Visa Information for Graduate Students

*Webster Vienna Private University is not able to give legal immigration advice or represent students as a third party. The outcome of visa/residency permit applications is the decision of the Austrian authorities alone.

If you need professional legal assistance obtaining an Austrian visa or residency permit, please consult one of the following legal professionals:

Dr. Konstantin Köck, LL.M., MBA, LL.M.
Rechtsanwalt | Counsel

Jank Weiler Operenyi
Rechtsanwälte GmbH
Schottengasse 1
A-1010 Wien

Tel +43 1 513 09 13
Fax +43 1 513 09 13-13

Mag. Jakob Leinsmer

Gottgeisl & Leinsmer Rechtsanwälte OG
Kepplerplatz 12
A-1100 Wien

Tel + 43 1 600 27 71 – 20
Fax +43 1 600 27 71 – 89


Dr. Winfried Schwarz, LL.M.

Schwarz Schönherr Rechtsanwälte KG
Parkring 12
A-1010 Wien

Tel +43 (1) 512 42 43

*Consultation fees with the aforementioned legal professionals will not be covered by Webster Vienna Private University


Obtaining a student visa or residency permit takes time - at least 3 months and sometimes 6 months or longer - so please apply as early as possible.

Depending on your nationality, different regulations apply to entering and/or residing in Austria. Visit this link for a list of countries whose citizens are exempt from visa requirements for a limited period of time for Austria

The Austrian laws differentiate between citizens of the European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA), and citizens of all other states (third-country nationals).

Citizens of EU/EEA states and Switzerland do not need an entry visa or a residence permit to be able to study in Austria. If EU/EEA citizens plan to live in Austria for more than three months they require a confirmation of registration (Anmeldebescheinigung).


Graduate Entry Dates:

MA in Counseling Psychology - there are two starting dates per year: August (Fall 1) and January (Spring 1).

All other graduate (Master) students are expected to start Fall 1 (Aug.) and Spring 1 (Jan.). If students have visa issues, we can look into individual cases to see which upcoming starting term is available.

All MBA students are expected to have at least 2 years of relevant work experience. To find out more, please visit our Application Instructions - Graduate page.