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Parliamentary questions
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3 May 2019
Joint answer given by Mr Navracsics on behalf of the European Commission
Written questions: E-001363/19 , E-001202/19
Question references: E-001202/2019, E-001363/2019

Both the Commission(1) and the Austrian authorities(2) make it clear on their websites which requirements apply to students wanting to study in Austria.

The website of the Austrian government contains detailed information on the process to be followed. The information provided there indicates that students only need to assure that they have sufficient resources not to become a burden on the social assistance system of the host Member State.

According to Article 7(1)(c), Directive 2004/38 on the free movement of persons, students have a right of residence for more than three months if they assure the relevant national authority, by means of a declaration or by such equivalent means as they may choose, that they have sufficient resources for themselves and their family members not to become a burden on the social assistance system of the host Member State during their period of residence.

Consequently, the Austrian authorities must accept the Erasmus participation agreement as proof of income in accordance with the aforementioned Article.

In relation to the obligation to register, Directive 2004/38 establishes that Member States may oblige Union citizens, who aim at residing in the host Member State for a period of longer than three months, to register with the competent authorities.

It is thus up to Member States to decide on the obligation to register in accordance with their needs.


Last updated: 3 May 2019Legal notice