Best Universities in Austria to go on Erasmus

Published by Admin on

If you are thinking about going to Austria for Erasmus, there are several factors that you should take into consideration. Perhaps one of them is whether there is a lot or little party in the city, but another (and very important) is the quality of university education. Therefore, in this post we will explain to you which are the best universities in Austria to go on Erasmus.

First of all, you should know that there are several rankings that measure the quality of universities according to different criteria and factors. To compile this list, we have based ourselves on the QS ranking (QS World University Rankings) and the Shanghai ranking, two of the best known rankings worldwide.

University of Vienna


In first place is the University of Vienna (Universität Wien), the highest-ranked university in the country. It is the oldest and largest university in Austria and was founded in 1365. It is also one of the largest in Europe, welcoming more than 90,000 students every year, many of them international.

It has 15 faculties spread throughout the city, and these cover a wide range of studies. The main building is located in the center of the city and stands out for its architecture. It is also impressive to visit, and study, in its main library, which will transport you back in time to Hogwarts.

This university had as students several Nobel Prize winners in various disciplines, but also studied prominent personalities such as Sigmund Freud.

Technical University of Vienna

Continuing with the Austrian capital, the Technical University of Vienna (TU Wien) is also one of the most prestigious universities in the country. As you can imagine from its name, it is an institution of technology and science education, and its faculties are focused on engineering (computer science, mechanical, civil, etc.). Therefore, if you are studying one of these university degrees, this university can be an excellent choice for you.

It is the most important research institution in the country, was founded in 1815, has more than 25,000 students and 20% of them are international.

University of Graz

The University of Graz (Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz) is the second oldest university in the country, after the University of Vienna, and is one of the best universities in Austria. As its name suggests, it is located in Graz, known for its historic center and its great student atmosphere, which also makes it one of the best Erasmus destinations in Austria.

This university is divided into six faculties: law, economic and social sciences, humanities, natural sciences, environment and theology. The area of natural sciences, physics, molecular biology, earth sciences and chemistry stands out above all. One of the factors that makes this university so prestigious is that 10 Nobel Prize winners studied at this university, so at the scientific level this university is recognized worldwide.

University of Innsbruck

The city of Innsbruck is located in the west of Austria, in the Alps. Although this is a relatively small city (about 300,000 inhabitants), the University of Innsbruck (Universität Innsbruck) is the third largest university in the country and hosts almost 30,000 students, so the student atmosphere in this city is amazing. This university attracts students and academics from all over the world every year, so there is a great student atmosphere throughout the city. Although the predominant language at this university is German, there are also programs with classes in English.

Innsbruck is a great Erasmus destination not only for its university, but also for the city itself. If you are a winter sports lover, during your Erasmus you will be able to practice skiing or mountaineering in the warmer months. It will also be very easy to move to other Austrian cities, since the country has a good transport network. Innsbruck is also close to other cities such as Munich (Germany) or Bolzano (Italy), both located two hours away by train.

University of Linz

Finally, we highlight the University of Linz (Johannes Kepler University Linz). It has a large academic offer of studies, both university degrees, masters and doctoral programs, and some of them taught entirely in English. This university has four faculties: the Faculty of Social Sciences, Economics and Business, the Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences, the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Medicine. In total there are about 20,000 students enrolled, and more than 2,000 are foreign students.

Something very curious about this university is that less than 50 years have passed since its foundation and it is already one of the most prestigious universities in Austria and Europe.


Leave a Reply

Avatar placeholder

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *