Earning a Law Degree in Austria
Austrian universities and law schools offer a comprehensive range of Bachelor of Law (LLB) and Masters of Law (LLM) programs that facilitate specializing in a certain area of law. Entrance into an LLM program requires students first obtain an undergraduate degree in law (LLB) and achieve high grades while earning that degree.
All practicing lawyers in Austria must be members of the ABA (Austrian Bar Association), an organization that oversees any disciplinary matters concerning civil or criminal lawyers. Students will need to graduate from a recognized Austrian law school and fulfill an internship or clerkship training program consisting of at least five years of legal work before they can take the bar exam and gain membership to the ABA.
How much does it cost to study law in Austria?
Austria's public universities charge a per-semester tuition fee. The amount of that fee depends on whether the student is Austrian or from another European Union country. For example, EU students are considered exchange students (ordentliche studierendes) who are often exempt from paying semester fees but are required to pay around 20 euros to the university's student union.
Non-EU students are charged more per semester. Additionally, Austria also provides scholarship opportunities for students from less developed countries that include most African countries, Afghanistan and Bangladesh.
Once again, the fees vary from one university to the other. Read more about Universities in Austria here and contact the law schools directly on Lawstudies.