In the 2020/21 winter semester, 281 791 Austrians (no doublecounts) were studying at tertiary educational institutions as either regular students or students of courses of studies (Lehrgang). A total of 190 225 Austrian students were pursuing regular studies at public universities. The 16 private universities had 6 914 Austrian regular students. 47 300 regular students with Austrian citizenship were studying at a university of applied sciences (Fachhochschule). 17 328 Austrians were enrolled at university colleges of teacher education and 59 domestic regular students were enrolled at two schools of theology.
105 984 foreign students were studying in Austria in the winter semester 2020/21. At public universities 29% of all regular students were foreign citizens while 50% of students at private universities were not Austrian citizens. The proportion of foreign students at universities of applied sciences was 19%, at university colleges of teacher education 7%. At theological schools 75% of the regular students were foreign citizens. The majority of foreign students came from Europe. 72% of foreign students were EU citizens, another 15% citizens of other European states.
In the winter semester 2020/21, the proportion of women among regular domestic students at the public universities was 53%. The number of women as a proportion of the total number of Austrian regular students at private universities was 60%. At universities of applied sciences 52% of regular students were female, at university colleges of teacher education 76%. At schools of theology 25% of regular students were female.
The most frequented studies at public universities were humanities, science, technology and economics and social sciences. Private universities focused on medicine, economics and social sciences, humanities and arts. Universities of applied sciences specialized in business administration, engineering and health sciences.
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|03.11.2021||COVID-19 vaccination status: 82% of university students were already fully immunised at the end of September|
|01.10.2021||COVID-19 vaccination status: 79% of university students were already fully immunised at the end of August|
|14.09.2021||Significant increase in university students in the Corona winter semester 2020/21|
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