Students might look for many ways to earn money while studying, in order to support their education and living circumstances in Austria. Foreign students in Austria are permitted to work part-time for a maximum of 20 hours per week.
Furthermore, as long as the student is engaged in an Austrian study programme, they are permitted to work and earn money without requiring a work permit.
Working paid jobs with restricted hours, working on your university campus, jobs online, or service occupations that demand ability or expertise are all prevalent methods to make money in Austria. Some of the job opportunities available to students are as follows:
It is normal to observe many international students doing weekend or Saturday jobs in Austria. This employment is an excellent method for students to supplement their income while maintaining their academic obligations.
Students usually work for ten hours on weekends and are paid between €300 and €400 at the end of the month. Please keep in mind that these tasks vary by area and may include odd jobs or manual work nonetheless, they are not exploitative and need no more than rudimentary German knowledge.
Part-time employment is similar to weekend jobs, except they demand more time and dedication. Part-time jobs typically last 20 hours per week and can be spread out according to a student’s study plan or individual capabilities.
Tutoring in a foreign language, restaurant servers, bartenders, delivery jobs, salespeople, store clerks, cashiers, hotel workers, and a variety of other part-time jobs are all examples of part-time jobs.
The salary for these positions ranges from €800 to €1000 per month. Most foreign students prefer to teach English, if you are planning to do the same you start brushing- up on your skills. For this, you can prepare for IELTS, which would cover most of the aspects of the language and make you more proficient.
Internships are part-time positions in professional or career organisations. These are not only financially beneficial, but they also serve as crucial professional building blocks. Internships at professional places connected to their topic of study provide students with valuable field knowledge and experience.
Internships in Austria are plentiful and can be found in a variety of fields or professions. These are also required by several universities in order to complete a degree.
Working hours are typically 40 hours a week, yet the pay is still considered part-time. Internships, on the other hand, are a great way to get out of the classroom and obtain practical experience.
These jobs are typically classified as tasks that need little more than 10 hours per week of your time. Monthly remuneration ranges from 300 to 400 euros (which does not exceed the minor employment threshold).
|Secret tip: hunt for a job on a Saturday with a company that operates in railway stations because their shops are open on Sundays (which is typically prohibited by Austrian law) and thus your weekend employment counts twice. That is, you work only five hours yet it counts as ten.|
Still, keep in mind that you will be required to work at inconvenient times, such as Saturday night or Sunday morning.
In Austria, there are numerous student grants and scholarships available. The family allowance is one of the most common. Under this grant, You will get a certain amount of money based on your parents’ income, However, to get this grant you have to be younger than 24 years of age.
Likewise, in addition to your family allowance, you may be eligible for a scholarship for students. Also, when it comes to public transportation, a semester ticket for Vienna costs only 75 euros and is also government-substituted.
In conclusion, there are abundant opportunities for students to support themselves financially in Austria. All you need to do is be prepared and plan beforehand, make a list of all the part-time jobs, or internships that you think would be a fit for you.
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