Amount of the tuition/students' union fee non-EU/EEA/CH citizens

 

The amount of the tuition fee depends on your citizenship. 

  • You have to pay your fee timely every semester in order to continue your degree programme.
  • Swiss citizens are treated as equal to EU/EEA citizens regarding the tuition fee regulations.

 

General rule

Students who are citizens of a non-EU/EEA country pay a fee of 726.72 Euro plus the Students' Union fee of 20.20 Euro per semester unless one of the following exceptions applies.

Exception 1: Students from developing countries

Students with a citizenship of one of the following countries are exempt from paying the tuition fee. The tuition fee is remitted during their whole regular degree programme, so they have to pay only the Students’ Union fee at the beginning of every semester.

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Exception 2: Equal status with EU/EEA citizens

Persons, whom the decree on certain groups of persons applies to or who have a residence permit other than "student", can apply for equal status with EU/EEA citizens.  

Then the same regulations regarding the tuition fee apply as for EU/EEA citizens. Bear in mind to make this application for equal status correctly and in time. All appliations are processed individually.

Exception 3: Transition period until winter semester 2021 for persons who are already students (in a regular degree programme in winter semester 2017/18)

Persons from non-EU/EEA countries, who are enrolled in a regular degree programme at the University of Vienna in winter semester 2017/18 and who paid 363.36 Euro plus the students' union fee per semester, can continue their programme by paying 363.36 Euro plus the students' union fee every semester until 30 November 2021 according to the following rules:

  1. You have been enrolled as a regular student at the University of Vienna since winter semester 2017/18.
  2. You effect study performance of 8 ECTS regularly (recognised study achievements do not count!)
    • from 1 December until 30 April (for the tuition fee prescription for winter semester)
    • from 1 May until 30 November (for the tuition fee prescription for summer semester).
    Note: for the prescription of the tuition fee of summer semester 2019 only the positive exams you passed between 1 May 2018 and 30 November 2018 count!
    For the prescription of the tuition fee of winter semester 2019 only the positive exams you pass between 1 December 2018 and 30 April 2019 are counting!
  3. You do not change your degree programme at the University of Vienna.
  4. You do not take up an additional degree programme at the University of Vienna.
  5. You do not interrupt you degree programme at the University of Vienna.
  6. You are only admitted at the University of Vienna and do not study at any other Austrian university in the semester concerned.

In case you do not comply with all of the above mentioned rules during the coming semesters, you will be subject to the new tuition fee regulations.

 Changing the degree programme/adding a degree programme after the tuition fee has been paid

A change of study programme or taking up an additional programme after the 363.36 Euro plus students' union fee has been paid will result in the prescription of the remainder to 726.72 euro. If you fail to pay the full, prescribed fee you will lose the admission at the University of Vienna (which may have negative consequences for your student residence permit).

 FAQ

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Why is the new regulation introduced?
What about those 8 ECTS credits study achievements?
I am in the University Preparation Programme (VWU). Do I have to pay the double fee?
I have completed my secondary school/a degree programme in Austria, but I am a non-EU citizen. Do I have to pay the double fee?
I am admitted to a doctoral/PhD study programme and I only have to bring less than 8 ECTS/no more ECTS. Do I have to pay the double tuition fee?
I want to take up an additional degree programme. Do I have to pay the double fee?
I want to change to another degree programme. Do I have to pay the double fee?
I want to submit to a new curriculum. Does the new tuition fee regulation apply for me?
I am enrolled in several degree programmes and want to cancel one of them. Do I have to pay the double fee?
I am admitted to a master programme and I only have to bring less than 8 ECTS/no more ECTS. Do I have to pay the double tuition fee?
What happens if I can not achieve the 8 ECTS, but in a later semester I can?