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Austria Points Calculator: Very highly qualified workers

Very highly qualified workers

Third-country citizens with a very high level of qualifications may apply for a six-month visa for the purpose of job search if they reach a minimum of 70 points according to the following list of criteria:

Eligibility criteria for very highly qualified persons

Points

Special qualifications and skills

Maximum of allowable points: 40

Graduation from an institution of higher education, minimum duration of programme: four years

20

– in the subjects mathematics, informatics, natural
sciences or technology (MINT subjects)

30

– Post-doctoral qualification (habilitation) or PhD

40

Gross salary of previous year earned in a senior management position with a company listed on the stock exchange or a company for which the Austrian foreign trade office in charge issued a positive report about its activities or business segment:

– €50,000 to 60,000

– €60,000 to 70,000

– More than €70,000

 

 

 


20

25

30

Research and innovation activities

(Patent applications, publications)

20

Awards (recognised prizes)

20

Work experience (adequately reflecting applicant’s qualification or senior management position)

Maximum of allowable points: 20

Work experience (per year)

Six months of work experience in Austria

2

10

Language skills

Maximum of allowable points: 10

German or English language skills for the elementary use of the language on a basic level – (A1 level)

5

German or English language skills for the intensified elementary use of the language – (A2 level)

10

Age

Maximum of allowable points: 20

Up to 35 years of age

Up to 40 years of age

up to 45 years of age

20

15

10

Studies in Austria

Maximum of allowable points: 10

Second part of diploma programme (Diplomstudium) or half of the required total ECTS points

5

Completed diploma programme (Diplomstudium)

or Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programme

10

Sum total of maximum allowable points:

100

Required minimum:

70

 

Example “Very highly qualified workers”

A 30 year old Russian informatics graduate, with over 6 years of work experience and very good English language skills, wants to find  employment in Austria. She receives 72 points and therefore exceeds the minimum number of points, which is 70 points. 30 points are granted for informatics studies (MINT4 subject) under the special qualifications and skills criteria. Furthermore, she is given 12 points for work experience, 10 points for language skills (English A2) and 20 points for her age. She can apply for a “Jobseeker Visa” which permits her to enter Austria and gives her 6 months to find a suitable job. She can apply for the Red-White-Red Card if there is a job offer that matches her qualifications.

If you don’t qualify for very highly qualified workers you may be interested in visiting http://immigrationexperts.pk/austria-skilled-workers-in-shortage-occupations/

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Jinnah Avenue, Near Dominos Pizza,
Blue Area, Islamabad, Pakistan
Phone: 051 8439995
Address: Office 61, Ali Street, Opposite Barkat Market Behind Total Fuel Station, New Garden Town, Lahore, Pakistan
Phone: 042 35911332