Schools in Austria

Compulsory School Attendance in Austria

School attendance is compulsory for all children living in Austria. Attendance is required for nine school years, starting on September 1 after the sixth birthday of the child and ending on the last day of classes of the nineth school year. 

The following types of primary, secondary, intermediate and higher schools are available: Primary School (Volksschule, Grundsdchule), Special Needs Education (Sonderschule), Secondary School (Hauptschule, Neue Mittelschule), Academic Secondary School (allgemeinbildende höhere Schule), Pre-Vocational Year (Polytechnische Schule), other intermediate and higher schools. Schools may be private or public.

You can find information, including a list of schools, on the pages of the Salzburg School Board (Landesschulrat für Salzburg). Please contact the school of your choice for any further information.

Further schools and continuing education programs

The Austrian Education System offers a great variety of educational programs after completion of the school attencace requirement. Please contact the selected institution directly for admission information.

Bild einer Biene
  • News
    Sharing in favor of ArMut - Helping single parents in acute financial emergencies.
    On Wednesday, the 27th of November, 2019, the University of Salzburg warmly congratulated 56 graduates who celebrated their graduations and/or completions of doctoral theses.
    Once again, the Universitätsbibliothek Salzburg will be opening the Advent 24 Windows in the Hofstallgasse and in the online Advent calendar. Texts and images may "brighten your inspiration" in time for Christmas.
    The physician and psychologist Hendrik Lehnert was solemnly introduced to his position as Rector of the Paris Lodron University Salzburg on FR 22.11.19. The new rector will be assisted by materials chemist, Nicola Hüsing; innovation expert, Katja Hutter; financial expert, Barbara Romauer; and sociologist, Martin Weichbold. Click here for Photo Gallery
    Prof. Otto Seppälä will hold a guest lecture on "Natural selection on immune function" at 14:00 on 13 December, 2019, in HS 434 of the Faculty of Natural Sciences, Hellbrunnerstrasse 34. The Department of Life Sciences invites you to attend!
  • Veranstaltungen
  • 13.12.19 Lichtvolle Impulse in der vorweihnachtlichen Zeit
    13.12.19 Natural selection on immune function
    14.12.19 Lichtvolle Impulse in der vorweihnachtlichen Zeit
    15.12.19 Lichtvolle Impulse in der vorweihnachtlichen Zeit
    16.12.19 Lichtvolle Impulse in der vorweihnachtlichen Zeit
    16.12.19 Ukraine – Moskau – Konstantinopel
    17.12.19 Lichtvolle Impulse in der vorweihnachtlichen Zeit
    18.12.19 Lichtvolle Impulse in der vorweihnachtlichen Zeit
    19.12.19 Lichtvolle Impulse in der vorweihnachtlichen Zeit
    19.12.19 Salzburger Museen und Sammlungen Geschichte vor Ort. Sozialanthropologische Lehrforschung als partizipatives Projekt mit Museum und Gemeinde
  • Alumni Club
  • PRESS
  • Uni-Shop
  • University of Salzburg's facebook site University of Salzburg's twitter site University of Salzburg's instagram site University of Salzburg's flickr site University of Salzburg's vimeo site