Department for social affairs

about us

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 via 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

  • Maintenance law: 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...

Another service of the social department is the transfer of train tickets to major customers (approx. 20% discount compared to the full price). This offer is primarily aimed at those students who are not entitled to a cheap school or student half-price pass.

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:

Larissa Lojic

Magdalena Seifert

Katharina Burtscher

Lisbeth Fattinger

Gerald Krainz

Fabian Lehr

Anna Roithinger

Juliane Umbreit

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
oder +43 (0)1 4277-19554



Opening hours

Opening hours (also during holidays)

Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m
Monday to Thursday also from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m
If there is a special need, evening counseling appointments are possible by arrangement

FFP2 mask is mandatory, corona test recommended!

Closed from December 24th, 2022 to January 8th, 2023

However, urgent e-mails (e.g. due to the expiry of a deadline) will be processed


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Advice for older students

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 FAQs.

Parent-child café for students

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: tba

The coming dates are: tba

The social department is looking forward to seeing you!


Lecture "Searching for a rental flat?..."

"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: Thomas Kanicki/Mobile Mieterhilfe


from 07:00 pm to 08:30 pm

Faculty of Business, Economics and Statistics, lecture room 8 (1st floor), Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1, 1090 Wien

"Mobile Mieterhilfe" 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.