Remission of the tuition fee

Degree students with citizenship of a country of the EU/EEA or equated non-EU/EEA citizens can, if they have a reason for remission, apply for remission of the tuition fee during the respective period.

  • solely the listed reasons for remission can be accepted!
  • the students' union fee has to be paid timely even if your application for remission is accepted!

Processing of application s can take up to several weeks, 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/Students' Union Fee.


Reason for a remission

  • Pregnancy/illness: at least two months during the semester
    • Proof: Signature of a medical specialist on the form
  • Care for children: Care for children, living in the same household as you
    • Proof: Meldezettel of child and yourself, birth certificate
  • Employment: during the previous calender year with an income of at least 5.959,80 Euro . For an application
    • Proof: income tax assessment/data from the tax act of the responsible fiscal authorities
    This is only possible for summer semester 2018. From winter semester 2018 onwards there will be no longer a legal basis for this reason of remission.
  • Military or civil service: of at least two months in the respective semester
    • Proof: confirmation of the militiary or civil agency
  • Receiving of Studienbeihilfe: during the current or last semester
    • Proof: official notification of the Studienbeihilfenbehörde
  • Students with disability: degree of disability of at least 50%
    • Proof: disability passport of the Bundessozialamt
  • Study/internship during a mobility programme in Austria or abroad.
    • Proof: confirmation of participation by the mobility programme
  • Stay abroad: due to mandatory participation by the curriculum
    • Proof: Confirmation by the degree programme directorate
  • Holders of a Opferausweis
    • Proof: Opferausweis or confirmation by the administrative office
  • Scholarship holder of the University of Vienna
    • Proof: confirmation of adjudication



 Required Documents

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


  • for the winter semester: 3 July until 30 November 2017
  • for the summer semester: 8 January until 30 April 2018

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


Download all required documents. Send them together with the required documents of proof by e-mail to Postal address or fax number can be found in the application form.

Apply with required documents by postal service, fax or e-mail.

Staff of the University of Vienna

If you study at the University of Vienna while being staff 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 social security 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.

If you have already paid the tuition fee and fulfil the requirements mentioned above, your tuition fee will be automatically returned together with your salary after the end of the semester (July/February).


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.