The EU quota is reserved for EU citizens and individuals with the same access to higher education who received their school-leaving certificate within or outside the EU but not in Austria and whose school-leaving certificate is not equivalent to a school-leaving certificate issued in Austria (cf. Austrian quota).
This also applies to individuals with Austrian citizenship who received a school-leaving certificate in Germany.
The following people have the same access to higher education as EU citizens:
- Favored third-country nationals of EAA countries and Switzerland who have been granted one of the following residence permits
"Long-term Resident – EU" issued by the competent Austrian authority,
"Long-term Resident – EU" issued by the competent authority of another member state and a settlement permit for Austria,
"Long-term Resident card" issued by the competent Austrian authority
- Turkish citizens in accordance with the Association Agreement EEC–Turkey
- if they reside with their parents in Austria and
- their parents are or were legally employed in Austria.
If the Austrian Regulation on Eligible Groups of Persons applies, these individuals are allocated to the Austrian quota (cf. Austrian quota).
Also included in the Austrian quota are EU citizens, favored third party nationals and individuals covered by the Association Agreement EEC–Turkey whose school-leaving certificate is regarded as equivalent to an Austrian school-leaving certificate due to bilateral or multilateral agreements (Liechtenstein, Luxembourg).