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About us

The social department deals with the social and financial aspects of student life. It is our goal to collect information on the topics described below and to acquire knowledge of legal backgrounds in order to pass this knowledge on to you in the form of brochures, information material and personal consultations. You will also receive various forms from us (e.g. application for study grant, ÖH fund, etc.).

Our range of consulting services includes the following areas:

  • Scholarships: Study grants, performance and support scholarships, ÖH funds, student support
  • Family allowance
  • Insurance: Health insurance, orphan and half-orphan pension, liability and accident insurance covered by the ÖH insurance
  • Studying and working: work contracts, freelance service contracts, fee notes, compulsory insurance, income and wage tax, sales tax, unemployment insurance law, labor law
  • Studying with a child: maternity leave, child benefit, subsidies from the federal states, childcare
  • Alimony: Parental maintenance obligations, student rights and obligations, mediation
  • Tuition fee: exemption, waiver, refund

We also have the following brochures specially written for students: Social brochure, studying and working, studying with a child, maintenance for students, studying and living and much, much more...

For studying (expectant) parents, we organize a communication group on the subject of studying with children if required. In addition to discussions and talks, guest speakers are also regularly invited.


Speaker & Staff

Bianca Nageler

Rahel Bucher

Lisbeth Fattinger

Jakob Götz

Hanna Kammerhuber

Gerald Krainz

Anna Roithinger

Nadja Etinski

Senior citizens

Hertha Spitaler
Gerti Zupanich

Sozialreferat der ÖH Uni Wien
Unicampus AAKH, Spitalgasse 2, Hof 1, 1090 Wien

Tel.: +43 (0)1 4277-19553
or +43 (0)1 4277-19554


Opening hours (also during holidays)

Monday to friday: 9 am to 1 pm
Monday to thursday additionally: from 2 pm to 4 pm
If there is a special need, evening counseling appointments are possible by arrangement.

Closed on Friday August 16, 2024.

Sozialtopf (Social Fund ÖH Uni Wien)

Advice for older students

The consultation hours for senior students at the University of Vienna take place as part of our regular get-together in the "Alte Ambulanz" on the university campus, 1090 Spitalgasse 2-4, Hof 1 (old AKH).

Further information and the current dates can be found in the counselling informations.

Parent-child café for students

Students with children get the opportunity to connect and network in a relaxed setting. Along with coffee, tea and cookies we are going to inform you about government aids and other facilitations of everyday life at university. Toys, a diaper changing table and enough space to park baby strollers will be made available. Participance is free of charge. We would be pleased about any acceptances, however there is no obligation to register.

Location: Eltern-Kind-Zentrum, Piaristengasse 32, 1080 Vienna

The coming dates are: tba

The social department is looking forward to seeing you!

"Searching for a rental flat?..."

  • Advice for renting a flat
  • Contact to estate agent
  • Conclusion of rental contracts
  • Residential arrangements for students
  • Can rents be controlled?

Free-of-charge presentation by Thomas Kanicki/MieterHilfe Mobil

Next dates: 5th May 2024

from 06:00 pm to 08:00 pm

University of Vienna, lecture room 5, Universitätsring 1, 1010 Vienna

"MieterHilfe Mobil" works as a citizen service, for people with questions/problems of housing. A team of specialists for rental law, as well as construction technicans offer free support with issues relating to accomodation.

The presentation provides with information concerning search for/and renting a flat, with emphasis on housing forms for students.

Maybe you want to check your contract and to know your rights and duties as tenant.