|# of Students:||284,000*|
|# of Int. Students:||88,000*|
|# of Institutes:||57|
|Education Expenditure:||59‰ of GDP|
|Academic Year:||Runs from October to September|
The traditional Austrian equivalent to the Master's degree is the Diplomstudium, leading to the title Diplom-Ingenieur (female title: Diplom-Ingenieurin) in engineering or Magister (female: Magistra) in almost every other discipline. This is a first degree after 4-6 years of study. The fields of medicine and dentistry pose an exception; the first degree in these disciplines is a professional doctorate.
Due to the Bologna process, the traditional degrees are being replaced by a Bachelor's degree after 3 years of study and a Master's degree after 2 more years of study at the university level (including both the research-oriented university sector as well as the newly established sector of Fachhochschulen).