Welcome Office

Info Hub & support for international employees & students of Vienna BioCenter


Here you will find useful information regarding preparations before coming to Austria and helpful tips on settling in in Vienna.



Welcome to Vienna, welcome to Vienna BioCenter!

Vienna BioCenter is the academic and/or professional home of numerous scientists, researchers, students and more. The VBC International Welcome office offers additional support for our international students and employees.

Here you will find information regarding preparations before coming to Austria, tips on how to find accommodation, insurance, open a bank account and much more.

If you have questions or feedback, you can contact us per e-mail


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Both your citizenship status and the duration of your stay in Austria are important factors in entering and staying in the country. Different regulations apply to citizens of EEA countries and those from non-EEA countries.

The first steps you must take are to check if you need a visa and which kind of residence permit is the right one for you. 
If you need a visa you need to apply for this in your country of residence.


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The best way to look for housing in after arriving in Vienna. This way you can check out the different districts and connections to your work place before choosing your new place to live. There are good short-term housing options where you can start your Vienna experience. 

Starting necessities

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Being informed on options and regulations surrounding health and mobility is an important part of settling down in Vienna. In addition to info on the health care and public transportation system you will also find basic info on driving and cycling in Vienna and how to find a doctor that speaks English (or your mother tongue).

Family & Social Life

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Vienna has a lot to offer when it comes to culture, sports and leisure. No matter if you are student or a family or anything in between, there is something for everyone. 

Additionally, Vienna BioCenter also offers several social options for their members, such as a sports program and an Amateur Drama Club.