Work placements and Jobs

Jobs for students

Many students in Austria work alongside their studies in a part-time job in order to finance their studies. This proves to be a particularly attractive alternative to the traditional period of study abroad when combined with an extra-occupational degree programme for working professionals. Foreign students should strictly observe the legal provisions in force.

Comprehensive information on this topic can be found on the websites of the OeAD and the Austrian National Union of Students. Since this is a complex area, it is advisable for students to also contact the recommended information centres to discuss their own individual case.


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Work placements for students

A work placement is different from all other types of employment since it forms a compulsory part of the teaching or degree programme timetable. Work permits are not required in such instances. However, the employer is obliged to inform the Employment Market Office (AMS) and the tax authorities about the work placement at least 2 weeks prior to the starting date.

There are various organisations that help students in their search for work placements. In the majority of cases, however, arrangement fees and membership fees are payable, amongst others.

  • IAESTE (Work placements for students studying technical and scientific degree programmes)
  • AIESEC (Work placements for students studying business degree programmes)


The degree programmes of Information Technologies & Business Informatics and Automation Technology at CAMPUS 02 offers the possibility for any interested student to take part in an integrated work placement pilot project. The students complete their work placement during the week and study – just like the Austrian students enrolled on extra-occupational degree programmes for working professionals – on Fridays and Saturdays.

Both degree programmes departments will not only help you to find a work placement, but will also mentor you throughout its duration. For more information on this pilot scheme, please contact the International Office and/or the International Coordinator in the respective Department.