Vienna for students\r\n\r\nVienna ranks 12th in this year\u0027s Best Student Cities ranking. The city is home to Austria\u0027s two highest-ranked universities, the University of Vienna (130th in the world) and the Vienna University of Technology (joint 184th). It also offers some of the lowest tuition fees around for international students, earning it a top 75 score for affordability.\r\n\r\nVienna earns its highest score in the desirability indicator, placing in joint fourth. It’s frequently ranked as one of the world’s most livable cities. With its unique charm and grand architecture, it\u0027s easy to see why.\r\n\r\nWhile its selection of universities is much smaller than cities such as London or Paris, Vienna is pretty hard to beat as a European city offering high quality of living combined with cultural activity and affordable tuition fees.\r\n\r\nWould Vienna get your vote? Tell us why.\r\n\r\nBest universities in Vienna - QS Best Student Cities ranking: 12th\r\n\r\n\r\n\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\tRank\r\n\t\t\tUniversity\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t130\r\n\t\t\tUniversity of Vienna\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t=184\r\n\t\t\tVienna University of Technology\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\r\n\r\n\r\nMore about Vienna\r\n\r\nAs well as providing a fantastic study environment, Vienna is also an ideal European base for anyone looking to explore the wider continent, with Germany, Italy and eastern Europe just a short journey away. While Vienna has fallen in our rankings this year, it has improved its performance for desirability, helped by extremely low tuition fees.\r\n\r\n\r\n\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\tNumber of universities ranked by QS\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t2\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\tHighest-ranked institution\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\tUniversity of Vienna (130th in the world)\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\tPopulation\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t1,975,000\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\tAverage international fees (at ranked unis)\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\tUS$900\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\tDesirability rank\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t4th\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\tEmployer Activity rank\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t42nd\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\tAffordability rank\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t74th\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\tStudent View rank\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t17th\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\r\n\r\n\r\nTo find out how each of the above categories is calculated, view the methodology.\r\n\r\nWhy study in Vienna?\r\n\r\nIt\u0027s affordable\r\n\r\nVienna ranks 74th globally for affordability, with low tuition fees and a cheap cost of living.\r\n\r\nHigh quality of life\r\n\r\nStudents in Vienna enjoy a high quality of life, reflected in its top 10 score for desirability.\r\n\r\nBeautiful architecture \r\n\r\nWith Baroque buildings to contemporary architecture, Vienna blends the old with the new, helping to make the city beautiful. \r\n\r\nGood prospects for graduates\r\n\r\nVienna scores in the top 50 for employer activity and the city is a hub of many international organisations.\r\n\r\nWhat is the cost of studying in Vienna?\r\n\r\nVienna is one of the most affordable student cities in the world, with low tuition fees and a cheap cost of living in comparison to other European countries, such as the UK. The city ranks 74th for affordability. \r\n\r\nThis year, students can expect to pay around US$900 per year for tuition at Vienna\u0027s universities. According to Numbeo, students should save around £670 per month for general living expenses, plus an additional £807 for an apartment in the city centre.\r\n\r\nLife \u0026 culture in Vienna\r\n\r\nOne of Europe\u0027s most historic capitals, Vienna is awash with cultural riches, from the theatres and concert halls that witnessed the earliest performances of masterpieces by Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert, to the Sigmund Freud Museum, and numerous galleries displaying the works of Viennese artists such as Gustave Klimt and Egon Schiele.\r\n\r\nIn the winter, Vienna’s main square, Rathausplatz, becomes a huge ice rink. It\u0027s Wiener Eistraum (or Ice World) is a must-see attraction. \r\n\r\nCareers in Vienna\r\n\r\nVienna continues to rank among the world\u0027s top 50 cities for employer activity, showing that graduate employees rate degrees from Vienna’s top universities very highly, which is excellent news for graduates.