Resources for USTAs in the teaching assistant program in Austria
This page provides you with helpful information regarding teaching assistant jobs in Austria, legal issues surrounding your stay in the country, health insurance, and teaching resources you can use in the classroom. Please be sure to read the handbooks provided here, as they provide guidance during the pre-departure process and give you information relevant to work-related issues and daily life in Austria.
Handbooks and downloads
The Fulbright Austria pre-departure handbook provides you with all of the information you need to prepare to teach English abroad in Austria.
Every year, the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science, and Research (BMBWF) issues its own handbook for the program in English and in German, and all USTAs are required to read it. Additionally, Fulbright Austria prepares a handbook for USTAs with helpful information about living and teaching English in Austria. Fulbright Austria also recommends that you contact the teaching assistant assigned to your school(s) in the previous school year. To look up former teaching assistants and their assignments, please check our participant lists.
Application for Austrian residency permit
The pre-departure handbook provides you with information about applying for the residency permit you will need in order to teach English in Austrian schools, including a link to the application and step-by-step instructions on how to fill it out. You can find additional information about the residency permit application on the website of the Austrian Federal Ministry of the Interior (BMI) and can also locate the various authorities you'll need to visit in your area using this website.