Remission of the tuition fee


Degree students can, if they have an appropriate reason, apply for remission of the tuition fee during the respective period.

The tuition fee for summer semester 2024 is remitted automatically for all students with Ukrainian citizenship who are admitted to a degree programme or a non-degree programme. You do not have to submit a separate application for remission. 

  • Solely the listed reasons for remission can be accepted!
  • The Students' Union fee has to be paid in time even if your application for remission is accepted!

The processing of applications can take up to several weeks, so apply as soon as possible. You will be notified about the outcome of your application and possible further steps via e-mail to your u:account e-mail address.

Your current fee can be found in u:space > Financial matters > Tuition fee/Students' Union fee.


  • Reasons for students

    Reasons for remission for EU/EEA/CH citizens and for citizens with an equal status:

    • Pregnancy: at least two months during the semester
      Proof: confirmation by a medical specialist
    • Illness: at least two months during the semester
      Proof: confirmation by a medical specialist
    • Childcare: care for children up to seven years/school entry age living in the same household as you
      Proof: "Meldezettel" of you and the child, birth certificate
    • Care for relatives
      Proof: proof of kinship (certificate of birth/marriage) and notification of care level or confirmation by a medical specialist regarding the need for care (no diagnosis required) as well as "Meldezettel" of you and the person you take care of

    Reasons for remission for all students:

    • Recipients of federal aid for students in the current or last semester (also if admitted to a non-degree programme)
      Proof: official notification from the Austrian Study Grant Authority ("Studienbeihilfenbehörde")
    • Students with disabilities (also if admitted to a non-degree programme): degree of disability of at least 50 %
      Proof: disabled person card issued by the Federal Social Welfare Office ("Sozialministeriumservice")
    • Participation in a mobility programme in Austria or abroad
      Proof: confirmation of participation in a mobility programme
    • Stay abroad due to mandatory curriculum requirements
      Proof: confirmation from the directorate of studies
    • Holders of a victim pass ("Opferausweis") according to the Austrian "Opferfürsorgegesetz"
      Proof: victim pass or confirmation from the administrative office ("Amtsbescheinigung")
    • Research grant holders at the University of Vienna
      Proof: award letter
  • Reasons for a remission for student staff of the University of Vienna

    If you study and work at the University of Vienna at the same time (regardless of citizenship), your tuition fee is automatically remitted.


    • Employment at the University of Vienna for at least 90 days during the previous semester.
    • Your Austrian insurance number is registered in u:space.
    • You are not studying at another Austrian university.

    Please note that the full tuition fee is prescribed at the beginning of the payment period. This will automatically change after several days, so please do not pay before the remission is registered.

  • Reasons for a remission for students working at the ÖH

    If you perform a function in the Austrian Students' Union, you can apply for remission of the tuition fee. Use the respective form (PDF, only available in German).

 Required documents

Documents that were not issued in German or English have to be translated by a court sworn translator.


  • Summer semester 2024: from 8 January to 31 March 2024
  • Winter semester 2024/25: from 11 July to 31 October 2024
  • Summer semester 2025: from 7 January to 31 March 2025

You are strongly advised to apply for remission at least a month before the end of the deadline!


  1. Scan all required documents and make sure that they are easily readable and saved in high quality. Merge all documents into one PDF file with an online tool of your choice.
  2. Fill in the online form in the Servicedesk and add the documents as attachment (in the top of the online form).

If you have already paid the tuition fee/Students' Union fee, you can apply for reimbursement and remission at the same time. Choose the option "I want to submit an application for remission AND reimbursement of the tuition fee/Students’ Union fee" in the online form.



  • Can I apply for remission due to employment?

    It is not possible anymore to apply for remission of the tuition fee for reasons of employment, as the Austrian Constitutional Court has withdrawn § 92 (5) UG 2012 due to unconstitutionality on 30 June 2018. No new regulation has been introduced so far. This is a matter within the sole jurisdiction of the federal legislator and therefore cannot be regulated by the universities themselves.

  • Remission due to illness: What qualifies als illness?

    Reasons for illness may be, among other things, major operations, chronic illness or also mental impairments. You need a confirmation by a medical specialist (fachärztliche Bestätigung), that you are thereby impaired from your studies for at least two months during the semester. The diagnosis does not need to be stated.

  • What shall I do if I do not have all proofs for applying for remission until the application deadline?

    In this case you must pay the tuition fee. Afterwards, you will be able to apply for remission and reimbursement at the same time. These two applications can be submitted for the winter semester until the following 28/29 February and for the summer semester until 30 September. 

  • My application for remission of the tuition fee is approved, but I have already paid the tuition fee. What can I do?

    If your application for remission is approved, you can apply for the reimbursement of the tuition fee in order to get the money transferred back to your bank account. The application for reimbursement can also be submitted together with the application for remission of the tuition fee.

  • What happens after I have applied for remission/reimbursement?

    The processing of your application takes approx. four weeks. You will receive information about the outcome by e-mail to your u:account e-mail address. If your application for reimbursement is approved, the tuition fee will be transferred back to the bank account specified in u:space.