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There are many academics and (prospective) students amongst the asylum seekers and refugees, who would like to pursue their studies in Austria. Universities Austria has launched its project MORE which offers academic and artistic courses and seminars at Austrian universities to refugees and asylum seekers for free. Courses in the German language will also be offered.

Target Audience

Women and men with the following residence permits can participate:

  • Asylum-Seekers with a residence entitlement card acc. to Art. 51 Asylum Act
  • Recognised refugees
  • A person who has been granted subsidiary protection acc. to Art. 52 Asylum Act
  • A person who has been granted temporary leave to remain acc. to Art. 46a Aliens Police Act

* The MORE courses especially target asylum seekers with lengthy procedures for granting the right of asylum and to those with a high probability of a positive outcome (due to their home country).

MORE aims at providing a space for reflection to refugees where one can find out whether university studies are an option for the future. It offers orientation in academic and artistic study fields and language trainings. The language of instruction is either German or English.

MORE students can sign up for existing courses and seminars and also for courses which have been specifically designed for them. Universities grant a certain number of places in these courses for MORE students.

Here you can find an information leaflet in English and Arabic and a contact list for the university coordinators. Furtermore, detailed information can be found on the universities' specific MORE subsites 

What does it mean to be a MORE student?

  • Admission as an extra-curricular student. The universities will offer a non-bureaucratic procedure to determine the qualifications necessary for the individual courses.
  • Tuition fee waiver