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Working in Vienna

There is a wide selection of student jobs (both full and part-time) available in Vienna. The services of the WU ZBP Career Center are available mainly to WU students and graduates looking for a job. In addition, many daily newspapers and the Austrian Students’ Union (ÖH) also have online job-hunting portals.

International students from Croatia and third-country nationals (with a valid residence permit for students - "Aufenthaltsbewilligung - Studierender") require a work permit to work in Austria. Students from third countries holding a valid work permit are usually restricted in the number of hours per week they are allowed to work (up to 20 hours per week). Most employers also require applicants to be fluent in written and spoken German. Violation of the legal regulations can result in heavy fines and even being barred from the country. If you have specific questions about working in Austria, please contact the Public Employment Service Austria (AMS) or the Österreichischen Austauschdienst (OeAD).

If you plan to look for a job in Austria after completing your WU degree, please apply for a renewal of your residence permit for students for job-seeking purposes (12 months). Learn more here


WU ZBP Career Center

The WU ZBP Career Center is one of Europe’s leading career centers for economics and business students and recent graduates.

The ZBP Career Center is your first point of contact for questions about working in Austria. It keeps a database of job offers from over 500 national and international companies. Each year, the ZBP Career Center advertises approximately 2,000 open jobs and internships for students, graduates, and young professionals.

Every fall, the ZBP Career Center organizes the Career Calling job fair – Austria’s largest career fair for graduates in the fields of economics and business, technology, and natural sciences.

See the ZBP website for more information on working in Austria and available positions.


Online job-hunting portals

·      Die Presse

·      Der Standard

·      Das Wirtschaftsblatt

·      Der Kurier

·      Jobbörse Österreichische Hochschüler/inn/enschaft (ÖH)

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Living in Vienna