Working in Austria

Physiotherapists from abroad planning to work in Austria have to be recognized in Austria either by the Federal Ministry for Health or one of the Universities of Applied Sciences offering Physiotherapy Bachelor programs.

Below you find the contact details of the responsible authorities as well as some information concerning the requirements for the application. For further information please contact the responsible authority directly.

Physiotherapists from EU/EEA/Switzerland
If you would like to work as a Physiotherapist in Austria

  • and you have finished your training as a Physiotherapist
  • and you are principally eligible to live and practice in a country of the European Union

... you need to contact the Bundesministerium für Gesundheit und Frauen(BMGF)/Federal Ministry for Health.

The Ministry will provide the information you need concerning the recognition as a Physiotherapist in Austria following this link here.

Contact Details:
Bundesministerium für Gesundheit und Frauen (Bundesamtsgebäude)
Abteilung II/A/2, 2. Stock
Radetzkystraße 2
1030 Wien
Tel.: +43(0)1/71100-0

www.bmgf.gv.at

See also the European website for further informations here.

NEW: European Professional Card EPC

Physiotherapists from the EU can use this electronic procedure to have the professional qualifications recognized in Austria.

You can use the EPC procedure if

  • you want to practice your profession in another EU country on a temporary and occasional basis (temporary mobility) OR
  • you want to settle in another EU country and practice your profession there permanently (establishment)

To get more information, check of needed documents and fees as well as access to the EPC procedure visit the YourEurope website or watch this film here.

Migrants from outside the EU/EEA/Switzerland
If you would like to work as a Physiotherapist in Austria

  • and you have finished your training as a Physiotherapist in a country which is not part of the EU/EEA/Switzerland
  • and you are not yet eligible to practice in a country of the EU
  • you need to contact one of the Universities of Applied Sciences offering Physiotherapy Bachelor programs. You can submit your application for nostrification here.

Further information in English: