Students’ union membership fee and tuition fee
Students’ union membership fee
The prescribed tuition fee/students’ union fee ("ÖH-fee") of €21.20 (as of WS 2022/2023) must be paid every semester by all students without exception until the end of the admission period on October 31st, 2022, even by those students who are exempt from paying a tuition fee.
ATTENTION: Starting from winter semester 2022/23 there is no grace period anymore! The admission period ends on October 31st, 2022. Please ensure that the transfer is made by October 31st, 2022 at the latest.
|Tuition fee per semester|
Regular students (past prescribed standard period of study + grace semesters)
Third country nationals
Extraordinary students who participate exclusively in a university course or pre-study course are exempt from the tuition fee and only have to pay the course fee and the ÖH fee.
A temporary exemption from tuition fees exists for the duration of the standard period of study of a diploma, bachelor, master or doctoral program plus two semesters (tuition-free period) for the following regular students:
EEA citizens (Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein),
Citizens of the Swiss Confederation,
Convention refugees (also from other EU countries),
Subsidiary protection beneficiaries,
Third-country nationals who have been granted one of the following residence titles:
"Permanent Residence - EC" or "Permanent Residence - EU" issued by the competent Austrian authority.
"Permanent Residence - EC" or "Permanent Residence - EU" issued by the competent authority of another member state and a residence permit for Austria
"Daueraufenthaltskarte" (permanent residence card) issued by the competent Austrian authority
Turkish citizens on the basis of the EEC-Turkey Association Agreement, if they:
duly reside with their parents living in Austria and
the parents are or were duly employed in Austria
Students to whom the Ordinance on Groups of Persons applies (except students with a residence title "Aufenthaltsbewilligung Studierende")
Students with an Austrian residence title other than "Residence Permit Students".
ATTENTION: The above-mentioned residence titles must be presented to the Admissions Office in the original and in copy within the admission period!
During the non-contributory period (standard period of study), only the ÖH fee is to be paid. If the non-contributory period (standard period of study) is exceeded, the tuition fee and the Students’ union membership fee must be paid.
Citizens of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland who began their studies before 31 December 2020 remain subject to the provisions of Section 91(1) of the Universities Act with regard to tuition fees even after the end of the transitional period.
Dates and deadlines
The admissions period can be found in the schedule for the academic year.
During first-time admission to the university, the students’ union membership fee and the tuition fee can be paid on the spot by means of a debit card.
If you are paying the tuition fee and the students’ union membership fee by means of a payment slip, you should expect a booking period of about one week. Acceptance and admission to the university only become legally effective upon receipt of the tuition fee and students’ union membership fee. If you pay using a payment slip, you must return to the Student Services department to receive your study documents. Possible fees for foreign transfers must be paid by the payers themselves.
If the fees are not duly paid before the end of the admission period, you will be automatically unenrolled from your degree programme.
Notification of continuation in case of fee payment at another university
If you have paid the students’ union membership fee and the tuition fee at another university, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org requesting the continuation of your studies. Failure to do so will result in your automatic unenrolment from your studies at Vetmeduni Vienna.