Austria officially the Republic of Austria is a federal republic and a landlocked country of roughly 8.47 million people in Central Europe. It is bordered by the Czech Republic and Germany to the north, Hungary and Slovakia to the east, Slovenia and Italy to the south, and Switzerland and Liechtenstein to the west.
The territory of Austria covers 83,855 square kilometres (32,377 sq mi) and has a temperate and alpine climate. Austria’s terrain is highly mountainous due to the presence of the Alps; only 32% of the country is below 500 metres (1,640 ft), and its highest point is 3,798 metres (12,461 ft).
The majority of the population speak local Bavarian dialects of German as their native language, and German in its standard form is the country’s official language.Other local official languages are Hungarian, Burgenland Croatian, and Slovene.
Austria has contributed to European culture with renowned inventors and scientist such as Ferdinand Porsche, Josef Madersperger or Ludwig Boltzmann, or great musicians such as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Many factors would make you want to study in Austria. These include the high standard of its universities and higher education institutions, its low tuition fees, its wonderful geography in the heart of Europe and the opportunity to learn German, one of the world’s international languages.
Austria has 23 public and 11 private universities, three of which are in the QS World University Ranking’s 2013-14 Top 300.
In 2009, over 59000 international students choose to study in Austria. That’s 1.6% of all international students worldwide – An impressive number for a country of such diminutive proportions.
The following articles discuss Austria in full details and will help you make the best decision:
Study in Europe Destination Guide No. 1 – Austria
Admission Requirement to Study in Austria