LIVING IN VIENNA
Searching for accommodation
The mdw is not a campus university and does not offer accommodation to students. Usually students in Vienna live in shared flats or in student residences.
The OeAD Housing Office provides places in student halls of residence and small flats for recipients of OeAD grants, Erasmus students, in general exchange students and visiting professors. Please read the conditions and the FAQs carefully and apply online as soon as possible!
Without immediate transfer of the deposit your application is invalid!
Sonnenallee-GreenHouse is for example with music room: www.oeadstudenthousing.at/en/accommodation/vienna/sonnenallee
You can also check out various dedicated Facebook groups.
Vienna has a good transport system with buses, trams, underground and municipal trains. If you intend to use public transportation regularly, you can buy a semester ticket (September—January, February—June) for students under the age of 26 at the ticket-offices or online www.shop.wienerlinien.at
Check transportation time tables and route maps at www.wienerlinien.at
Registration in Austria
Students have to make their own visa arrange-ments. An application for a visa can take up to 6 months. For further information checkout: www.bmeia.gv.at/en/embassies-consulates/search-for-foreign-representations-in-austria
Once in Austria, you have to register with the Vienna City Administration within three days of arrival. This is done by filling in a registration form (Meldezettel) and submitting it to the Municipal District Offices. You can obtain this form in every Municipal District Office or you can download it.
Registration form: tinyurl.com/2gmtdc
Municipal District Offices: www.wien.gv.at/verwaltung/meldeservice/stellen.html
Before leaving Austria, you are required to cancel this registration within three days before departure!
Confirmation of Registration
The confirmation of registration (Anmeldebescheinigung) is a document confirming the residence title of EEA and Swiss nationals who moved to Austria after 1 January 2006. EEA and Swiss nationals who have just registered at their first address in Austria (Meldezettel) and intend to stay in the country for more than three months have to apply in person for a confirmation of registration at Municipal Department 35 within four months after their arrival in Austria.
It constitutes an administrative offence punishable with a fine if you do not apply for a confirmation of registration on time.
For further information on fees or required documents, check: www.oesterreich.gv.at/en/themen/leben_in_oesterreich/aufenthalt/4/2/Seite.120810.html
Municipal Department 35
For EU and Swiss citizens
Arndstraße 67, "Stiege 1", 1st floor, 1120 Wien
T +43 1 4000 35338
For countries outside the EU
Dresdner Straße 93, 1200 Wien
T +43 1 4000 35244
European Emergency 112
Abulance Service 144
Fire Brigade 122
Health & Insurance
You can only make use of the European Health Insurance Card if you go to a public health care provider. If you go to a private doctor or establishment, you will not be able to use your European Health Insurance Card.
As a student in Austria you are automatically covered by the ÖH insurance policy for liability and accident insurance (insurance fee is included in the ÖH membership fee) in case of damages and accidents within the scope of your studies. www.oead.at/en/to-austria/scholars/before-arrival/insurance/gebietskrankenkassen
Opening a Bank account
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mdw Courses for German Language Competence
- Universität Wien: sprachenzentrum.univie.ac.at/en
- Internationales Kulturinstitut Wien: ikivienna.at
- Volkshochschule: vhs.at
- INNES Vienna: innesvienna.net
- Deutsch Akademie: deutschakademie.com/learn-german-courses
- Campus Austria: campus-austria.at/en
University Cafeteria (Mensa)
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