schengen countries.

Residence permit "Rot-Weiss-Rot – Karte" for graduates

Graduates who have completed a master's programme at an Austrian university, university of applied sciences (Fachhochschule) or accredited private university and who have found employment may apply for a “Rot-Weiss-Rot – Karte” provided that the employment is befitting their level of education and they earn a gross salary of at least Euro 2,450 month (as in 2020).

The application for the "Rot-Weiss-Rot – Karte" has to be filed before the recent residence permit of the confirmation for job seeking expires.

Working in Austria

Whether or not you are allowed to work in Austria depends on your nationality, the kind of work you would like to undertake and – for nationals of third countries – also on the kind of residence permit you have.