Choosing the right programme

People visiting uniorientiert

© Universität Wien/ Christoph Wannerer

A lot of questions arise for pupils after their final school exams:

  • How would I like to continue my education?
  • Do I want to study, and if so, what?
  • Would I prefer studying at a university or a university of applied sciences?
  • How do I choose the right degree programme?
  • Which decisionmaking aids do exist?

Here you can find our advice on how to choose the right degree programme!

Counselling facilities related to the choice of a degree programme

Students sitting in a seminar room

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Psychological Counseling Centers

The Psychological Counseling Centers (Psychologische Studienberatung) are service facilities where psychologists offer free and confidential help.

Students sitting and talking

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Austrian National Union of Students Counselling for Secondary-School Graduates 

The Austrian National Union of Students (ÖH) provides comprehensive information for secondary-school graduates on the choice of their degree programme.

Students sitting in a seminar room

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Schulpsychologische Bildungsberatung

The Schulpsychologische Bildungsberatung (School Psychological Educational Counselling) offers advice regarding the question "What shall I do after graduation from school?".

Zwei Studentinnen sitzen bei einem Computer.

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On this website of BMBWF you can discover all study opportunities offered in Austria.



Studierende sitzen um einen Laptop herum.

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The programme 18plus offers extensive aid and support to secondary school graduates and provides them with material for their choice of degree programme and career.

Studierende sitzen um einen Tisch herum.

© ÖH/ Studieren Probieren

Studienplattform (Study Platform) is an important tool for your independent research and offers up-to-date information and useful links to all fields of degree Programmes in Austria.

On this website, which is provided by OeAD (Östereichischer Austauschdienst), you can find a lot of valuable information about studying in Austria.

Watch the film "Study in Austria"  to find out why Austria is the ideal place to study.

Facilities with a focus on general career choice counselling

Students sitting in the main building of University of Vienna

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BerufsInfoZentrum of AMS

BerufsInfoZentrum (BIZ - Job Information Centre) is your first contact point for questions on professions, trainings and job opportunities.



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BiWi - Berufsinformationszentrum der Wiener Wirtschaft

"Get your own idea of your profession": With this slogan the Berufsinformationszentrum der Wiener Wirtschaft (BiWi - Vocational Information Centre of the Vienna Economic Chamber) provides orientation for your career and educational choice.



Counseling session

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Bildungsberatung in Wien

Bildungsberatung in Wien (Educational Counselling in Vienna) offers free and neutral educational and career counselling to Viennese residents.