Remote-learning

Teaching at the University of Vienna will take place in the form of remote learning until presumably 30 June 2020 due to SARS CoV-2. Information about what this entails and how we can make the most of the period of remote learning together is available for prospective and current students here.

Regulations regarding courses and exams (13.5.2020)


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Digital exams using permitted materials

Digital exams using permitted materials

Through the change to digital written exams, the exam type, too, may change in some cases. This may also mean that you are allowed to use your study materials. The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) of the University of Vienna has compiled tips to support you in preparing for these exam situations.

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Four tips on managing remote learning

The current change from face-to-face teaching to remote learning alters the daily study routines you are used to. This also means that you now may have a lot of time that you can spend relatively freely. What may have seemed like fun in the beginning is now a great challenge for many students. 

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Four tips on managing remote learning

How to succeed in digital written exams

How to succeed in digital written exams

For the time being, everyday university life has been changed to remote learning. Written exams, too, do not take place in the lecture hall as usual, but in your private homes. The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) of the University of Vienna has compiled tips to support you in preparing for your exams. 

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Well prepared for the oral exam

With the current change to remote learning, some of you are faced with your first oral online exam. In this article, the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL)of the University of Vienna has compiled helpful tips on how to best prepare for this unusual situation.

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Well prepared for the oral online exam

Using this crisis productively

Humans of the University of Vienna

This crisis is not just a matter that we all have to deal with individually, but it can also be used productively to study its effects on people.

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How can I manage my time for studies efficiently?

Managing your time can be a great challenge when learning remotely. The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) has tips for structuring your time.

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Time-management

How can I simplify learning at home?

Learning the right way is especially tough under the current circumstances. Your daily routine has changed and switching to remote learning requires you to work independently.

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Four hacks for effective remote learning

The current change from face-to-face teaching to remote learning alters the daily routine we are used to and that reliably structured our studies and our learning progress week after week. Therefore, structuring your personal routine is essential.

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Three tips for effective communication during remote learning

communication during remote learning

The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) compiled the following tips for those of you who are not yet used to working with these tools and are looking for some advice on how to manage this situation.

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How can I avoid planning mistakes and time wasters?

How can I avoid planning mistakes and time wasters?

Is your schedule not always working out or are tasks taking much longer than anticipated? If this sounds familiar to you, the Center for Teaching and Learning has compiled the following tips to hopefully help you improve the way you study.

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FAQs Prospective students

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I have to present my documents to the Admission Office in person, but the University is closed. What can I do?
I have to certify my documents for the application for admission, but my embassy is closed. What can I do?
I cannot take any exams in the VWU (University Preparation Programme). Can I be admitted to the University even after 30 April?
Does the uniorientiert fair take place in April?
If I gain admission to the University in May or June, can I start my studies as usual?
Will I be able to enter the country for admission in person, entrance examination or for the start of the winter semester?

FAQs Organisation of studies

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What happens if I cannot obtain the required ECTS credits for scholarships/allowances due to courses being postponed?
Are residence permits for students renewed?
I want to validate my u:card but the university buildings are closed. How can I validate it?
I need a stamp for my student record sheet and confirmation of enrolment, but the Admission Office is closed. What can I do?
I need my diploma examination certificate. What can I do?
Do graduation ceremonies take place?
Do I have to pay for a graduation ceremony that has been cancelled?
Where can I get computer programs (STATA, SPSS, etc.) that I need for my courses?
Can I currently use the services provided by the Language Centre, Uniport or USI?
Are curricula that are being phased out extended to the next semester or the semester after next?
Will the tuition fees be reimbursed due to compulsory military or alternative civilian service?
When can I take a leave of absence?
I am on leave of absence, but I changed my mind and would like to continue my studies now. Is this possible?
What do the changes in teaching to remote learning mean?
Will university buildings remain closed during the period of remote learning?
When will on-site teaching (in cases where digital methods cannot be used) be possible again?
When and how will limited lending services resume at the Vienna University Library?
I am a student commuting to University from a neighbouring country. What do I have to be aware of?
I am student from an EU or Schengen country. What do I have to be aware of when entering the country?
What information and guidance are available about remote learning for persons with impairments?
The period of grace is going to end on 30 June (instead of 30 April). What does this mean exactly?
Will courses be held at a later date?
I cannot attend any courses because the University is closed. Are tuition fees for the summer semester of 2020 reimbursed or remitted due to COVID-19?
I have already paid the tuition fee for the summer semester 2020, but I will finish my studies before 30 June. Can I have it back?
What is the deadline for paying the tuition/Students’ Union fee (ÖH fee) for the summer semester of 2020?
I have not paid the Students’ Union (ÖH) fee for the summer semester of 2020 yet. Am I still covered by the ÖH accident and liability insurance?
Teaching has been changed to remote learning. Will the tuition fees for the summer semester of 2020 be reimbursed?
How does the change to remote learning affect the financial aid I receive?
I cannot afford to pay the tuition fees. What are my options?
Where can I find information about grants/scholarships and federal aid for students?

The period when there are no classes in the summer of 2020 is suspended due to the ordinance of the Ministry. Does this mean that I have to stay in Vienna over the whole summer period?
Are my ancillary activities related to COVID-19 credited to my studies?

FAQs courses, exams and submissions

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What about exams? Which regulations apply for exams?
How can oral exams be held during remote learning?
How can written exams be held during remote learning?
When will the exam dates for written online exams during remote learning be set?
Will there still be four dates per exam?
My exam cannot be held digitally. What can I do?
What do I have to do if my exam with physical attendance takes place at an exam centre?
What can I do if I do not have the necessary equipment for an online exam?
What happens if I experience technical difficulties during an exam and am unable to complete the exam?
Will courses that were cancelled entirely be rescheduled?
What about compulsory practical courses or internships?
I have a problem with a course or exam date. What can I do?
How can I submit my academic thesis at the moment?
What is the deadline for submitting a written partial achievement (e.g. academic thesis, seminar paper) as part of courses with continuous assessment in the winter semester of 2019/2020? What do I have to do?
I cannot complete my bachelor's thesis until 30 September 2020. What should I do?
What are the deadlines for courses with continuous assessment (pi courses) in the summer semester of 2020?
How does the University deal with the viewing of exam results? Is it possible to use digital tools?

FAQs International

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How does remote learning work for Erasmus students?
What are the recommendations for Erasmus+ and other mobility programmes?

Who to ask about...?

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the beginning of my studies?
the organisation of studies?
study-related matters?
a specific course?
international matters?
psychological counselling for students?