Attracting and Retaining International Students in Austria

Nombre de pages: 
120
ISBN: 
978-3-9504683-4-2
E-ISBN: 
978-3-9504683-6-6
Année: 
2019
Disponible en German
Électronique copie seulement
Description: 

The study examines the legal and political framework as well as concrete measures for attracting and retaining international students in Austria. The analysis focuses particularly on the conditions of entry and residence, concrete rights and the higher education system regarding international students in Austria. Moreover, the study looks at residence options for international graduates and their subsequent labor market integration. Finally, the study explores transnational cooperation in the higher education sector.

Table des matières: 
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
  • 1. INTRODUCTION
    • 1.1 Background and objectives
    • 1.2 Scope of the study
    • 1.3 Definitions
    • 1.4 Methodology
  • 2. CONTEXT
    • 2.1 Legal context
      • 2.1.1 Legislative developments at EU level
      • 2.1.2 Implementation of Directive (EU) 2016/801 in Austria
      • 2.1.3 Legislative changes at national level
    • 2.2 Policy context
      • 2.2.1 Policy changes at EU level
      • 2.2.2 Policy changes at national level
      • 2.2.3 Strategic instruments and focus
      • 2.2.4 Attracting and retaining students as a policy priority
    • 2.3 Public discussion relating to international students
  • 3. STATISTICAL OVERVIEW
    • 3.1 Students in Austria
    • 3.2 Students from third countries
    • 3.3 International students from third countries
  • 4. AUSTRIAN HIGHER EDUCATION SYSTEM AND INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
    • 4.1 Structure of the Austrian higher education system
    • 4.2 Admission to courses of study
      • 4.2.1 Recognition of foreign graduation certificates
      • 4.2.2 Lack of language skills
      • 4.2.3 Tuition fees and other administrative expenses
    • 4.3 Cooperation between Austrian higher education institutions and authorities administering aliens law
  • 5. PROCEDURE UNDER ALIENS LAW AND RESIDENCE
    • 5.1 Residence and entry options
    • 5.2 Prerequisites for a Temporary Residence Permit for students
    • 5.3 Temporary Residence Permit for students: renewal and withdrawal
    • 5.4 Discussions relating to residence provisions for international students
  • 6. RIGHTS OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
    • 6.1 Employment while studying
    • 6.2 Family reunification options for international students
    • 6.3 Access to Permanent Residence – EU title and citizenship
  • 7. ATTRACTING INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
    • 7.1 Specific measures to attract international students
      • 7.1.1 Advertising programmes in students’ countries of origin
      • 7.1.2 Scholarships and financial assistance
      • 7.1.3 Multilingual programmes at higher education institutions
      • 7.1.4 Measures to support family members of international students
      • 7.1.5 Further measures
      • 7.2 Measures for hosting international students
      • 7.2.1 Orientation support
      • 7.2.2 Support in finding housing
      • 7.2.3 Preparatory courses
    • 7.3 Austria’s attractiveness as a place of study
  • 8. RETENTION OF INTERNATIONAL GRADUATES
    • 8.1 Measures relating to labour market access
      • 8.1.1 Renewal of residence permits to seek employment
      • 8.1.2 Residence titles for taking up employment
      • 8.1.3 Challenges during the transition from studies to working life
    • 8.2 Specific policy measures for labour market integration
    • 8.3 Labour market integration measures initiated by higher education institutions and the private sector
  • 9. TRANSNATIONAL COOPERATION
    • 9.1 Bilateral and multilateral agreements
      • 9.1.1 Agreements with States that have developed economies
      • 9.1.2 Agreements with States that have transition economies
      • 9.1.3 Agreements with States that have developing economies
    • 9.2 Transnational initiatives and cooperation between higher education institutions
    • 9.3 Brain drain
  • ANNEXES
    • A.1 Statistical Annex
    • A.2 List of translations and abbreviations
    • A.3 Bibliography

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