Erasmus in Vienna

Information and tips for Erasmus students in Vienna

Why should you do your Erasmus in Vienna?

Vienna is a big city, with a lot of students, full of life, history, culture and art. Doing your Erasmus in Vienna will allow you to live in an incredible city, which has a lot to offer and never lets you down. Would you like to try it?

You will find below everything you need to know about Vienna: cost of living, leisure, gastronomy, Erasmus parties, information about accommodation, etc.

Cost of living in Vienna, Austria

Vienna is a city that offers many opportunities to its students. The cost of living there will vary depending on the accommodation, the area you live in, or your leisure activities. You can find rooms in shared apartments or dormitories for 350€ more or less, but, again, this price will depend, partly, on the location you want.

In Vienna, you can also find very good offers made for students. Regarding transportation, for example, you can get a semester ticket which costs around 150€ if you are younger than 26 years old. If you plan on using the metro, tram or buses a lot, this ticket is a really good option. Another possibility would be getting a bicycle or using the ones the city supplies. It is your decision.

Erasmus parties and leisure in Vienna, Austria

There is no doubt on the fact that in the cities where a lot of students live, parties are always present. In Vienna, there are many clubs and bars where you can go for a drink with your friends, or where you can always meet new people. The places usually frequented by Erasmus students are the most affordable ones, but they are always full of people.

There are also many students’ associations that always prepare activities and trips, sometimes even universities do so. Therefore, you shouldn’t worry about meeting new people, having a group of friends and making plans, it is going to be very easy.

Culture and gastronomy in Vienna, Austria

Strolling through the streets in Vienna is like visiting an incredible museum. Tourists from all over the world travel to Vienna to discover everything the city has to offer. In this city, just like in many places in Austria, there are palaces, castles and amazing places that you can visit. The culture of Vienna has always been very tight to classical music, that’s why a visit to the Vienna State Opera is a must. Other emblematic places are, for example, Schönbrunn Palace, the Hofburg Palace, the Austrian National Library, etc.

Living in Vienna will also allow you to know its gastronomy. One of its most traditional and well-known dishes is the Wiener Schnitzel. Some receipts are also typical in Germany, like the Schweienbraten. But, during the very cold days, I’m sure you will appreciate dishes such as the Frittatensuppe, a very traditional soup in Austrian cuisine.

Advantages of doing Erasmus in Vienna, Austria

  • Vienna offers all the opportunities of a big city without being excessively big.
  • Austria is a country located in the centre of Europe, so it is very easy to travel to other cities or even other countries.
  • In the capital of Austria, you will enjoy a great variety of leisure activities. You’ll be able to visit its emblematic buildings, such as the Vienna State Opera, but also all the bars and restaurants in the city, of course.

Cheap accommodation in Vienna, Austria

Do you need accommodation in Vienna and don’t know where to find it? On Erasmus Play we compare for you all the prices, so you can easily find the accommodation you like in Vienna.

Frequently asked questions from students doing Erasmus in Vienna

How much does it cost to live in Vienna as a student?
A student can live in Vienna on a budget of, approximately, 800€ per month. The cost of the accommodation will always be the biggest expense, but if you look for it early enough, you will find a place for a really good price.
How is student life in Vienna?
The student atmosphere in Vienna is perfect if you want to meet new people, learn and enjoy the Erasmus experience. There are many universities and their students are very kind. You will also find different students’ associations that organize activities for Erasmus students every year.
How much does student accommodation cost in Vienna?
The price for a room in the city can be around 400€ per month, but due to the location and characteristics of the house, the price might vary.
How much is the Erasmus scholarship to study in Vienna?
The Erasmus scholarship to study in Vienna (conditions to receive it or the amount of money you will get) will vary depending on the country of origin of every student. If you need more information regarding this scholarship, you should contact your university in your country of origin. Ask them all your doubts, I’m sure they won’t have any problem helping you.
Best areas to live in Vienna?
Students, especially Erasmus students, usually look for accommodation in the most centric areas of the city. In the city centre, you can find the universities and the most frequented leisure places. Through our search engine, you will be able to check all the locations easily.

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