Amount of the tuition fee/Students' Union fee non-EU/EEA/CH citizens

 

The amount of the tuition fee varies depending on your citizenship. 

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

 

General rule

Students who are citizens of a non-EU/EEA country (except Switzerland) 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 entire degree programme, so they only have to pay the Students’ Union fee at the beginning of every semester.

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Country list annex 3

Exception 2: Equal status with EU/EEA citizens

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

The same tuition fee regulation as for EU/EEA citizens applies. Bear in mind to submit the application for equal status correctly and in time. All applications are processed individually.

Exception 3: Transition period until winter semester 2021 for persons who have been studying a degree programme since winter semester 2017/18

Persons from non-EU/EEA countries who are enrolled in a degree programme at the University of Vienna since winter semester 2017/18 and have been paying 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 if they fulfill the following conditions:

  1. You have been continuously admitted as a degree student at the University of Vienna since winter semester 2017/18.
  2. You regularly render study performances of 8 ECTS (recognised study achievements do not count!)
    • from 1 December to 30 April (for the tuition fee prescription for winter semester)
    • from 1 May to 30 November (for the tuition fee prescription for summer semester).
    Note: For the prescription of the tuition fee for the summer semester 2020 only the positive exams you passed between 1 May 2019 and 30 November 2019 count!
    For the prescription of the tuition fee for the winter semester 2019 only the positive exams you passed between 1 December 2018 and 30 April 2019 count!
  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 a degree programme/adding a degree programme after the tuition fee has been paid

Changing a degree programme or taking up an additional degree programme after the 363.36 Euro plus Students' Union fee have been paid will result in the prescription of the remainder of the higher amount (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 study achievements?
I am attending the University Preparation Programme (VWU). Will I have to pay the double fee?
I have completed my secondary school/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 programme and I have less than 8 ECTS/no more ECTS left. Do I have to pay the double tuition fee?
I want to take up an additional degree programme. Will I have to pay the double fee?
I want to change to another degree programme. Will I have to pay the double fee?
I want to submit to a new curriculum. Will the new tuition fee regulation apply to me?
I am enrolled in several degree programmes and want to cancel one of them. Will I have to pay the double fee?
I am admitted to a master programme and I need less than 8 ECTS/no more ECTS for its completion. Do I have to pay the double fee?
What happens if I cannot achieve the 8 ECTS, but in a later semester I can?
I want to take/am currently taking a leave of absence. What do I have to bear in mind?